[ECOLOG-L] Cluster Hire in Aquatic and Watershed Processes

THREE FACULTY POSITIONS IN Aquatic and Watershed Processes


Bowling Green State University (BGSU) continues
its cluster hiring in the area of environmental problems of watersheds in our
Department of Biological Sciences and School of Earth, Environment, and Society
(SEES), which includes the departments of Geology, Geography, and Environment
and Sustainability.  Following initial
hire of a physical limnologist, we now search for the next three positions in
this cluster: a biological limnologist (senior rank), an environmental toxicologist,
and an environmental geochemist. 
Applicants are expected to develop highly productive, collaborative, and
externally funded research programs, and contribute to teaching/service.
Applicants should describe how their research will leverage existing assets and
expertise in the area of aquatic and watershed processes at BGSU.


Biological Limnologist:  Senior faculty position at the rank of
Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in Biological Sciences. The
successful candidate will conduct innovative research with a focus on
freshwater biological processes of relevance to the Great Lakes watershed, such
as effects of climate change, harmful algal blooms or ecosystem impacts of
invasive species. Competitive applicants will have a strong record of
extramural funding, scholarly publication, collaboration, and student


Environmental Toxicologist:  Tenure-Track
Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences.  The
successful candidate will establish a research program in environmental
toxicology with a primary focus on physiology. An ability to interface with
existing research groups in neuroscience, molecular chemistry, or environmental
science is encouraged.


Environmental Geochemist: 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in SEES.  We seek candidates with research expertise in
the general area of environmental geochemistry. The successful candidate will
be expected to develop a research program that includes environmental problems
associated with the Great Lakes region and especially Lake Erie and significant
tributaries/watersheds impacting water quality in the area. This may include, but
is not limited to, studies of sources, transfer/transport, and deposition/fate
of nutrients and/or toxins through ecological systems at a variety of scales.


Biological Sciences offers undergraduate
and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees with 27 graduate faculty, 70+ graduate students,
and 700+ undergraduate majors including 200+ in aquatic and ecological
specializations. Biological Sciences has research emphases in Ecology and
Molecular Biology, featuring a strong environmental microbiology program that
spans these areas. 


SEES offers MS degrees in Geology and
Applied Geospatial Sciences with 18 graduate faculty, 25+ graduate students,
and 200+ undergraduate majors (degrees in Environmental Science/Policy,
Geology, and Geography).  SEES has a
research emphasis in environmental sciences with related strengths in
hydrology, geochemistry, and geospatial technology. SEES graduate faculty can
also direct PhD students in Biological Sciences.


BGSU is in close proximity to Lake Erie and
western basin tributaries where we have existing collaborations with many
federal (NOAA GLERL, USGS, Sea Grant, ECCC) and state/provincial agencies
(MDNR, ODNR, PA F&BC, NYDEC, OMNR), as well as universities and we look to expand
opportunities for collaboration. BGSU is also a member of the newly formed Lake
Erie Area Research Network, a consortium of field stations and university
research groups providing access to shared facilities, resources and expertise
to promote cross-disciplinary research focused on the Lake.


Applicants should submit a cover letter
(indicating the position of interest), CV (with contact information for 3
references), statements of research and teaching interest/experience, and
representative publications in one electronic file (pdf) by December 1, 2016
to:  Biological
Limnologist or Environmental Toxicologist Search, Kelly Stewart (kstewart@bgsu.edu)
or Environmental Geochemist Search,
Pat Wilhelm (pwilhel@bgsu.edu).
Additional application materials may be requested at a later date.  If you have any questions, please contact the
Search Chairs: Mike McKay (biological limnologist: rmmckay@bgsu.edu),
Robert Huber (environmental toxicologist: lobsterman.bgsu@gmail.com)
or John Farver (environmental geochemist: jfarver@bgsu.edu).  Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment,
and post-doctoral experience is preferred. 
Start date is August 2017.


BGSU has 16,000 undergraduates and 2,500
graduate students and is highly ranked nationally by US News & World Report
for its residential learning communities and innovative learning
strategies.  BGSU is located 30 miles
from Toledo and is convenient to major metropolitan areas (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland,
Columbus, Chicago).  For more information
visit http://ift.tt/1leCluk
or http://ift.tt/1PW0Bgi
or email search committee chairs.


Finalists are also required to submit a
transcript of highest degree and authorize and pass a background check prior to
offer of employment.  BGSU is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to fostering a diverse and
inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women,
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender
identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.


E. McCluney, PhD •
Department of Biological Sciences • Bowling Green State University • Bowling Green, OH • Office: 451D • http://ift.tt/1N2nIXB

[Met-jobs] PhD scholarships: The physics of drought extremes in the 21st Century, UNSW Australia

SCIENTIA PhD SCHOLARSHIPS ($40,000 p.a. tax-free over 4 years)






Topic area:  The physics of drought extremes in the 21st Century


Expressions of interest are sought from outstanding graduates with a strong academic record including Honors Class I or equivalent for up to two 4-year PhD scholarships that include a living allowance of $40,000 per annum (tax-free) and $10,000 per annum in additional project support costs (e.g. relocation, travel, etc).  The scholarships also include full fee-waivers for international students.


Graduates with a strong background in physics, mathematics, oceanography, atmospheric science, engineering or similar quantitative sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.  Graduates with additional past experience working as a research scientist or assistant are also strongly encouraged to apply.  Expressions of interest require (1) full copies of academic transcripts (2) a CV and (3) the names of up to three qualified referees.


The PhD students will be based at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, with supervision from Professors Matthew England and Andrew Pitman, among others.  For further details on the CCRC, including faculty, research staff, students, research foci, and publications, see http://www.ccrc.unsw.edu.au


Up to two PhD scholarships will be offered; the first will focus on the ocean-atmosphere dynamics regulating drought using models and observations. This will focus on the large-scale drivers of drought including the role of the oceans via the El Niño and Indian Ocean variability, and the role of variations in the Southern Annular Mode.  For this project, knowledge of ocean-atmosphere dynamics and GFD would be an advantage.  The second PhD will focus on the role of land-atmosphere interactions. Here, the specific role of the land in intensifying drought will be examined including the importance of turbulent energy and/or vegetation feedbacks, and the role of regional-scale heating in re-organizing the atmosphere towards persistent patterns of blocking.  Both PhD scholarships seek graduates with strong quantitative and numerical skills.


Both students will also gain direct support through the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS). This will include access to technical and computational support, formal engagement through the Centre’s Graduate Program (including targeted training, mentorship, Winter Schools and so on) and allocation of supercomputing resources for simulations via the National Computational Infrastructure facilities.


Apart from experts based at the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, students will also be able to engage with international experts and have opportunities to spend time in Europe or the US working with colleagues.


Expression of Interest including academic transcript, CV and the names of up to three referees should be sent to arccss.grad@unsw.edu.au by November 11, 2016.



Dr Melissa Hart

Graduate Director

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science


Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

Email: melissa.hart@unsw.edu.au

Phone: + 61 2 9385 6263


[ECOLOG-L] Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biology at Miami University, Oxford, OH, invites
applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in
Global Change Biology to start August 2017. We seek candidates who
examine consequences of global environmental change at molecular,
physiological, community, or ecosystem levels. We are especially
interested in candidates who will complement our departmental strengths
in physiology, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology, as well as
interdepartmental strengths in environmental science. The successful
candidate will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain
an active research program, and provide service to the institution.
Teaching may include introductory biology for majors, environmental
biology for non-majors, global change biology, ecology, and advanced
courses in the individual’s area of specialty.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, or a
related field. Consideration will be given to candidates with
postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated commitment to developing an
externally funded research program and teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. The Department of Biology
(http://ift.tt/2eVI09M) has over 40 faculty with excellence in
undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. The department offers
bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees in the biological sciences, as well
as multidisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate degree programs in
cell, molecular, and structural biology (http://miamioh.edu/cmsb) and
ecology, evolution and environmental biology (http://miamioh.edu/eeeb).
Research and teaching are supported by outstanding core facilities,
including the Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium, the Center for
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the Center for Advanced
Microscopy and Imaging, the Ecology Research Center, and a Laboratory
Animal Resources Center. Miami is a top-ranked public university for
its commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate

To apply, submit a letter of application, statement of research plans,
teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
references. Applicant link: http://ift.tt/2epFcze.
Review of applications starts November 4, 2016 and continues until
position is filled. Questions may be directed to Thomas Crist, Chair of
Biology, at biology@miamioh.edu.

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action,
and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not
discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, military status, national origin,
pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran
status in its application and admission processes, educational programs
and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests
for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment
should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with
information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at:
http://ift.tt/1r6MFSR. Hard copy
available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All
campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Faculty position in Hydrogeology

The Department of Geology at Kent State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in Hydrogeology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2017. The
successful candidate must possess a Ph.D., have a strong background in the geological sciences, and be able to interface well with other faculty working in a variety of earth and environmental specialties.                        

Potential areas of expertise include but are not limited to: physical hydrogeology, computational/numerical methods, groundwater modeling, hydrogeophysics, vadose zone hydrology, reactive
transport modeling, hydrogeologic applications of remote sensing, and engineering hydrogeology. Responsibilities will include advising M.S. and Ph.D. candidates; developing a strong, externally funded research program, and teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses. Applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Kent State University are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Geology has 12 full-time faculty members, 110 undergraduates and 35 graduate students. Current faculty research includes the areas of critical zone science, watershed
hydrology, surface water-groundwater interactions, climate change, tectonics and landform development, contaminant transport, water-mineral surface interactions, paleoceanography and paleolimnology, and paleontology.

The department houses an array of analytical instruments that support applied and basic geologic research, including a Hitachi environmental SEM with EDAX, Energy Dispersive XRF spectrometer,
CHNS analyzer, X-ray diffractometer, Picarro Water Isotope Analyzer, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, Shimadzu TOC-L analyzer, and Dionex ICS-2100 chromatography system and access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Field resources include an on-campus well field
and multiple university-owned natural areas. There are excellent opportunities for cooperative research and teaching both within the Department and with faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Public Health. Review of applications
will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information
of three references to geology@kent.edu or
Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242. 

Kent State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s

Elizabeth M. Herndon

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology

Kent State University

email: eherndo1@kent.edu

phone: 330.672.3656

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hydrology/RemoteSensing/DataAssimilation – George Mason University

The George Mason University Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to conduct research in the fields of hydrology, remote sensing and data assimilation. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 


The candidates will be involved with the NASA-sponsored project titled “HMA-LDAS: Hyper-Resolution High Mountain Asia – Land Data Assimilation System.” This project proposes to study surface flux, snow/ice storage, and water balance changes in the High Mountain Asia (HMA) region; and investigate the causality of these changes at the regional to local scale. Specifically, a hyper-resolution 1km2 HMA-Land Data Assimilation System (LDAS) 1980-current terrestrial reanalysis will be developed using the Community Land Model and the Community Ice System Model; forced by physically downscaled surface meteorology; parameterized by remotely sensed topography and vegetation; and constrained by remotely sensed snow, temperature and snow/ice observations. 

This position will assist the supervisors in the interpretation and publication of results, exercise functional supervision over supporting graduate students, and contribute to scientific publications. As part of the postdoctoral experience, the incumbents will receive mentoring for developing research proposals, and participation in career development activities will be strongly encouraged. 

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: civil/environmental/water resources engineering, atmospheric science, hydrology, geography, physics, or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate an academic record of scientific excellence, independent research and a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies. Strong modeling and programming skills are essential. This position requires individuals who are able to successfully work in a team environment. The successful candidates should be passionate and committed; have strong analytical and communication skills; possess excellent Fortran programming skills; and have a background in land surface modeling, hydrology and data assimilation.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F091Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information. 

To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by November 16, 2016, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon the availability of funding.


Viviana Maggioni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Sid and Reva Dewberry Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS-6C1

Fairfax, VA 22030

Office: ENGR Suite 1413

Phone: 703-993-5117


[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Opportunities at Oregon State University


The EcoHydro Engineering Group at Oregon State University (http://ift.tt/2dpdr7o) directed by Dr. Stephen Good is currently recruiting PhD Students for a funded research examining plant hydraulic traits and soil moisture dynamics.  Support is available for highly motivated PhD students with strong backgrounds that span engineering, geosciences, ecology, computer science, mathematics, and similar fields.  Candidates with an M.S. degree and strong skills in programing or large data set analysis are sought.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Good and apply for Fall 2017 admission through the interdisciplinary Water Resources Graduate Program (http://ift.tt/2ejewUd) or the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department (http://ift.tt/2dpbUyk) at Oregon State University.



Dr. Gerrad Jones will be starting a research group at Oregon State University in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering and is looking for a creative and highly motivated Ph.D. or M.S. student to start in the Fall of 2017. The project will combine laboratory analyses, field work, and advanced data analytics in order to identify the unknown compounds driving estrogenicity in surface bodies of water. This is a highly interdisciplinary project, and the primary responsibility of the student will be to analyze the mass spectra of water samples collected throughout Oregon using machine learning tools. The candidate should be able to program in R (or some other programming language) and have a strong working knowledge of multivariate statistics. Preferably, the candidate would have experience with one or more of the following areas: mass spec analysis, ecotoxicology, ArcGIS, and be willing and capable of doing field work. Candidates should have an M.S. degree in an environmentally related field; however, all students with a background in math, statistics, science, or engineering who are creative, enthusiastic, and hardworking are highly encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Dr. Jones directly (Gerrad.Jones@eawag.ch), and for more information on his research interests, please read his profile at his current research group at Eawag (http://ift.tt/2ejgxjl). 

[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral position in sea ice remote sensing in Barcelona

The Barcelona Expert Center (BEC) – ICM-CSIC
(http://ift.tt/2ejfpMJ) in Barcelona, Spain, invites
for a Post Doc position on sea ice remote sensing.

This position is funded by the Spanish Research
Council. The
fellow will join the Cryospheric group of the BEC, and will work
on developing
tools and algorithms to retrieve sea ice parameters from remote
measurements, in particular from the SMOS radiometer data
(1.4GHz). Moreover,
validation activities and synergies will be performed.

The ESA SMOS mission carries an L-band
radiometer (passive)
which has the capability to measure thin ice thickness (thanks to
penetration), as well as ice concentration, among other

Candidates for this position must have a PhD.
and a strong
background on Cryospheric science and physics of the Ice.
Applications are
invited from candidates with an interest in remote sensing, sea
ice geophysics,
and/or snow/ice hydrology. The candidate should be self-motivated,
with good
writing and communication skills. Additional required skills

  *   Experience with remote
sensing datasets

  *   Some programming skills,
such as in Matlab,
C or Python.

  *   Knowledge of geophysics,
preferably the
evolving sea ice characteristics relevant to microwave passive

The expected start date is January 2017. The
contract will
have a duration of 1 year with possibility to extend it another

Enquiries and applications should be e-mailed
to Carolina
Gabarro (cgabarro@icm.csic.es), as soon as possible, because
should be presented before end of October. Please include a
letter of intent
that describes your academic and career goals as well as research
interests and
a complete curriculum vitae.

Best regards,

Carolina Gabarro

[Met-jobs] Faculty Job Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) Harvard in climate science

Climate Science


The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) plan to make a series of hires in the area of climate, beginning with two positions at the assistant, associate (untenured) or full professor (tenured) level with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We invite applications in the broad area of climate science, including the oceans, cryosphere, land, and atmosphere, as well as their interactions.  Approaches involving observations, theory, experiments, and modeling using biology, chemistry, or physics are all welcome.  We are especially interested in candidates that will expand and complement existing strengths in climate science within EPS and SEAS.

A doctorate or terminal degree in the broad area of climate science is required by the expected start date.  We also seek candidates who have a commitment to teaching.


Required application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3-5 potential references.  We will evaluate applications beginning November 15th, and will conclude when the positions are filled.  EPS and SEAS value diversity among their faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Please submit applications online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7170

Further information about EPS and SEAS are available at http://www.eps.harvard.edu/ and http://www.seas.harvard.edu/.  Address questions about the position to Professor Peter Huybers

(phuybers@fas.harvard.edu) or Professor Frank Keutsch (keutsch@seas.harvard.edu) and about the application process to Kathleen McCloskey (kmccloskey@fas.harvard.edu).


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


[ES_JOBS_NET] Science Communication, Executive Director, Washington DC & Portland OR

COMPASSExecutive Director 


COMPASS seeks to recruit an engaging new Executive Director to lead the enterprise in empowering scientists to engage in the public discourse about the environment. 


In her 1997 AAAS Presidential address, Dr. Jane Lubchenco laid out a “new social contract for science”. Recognizing the unprecedented environmental and social changes on our planet, she called for scientists to be more effective at sharing new and existing knowledge to decision-makers and the public. In 1999, motivated by this call for action, COMPASS was founded to support scientists in their efforts to communicate. The organization provides strategic and practical support for scientists to engage without compromising the accuracy and credibility of their science.

In the early days, COMPASS focused on supporting ocean scientists, helping elevate their understanding about topics like marine protected areas and the decline of marine fisheries. Since then the organization has continued to evolve, pioneering new ways to help scientists engage with the wider world. COMPASS has expanded its scope beyond oceans, to work on a variety of topics about people and the environment such as water, wildfire, ecosystem services, and climate adaptation, while constantly expanding its networks. 

COMPASS works to empower scientists to help frame and advance their engagement in critical conservation policy issues and to support scientists in thinking with an ecosystem-based mindset. The COMPASS team has trained thousands of scientists to be strong and relevant communicators, ready to engage with multiple audiences. COMPASS has supported scientists studying topics like fisheries, ocean acidification and ecosystem based management, to help get issues on the public agenda, by training scientists to communicate complex concepts in relevant and accessible (yet still accurate) ways and connecting scientists to agenda setting media. COMPASS hosts journalist fellowships for scientific societies so journalists can attend scientific conferences to meet scientists and learn about emerging science. The COMPASS team has supported scientists to meet with key policy actors across federal and state governments from agencies, the White House, and Congressional and state legislative offices. These engagements, ranging from ecosystem services to wildfire to water sustainability, have led to framing and advancing new approaches to policies and practices. COMPASS does not advocate or work towards specific policy outcomes. The organization believes that when scientific knowledge and insights are at the table, emerging solutions will be more robust and benefit both for people and the ecosystems that serve them. 

In the past year, the Board and staff have been reviewing the way COMPASS has expanded its work to reach a widening network of policy makers at the state and federal level, while continuing to broker relationships between scientists and journalists in a changing media landscape. 

COMPASS is a distributed organization with 15 staff located across the country (with two main offices in Washington, D.C. and Portland Oregon). The team consists of field leaders (who have worked as scientists, journalists or policy staff), who have pioneered approaches to support and connect scientists, and who have written seminal pieces (books and articles) about science communication. COMPASS’ annual budget is approximately $2,000,000/year, and continues to grow each year. COMPASS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit. 

For more information about COMPASS, please visit the website and blog: http://ift.tt/2eL9e39.

About the Position 

The new Executive Director will be passionate about COMPASS’ mission and align with the organization’s core beliefs and values. These include: a passion for science and its role in helping to shape critical environmental discourse; a devotion to relationship building and bridging disparate conversations and perspectives; open-minded, inclusive and acting in a transparent manner; and a personal ethic based empathy, grace, joy and compassion. The new Executive Director inherits an organization that is thriving and fully engaged in all aspects of it programmatic activities. The new Executive Director will continue to grow the organization’s work around its organizational competencies. Moreover, this individual will be called on to be an innovative and creative force in science communication a wide range of environmental issues, including thinking about the organization’s role in helping to shape the public discourse in a changing media and policy landscape. In other words, the next Executive Director will have the opportunity to continue to establish the organization as strategic thought partner to funders, nonprofit organizations, public sector leaders, corporations and other engaged in addressing environmental issues. The broad goals and responsibilities for the Executive Director include: 

To provide leadership in evolving and implementing COMPASS’s organizational vision, mission and strategic priorities. 

To support the development of a vibrant future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of the Board, staff and partners. 

To continue to expand the financial base of COMPASS, pursuing philanthropic funding sources, maintaining and growing the organization’s earned revenue portfolio, and other creative sources of revenue for the organization. 

To attract, retain and manage a team of professional high-performing and dedicated staff who possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission. 

To expand the reach, influence and public recognition of COMPASS as a leader helping to bridge the interface between science and media and science and public policy and empowering scientists to have the courage and skills to engage in the public discourse about the environment. 

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes: 

The Executive Director will serve as a thought leader, especially about the roles of scientists in society in helping to shape public policy and public opinion. As such, the new Executive Director should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes: 

Professional Qualifications: 

Demonstrated record of work and understanding about the interface between science and public policy and public opinion about the environment.

Capacity to lead, inspire and mobilize people — particularly leaders and other supporters — in advancing the vision of a vibrant, science focused communication enterprise. 

Successful experience in developing and managing a complex budget and serving in a leadership role. 

Management style that is goal oriented, but flexible; that respects the capabilities and independence of the team, but provides them with a clear sense of direction. 

Demonstrated experience in developing and administering a comprehensive fundraising program and other revenue generating programs. 

Experience building effective networks, partnerships, and/or coalitions. 

Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred. 

Highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards. 

Demonstrated work ethic and willingness to travel extensively, often for weekend and evening engagements. 

Personal Attributes: 

Passionate commitment to the values and mission of COMPASS, including deep appreciation of both the science culture and a healthy environment. 

Passion for bridging, connecting and developing scientists to become ever more effective when engaging in the public discourse about the environment. 

Ability to inspire trust, lead and facilitate with strong interpersonal skills and move from ideas to action. 

Engaging professional and personal presence. 

Ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively. 

Visionary, articulate, and diplomatic.

Possessing a sense of humor. 


Compensation for the Executive Director includes a competitive salary and an excellent package of health and other employee benefits. Ideally, the Executive Director will be located in one of COMPASS’s major hubs, however, the Board is willing to discuss alternative locations that allow the Executive Director to be connected to staff, other networks, and funding prospects. 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com. Refer to COMPASS/ED in the subject line. No phone inquiries please. 

COMPASS is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.

All correspondence will remain confidential.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Lecture-track field teaching position at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

LTF Field Teaching Search position advertisement



The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, seeks applicants for a full-time lecture-track position (Lecturer) with a focus on field teaching, beginning Fall 2017. We are open to a wide range of disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic backgrounds relevant to field teaching in environmental sciences, geosciences, ecology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. granted by the time of the offer letter and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an innovative interdisciplinary environment.


The successful applicant will advise students and teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with a focus on teaching outdoor-based courses. Such courses could take place in and around the Emory campus—which has excellent resources for field teaching—as well as further afield, from the state of Georgia to around the world. We particularly welcome applicants with field-based research experience with undergraduate students, and interest or experience in community engagement and/or discipline-based education research. We also encourage applications from candidates with a strong track record of teaching and mentoring students from under-represented groups.


The initial appointment will be made for a period of three years with potential for promotion to Senior Lecturer after 6 years (in exceptional cases candidates could be considered at this rank). Please see: http://college.emory.edu/home/administration/policy/lecturer.html for details about lecture-track appointments at Emory.


The successful candidate will join a friendly and cohesive faculty group of tenure-track and lecture-track faculty (http://www.emory.edu/ENVS/) and will be expected to contribute to the academic life of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University through service and academic committees.


Applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; two-page teaching statement; and the names and contact information of three references. Submit all application materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/37109). Evaluation of candidates will begin on November 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Questions related to the position (but not application materials) should be addressed to:envs.search@emory.edu.


Geoscience-focused applicants may also be interested to apply to a different position in Environmental Sciences / Geosciences at Emory University’s Oxford campus, 40 miles east of Atlanta: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=65862br.


Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.