Seeking Social or Behavioral Scientist for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at The University of Utah

The University of Utah has created a new, interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on Society, Water, and Climate (SWC). This transformative cluster connects research on ecology, hydrology, air quality, climate change, societal response, and policy, melding multiple scientific perspectives to lead society towards sustainable solutions in a changing world. This interdisciplinary cluster is focused on enhancing the University of Utah’s core commitment to sustainability, and complementing ongoing, related research across departments, colleges, and centers on campus. The University of Utah has hired an ecohydrologist, atmospheric scientist, and a glaciologist as part of the first round of funding. We are concurrently searching for an Earth system scientist as part of the SWC cluster. A full description of the SWC team can be found at http://www.utah.edu/faculty/swc/.

Here we are seeking Social or Behavioral Scientist applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin in July 2017. Candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, and extensive experience in working with diverse researchers from across the disciplinary spectrum on projects that link the natural and social sciences in the areas of climate and/or water. Click here for more information.

Seeking Social or Behavioral Scientist applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the The University of Utah

The University of Utah has created a new, interdisciplinary faculty cluster focusing on Society, Water, and Climate (SWC). This transformative cluster connects research on ecology, hydrology, air quality, climate change, societal response, and policy, melding multiple scientific perspectives to lead society towards sustainable solutions in a changing world. This interdisciplinary cluster is focused on enhancing the University of Utah’s core commitment to sustainability, and complementing ongoing, related research across departments, colleges, and centers on campus. The University of Utah has hired an ecohydrologist, atmospheric scientist, and a glaciologist as part of the first round of funding. We are concurrently searching for an Earth system scientist as part of the SWC cluster. A full description of the SWC team can be found at http://www.utah.edu/faculty/swc/.

Here we are seeking Social or Behavioral Scientist applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin in July 2017. Candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, and extensive experience in working with diverse researchers from across the disciplinary spectrum on projects that link the natural and social sciences in the areas of climate and/or water. Click here for more information.

Post-Doctoral Scholar in Natural Resources and Public Lands Management in the Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho

The Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar. We seek recent PhDs in social sciences, or related field, to participate/lead in the design, implementation, and direction of ongoing social science research on public lands management, travel management, and visitor use. The successful candidate will contribute to a number of related projects concerning travel management planning, participatory decision-making in resource management planning, visitor use impacts on public lands, and assessment of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The position will be responsible for designing, conducting, and analyzing research with a variety of stakeholders concerning the above topics. They also may be involved in content analysis and evaluation of travel management processes, including spatial assessment of travel routes. The post-doctoral scholar will lead writing of professional reports and academic publications relating to results. We seek individuals who are motivated to develop an outstanding program of research, who thrive in a team environment, and who will take a leadership role in all aspects of project design, implementation, and analysis. Click here for more information.

Researcher with the National Woodland Owner Survey, USFS, Northern Research Station

The Northern Research Station will soon advertise for a GS-460-11/12 research position with the National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS; www.fia.fs.fed.us/nwos), a project of the Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA; http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/). This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. It is expected that this position will be officially advertised in the fall of 2016 with an anticipated reporting date in early 2017. The position is a full-time permanent, research position. Click here for more information.

Professional Development Seminar: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Policy and Science for Sustainability

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) announces a Professional Development Seminar (PDS) on Transdisciplinary approaches to linking policy and science for sustainability. The seminar is funded by the IAI with resources from the National Science Foundation (NSF). An additional co-sponsor is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The seminar will involve two sessions. The first session will be held 28 November – 2 December 2016, in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; the second one will be held 29 May – 2 June 2017 in Calgary, Canada. Between sessions, participants will continue to interact among themselves and with IAI staff and seminar instructors through facilitated online mechanisms. Click here for more information in English or in Spanish.

4-Year PhD Fellowship Opportunity in Sociology at Utah State University

The USU Graduate Program in Sociology is seeking applicants for a four-year graduate fellowship award (the USU Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship), to begin Fall semester, 2017. This is USU’s most prestigious graduate fellowship, allocated to departments on a competitive basis by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The recipient will receive four full years of fellowship funding (at $20,000/year), along with a full waiver of tuition expenses. Click here for more information. 

MS Research Assistantship in  Environment and Society, Geography  or  Recreation Resource Management at Utah State University

The Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University is excited to announce it has an opening for a highly qualified candidate committed to pursuing a MS focused on understanding how local meteorological conditions (temperature, precipitation, etc.) affect recreation use patterns in the North Fork of the Virgin River Wilderness Study Area (WSA). The WSA is part of the upper access to the deep and very narrow Zion Narrows gorge, which is a major attraction for visitors to Zion National Park. More information can be found here: http://smithlabusu.com/docs/MS_Assistantship_Smith.pdf

NASA and German Space Agency Select Six Proposals to Support Behavioral Health and Performance of Astronauts on Long Duration Space Exploration Missions

NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the German Space Agency (DLR) will fund six proposals to investigate possible changes in the behavioral health and performance of astronauts on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals will address the impact of the spaceflight environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including cognition, sleep loss and team functioning.

This work is helping NASA develop the knowledge and countermeasures necessary to ensure astronauts remain healthy as we venture beyond low-Earth orbit to visit an asteroid and eventually Mars. All of the selected studies will be conducted in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. This unique modular three-story habitat provides a high-fidelity research venue for scientists to use in addressing risks and knowledge gaps associated with human health and performance during spaceflight.

The full text and award list for this selection can be found at:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-and-dlr-select-six-proposals-to-support-behavioral-health-and-performance-of-astronauts

The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure stream position (9-month) at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest biomaterials. The position is partially funded by the Fred Arnold Endowment for Wood Products Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing. The successful applicant is expected to develop a program that integrates research (55%), teaching (25%) and Extension (20%). Click here for more information.