The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project looking at the carbon sequestration potential, economics, and social acceptance of loblolly pine plantations in the marginal lands of the Oklahoma. The grant funded position will be filled at the Ph.D. level. The candidate will work on forest growth and yield model as well as survey-based techniques to answer research questions that can facilitate carbon smart forest management in the low productivity lands of the United States.

Qualifications: M.S. in forest economics/management, natural resource economics, or related degree. Candidate must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater and GRE scores as required by the department and the Graduate College.

The University is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management conducts interdisciplinary research, instruction, and extension education to address the sustainable management and conservation of the fishery, forest, rangeland, and wildlife resources of Oklahoma and beyond. This department is a source of cutting-edge research, quality instruction, and effective outreach to students, landowners, managers, and public agencies.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.

On September 9, 2021, U.S. President Biden issued an executive order requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for federal employees, contractors, and others. It was determined that this executive order applied to Oklahoma State University and its employees. On December 7, 2021, a federal judge temporarily blocked the implementation of the federal contractor vaccination mandate and its associated guidance. Following the injunction, Oklahoma State University has, consistent with applicable law, paused the vaccination mandate.

Please be aware this injunction may be lifted later and will require all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved accommodation as a condition of employment. Contact Person Omkar Joshi Contact eMail omkar.joshi@okstate.edu

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested individuals should contact: Dr. Omkar Joshi 008C Agricultural Hall Stillwater, OK 74078 Phone: 405-744-5614 Email: omkar.joshi@okstate.edu LOCATION AND FACILITIES: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University.

Salary $26,000

Start Date 06/01/2023

Last Date to Apply 02/15/2023

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