Community Engagement Coordinator at WU Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies at WUSTL (WashU) is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator who will support community-engaged research, teaching, and practice, including a focus on community-engaged environmental initiatives that emphasize equity, justice and holistic change. More info can be found by clicking here.

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science and Conservation at Michigan Technological University

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science and Conservation. We are seeking a colleague whose research interests are centered on wildlife science and conservation. Of greatest interest would be applicants whose scholarship lies at the crossroads of human-wildlife interactions. Examples of specialties focused at that crossroads may include, but are not limited to, the human dimensions of wildlife, wildlife genetics, wildlife disease, or wildlife behavior. For details see: https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5553 or click here for more information.

Some more information about MTU and the community:

Michigan Tech is a mid-sized public research university (RU/H) with approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Michigan Tech is ranked in the top tier of national universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2015.” The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and 49% of classes have fewer than 20 students. The university values cross-disciplinary faculty and student contributions to global sustainability.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Houghton was rated as the 15th Greatest Place to Live in America by Outside Magazine in 2014. It is also rated as a top summer travel destination, one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for our bike trails, and is well known for its Olympic-caliber cross country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes and rivers. Situated on the hills bordering the beautiful Portage Waterway and only minutes from several Lake Superior beaches, the area offers a bounty of cultural and recreational opportunities. The historic downtown waterfront provides unique shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities in addition to serving as the mainland headquarters for Isle Royale National Park. Local schools are known for their high quality and commitment to being one of the top five districts for student performance in the state of Michigan. The Houghton County Memorial Airport offers jet service to and from Chicago twice daily on United Airlines. This environment, combined with a competitive compensation package, results in an excellent quality of life.

Graduate Research Assistantship in Sustainable Development and Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia

A graduate research assistantship in rural sociology and sustainable development (at either M.S. or Ph.D. level) will be available beginning in Spring 2018 within the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The student will be working with Dr. Hua Qin and contribute to an NSF-funded project on the dynamic human dimensions of forest insect disturbance in north-central Colorado, as well as other related research in population (migration) and the environment, vulnerability and adaptation to environmental/climate change, and applied social science methods and data practices. Click here for more information.

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science and Conservation
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

JOB DESCRIPTION: The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science and Conservation. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position at Michigan Technological University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking a colleague whose research interests are centered on wildlife science and conservation. Of greatest interest would be applicants whose scholarship lies at the crossroads of human-wildlife interactions. Examples of specialties focused at that crossroads may include, but are not limited to, the human dimensions of wildlife, wildlife genetics, wildlife disease, or wildlife behavior. The candidate must have: 1) the ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels; 2) a Ph.D. at the time of appointment; 3) a record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed journals. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and successful development of competitive externally-funded grants. Candidates that demonstrate interest in diversity or a track record of engaging diverse publics in wildlife conservation would be highly desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Teaching responsibilities are two undergraduate courses per year and a graduate course every other year (The undergraduate courses would be determined on the basis of what best serves the School’s wildlife program. The graduate course will be on a topic reflecting the candidate’s expertise.);  2) Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program; 3) Advise undergraduate students, and direct and raise funds to support graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. level; 4) Participate in School and University committees; 5) Contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the wildlife program. The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research, and outreach.

THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. We currently employ 24 tenure-track faculty, 8 research faculty, 23 research professionals, and 14 administrative/support professionals and enroll 155 undergraduate and 75 graduate students. The School is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife conservation. At the undergraduate level, the School offers five degree programs, one of which is in Wildlife Ecology and Management.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research university, enrolls  7100 students, and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering.

Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants will apply on line at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5553.  Upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The cover letter should explain how you would contribute to the mission and vision of the School and University and how you would contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the wildlife program. Applicants should also supply the names of three references, along with their contact information and relationship to the applicant. Applicants should submit all of these materials as a single pdf file. Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair John Vucetich at javuceti@mtu.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 5th 2017 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Michigan Tech is committed to Partner Engagement for career advancement, work-life balance and healthy living. For additional information, visit http://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Forest Genetics, Genomics, and/or Metagenomics at Michigan Technological University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Forest Genetics, Genomics, and/or Metagenomics
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

Appointment Terms

A nine-month, tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level is available with the appointment starting August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities

Research

Specific areas of expertise are flexible, but experience in one or more of the following fields is required:

  1. Association genetics, population genetics, and/or genomic selection of forest trees, particularly using whole-genome and targeted resequencing data.
  2. Application of genomics and functional genomics approaches to questions regarding regulation of gene activity including the roles of transcription factors, chromatin modifications, and small RNAs.
  3. Metagenomics of forest ecosystems and symbiotic interactions.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is excited about working in an interdisciplinary setting and will complement existing faculty research interests and strengths. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program involving master’s and doctoral students in one or more of the following areas as pertains to the above expertise:

  1. Forest productivity and health.
  2. Regulation of wood formation, including chemical and physical properties.
  3. Adaptation and response of forest trees and ecosystems to stress, such as regulation of winter bud dormancy, responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, and symbiotic interactions.
  4. Responses of forest ecosystems to climate change.
  5. Bioenergy and biofuels.

Teaching

Responsibilities will include teaching forest genetics, genomics, and breeding courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Graduate teaching may also include development of courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that will contribute to the School’s rapidly expanding graduate programs.

Environment

Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. The School is particularly well-known for its excellence in the fields of geospatial analysis, forest science, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolling over 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce and is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Located in Houghton, near the shores of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with abundant opportunities for exceptional year-round outdoor recreation.

Qualifications

  1. D. degree in genetics, biochemistry, biotechnology, or related fields at the time of application.
  2. Two years of post-doctoral experience is preferred.
  3. Proven track record of high-impact publications.
  4. Demonstrated experience or potential to obtain external competitive funding.
  5. Demonstrated potential for productive collaborations with other scientists to develop new, innovative, and interdisciplinary research.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Procedure

Send curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, names of three references (with telephone numbers, mail and email addresses), a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three selected reprints to: https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5683. Questions may be directed to Dr. Victor Busov (vbusov@mtu.edu).

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Announcing Three Open Positions in the Natural Resources Social Science Lab at Purdue University

Announcing open positions for postdoctoral research associates and a staff member in the Natural Resources Social Science( NRSS) Lab at Purdue University. The NRSS Lab is a highly productive and vibrant group that primarily focuses on the intersections between water quality, climate change and agriculture in the Midwestern United States.  PI Dr. Linda Prokopy has a number of grants to support this ongoing work and the successful applicants will generate a number of publications, gain experience in grant writing, learn about project and data management, have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students, and help inform the practice of watershed management through interactions with local stakeholders throughout the Midwest.  For more information about the lab and Dr. Prokopy, please visit: https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/prokopy/.

All of these positions involve knowledge of Midwestern agriculture, a strong background in social science research, and strong communication skills.  Information about each of these positions is provided below.

Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Purdue University and The Nature Conservancy

This is a unique postdoctoral fellowship opportunity to work with both Dr. Linda Prokopy at Purdue University and The Nature Conservancy (TNC)* to test different interventions focused on soil health targeted at agricultural landowners. The successful candidate will be co-advised by Dr. Prokopy and Dr. Sheila Reddy, Senior Economist, TNC, and will have the opportunity to receive professional development in both an academic and an NGO setting. The postdoc will be housed in the Natural Resource Social Science lab in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University surrounded by other postdocs, graduate students, and staff researching agricultural conservation issues. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to spend time at the TNC office in North Carolina and will work closely with TNC staff in the Office of the Chief Scientist and other programs throughout the implementation of this project.

In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on other projects related to the social dimensions of watershed management and to interact with other postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the NRSS lab. Opportunities for professional development are encouraged and attendance at a minimum of one national conference per year will be fully funded. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff at other universities.

The successful candidate will have experience with quantitative social science research methods (experience with field experiments and economics is desirable), knowledge of agricultural conservation policy and financial incentive programs, water quality and soil health issues, agricultural and behavioral economics, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

This position is available immediately but will ideally be filled by September 15th, 2017. The position pays $47,480/year plus benefits. This position is initially for one year but is renewable for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

To apply for this position, please email Dr. Prokopy at lprokopy@purdue.edu and attach a letter of interest, a current CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting on August 1.  All applicants must be eligible to drive for Purdue University business.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – collaboration and watershed management

The successful applicant will work on multiple projects including: (1) Understanding the role of crop advisors in promoting conservation practices in watersheds in Michigan, and (2) Evaluating innovative collaborative watershed partnerships in Indiana. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on other projects related to the social dimensions of watershed management and to interact with other postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the NRSS lab. Opportunities for professional development are encouraged and attendance at a minimum of one national conference per year will be fully funded.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff at other universities and staff at conservation organizations.

The successful candidate will have experience with both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, knowledge of agricultural conservation policy and water quality issues, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

The position pays $47,480/year plus benefits. This position is initially for one year but is renewable for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

To apply for this position, please email Dr. Prokopy at lprokopy@purdue.edu by August 1 and attach a letter of interest, a current CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references.  All applicants must be eligible to drive for Purdue University business.

Research Assistant and Outreach Coordinator – collaboration and watershed management

The successful applicant will work on multiple projects related to watershed management and motivating farmers to adopt conservation practices. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree and at least two years of experience.  The pay rate for this position will be based on experience and interested applicants need to apply through Purdue’s human resources department. However, it is helpful if applicants send an email to Dr. Prokopy expressing their interest before applying.

 

* The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Office of the Chief Scientist is the Conservancy’s centralized research unit that drives synthesis and creation of new evidence around linkages between people and nature. Behavioral Economist Dr. Sheila Reddy leads research projects that aim to bring economic and behavioral insights into conservation programs and policies. For more information about Science at TNC see the science page and Dr. Reddy’s page on nature.org.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy, Tenure-Track, Department of Social Sciences Michigan Technological University

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy to join an interdisciplinary social sciences faculty.

Possible research interests include climate policy, energy policy, environmental policy, environmental health policy, or natural resource policy. Candidates with strengths in international policy and spatial approaches, including GIS, are especially encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Call for Expressions of Interest – Taskforce on Ocean Governance

Ocean governance in the Anthropocene is a daunting challenge for scholars and practitioners. In terms of scholarship, we need to advance interdisciplinary understandings of the complex, multi-level relationships between social and ecological aspects of marine systems, as well as linkages to atmospheric and terrestrial processes. On the side of praxis, we need to develop oceans governance institutions that provide flexibility, transparency, legitimacy, and social justice, as well as sustainability. To meet both goals, focused, transdisciplinary research is required, which is why we are planning an Earth System Governance Taskforce on Oceans. If you are interested in oceans governance, as a scholar or practitioner, please read on for details and respond to the survey below so that we can develop a comprehensive research plan.

The Oceans Taskforce will bring together scholars and practitioners within the global Earth System Governance network and will help to expand our expertise in the marine area (new participants are welcome!). Research within the network already covers many substantive oceans issues like fisheries policy, deep-seabed mining, climate change impacts on oceans, pollution from ships, marine protected areas, plastic pollution, and governance of areas beyond national jurisdiction. It also advances relevant theoretical understanding on issues like fragmentation, legal architectures, and the interplay between natural and social sciences in relation to oceans. In addition, the Earth System Governance Project is involved with many research activities, scientific and policy institutions, and ongoing policy processes related to the Oceans.

This emerging activity is led by DG Webster (Dartmouth College, USA), together with Judith van Leeuwen (Wageningen University, Netherlands), Atsushi Ishii (Tohoku University, Japan), Candace May (South Dakota State University, USA), and Leandra Gonçalves (University of Sao Paolo, Brazil). It is supported by the International Project Office.

We are also calling for expressions of interest in joining the taskforce. To gauge what topics and interests regarding research on Oceans exist in the Earth System Governance network, and to involve all interested researchers in the endeavor, we are collecting expressions of interest through an online survey. This quick 5-10 minute survey will remain open until August 1, 2017. After that date, we will communicate with all who expressed interest to jointly shape and activate the taskforce.

Through taskforces, the Earth System Governance Project seeks to push the frontiers of research in specific areas of its research agenda. Taskforces are led by Lead Faculty or Senior Research Fellows, with numerous Research Fellows participating. Taskforces are open for all and often interact with other research communities, organizing events, webinars, and publications, and facilitating research all over the world. Click here for an online link.

Professor in Environmental Communication in the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

The Department of Urban and Rural Development at SLU offers a strong social science research environment with its foundations in the research subjects environmental communication, rural development, landscape architecture and agrarian history. We are now seeking to recruit a professor and research leader to the Division of Environmental Communication. Click here for more information.

Assistant Professor of Forest Resources Management

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced: 04/13/2017
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 70529
Classification: Exempt
Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences
Department: Ecosystem Science and Management

Description

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in forest resources management. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience, on a 36-week academic year appointment, with 75% Extension and 25% research responsibilities. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with one or more degrees in forest resources management or a related field with a demonstrated interest in working with private forest landowners. Demonstration of research expertise is required in areas such as interaction of human communities and natural resources, and private forest land issues including landowner education, legacy planning, stewardship, wildlife habitat management, forest economics, and forest policy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong nationally recognized Extension program and to collaborate with Extension educators, faculty, and off-campus peers with a robust federally-funded applied research program on forest resource management that supports their extension mission. Effort will include working with volunteers, woodland owners associations, state and federal agencies, private industry, and other partners. The Extension program will use high educational standards including appropriate audience evaluation for program enhancement. The successful candidate will be expected to provide expertise and leadership as an active member of the Extension Renewable Natural Resource Unit, and to engage in extension activities that are consistent with the new Extension Business Model. This will include using and contributing to all capabilities of the “Atlas Platform” (http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas). The candidate’s research program must address issues relevant to private forest stakeholders, and engage graduate students. Candidates may contribute to instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance the Department’s existing curricula. The position will include other faculty-related activities of service to the department, college and university. A doctoral degree is required at time of appointment. Postdoctoral or academic experience and successful extramural grant writing experience are desired. The ability to communicate effectively, to provide leadership, to contribute to the land-grant mission of the University, and to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders is essential. Applications received by May 15, 2015 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references. Questions can be directed to: Margot W. Kaye, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology at mwk12@psu.edu.