Silvicultural Program Manager

The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota Duluth is an applied research organization whose charter is "To deliver research solutions to balance our economy, resources and environment for resilient communities". As a key asset to the University of Minnesota system, NRRI engages in collaborative, applied research to deliver excellence in science, engineering and economic analysis in support of natural resource use and management decisions.

Position Description:
This position develops and leads an Institute research group focused on developing cutting-edge applied forest management research leading to stabilization and expansion of forest-based industry in Minnesota. This includes development of a full range of silvicultural strategies from intensive forest management and multiple-use forestry to conservation forestry. Existing programs include research on intermediate stand treatments for aspen and red pine
ecosystems, regional resource analyses to assess timber availability, field evaluations of logging operation efficiency and management of an internationally-renowned program on genetic improvement of hybrid poplar.

The position will be located at the Duluth Miller Trunk Highway facility. Regional travel will be required. The position will engage and work closely with NRRI research, information, and financial managers, University of Minnesota research and extension departments, public and private sector groups, federal, state and county agencies, tribal governments and agencies, and industry and business communities. The position will have both direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities. The Program Manager will demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse individuals in industry, agencies and from the public. We are committed to attracting candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that diversity enriches the research experience and specifically will lead to a better connection between research results and implementation.