Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry/Arboriculture – University, MO

Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry/Arboriculture

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

University, MO


Job description


External Position Title: Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry/Arboriculture (2 positions)

TTC Title and Code: Assistant Professor (FA040)

FTE: 100%

Position Information: Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Trainer Natural Resources Bldg

Supervisor : Brian Sloss, Dean

Total Rewards: UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and generous sick leave. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page .

Department: College of Natural Resource

Department Description: The Forestry discipline is in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. The College supports premier undergraduate natural resources programs. The CNR has approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 100 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff. The college supports undergraduate natural resource program with disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology and the Department of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering.

University Description: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit .


Position Summary: These two tenure track faculty positions are focused on the Arboriculture and Urban & Community Forestry option (UCF) in the Forestry Discipline. As faculty members of the UCF team,  you will have the flexibility to teach courses  within the core UCF area, including Arboriculture and Landscape Management, Functional Tree Biology, Nursery Management, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Tree Care Techniques, and Urban and Community Forestry. As a faculty members of the UW-Stevens Point CNR, the candidates have responsibilities for undergraduate teaching (100%),  12 credits per semester. Along with scholarship and service activities.  This position will report directly to the Dean of the College.  Teaching during the Summer Field Experience program for additional compensation is expected. In addition, the opportunity exists to develop on-line curriculum in UCF and/or utility vegetation management. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach, and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. earned or near completion in Urban & Community Forestry (UCF), Arboriculture, Greenspace Management, Horticulure or a related field . Earned terminal degree will be required within the first academic year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Forestry or Horticulture
  • Demonstrated experience in UCF, arboriculture, greenspace management, horticulture or a field related to the option
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students in UCF, arboriculture, or a related field
  • Outreach experience working with utility companies, state agencies, municipalities, or commercial tree care companies
  • Research experience involving undergraduate and/or graduate students


Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.” 

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or [email protected] .

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

*PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.

How to apply

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “ How To Apply ” document for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date

August 28, 2023

Terms of Employment: This is a tenure-track, academic year based faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on April 9, 2023. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials: Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

* Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three professional references

* Unofficial Transcripts

* Statement of Teaching Philosophy

* Statement of Research Interests

(Official Transcripts may be required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact: For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Holly Petrillo, Chair, Search and Screen Committee

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 715-346-4230

Human Resources Contact: If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Human Resources

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 715-346-2606

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.

Employment will require a criminal background check.


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