Open Positions in FNR

Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning - The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University is seeking a Clinical Assistant Professor with a focus on instructional responsibilities. This is a non-tenure-track, academic-year (9-month) appointment with summer appointment possibilities. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in natural resources (wildlife, aquatic science, and/or forestry) and education using evidence-based pedagogy.

Digital Forestry Database Developer - The Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative at Purdue University is hiring a database developer that translates researcher needs and requirements into technical database implementation that encompass data transport, quality assurance, cleansing, profiling, metadata enrichment, provenance and lineage, etc. from a variety of sources into appropriate file stores, databases, and other data stores. This position also helps design and implement effective practices for data stewardship that enhance accessibility and reusability of research data by following procedures for quality assurance and control, generating metadata, implementing consistent organizational schemas for data sets, and other best practices.

Lead Digital Forestry Data Engineer - The Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative at Purdue University will be hiring this poisition as they work with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and other staff across multiple Departments and Colleges to develop and improve their capabilities in acquiring, processing, and/or accessing high quality data. Working with limited oversight and, as the subject matter expert, the Lead Digital Forestry Data Engineer translates researcher’s needs and requirements into technical implementations of data pipelines by designing, developing, testing, and maintaining hardware and software systems.

Richard and Suzanne Belcher Endowed Chair in Environmental Sustainability - The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University invites applications for the Richard and Suzanne Belcher Endowed Chair in Environmental Sustainability. The position is an academic-year, tenure-track appointment at the associate or full professor level with primary research and secondary teaching responsibilities.

Post-doctoral in Biodiversity - The Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative at Purdue University will be hiring a post-doctoral in biodiversity coupling will conduct research on the coupling of below and above ground biodiversity in forest ecosystems across the continental U.S. We seek a highly motivated, well-organized person with strong quantitative skills to work on an interdisciplinary project that involves modeling of connections between above and below ground biodiversity in forest ecosystems and the patterns and drivers for this above-below-ground coupling. Above-ground data will be based primarily on USDA Forest Service tree inventory data and below ground data will be derived from soil DNA sequencing.

Research Assistant Professor of Digital Forestry - The Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative at Purdue University will hire up to three non-tenure track Research Assistant Professors to conduct high-impact, mission-oriented research in an array of areas including but not limited to next-generation remote sensing with a wide range of sensors (e.g. RGB, LiDAR, multi/hyperspectral, synthetic aperture radar, etc.) and platforms (e.g. proximal, UAVs, manned aircraft, autonomous vehicles, and satellites) and cutting-edge analytical methods to advance the science and practice of forestry.

Research Ecologist, Fish Biologist, Wildlife Biologist (Unit Leader) - As the Leader of the new Indiana Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit within the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at Purdue University, some of your specific duties will include: planning, conducting, and directing applied research related to the ecology, management, human dimensions of fish and wildlife, or the habitats they require; conducting research that is cooperator driven and provides scientific basis for management and policy decisions; administering an active research program including grants from multiple collaborating federal and university investigators.

Please refer to the Purdue University Careers page for opportunities in other departments at Purdue.

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