Purdue U: Research ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL FORESTRY
RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL FORESTRY
Novel and emerging technologies and new data science approaches are converging to yield exciting capabilities to measure, monitor, and manage forests. The promise and potential of these new methods requires broadly transdisciplinary research and education to advance the understanding and management of forest systems. The Institute for Digital Forestry (IDF;https://ag.purdue.edu/
research assistant/associate professors in this cluster hire will complement and extend the research capabilities of iDiF with skills from a broad range of backgrounds.
The Institute for Digital Forestry at Purdue University will hire up to 3 non‐tenure track Research Assistant/Associate Professors to conduct high‐impact, mission‐oriented research in an array of areas including but not limited to next‐generation remote sensing with a wide range of sensors (e.g. RGB, LiDAR, multi/hyperspectral, synthetic aperture radar, etc.) and platforms (e.g. proximal, UAVs, manned aircraft, autonomous vehicles, and satellites) and cutting‐edge analytical methods to advance the science and practice of forestry. Emphasis is on developing and applying new approaches for forest inventory, forest health monitoring, carbon accounting, detection/monitoring of fire and other disturbances, etc. Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate widely within iDiF to develop and lead well‐funded, productive research programs that advance the development and application of novel and emerging technologies to measure, monitor, and manage forests. Joint appointment in other departments within and outside the College of Agriculture is possible. Successful candidates will be encouraged to contribute to Purdue’s teaching and engagement mission areas as relevant opportunities arise and may have opportunities to mentor students.