Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Dear colleagues,


A two year post.doc. position in spatio-temporal modeling of climate change induced vulnerability, hazard and exposure across spatiotemporal
scales is available at the Dept. of Geography, NTNU, Norway.


Please follow the link for more details:


Ivar Berthling

[ECOLOG-L] Professorship in Ecohydrology at HU and IGB Berlin

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB) and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB/FVB)

invite applications for a

Full Professorship in Ecohydrology (W-3) – Joint appointment between HUB and IGB

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to establish an innovative research programme with high international visibility, placing emphasis on ecohydrology or a related field. The successful candidate will complement and interlink with ongoing research activities at IGB ( and HUB (Department of Geography; using experimental, theoretical and/or modelling approaches. IGB is the largest freshwater research institute in Germany, offering cutting-edge laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, including large-scale experimental infrastructure and long-term research programmes. HUB is one of 12 German “Universities of Excellence” ( and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys, is one of its flagship activities. The professorship is tightly linked to THESys.

The specific area of expertise for the position is open, but candidates working across systems, scales, and disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. She or he should have a clear vision and strategy for developing a cutting-edge research programme in ecohydrology or a related field. The successful candidate will be committed to student mentoring and is expected to teach undergraduate or graduate courses at the Geography Department of HUB. The teaching language is English or German, and the working language at IGB is English to facilitate communication among IGB’s internationally diverse staff and students.

HUB and IGB are equal opportunity employers. HUB and IGB are seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourage qualified female candidates to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Applications of scientists from abroad and/or with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Please visit our website, which provides access to the legally binding German version.

Applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz´. Your application must include a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, a description of teaching experience, a list of current and planned research projects, and a list of publications including up to 5 copies of your most relevant work. Your letter of motivation should also illustrate your vision of academic leadership and may name up to three referees.

Please send your application within four weeks and not later than 15th June 2015, quoting the reference number [PR/010/15], to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Elmar Kulke, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany and all documents in electronic form as a single PDF to Please only submit copies because submitted material will not be returned. For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director of IGB (

Mark O. Gessner
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
Alte Fischerhuette 2, 16775 Stechlin, Germany
Department of Ecology, Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin, Germany

[GilbertClub] crazy about rivers too and looking for an academic position?

Assistant Professor/Lecturer in River and Delta Morphodynamics (0.8-1 FTE) at Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences

We seek an excellent researcher/educator in the field of river and estuary (bio)morphodynamics, process-based fluvial sedimentology and/or deltaic systems.

This research group is rapidly expanding, which offers fantastic opportunities to build bridges between morphodynamics, ecology, engineering and geology based on experiments, numerical modelling and field data.

See for more information:


Prof. dr. M.G. Kleinhans
|||| Chair in Process Sedimentology and Fluviodeltaic Morphodynamics, Veni, Vidi & Vici laureate | Faculty of Geosciences | Universiteit Utrecht |PO box 80115 | 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands | tel (+31) 30 2532405 | fax (+31) 30 2531145 | | |

[ECOLOG-L] Post Doc Opportunity – Understanding agents of change on the Colorado Plateau to facilitate collaborative adaptation

The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center is recruiting for a
research position to study the interactions of climate and land-use
change, economics, and ecosystem ecology. This is a full time, contract
position (one year with possibility of extension). Applicant will have
the option of being located at the field stations in Moab UT or
Flagstaff AZ.

Description of Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for preparing
scientific papers describing the temporal and spatial trends in agents
of change on Colorado Plateau ecosystems, with an emphasis on climate,
energy development, recreation, and agriculture. Incumbent will
synthesize and analyze relevant data and work as part of an
interdisciplinary team that includes geographers, community ecologists,
landscape ecologists, soil scientists, social scientists, and

The goal of this research effort is to quantify how climate and land-use
change have evolved over the last ~100 years, characterize how they are
expected to change throughout the remainder of the 21st century, and
assess the implications of those trajectories for Colorado Plateau
ecosystems and human communities. The incumbent will need to compile,
analyze, and synthesize data from disparate sources, think critically at
large spatial scales, and communicate results effectively to a variety
of audiences. Major duties consist of 1) project planning and
management; 2) compiling datasets (both tabular and spatial); 3) using
GIS to assemble layers, perform analysis, and prepare maps; 4)
performing statistical analyses; and 5) preparation graphs, tables, and
reports or scientific papers. The work is approximately 95% office and
5% field work.
Qualifications: Education and/or experience in geography, economics,
ecology, soil science, or related field is required (PhD is preferred).
Prior experience with large-scale geographic and ecological analysis as
well as familiarity with statistical analyses, GIS, and preparation of
manuscripts for peer reviewed publications is also preferred. A valid
US driver’s license is required. Non-US citizens may be eligible to
participate, depending on their immigration status and the applicable
regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Applicant
must either be a currently enrolled student or have graduated in the
past year.

Compensation and start date: This is a contract position. Salary is
$24.94/hour (~$52,075/year). A start date of July 2015 or earlier is

How to apply: To apply, please send cover letter, resume, an unofficial
copy of college transcript, and contact information for 2 references to Note: applicant will be required to provide his/her
social security number before any award can be made but need not include
it in their resume.

Other documentation: If selected for the position, the applicant must
provide an official transcript and proof of enrollment.
Special Terms: For all legal purposes, applicant is regarded as an
independent contractor. Payments for services are reportable and taxable
as earned income. No Federal, State, or Local income taxes will be
deducted. No Social Security or Medicare taxes will be deducted.
Applicant is responsible for payment of all taxes as a result of income
received under this order. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will
report the total amount paid under this order to the Internal Revenue
Service on a Standard form 1099. The applicant is not considered an
employee and will not receive a W-2 form. For payment, applicant must
have a checking or savings account at a financial institution that will
accept direct deposits of Federal funds.
The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position
will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without
regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or
any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable
accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

Move downstream academically in a river biomorph career

[Met-jobs] Met Office Job vacancy – Ocean Observations Scientist

[ECOLOG-L] Visiting Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University invites
applications for a 9-month VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position beginning
August 15, 2015. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to
the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the department.
Teaching responsibilities will include preparation and teaching of
upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses in Soil Properties and Ecosystem
function, Restoration Ecology, potentially a Dendrology course, and a lower
level non-majors course Plants and People. The teaching duties will be
three courses per semester ~10-12 contact hours per week. The candidate
would also participate in governance of the department (committee work).
Demonstrated success as an instructor of record and in applying innovative
teaching techniques is preferred. The Department
( consists of 12 full-time faculty, 25
graduate students, and 60 undergraduate majors and is dedicated to teaching
excellence. We are seeking a colleague who will share in, and contribute to,
our commitment to outstanding education.

Minimum Qualifications: Completed all requirements for a PhD in forest soil
ecology or a related field by August 15, 2015.

Starting salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package
includes comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and 100%
instructional fee tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio
University also extends benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students,
faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and other minorities are
encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.

The Athens area is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
It is a unique area bringing together beautiful natural surroundings, rich
culture and the many benefits of a university setting. Athens is
particularly well known for an award winning farmer’s market, the
Nelsonville Music Festival, various multi-cultural events, a Performing Arts
Series, State Parks and Wayne National Forest. In addition, the cost of
living is very low. In 2012, the cost of living index for Athens County was
82.7. For more information about our community, please watch the following
video: OHIO & Athens: A Welcoming Community and/or visit the following
pages: and

To apply, complete and submit an online application
( and attach required documents (CV, cover
letter, philosophy of teaching, contact information for 3 references, and
unofficial transcripts for graduate work).

Please direct questions to Dr. Morgan Vis (, Chair of the
Search Committee. The position remains open until filled. For full
consideration, apply by May 17, 2015.

2yr Post-Doc Opportunity: Artificial drainage networks evolution in land reclamation areas

2yr Post-Doc Opportunity: Artificial drainage networks evolution in land reclamation areas

University of Padova (Italy), Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry -TESAF


The Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry Department at the University of Padova (Italy), invites applications for one dynamic and motivated postdoctoral scientist able to spend 2yr working at a very challenging topic. The candidate should be available to spend also few months in UK at Aberystwyth University, and in New Zealand at Massey University. 


Summary of the research:  

One of the most important human domination of the land system is the creation of reclamation and drainage networks that have a key role in agricultural and environmental sustainability, and can transform landscapes and shape history. During the past century, following the land-use changes, such networks faced deep alterations due to urbanization and soil consumption, but also due to demographic pressure, and changes in technological innovation, and agricultural techniques. The drainage networks transformation can imply a number of serious hydraulic dysfunctions, to the point that inadequate and inappropriate drainage became perhaps one of the most severe problems leading to harmful environmental effects, as underlined by the numerous recent floods affecting the floodplains in Europe. The plain of the Veneto Region in Northeast Italy is today one of the most extensive inhabited and economically competitive urban landscapes in Europe, where the economic growth of recent decades resulted in the creation of industrial agro-systems. In the diffuse urban landscape of the Veneto Region, spatial and water infrastructure transformations have been accompanied by serious and frequent hydraulic problems. Focusing on the Veneto peculiar landscape, but also on different land reclamation areas in other Countries outside Italy, the aim of this project is to address the modification of the artificial drainage networks during the past century, as an example of human landscape interaction and its possible implication on land use planning and management.

The project also aims to provide a climatic characterization, quantifying the changes in the rainfall regime, and its effects on the network response. The use of recent remotely sensed technologies for topographic surveys will allow large scale analysis of the current network conformation, and will allow to quantitatively measure the effects of network changes on the hydrological behavior of the area, identifying the most critical sites, where to focus the management.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in geography, geomorphology, hydrology, soil science or a related field of agricultural, forest and environmental sciences. The candidate will have experience in working with remote sensing (lidar, in addition to satellite, aerial photographs and historical maps), and modeling applications at various scales. The successful candidate should be experienced in remote sensing, computational skills, and statistics. Proficiency programing and performing data analysis using tools such as C++, Matlab, ENVI, R, and GIS is required. Other advantageous background includes experience in working in interdisciplinary research projects, and working well in a team environment. 

Strong English language skills both in oral and written communication are required. The candidate indeed will be involved, as corresponding author, at least in two ISI papers. 



The work, under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Tarolli, is mainly based at the University of Padova (Italy). However it involves intense travels abroad and collaboration with international project partners: Prof. Mark Macklin at Aberystwyth University (UK) and Prof. Ian Fuller at Massey University (New Zealand).



Salary will be €23,333 per annum (tot. €46,666) for candidates who meet the criteria.  



The online call, will be available in the website of Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (, starting from mid of May 2015 until mid of June 2015. The candidate will be selected by the end of July 2015. 


The Post-Doc will start from September 2015 until September 2017. 


For informal enquiries or further details, please contact Professor Paolo Tarolli (

Announcement: Geomorphology Full-time Visiting Position

Geomorphology Full-time Visiting Position

The Albion College Department of Geological Sciences anticipates hiring a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2015, pending budgetary approval.  The position has the potential of renewal for a second year.  The candidate will preferably have completed a Ph.D. in geology prior to the date of appointment, although ABD candidates will be considered.   Applicants must have research and teaching experience in the areas of surficial geology/geomorphology.  The candidate may also teach an advanced course on glaciers and climate change, or on another topic.  The teaching load is two courses (lectures and labs) per semester and typically includes an advanced and an introductory course.  The candidate will be expected to assist and mentor undergraduates in research and participate in other department activities.


The Department of Geological Sciences offers majors in both Geology and Earth Science and minors in GIS, Environmental Geology, Geology, and Paleontology and currently has about 40 majors and 20 minors.  The department is well equipped with seven teaching laboratories, analytical equipment, geology shop facilities, as well as extensive GPS, surveying, data-logging, and other field equipment.  The dedicated R.G. Clark GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory has 16 workstations, featuring the latest versions of ArcGIS and ENVI software.


Candidates should submit a CV, documentation of teaching excellence and experience, statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to:  Dr. Beth Lincoln, Search Chair, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 49224.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting as soon as possible, until the position is filled.  


Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour’s drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value.  The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.  For more information about the College, our new science building and our unique scholarly environment, please visit our website at 

[ES_JOBS_NET] Program director for the Professional Master’s in GIS development