The University of California – California Naturalist Program seeks an excellent natural resources/environmental educator to work as our Academic Coordinator (AC II).

This Davis-based, full time, career position will coordinate and provide leadership to our Statewide Program, which seeks to foster the development of a diverse network of naturalists who provide stewardship for and education about California’s natural systems, and engage in and help promote citizen science. UC California Naturalist develops capacity with our partner organizations to train these individuals.

You can find out more about California Naturalist at http://calnat.ucanr.edu.

The job description and application instructions can be found at http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=798

Closing Date: July 10, 2015

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Climate Adaptation Planning & Decision Science for Cultural Resources

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM), College of Natural Resources (CNR), at North Carolina State University.

The selected individual will engage in social science research to develop and refine a conceptual framework that integrates climate-related influences on coastal cultural resources, national cultural resource policy, and stakeholder values of historic cultural resources. Working with stakeholders, decision-makers and cultural resource managers, a team of NC State researchers and US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists will implement and assess a structured decision-making (SDM) process at Cape Lookout National Seashore for evaluating and prioritizing cultural resources within and between two historic villages (Portsmouth Village and Lookout Village).

Candidates with prior experience in SDM and/or other planning and decision analysis frameworks, knowledge of dual process psychological theories (e.g., HSM or ELM), and experience with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in GIS modeling is desired but not required.

This is a 12-month, 40-hour per week position with a tentative start-date of July 1, 2015. The position includes a competitive salary and health insurance benefits. Funds for professional development are available and travel is required.

For additional information & application instructions, contact Dr. Erin Seekamp at elseekam@ncsu.edu.

The University of Hohenheim (Germany) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position at the newly created Chair of Societal Transition and Agriculture. Rooted in social sciences and particularly drawing on the concepts of cultural landscapes and social-ecological resilience, the Chair is dedicated towards transdisciplinary sustainability research as related to a broad range of land-use systems. Central topics addressed are the conditions, potentials and problems of sustainable land use in the context of global change; for this, perceptions, preferences, knowledge and actions of land users as well as the societal discourses they are embedded in are investigated. The position offers exciting opportunities to be part of and to contribute to the establishment of this profile at one of Germany’s most beautiful universities. (Click here for more information)

A 3-year PhD assistantship at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is being offered in the areas of environmental governance and social and livelihood dimensions of land use change in Latin America as part of two large interdisciplinary projects.  These NSF funded projects are focused on: 1) socio-ecological impacts from bioenergy development across the Americas; and 2) coupled socio-ecohydrological systems in Mexico. The selected PhD student will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Brazil and Argentina for the bioenergy project, and in Southern Mexico’s cloud forest for the project focused on payments for hydrologic services. For both projects, the PhD student will work will participate in qualitative interview collection and analysis, and quantitative household survey collection and analysis. He/she will function as part of an international team of students and scientists and it is expected that his/her dissertation will be related to these projects.

Desired attributes include a passion for social science research, excitement about international field research, a strong interest in interdisciplinary science teamwork, background in social or environmental science, and Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills. Preference will be given to students already holding a master’s degree in a relevant field. To apply for this position, please send your CV and a 1-page letter describing your qualifications to Dr. Theresa Selfa at tselfa@esf.edu .   Please put “PhD Assistantship” in the subject line. The PhD assistantship at SUNY-ESF includes a stipend, tuition, and most fees for a 3 full years. The selected student will complete their PhD in the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Program at SUNY, an interdepartmental program that combines social and biophysical science training. The start date for the position is as early as Winter (January) 2015, or in Fall 2015. Questions are welcome – contact Theresa at tselfa@esf.edu.

The Department of Geography and Regional Planning (GARP), Westfield State University (WSU), invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 2015. Academic load is 12 hours teaching per semester. The department seeks a broadly trained geographer with experience in teacher education, place-based/environmental education, and/or civic learning and community engagement.  Candidates with research and teaching interests that complement the department’s expertise are requested.    Regional expertise is a plus.  Teaching responsibilities include introductory geography courses in the University Core, and other upper level courses in the area of expertise.  Advising of regional planning students is required. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an appropriate research and public service agenda. Click here for more information.

The Carsey School of Public Policy and the Earth Systems Research Center in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire seek outstanding applicants for an open-rank research professor position to enhance ongoing and new interdisciplinary investigations into sustainably managed systems. UNH actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all. Click here for more information.

The University of Minnesota (UMN) invites nominations and applications for Director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE). UMN established IonE in 2008 as part of a bold and exciting institutional transformation to move into the upper echelon of the world’s public research universities within the next decade. IonE discovers solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders, and building world-changing partnerships. Click here for more information.

The Department Head is the lead administrator of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship within the Warner College of Natural Resources.  The Department Head is primarily responsible for leadership and administration of teaching, research, extension, and service activities of departmental personnel.  This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. See attachment. Click here for more information.