Mid-Career Bullard Fellowships in Forest Research at Harvard

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
BULLARD FELLOWSHIPS IN FOREST RESEARCH

Annually Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences and the arts to promote advanced study or the integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The program seeks to allow mid-career individuals to develop their own scientific and professional growth by utilizing the resources and interacting with personnel in any department within Harvard University. In recent years Bullard Fellows have been associated with the Harvard Forest, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the J. F. Kennedy School of Government and have worked in areas of ecology, forest management, policy and conservation. Stipends up to $60,000, are available for periods ranging from six months to one year and are not intended for travel, graduate students, or recent post-doctoral candidates. Applications from international scientists, women, and minorities are encouraged. Additional information is available on the Harvard Forest web site (http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu). Annual deadline for applications is February 1st.

Director of Assessment at Purdue University Libraries

Purdue University Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused, and research savvy Director of Assessment to lead its evidence-based assessment initiative to achieve strategic objectives, inform decision-making, and heighten the impact of the Libraries faculty and the services, resources and facilities of Libraries.  The Director of Assessment will lead and coordinate all assessment activities across Libraries, collaborating with stakeholders within Libraries and throughout Purdue University to ensure that assessment and evaluation practices are aligned with strategic objectives, the accurate collection of data, and the development of actionable outcomes. The Director of Assessment will provide analysis, interpretation and recommendations based on assessment programs across Libraries to inform strategic planning, strategic communication, and decision-making processes at all levels.  The Director of Assessment will report to the Dean of Libraries.

Essential Functions:

  • Document and define the Purdue Libraries’ story through its effectiveness in fulfilling its mission to Purdue University.
  • Strengthen and support a culture of assessment and evidence-based practice throughout the Purdue Libraries, documenting progress on fulfilling objectives in the Libraries’ strategic plan.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from a variety of sources internal and external to Libraries.
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of internal and external surveys, support the development of assessment tools, and subsequent interpretation of results.
  • Coordinate Libraries assessment activities with campus-wide assessment and analytics initiatives at Purdue
  • Promote and share expertise in assessment within Libraries through consultation, collaborative development of assessment programs, and participation in staff training and development opportunities.
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data for national and system-wide reporting requirements and other internal Library needs, through surveys, focus groups, vendor-supplied data, observations, web analytics, and other methodologies as appropriate.
  • Compile reports detailing relevant and useful findings from the gathered data, and provide analysis (including longitudinal studies) and other context as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with Libraries initiatives related to outreach, development, strategic communication, and other administrative needs to successfully disseminate Libraries’ adaptive growth in a rapidly changing scholarly environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or a related statistical fields with coursework in and application of statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design.
  • Two years of experience developing and implementing assessment strategies in higher education or other complex organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, and analyze data.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task while consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, consistent excellence, and accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in the social sciences or related statistical fields with coursework in and application of statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design.
  • Experience assessing undergraduate student learning of information literacy skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques for student learning and learning spaces.
  • Commitment to organizational development and service quality.
  • Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using quantitative data analysis or statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, Stata or R.
  • Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using qualitative data analysis or statistical software applications such as NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
  • Experience with data visualization.
  • Experience with project management.

Application process:

For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at: www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1601770. (Optional more direct link: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1601770 )

The full position announcement is at:  www.lib.purdue.edu/about/employment

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Program Associate for the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition in Portland, OR

The Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition in Portland, OR is seeking a program Associate. The associate will report to the RVCC director and work closely with the Leadership Team on communications, policy, and all aspects of organizing coalition participants. Click here for more information.

If you have questions about RVCC or would like to get involved, please contact Karen Hardigg at karen@wallowaresources.org or (541) 426-8053 x 24.

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.