Forestry Postdoctoral Position

John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center at New Mexico State University, Mora, NM

 The John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center at New Mexico State University invites applications for a post-doctoral position. The research center is located in beautiful northern New Mexico in the community of Mora and is close to Santa Fe and Taos, NM. We seek recent doctoral recipients from any academic discipline who have applied forest nursery systems, forest regeneration, ecological restoration, and/or ecophysiology in their academic research. Applicants must have exhibited a strong record of independent research leading to peer-reviewed articles in professional journals. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with the Center Director to craft a research program that meet mutual interests of the candidate and the Center. A sub-sample of current and planned research initiatives at the Center that the candidate could pursue include: · Populus tremuloides restoration via artificial planting. · Nucleation planting strategies for forest restoration (e.g., mine sites, post-fire, deforestation). ·Quantification of secondary metabolite production in native tree and shrub species of New Mexico as it relates to herbivory patterns and climate change. ·Innovations in nursery technologies. ·Sustainable nursery systems for developing countries. Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in natural resources or related discipline, evidence of independent research, record of publishing in professional journals, and a commitment to conservation of natural resources. The position is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. The position will be a 2-year appointment (commensurate with experience) that includes benefits and a discretionary research fund of $5,000 in addition to any external research funds. Extension of the appointment will be based on funding and mutual agreement between Dr. Owen Burney and the candidate. To apply to the post-doctoral position, candidates must submit a) curriculum vitae, b) contact information for three references, and c) letter of research experience and interest (2-page limit). Materials should be submitted as pdf files via email to with the subject line “Forestry Postdoc NMSU”. The deadline for receiving applications is 1 May 2015. Questions concerning this position should also be addressed to Dr. Owen Burney at


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