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Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Conservation Champions

Forest Stewardship Council Recognizes Conservation Champions
Awards Celebrate Leaders Creating Change in the Marketplace

NEW ORLEANS – At a time when many organizations are building strategies around environmental and social responsibility, the Forest Stewardship Council lauded a dedicated group of leaders in an awards ceremony at Greenbuild 2014.

Co-hosted with the World Wildlife Fund and Green Sports Alliance, the 10th Annual Design & Build with FSC Awards also added the first FSC Leadership Awards, which were given to organizations and people who have long championed forest conservation and leveraging markets to promote stewardship.

“Like salmon swimming upstream, the award winners have worked tirelessly to protect forests and create change in the marketplace,” said Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council US. “They are used to being told ‘it can’t be done’ so they know that true leadership requires resolve and determination, usually in the face of strong currents protecting the status quo,” he added.

Winners of the FSC Leadership Award are as follows:
RoyOMartin for leadership in forest and land management
Kimberly-Clark for leadership in corporate commitment
Domtar for leadership in the paper sector
Scholastic Inc. for leadership in the publishing sector
C. F. Martin Guitar for leadership in the music industry
F.D. Sterritt Lumber for leadership in building materials supply in the East
Sustainable Northwest Wood for leadership in building materials supply in the West
Columbia Forest Products for leadership in the building materials manufacturing sector
WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network for leadership in the nonprofit sector
Jameson French for strong individual leadership
Richard Donovan and Dr. Robert Hrubes for long-standing dedication to FSC and leadership through an uncommon partnership
Winners of the 10th Annual Design & Build with FSC Awards are as follows:
Washington State University Visitor’s Center designed and built by Olson Kundig Architects and Sellen Construction, was the Commercial / Institutional Winner for Creativity and Innovation, for acting as “an advertisement for wood,” according to jury member Lloyd Alter.
Kum & Go Gas Stations was the Commercial / Institutional Winner for Market Transformation, in recognition of the fact that 95% of the wood in the stores is FSC certified, and that they expect to certify their 100th store under the US Green Building Council’s LEED program by the end of 2014.
Levi’s® Stadium, home of theSan Francisco 49ers, for being the first stadium home to a professional football team to earn LEED Gold certification as new construction and for using more than $1.8 million worth of FSC-certified products in the stadium.

“These award winners show that we can protect forests and still have plenty of wood and fiber to meet demand,” Corey Brinkema said.
Design & Build with FSC at Greenbuild 2014 was made possible by the generous support of sponsors. The Home Depot was the Platinum Sponsor and Kimberly-Clark was the Gold Sponsor. Collins, Columbia Forest Products, F.D. Sterritt Lumber, Mendocino Redwood Company, RoyOMartin, SCS Global Services, Tork, and US Floors were Silver Sponsors. FSC sincerely appreciates their support.
FSC also wishes to thank the jury members who selected the Design & Build Award winners, including Richard Piacentini (Phipps Conservatory), Derrick Teal (Environmental Design & Construction Magazine), Leigh Ann Purvis (RoyOMartin), Lloyd Alter (Treehugger.com), Erin Ryerson (USGBC Louisiana Greenbuild host committee), Shannon Stage (USGBC Louisiana) and Mara Baum (HOK).

Contact:
Brad Kahn
b.kahn@us.fsc.org
206-419-1607

About the Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was created in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. 4,000 companies and 175 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC standards in the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.fsc.org.

Assistantships Available for one PhD Candidate Position at Mississippi State University

One PhD candidate graduate position is available for a multidisciplinary project at the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University.
The successful candidate will be involved in a highly multidisciplinary research and will receive training in biomass chemistry, chemometric modeling, and development of bio-based resins. The proposed project is in close collaboration with industry and focuses on development of lignin-based bioproducts for application in coatings and adhesives. The results of this study are expected to find application for lignin (by-products of pulp and paper, and bioethanol industry) while developing sustainable raw materials for polymer industry.
The candidate should have:
• Undergraduate degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and master’s degree relevant to the topic of the study
• Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)
• Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)
• Be self-motivated and adaptive to a team of multi-disciplinary researchers
The successful candidate will be funded in the amount of US $20,000 per year for the period of 3 years plus tuition, fees and insurance.
The review of the applications will start on January 15th, 2015, and the expected enrollment in the program is May 1st, 2015.
To apply, please send a one page cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two referees by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Mojgan Nejad at m.nejad@msstate.edu.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

OSU: Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design

Department of Wood Science & Engineering
Oregon State University
119 Richardson Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5706

Faculty Position The Department of Wood Science & Engineering seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a position as Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design. The position will become available July 1, 2015. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position. The incumbent is encouraged to increase his/her base appointment/salary by seeking supplemental funding through other activities outside of their approved position description.

Responsibilities Research and Creative Work: Candidates are expected to pursue a well-defined research and creative practice agenda with a commitment to sustained inquiry into emerging issues in the field. These may include, but are not limited to applications of new wood products, innovative design, design of mass timber buildings, development of specialty products and building elements, innovative uses of mass timber products and promotion of an understanding of renewable materials in buildings.

Teaching: The teaching responsibilities of the position include approximately three courses per year, two undergraduate and one graduate, distributed over three quarters. The successful candidate will have the freedom to design their coursework in cooperation with the department head.

Service: Candidates are expected to connect with their professional community and serve on committees at the College and Department levels as needed.

Salary Minimum starting salary is expected to be $70,000/year

Qualifications We are seeking individuals with the ability to collaborate across disciplines to bring the tools of architecture to bear on research questions regarding wood design, engineering, and applications for new products. The successful candidate need not have any background in wood science, although knowledge of recent developments in the field of engineered wood products and their applications is preferred.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Professional degree in architecture and an advanced degree which may be in architecture or a related field.

Demonstrated ability or significant potential for teaching in classroom, outreach, or other settings, and developing and leading a research program relevant to architecture and wood design.

Demonstrated ability or significant potential to collaborate with people in other disciplines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in architecture or related field.

A vision for how to draw upon expertise in other disciplines to build an integrated research and education program that operates at the interface between architecture and wood science.

Ability to direct undergraduate and graduate students.

Potential for adjunct faculty status in the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

A strong commitment to the use of renewable materials in the built environment.

The Department The Department’s diverse faculty offers course work covering the full spectrum of renewable materials science, design, processing, and business. We are a collegial and energetic community that cares deeply about teaching, learning and supporting new research and practice.

The College of Forestry is developing a National Center of Excellence for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing and Design, in collaboration with the OSU College of Engineering and the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts. It will include construction of a new, state-of-the-art laboratory. This new center is expected to provide significant new research opportunities for the Department. We are a small program with a family-like atmosphere, where senior faculty actively collaborate with and mentor junior faculty. The Department is recognized as an international leader in wood science. Our faculty members come from a wide range of backgrounds, from basic sciences to engineering to business and this is reflected in the breadth of research they conduct (for more insight please see: http://woodscience.oregonstate.edu/research-community/research-programs). The Department offers a BS degree in Renewable Materials and MS and PhD degrees in Wood Science.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a vibrant college town of 54,000 in the heart of western Oregon’s Willamette Valley. OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To Apply Applications should include a detailed cover letter outlining how the applicant meets the qualifications outlined in the position description, a vitae/resume, summary of research interests, statement of teaching interests and experience, names of 3-5 professional references, and e-mail/phone contact information. For more details please go to http://woodscience.oregonstate.edu/ or view the posting and apply at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs posting. See full posting for details. Screening of candidates will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FOREST ECOLOGY

The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in Forest Ecology, with a split assignment in teaching and research. The position is located in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Clemson is a land-grant university situated in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. In addition to the 1,400-acre campus the school has access to 18,000 acres on the University Forests and Farms near Clemson and 16,000 acres of land on the coast on Hobcaw Barony, both devoted to teaching, research, and outreach. Clemson University is recognized as a top 20 public university by U.S. News and Word Report.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Teach Forest Ecology and another undergraduate course for SAF-accredited curricula.
• Develop and teach a graduate level course in the area of specialty.
• Conduct innovative research that advances ecological understanding of forest ecosystems and/or promotes sustainable management of forest resources, with a specific research emphasis on using an ecosystem analysis approach to study major ecological drivers in southern forests such as disturbance and climate change.
• Publish research results in peer-reviewed, high quality journals.
• Support graduate students and research programs with external grants and contracts.
• Advise undergraduate students and supervise graduate students.
• Collaborate actively in a multi-disciplinary context with faculty in the school, college, and university as well as other agencies as appropriate to scholarly interests and programmatic needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Required: Ph.D. degree with specialization in forest ecology or related fields.
• Preferred: BS in forestry from a SAF-accredited program or equivalent; Demonstrated interest or experience in teaching field-based undergraduate courses; Demonstrated ability or potential in competitive grantsmanship and peer –reviewed publications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To insure full consideration applications should be submitted by December 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview in January 2015, or until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ecology.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) a one-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from the PhD degree-granting institution; and (6) a Curriculum Vitae to:

Ms. Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634
Email: jthoope@clemson.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Dr. Geoff Wang, Search Committee Chair
Clemson University
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences
226 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0310
gwang@clemson.edu
864-656-4864

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current of prospective Clemson University employee, you have the right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources – Prospective Employees web page shown below:
http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Job search webpage:
http://www.clemson.edu/safes/hiring/

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

Assistant/Associate Professor – Forest Management/Economics School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), at Clemson University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with specialization in forest resource management and economics. The position is a 12-month appointment with the majority of responsibilities in Extension with some teaching. The anticipated starting date is in early 2015. Clemson is a Land-Grant university situated in the Piedmont of South Carolina.

The successful candidate will develop a statewide extension program that promotes best practices to landowners and managers while being cognizant of current and emerging issues in forest resource management and forest economics. The quality of the developed extension program should garner it regional and national recognition. The successful candidate will develop professional relationships with state and national forest resource agencies, centers, the American Tree Farm System, the South Carolina Forestry Association and the South Carolina Forestry Commission. The successful candidate will lead the Forestry and Natural Resources Team for Extension.

This position will require contributions to teaching, advising, and mentoring. The successful applicant will teach on average, two undergraduate, 3-credit courses each year, and one graduate course every other year. Undergraduate courses to be taught will be selected from areas of forest management, forest economics, forest valuation, forest management planning, and forest policy. The successful candidate will develop a graduate-level course that adds needed analytical and conceptual dimensions to the graduate program in those course areas. Duties also include undergraduate advising in Forest Resources Management. Service to the university and the forestry and natural resources profession is expected. While this is not a research appointment, scholarly productivity is expected.

Qualifications include a doctorate in Forest Resource Management/Economics from a program with a SAF accredited undergraduate Forestry program. Candidates with a broad forest resource management background and strong record of outreach education, extension publication and undergraduate teaching are preferred. An undergraduate forestry degree or a Masters of Forestry or Forest Resources from a SAF accredited university is also desirable.

Application deadline: To insure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview before January 30, 2015 or until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is March 2, 2015.

Application Procedure
Please email a single PDF file (lastname_ForExtension.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page document discussing candidate’s philosophy of forest resources management for South Carolina); (4) a one-page document explaining Extension/outreach activities and accomplishments; (5) a one-page document of candidate’s teaching philosophy; (6) unofficial transcript from all academic institutions attended; and (7) a Curriculum Vitae.

Submit materials to:
Jennifer Hooper, Administrative Assistant/HR
School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University
272G Lehotsky Hall
Clemson SC 29634
Email: jthoope@clemson.edu
864-656-0626 (office)
864-656-3304 (fax)

Position related questions may be directed to:
Tom Straka, PhD
Clemson University
tstraka@clemson.edu
864-656-4827

JEANNE CLERY ACT:
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources – Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

CLOSING STATEMENT:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.