[Met-jobs] Scientific Researcher as leader of the Meteorology Observatories at the Neumayer Station and on board of the RV Polarstern

[ECOLOG-L] Lakeside Lab (field station) Program/Executive Director Position

FT position announced for Director of Iowa’s field station, Lakeside Laboratory. Information here:


Advertising Ends on: Monday, August 8th

[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor – Earth Systems Evolution – UBC, Vancouver BC

Earth Systems Evolution – University of British Columbia

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Earth Systems Evolution at the level of Assistant Professor. Appointment at a higher rank will be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. The ideal candidate will be a cross-disciplinary scientist who draws on modern, quantitative field, laboratory and/or modelling methods to illuminate the fundamental processes that have shaped the Earth through time. We encourage applications from diverse subdisciplines including sedimentary geology, geobiology, climate science, and Earth systems modelling. Priority will be given to originality of the candidate’s work over any specific specialization. We are a very diverse department, and the ideal candidate will be able to interact with multiple existing research groups.

Research and teaching interests in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), the top-ranked and largest earth sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). Further opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the UBC community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments and Faculties of Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Land and Food Systems, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics and Computer Science, as well as the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. Evidence of teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods is welcomed.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research interests describing two potentially fundable projects, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Submit online at http://tinyurl.com/nvvoots by October 31, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017 or upon a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address: James Scoates, Professor (email: jscoates@eos.ubc.ca)



[ECOLOG-L] Assistants needed for fieldwork in Canada, University of Cambridge

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and Laurentian
University are urgently looking for 2 volunteers to help out for fieldwork
in Canada. The project aims to investigate the links between terrestrial and
aquatic ecosystems, by focusing on the role of lake sediment in transferring
energy into the food web and on regulating gas fluxes with the atmosphere.
The volunteers will have opportunities to work both in the field (collecting
sediment, gas and water samples) and in the lab (e.g. measuring gas flows,
nutrient concentrations).

The work will be carried out at Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ontario,
from the end of August to end of October/early November. The positions are
not remunerated, however some financial compensation is available. Please
contact Chloé Orland (co353@cam.ac.uk) if interested. More info on the
project is available at: http://ift.tt/2a6hIMI

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position – watershed modeling, climate and land use change

Postdoctoral position – watershed modeling, climate and land use change=20=Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral position in watershed=20=hydrologic modeling in the lab of Dr. Jason Knouft in the Center for=20Sustainability and Department of Biology at Saint Louis University.=20=20=This position focuses on developing watershed hydrologic models that=20produce estimates of streamflow, nutrients, and water temperature in the=20=Meramec watershed in Missouri based on climate and land use change=20scenarios. These estimates will be used to assess the impacts of various=20=management practices on water quantity and quality as well as=20biodiversity throughout the watershed. The successful candidate will be=20=expected to develop GIS-based Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and==20MIKE-SHE/MIKE-11 hydrologic models. The postdoc will also be encouraged=20=to develop independent lines of research and will have the opportunity=20=to collaborate with biologists, hydrologists, and remote sensing=20specialists at Saint Louis University and the University of Illinois.=20Additional information on the lab is available at=20http://knouftlab.weebly.com/.  A PhD in a related research field is=20required by the starting date of employment and experience with either=20=the SWAT or MIKE models is preferred, but not required. The position is=20=available for two years contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. The=20=earliest start date is August 1, 2016; however, a later start date is=20possible.All applications must include a cover letter with a statement of=20research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact=20information for three references. Please send these files to Dr. Jason=20=Knouft at jknouft@slu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately=20=and continue until the position is filled.  Saint Louis University is an=20=Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages=20=nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

Tenure-track position in Sedimentary Geology at Penn State

Hello everyone!

The Department of Geosciences at Penn State is looking to add a sedimentary geologist (broadly defined) to our faculty. Please read through the announcement below (also here: http://ift.tt/29UgSBM) and forward this information to anyone who might be interested. 

Thanks very much, 

[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Environmental Geochemistry at Washington and Lee University

[ECOLOG-L] Job: Ecohydrologist Position, Rangeland Resources Research Unit, Fort Collins, Colorado

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Rangeland Resources Research
Unit, headquartered in Cheyenne, WY, is seeking a RESEARCH ECOLOGIST
(Ecohydrologist, GS-0408-12), with a duty station of Fort Collins, CO,
to serve on an interdisciplinary research team. Ph.D. is required.
Salary range is $76,341.00 to $99,243.00 annually plus benefits.

The Research Unit mission is to develop science-based management
strategies for the provision of ecosystem goods and services from
semiarid rangeland ecosystems. These strategies will be used to enhance
decision-making by land managers using monitoring-informed adaptive
management to improve resiliency and reduce risk for rangelands in a
variable and changing climate.

The incumbent’s specific objectives will be to understand soil to plant
to ecosystem level water dynamics in the context of energy/carbon/water
balances, ecosystem productivity, nutrient cycling, plant community
dynamics, and associated linkages to livestock production related to 1)
management practices (e.g., livestock grazing, prescribed fire), 2)
weather/climatic variability (including increased frequency and
intensity of extreme events such as droughts and deluges, and changes in
precipitation seasonality), and 3) topoedaphic variability. The
incumbent will lead efforts at the Central Plains Experimental Range (a
Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research network (http://ift.tt/29M9Hwb) site)
regarding the acquisition and analysis of data from a network of soil
moisture sensors, Eddy Covariance flux towers, and instrumented
microwatersheds. The incumbent will be expected to 1) communicate
technical information on ecohydrological processes related to livestock
production and the provisioning of other ecosystem services within
semiarid rangelands to improve predictions of how management and
climatic variability interact to influence soil to plant to ecosystem
level water dynamics at multiple temporal and spatial scales, 2) develop
collaborations and lead projects that are integrated across the Long-
Term Agro-ecosystem Research network which address ARS Grand Challenges,
and 3) develop collaborations with other large-scale networks.
Expectations of research are the improvement of predictions of how
management and climatic variability interact to influence soil to plant
to ecosystem level soil water dynamics at multiple temporal and spatial
scales, ranging from plant-level physiology through ecosystem-level
water and energy exchange, to landscape-level patterns of water
movement, storage and use that affect livestock production.

Interested? Go to http://www.usa.jobs.gov and search ARS-D16W-0428;
applications MUST be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on
the Closing Date (August 12, 2016) of the Vacancy Announcement.

USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider


The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education
(LUMCON) seeks to hire at least three new Assistant Professors in the first
phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We seek candidates in the following
areas of coastal science: fisheries ecology, coastal hydrology/physical
oceanography, plant ecology, biological oceanography, microbial ecology, and
marine chemistry. Candidates should have notable research achievements,
demonstration of funded research, or potential for funded research, and a
commitment to education and outreach.

The LUMCON DeFelice Marine Center (http://www.lumcon.edu) is located
approximately 2 hours southwest of New Orleans at the upper end of Terrebonne
Bay in the Mississippi River delta plain between the Atchafalaya and
Mississippi rivers. LUMCON’s unique locality encompasses numerous habitats in
the Mississippi River Delta/Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including extensive
marshes, estuaries, rivers large and small, and the open Gulf of Mexico
benthic and pelagic systems. The Center facilities include a seawater system,
multiple wet labs, and a racetrack flume with laser Doppler profiler, state-
of-the art environmental chambers, extensive aquaculture facilities and
toxicology lab, a marsh mesocosm facility under development, and fleet of
research vessels. Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly
demonstrate a research program that maximizes the locality and research
assets of the DeFelice Marine Center.

In addition, LUMCON represents a consortium of university and colleges across
the State of Louisiana. The successful candidate will build a collaborative
program with faculty at the DeFelice Marine Center and across the consortium
of universities and colleges.

The position carries a 9-month salary. The initial appointment is for three
years; following a review, the contract may be renewed for three more years.
A six-year review similar to tenure is conducted for promotion to Associate
Professor with a six-year appointment, but LUMCON is not a tenure-granting

Submit electronic copies of a letter of interest; curriculum vita; research
statement; education and outreach statement; a statement of how your research
program would leverage specific LUMCON assets, consortium relationships, and
consortium faculty collaborations; and the name, affiliation, address, phone
and email address of three references to hr@lumcon.edu with the subject
LUMCON FACULTY CLUSTER HIRE. Specific questions about the positions can be
directed to Dr. Craig R. McClain, Executive Director, cmcclain@lumcon.edu

Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until
position is filled.

LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/ADA Employer.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Full-time Lecturer Position, U of Miami, Miami, FL.

Dear ES_Jobs_Net,

University of Miami has an opening for a full-time lecturer position, described below.

We look forward to hearing from interested parties,


The Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the Rosenstiel School of
Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami is seeking
candidates for a full time, 9-month Lecturer position. The incumbent
will teach undergraduate courses, lead weather discussions, oversee
student activities, support data acquisition and local web pages,
and participate in the recruitment of undergraduates. The Department
of Atmospheric Sciences offers a B.S. in Meteorology with courses that
closely follow American Meteorological Society guidelines. Close proximity
to the National Hurricane Center, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and
Meteorological Laboratory and its Hurricane Research Division, and
links with local television stations provide opportunities for expanded
educational interactions with these agencies.
Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the science of weather
forecasting, including data acquisition, computer forecast models, local
effects, and severe weather. Familiarity with tropical meteorology and
hurricane forecasting is also desired.
This position nominally requires a Ph.D. degree in meteorology,
atmospheric sciences, or a closely related discipline, along with
experience teaching undergraduate courses in meteorology. Applicants
with an M.S. degree and exceptional experience will also be considered.
A cover letter, CV, names and addresses of three references, and a
statement of teaching interests and experience should be provided.
Please email your information to dnolan@rsmas.miami.edu. The position
will remain open until filled.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive
benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission,
vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.