Hydrology faculty positions at New Mexico Tech

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to bring your attention to two tenure-track faculty searches going on in the Hydrology Program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (aka New Mexico Tech). We seek candidates with interests in flow and transport in porous media, hyporheic zone studies, karst hydrology, hydrogeomechanics, isotope hydrology, aqueous geochemistry, and related fields. We intend to hire one flow-focused individual and one hydrogeochem-focused individual. For exceptionally well-qualified candidates an appointment at the Associate Professor level will be considered.

Our hydrology program, which currently has 5 faculty, is a part of the 18-faculty-strong Earth and Environmental Science Department (www.ees.nmt.edu). The two new hires will succeed two distinguished professors who are retiring, but who plan to stay active in research and involved with the program. This is both a collegial and productive group, with interests that are compatible with many members of this listserv.

The full job posting can be found at http://ift.tt/1nbbY30 or by searching for “hydrology geochemistry professor” at the AGU career center. For inquiries, contact Hydrology search committee chair, Mark Person (mperson@nmt.edu). Review of applications will begin October 1st.

Please feel free to circulate this widely and bring it to the attention of any job-seekers you know!Cheers,

Dan Cadol

(Apologies for cross posting)

[ECOLOG-L] ORISE Postdoctoral opportunity

Project # EPA-ORD/NRMRL-STD-2014-06

Green Infrastructure Research in Urban Systems (see attachment)

Project Description:
A postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available
at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management
Research Laboratory (NRMRL). The appointment will be served with the
Sustainable Technology Division (STD) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

STD research staff focus on advancing the scientific understanding,
development, and application of technologies to address a variety of areas
related to sustainability, including systems analysis, environmental
management, clean processes, green chemistry, and green engineering. Using a
multidisciplinary approach that integrates the abilities and interests of
ecologists, hydrologists, economists, social scientists and lawyers, EPA
Office of Research and Development and Regional scientists’ study the
ecological, social and economic aspects of how to better manage wastewater
flows in urban systems historically lacking in both environmental quality
and ecosystem services.

This project will study the implementation of green infrastructure (GI) at
multiple spatial scales in various urban systems throughout the U.S., and
address residential- and street-level GI in vacant lots, parks, and other
green spaces, and will utilize concepts in adaptive management as a
mechanism for implementation, and ongoing maintenance and improvement in GI
performance. The research participant may be involved in:

• Design and undertake interdisciplinary research involving GI as
implemented in urban systems in the U.S.
• Fieldwork collecting ecological, hydrologic and other environmental data.
• Modeling, analyzing data and conducting research on quantifiable estimates
of ecological, social, and economic impacts of GI to understand its
implications for sustainability in water resources management, stormwater
runoff control, and ameliorating system conditions that lead to undesirable
combined sewer overflows.

The research participant will be exposed to and interact with a large team
of researchers from a variety of backgrounds across EPA and other government
and non-government institutions. S/he may also have the opportunity to
present research findings at conferences and collaborate on project-related
manuscripts.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in ecology, geography,
hydrology, environmental science, economics, soil science, or a similar
field within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all
requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race,
sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin,
or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran. U.S. citizenship or lawful
permanent resident status is preferred (but a candidate also may hold an
appropriate visa status; an H1B visa is not appropriate). Guidelines for
non-U.S. citizens may be found at

http://ift.tt/1qq6KRL.

The appointment is full time for one year and may be renewed upon
recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The
participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to
reimburse the participant’s travel expenses to present the results of
his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made
available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation
costs, tuition and fees, or a participant’s health insurance. The
participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant
does not become an EPA employee.

Technical Contact:
The mentor for this project is Dr. Ahjond Garmestani
(garmestani.ahjond@epa.gov).

How to Apply:
An application can be found at
http://ift.tt/1eqzsBl. Please reference
Project # EPA-ORD/NRMRL-STD-2014-06 when calling or writing for information.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position – Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position – Stony Brook University

Postdoctoral Fellow
Assimilation of imaging spectroscopy data to improve the representation of
vegetation dynamics in ecosystem models
A post-doctoral position in ecosystem model-data synthesis, remote sensing,
and ecological forecasting is available with Dr. Shawn Serbin in the
Department of Sustainability Studies
(http://ift.tt/189Vrre) at Stony Brook
University (http://ift.tt/mS19Kl), Stony Brook, New York.
This NASA-funded project focuses on the integration of remote-sensing data,
specifically high-spectral resolution field and imaging spectroscopy data,
within an efficient model-data assimilation framework, to improve the
characterization of vegetation dynamics in terrestrial ecosystem models. 
The project is part of the larger predictive ecosystem analyzer (PEcAn)
scientific workflow system (http://pecanproject.org), which aims to make
ecosystem models, data assimilation, and forecasting more accessible,
automated, and repeatable.
The primary objective is to comprehensively examine the potential for direct
assimilation of optical remote sensing observations into sophisticated
ecosystem models, starting with the Ecosystem Demography 2.2 model, to
better initialize and constrain projections of surface energy balance,
vegetation composition, and carbon pools and fluxes.  The project combines
remote sensing, radiative transfer modeling, ecosystem modeling, and
advanced statistical and computation approaches to diagnose the drivers of
spatial and temporal variability in the terrestrial carbon cycle and the
sources of uncertainty in these estimates.  The initial focus of the project
is the temperate/boreal transition zone in northern Wisconsin, a region that
is expected to show large climate change responses and is one of the most
data-rich regions in the country, but will expand in scope to sites around
the continental U.S. in years 2 and 3.  The results from this project will
provide an important step toward the operational capacity to assimilate
reflectance observations, uniformly, within sophisticated ecosystem models
with the goal of constraining model projections of energy, water, and carbon
pools and fluxes of terrestrial ecosystems.Qualifications:
Required qualifications are a doctoral degree in a relevant ecological,
environmental, or computer science field. The ideal candidate would have
experience with more than one of the following areas: ecosystem process
models, remote sensing data, imaging spectroscopy (i.e. hyperspectral) data,
radiative transfer modeling in the optical domain, open-source programming
environments (e.g. R, Python), linux, data assimilation, scientific writing.Application Process:
The successful candidate will be hired through the Department of
Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook University where Dr. Serbin holds an
affiliate faculty position, but the candidate will be expected to spend
their time within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science & Technology (TEST;http://ift.tt/1mjga0v) group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov).
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV, and
contact info for 3 references to Dr. Shawn Serbin (sserbin@bnl.gov).  Review
of applications will begin on October 15th but will remain open until
filled.  A competitive salary and benefits package is available.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Education / Outreach Postdoc Position DataONE Project

From:    Amber E Budden Subject: Education / Outreach Postdoc PositionWe are recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work in the education andengagement of scientists and other stakeholders in the collaborativeprocess of improving access to scientific data across Earth andenvironmental sciences and in supporting the community in the use ofDataONE tools and services. The postdoc will be funded by an NSF award tothe DataONE project (www.dataone.org) at the University of New Mexico.Role & responsibilities: The responsibilities of this postdoctoral positioninclude participation in a team effort to inform development ofcyberinfrastructure for the environmental sciences through collaborationwith DataONE’s Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group, in additionto individual activities in support of the community engagement andoutreach objectives of DataONE. More explicitly, position requirementsinclude participation in the enhancement of training materials to conveybest practices in data management, the development of tutorials / learningaids for the promotion of software and tools associated with the DataONEproject, oversight of a webinar series and associated outreach, among otherduties. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbalcommunication skills to facilitate collaboration within a broad network ofcolleagues across disciplines and for engagement with the wider DataONEcommunity.Many research projects could be complementary to the role envisioned forthis postdoctoral position, depending on the candidate’s background andinterests. For example, opportunities exist for research projects relatedto science education, sociology of science, or ecology and environmentalscience at the interface with technology.Qualifications: Candidates should have (or soon have) a Ph.D. inEnvironmental Sciences, Ecology, Information or Library Science, Sociology,or another relevant field. The successful candidate will have proveninformation and project management skills, demonstrated excellentcommunication skills through a record of publication and publicpresentation, and a strong interest in advancing the scientific endeavorthrough education, engagement and providing access to existing knowledge.The successful candidate will have an understanding and demonstrated skillin science data management, experience with software for visual mediacreation and editing (screencast, film and audio editing software),experience with social media, and experience, or a willingness to learnabout, software supporting online education environments.DataONE is a geographically distributed project, with many remotelyparticipating members. The postdoc in this position will be expected to bean active member of the DataONE community, engaging in dialog viateleconference and traveling to DataONE meetings and for presentation ofDataONE work at conferences.To apply: Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement ofinterest in this position, and a list 3 references and their contactinformation to the postdoc advisor, Dr. Amber Budden (Director forCommunity Engagement and Outreach, DataONE, UNM; Center Associate, NCEAS,UCSB) at aebudden@dataone.unm.edu. Review of applications will beginSeptember 1st 2014.–Amber E Budden, PhDDirector for Community Engagement and OutreachDataONEUniversity of New Mexico1312 Basehart SEAlbuquerque, NM 87106Tel: 505-814-1112Cell: 505-205-7675Fax: 505-246-6007

Professor and Head of Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney

Macquarie University invites applications for the leadership role *Head of Department* for the Department of Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science.  In this continuing position as a Professor of Environmental Sciences, the successful candidate will lead the department as Head of Department for the first five years of the appointment.The Department has research strengths in Quaternary Science, Geomorphology, Environmental Quality, Climate Science and Environmental Management. Macquarie University received the highest possible ranking (5) in Environmental Science and Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience in the 2012 ERA rankings.Further information can be found at:http://ift.tt/1qmi8hD

[ECOLOG-L] Open Position at UCLA: Plant Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist, or Systematist

Open Position: Plant Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist, or Systematist

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology seeks to fill an open-rank (tenure track or
tenured) faculty position in Plant Sciences. Qualified candidates will
have a Ph.D. in a related field of biological sciences. We are
interested in all subfields within organismal plant biology but
especially in candidates with experimental or comparative approaches
in plant evolution, systematics, ecology, conservation biology, and/or
biogeography. The successful candidate is expected to establish an
internationally recognized and externally funded research program.
Although not required, we encourage applicants with interest in the
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, a seven-acre garden on the UCLA
campus, through teaching, research, and/or public outreach/education
to indicate so in their cover letter. As a campus with a diverse
student body, individuals with a history of mentoring
under-represented minorities in the sciences are encouraged to apply
and include details in cover letter. Applicants should submit
materials online to http://ift.tt/1rPDk1s
including detailed cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of
research and teaching; and names and contact information of four
references. Review of candidates will begin on October 3, 2014 and
continue until the position is filled. Please use job number JPF00342
in all correspondence.

Additional information about the Department and the Botanical Garden
and may be found at http://www.eeb.ucla.edu and
http://ift.tt/1w38pmh respectively. Inquiries regarding the
position should be directed to Grace Angus (gracea@lifesci.ucla.edu)
or Search Chair, Professor Lawren Sack (lawrensack@ucla.edu). Women
and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action
policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

[ECOLOG-L] Education / Outreach Postdoc Position

We are recruiting a postdoctoral associate to work in the education and
engagement of scientists and other stakeholders in the collaborative
process of improving access to scientific data across Earth and
environmental sciences and in supporting the community in the use of
DataONE tools and services. The postdoc will be funded by an NSF award to
the DataONE project (www.dataone.org) at the University of New Mexico.

Role & responsibilities: The responsibilities of this postdoctoral position
include participation in a team effort to inform development of
cyberinfrastructure for the environmental sciences through collaboration
with DataONE’s Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group, in addition
to individual activities in support of the community engagement and
outreach objectives of DataONE. More explicitly, position requirements
include participation in the enhancement of training materials to convey
best practices in data management, the development of tutorials / learning
aids for the promotion of software and tools associated with the DataONE
project, oversight of a webinar series and associated outreach, among other
duties. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal
communication skills to facilitate collaboration within a broad network of
colleagues across disciplines and for engagement with the wider DataONE
community.

Many research projects could be complementary to the role envisioned for
this postdoctoral position, depending on the candidate’s background and
interests. For example, opportunities exist for research projects related
to science education, sociology of science, or ecology and environmental
science at the interface with technology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have (or soon have) a Ph.D. in
Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Information or Library Science, Sociology,
or another relevant field. The successful candidate will have proven
information and project management skills, demonstrated excellent
communication skills through a record of publication and public
presentation, and a strong interest in advancing the scientific endeavor
through education, engagement and providing access to existing knowledge.
The successful candidate will have an understanding and demonstrated skill
in science data management, experience with software for visual media
creation and editing (screencast, film and audio editing software),
experience with social media, and experience, or a willingness to learn
about, software supporting online education environments.

DataONE is a geographically distributed project, with many remotely
participating members. The postdoc in this position will be expected to be
an active member of the DataONE community, engaging in dialog via
teleconference and traveling to DataONE meetings and for presentation of
DataONE work at conferences.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement of
interest in this position, and a list 3 references and their contact
information to the postdoc advisor, Dr. Amber Budden (Director for
Community Engagement and Outreach, DataONE, UNM; Center Associate, NCEAS,
UCSB) at aebudden@dataone.unm.edu. Review of applications will begin
September 1st 2014.

[ECOLOG-L] Post-Doctoral Research Associates in STEM Education at Michigan State University

Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates

STEM Education

Michigan State University

Posting # 8540

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.msu.edu/~aacr) at Michigan State University seeks three candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional years) Research Associate positions in college teaching and learning in the fields of science or engineering. We are an interdisciplinary team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computerized analysis of students’ writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students’ thinking.

We have received a 5 year NSF grant to expand our collaborations on these projects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Research Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in collaboration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Science, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, engineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM educators. Successful candidates will have a mix of some set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to make unique contributions to the project team:

* disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline
* STEM education research
* assessment of learning
* faculty professional development for reformed teaching
* computational linguistics / natural language processing
* database management
* web site development
* multivariate statistics and computer modeling
* experience with SPSS Modeler
* qualitative research methods
* experience publishing and presenting research findings

Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, cv, copy of transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of three references. Review of application materials will continue until the positions are filled.

Apply online:

https://jobs.msu.edu Search for position 8540

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.?

Luanna Prevost
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 110
Tampa, FL 33620
phone: (813) 974-7836
email: prevost@usf.edu

[ECOLOG-L] Position Available: Director, CUAHSI Water Data Center

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) (www.cuahsi.org) is seeking a Director for the Water Data Center (WDC), a facility that provides water researchers with state-of-the-art data publication, discovery, download, re-use, and archiving capabilities. The WDC is a flagship facility of CUAHSI, an independent non-profit corporation, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. Although designed to serve the hydroinformatics needs of the academic water community, the WDC’s data suppliers and users include private and government entities throughout the U.S. and the world. The position is located in Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston.

The WDC is in its formative stage and the Director is expected to set both the strategic and tactical direction for the Water Data Center in consultation with the CUAHSI Board of Directors and community advisory committees. The successful candidate is expected to develop plans for future services of the WDC and to develop the funding strategy to achieve these services. The Director also interacts with the community to ensure that the WDC services are effective in advancing water science. This position is outward-looking as well, engaging other NSF-supported projects and facilities as well as representing the WDC in national and international standards organizations. The Director will be advised on informatics issues by a senior software engineer, but will be responsible for strategic decisions on technical approach, resource requirements, and prioritization of activities.

The WDC Director reports to the Executive Director of CUAHSI, who provides budgetary oversight. The incumbent prepares reports for the National Science Foundation on the operations of the WDC and negotiates the cooperative agreement funding for the WDC with NSF in consultation with the Executive Director. The WDC Director is responsible for managing staff (currently 4.2 FTEs) to achieve the technical, educational, and outreach goals of the WDC.

Responsibilities:

* Evolve the vision for the Water Data Center.

* Structure work plans and lead staff to deliver outstanding operational services and programs.

* Maintain relationships with the Board of Directors, oversight committees, funders, and academic research community.

* Represent CUAHSI in conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.

* Develop and execute business plan for Water Data Center.

Qualifications

* An advanced degree in a water-science discipline with research experience. A PhD is desirable but candidates holding Masters Degrees with significant experience will be given full consideration.

* Knowledge of geo-informatics, especially data publication and management

* Personnel management experience

* Knowledge of standards-based, services-oriented architecture is desirable

CUAHSI was founded in 2001 by 33 universities and has since grown to over 130 members from the US and around the world. CUAHSI is recognized as a leader in the development of data standards and participates in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Commission on Hydrology of the World Meteorological Organization (UN), and the international Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).

The position is available immediately. Interviews will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper@cuahsi.org).

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter (containing a statement of interest in the position), curriculum vitae, references, and salary requirements to busmgr@cuahsi.org.

CUAHSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.