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Assistant Professor in Ecoinformatics
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ECOINFORMATICS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, POLICY, AND MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management’s (ESPM) Division of
Organisms and Environment at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting for a tenuretrack
(academic year), assistant professor position in the field of Ecoinformatics, with an
expected start date of July 1, 2014. This position includes a joint appointment with the California
Agricultural Experiment Station. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching and
service position them to develop a world class ecoinformatics program that connects with one or
more related programs on the Berkeley campus, such as the Berkeley initiative on Global
Change Biology (BiGCB), the College of Natural Resources Geospatial Innovation Facility
(GIF), or the Center for Computational Biology (CCB). We are seeking a candidate either with
exceptionally strong computational and modeling skills or with extensive data mining and
manipulation, and information management experience. We are particularly interested in
candidates capable of linking physical and biological processes to obtain a comprehensive
understanding of environmental and ecosystem processes. The successful candidate will be
expected to offer an upper division undergraduate course in management and analysis of
ecological data and develop a cutting edge ecoinformatics course for graduate students in their
sub-area of expertise. Candidates are also expected to contribute to diversity and equal
opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
The minimum requirement to be considered as an applicant for this position is the completion of
all doctoral degree requirements except the dissertation in an applicable area of research. The
Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the date of hire. Post-doctoral experience in the ecological and
environmental sciences demonstrating an ability to manage, visualize and analyze large sets of
data is desired. Women and under-represented ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to
Applications will be accepted through January 10, 2014. Applicants should submit the following
materials online at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00268: 1) a cover letter, 2) a
curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research and teaching interests, 4) pdf copies of three peerreviewed publications, and 5) three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our
online application system). All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those submitting letters
via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of
Applicants may direct questions to ESPM_recruit@berkeley.edu. Additional information on this
position can be found at http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/Ecoinformatics.pdf . For additional
information on the Department and the campus visit http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu, and http://berkeley.edu.
The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Post-doctoral Opportunity in Global Synthesis Ecology
POST-DOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN GLOBAL SYNTHESIS ECOLOGY
University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment
We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral associate in global synthesis ecology to work with Drs. Elizabeth Borer and Peter Reich at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE, http://environment.umn.edu/). The appointment is for one year (with potential for renewal), to begin as soon as possible.
The scientific goal of this position is to identify important global-scale ecological problems and address them through synthesis of existing data and experimental networks (e.g. traits data, plant community data, flux towers, experimental manipulations of ecosystems, and remote sensing data). The successful candidate will have two inter-related responsibilities: (1) to work with existing and nascent grassroots networks to provide coordination, organize workshops, and facilitate connections to promote scientific synergy within this growing research community, and (2) to participate scientifically in those endeavors and synthesize across network datasets, where possible.
IonE is an ideal setting for developing cutting-edge, globally-relevant research, forming new scientific partnerships, and cultivating leadership potential; however the specific research focus of this position will depend on the interests of the successful applicant. We are particularly interested in applicants with advanced modeling or statistical skills to work with extensive existing data. Fellows are expected to be in residence to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, and to devote time to targeted and independent research.
Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Borer, email@example.com.
Apply for this position (Requisition #188141) via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=116176
Assistant Professor in the Botany Department
Assistant Professor - Plant Restoration Ecology/ Plant Ecosystems Sustainability
The Department of Botany at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting in Fall 2014. We seek a person with expertise in soil/plant ecosystem restoration, plant ecosystem monitoring using GIS, plant ecosystem response to climate change, rare and endangered plant ecosystems, or sustainable plant ecosystems. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level, and will be expected to 1) teach upper division courses including plant ecology, 2) teach lower division courses as department needs require, 3) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 4) attempt to secure external funding in support of teaching or research, 5) contribute to the development of new departmental and interdisciplinary courses and curricula, and 6) develop collaborations with colleagues in Botany and in other departments at Weber State University.
Minimum Requirements include:
â?Â Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
â?Â A Ph.D. in botany, plant biology, or a related field with expertise in Plant Restoration
Ecology/Plant Ecosystems Sustainability. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D.
by the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester also will be considered.
â?Â Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.
â?Â A demonstrated commitment to high-quality research, to mentoring undergraduate
researchers, and to integrating research into the classroom.
Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, a record of teaching relevant courses,
including Soils, and an ability to develop a research program focusing on pertinent regional
Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the
Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also meeting regional community college needs. The Botany Department embraces both missions through its strong programs (see www.weber.edu/botany) and remains one of the best stand-alone botany departments in the U.S. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at www.visitogden.com.
To apply, complete the online application at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter,
statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts.
Additionally, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications for this position,
must be mailed to Plant Ecology Search Committee Chair, Department of Botany, Weber State
University, 2504 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-2504. All applications must be received by
Nov. 22, 2013. Weber State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check is required as a condition of
Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Postdoctoral Fellow Position Announcement
The Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry program of the CGIAR (CRP 6) and the International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network at the University of Michigan are jointly searching for a postdoctoral fellow for a 1- to 2-year appointment to assist in the development, enhancement, and analysis of socio-economic and forest datasets. The work of the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to comparative analyses of the links between livelihoods, food security, and tree cover from the local and site to the global and landscape scales.
The fellow will work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural environment under the guidance of senior researchers in CRP 6 and IFRI, and will
1) help integrate data from site-based and global datasets on land cover, demographic changes, topography and so forth;
2) participate in training and capacity-building workshops;
3) be involved in discussions on comparative research and methodologies within CRP6 and IFRI; and
4) work on internationally peer-reviewed and other publications and on their presentation at workshops and meetings.
--PhD in behavioral science, quantitative sociology, human geography or interdisciplinary fields such as coupled natural and human systems or environmental/ecological economics;
--Strong background in survey design, measurement theory, evaluation, index construction, qualitative data analysis, and livelihood assessment
--Familiarity with use of economic and spatial data and datasets, including panel data;
--Operating knowledge and experience with modeling techniques and econometrics, and advanced knowledge of the R statistical environment;
--Strong interpersonal communication and good personal organization skills required;
--Strong communication skills in written and spoken English; knowledge of another UN language is a plus;
We will begin reviewing applications from December 10 with the expectation to start the appointment as soon as possible in 2014.
Location of the assignment
The selected fellow will be located at the University of Michigan and will participate in regular skype meetings with researchers in CRP6 and will be expected to travel to Nairobi/Bogor for two to three extended in-person meetings with colleagues.
The selected fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits package based on remuneration of postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan, together with support for travel and participation in workshops and professional meetings.
Please send your most recent CV, names of three referees, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
before December 10.
Lecturer - Plant Biology
Lecturer – Plant Biology
The Department of Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a teachingâ?Âstream appointment in the area of Plant Biology. This position will be at the rank of Lecturer, and be effective July 1, 2014.
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of Biology and have the ability to teach in a variety of plant form and function courses relating to physiology, morphology, and development. Applicants should demonstrate their ability to teach such topics across plant diversity. Candidates able to bring a broad perspective and a comparative context to their teaching are particularly welcome. This could include aspects of evolution, evo/devo, ecology, cell, or molecular biology. We seek individuals who have a record of excellent teaching; who have demonstrated both interest and potential in conducting pedagogical research and development; and who are able to act as pedagogical leaders in the department. Experience in teaching large undergraduate courses is particularly welcome.
The appointment will be at UTM, which has a strong interdisciplinary commitment to teaching and research, a multicultural student body of 11,000 students, and a modern, spacious campus. Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Success in promotion depends on achieving excellence in teaching and promise of continued professional development. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including course outlines, evaluations, and a statement regarding teaching philosophy and innovation). Applications must be submitted electronically, by clicking on the link below. The University of Toronto application system can accommodate files of up to 10 MB per candidate profile. Prior to submission, please combine the entire application into one file in PDF/MS Word format.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/howâ?Âtoâ?Âapply.
If you have any questions about this position please contact Prof. Sasa Stefanovic at email@example.com.
Applicants should also arrange for signed letters of reference from three referees familiar with the candidate's pedagogical research and teaching to be sent directly to: Dr. Sasa Stefanovic, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for submissions is January 31, 2014.
For more information on the Department of Biology please visit: www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology.
Jerry O'Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship
Jerry O'Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for the Jerry O'Neal Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following:
1. natural resource issues such as aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, fire ecology, invasive plants, and climate change
2. cultural resource issues, such as history and architectural studies, cultural landscape reports, archeology, and ethnographic research
3. social science that informs resource management about a natural or cultural topic and/or that addresses visitor impacts to park resources
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Population Ecology
The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation and Wildlife Biology Program seeks an individual with teaching and research experience in wildlife population ecology. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology in the College of Forestry and Conservation. Employment will begin fall 2014. We welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Teach a senior-level wildlife population ecology course and undergraduate or graduate classes in ecology or wildlife biology;
· Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program;
· Advise undergraduate students, and direct graduate student research in Wildlife Biology at the M.S. and Ph.D. level; and
· Participate in Wildlife Biology, CFC, and University committees, and interact with state, federal, and private conservation organizations.
· A Ph.D. in the area of wildlife population ecology or a related field at the time of appointment;
· A strong record of research and scholarship in the field of wildlife population ecology, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and successful development of competitive externally-funded grants;
· Experience and genuine interest in teaching; and
· A proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.
HOW TO APPLY
Screening of applications will begin January 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled. To receive full consideration, applicants are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV".
· A current CV
· Statements of research and teaching interests
· Three representative examples of publications (in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, html)
· Names and contact information for three professional references.
PhD studentships funded by BBSRC and SFSA
Three exciting opportunities focusing on multitrophic interactions in agri-ecosystems:
1) How Do Aphids Regulate the Functioning of Microorganisms in the Rhizosphere? BBSRC funded Supervisors: Drs David Johnson (University of Aberdeen), Lucy Gilbert (James Hutton Institute) and Mike Birkett (Rothamsted Research)
2) Rice-Nematode-Mycorrhizal Interactions. BBSRC funded. Supervisors: Prof
Adam Price and Dr David Johnson (University of Aberdeen)
Deadline for applications for projects above: Monday 16th December.
3) Managing soils to promote plant defence against pests Funded by the Scottish Food Security Alliance (SFSA). Supervisors: Drs David Johnson (University of Aberdeen), Lucy Gilbert and Ali Karley (James Hutton Institute)
Deadline for applications for project above: Friday 24th January 2014.
Eligibility and application: Candidates should hold, or expect to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class
Honours degree or a Masters degree or an equivalent qualification.
To apply, visit: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/clsm/graduate/research/eastbio-bbsrc-phd-studentships-2014-452.php or http://www.sfsa-crops.org/