[ECOLOG-L] Job: Spatial analysis of natural capital and ecosystem services

 

Dear colleagues,

We are hiring a spatial analyst to be based at WWF in the Washington, DC office.While the job will have a primary focus on natural capital and ecosystem services, the analyst will also work across a range of geospatial analyses and supporting functions:

 

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[ECOLOG-L] Job: Chair, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and
Environmental Systems

Department Chair

http://ges.umbc.edu

Maryland, Baltimore 21250. The Department of Geography and
Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
(UMBC) invites applications and nominations for Department
Chair. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a field that
complements faculty strengths (e.g. Geography, Environmental Science,
Conservation Science, Ecology, Natural Resources) and with academic
achievements commensurate with appointment as a Full Professor,
although senior Associate Professors will be considered as well. The
candidate should have demonstrated leadership and administrative
skills, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and
teaching, and an active research program.

The Department has experienced rapid growth in recent years, more
than doubling undergraduate majors to over 300 in our B.S. and B.A.
programs, and with current enrollment of 50 M.S. students (including
accelerated The department has 14 regular faculty and 9
adjunct/affiliate faculty, and has established a strong record of
federal grant support (e.g., NSF, NASA, NOAA, USDA). Faculty
research interests cover a range of topics in human geography and
environmental science and management, including ecology and
biogeography, global change science, hydrology and geomorphology,
meteorology and severe storms, GIS and remote sensing, urban
geography, public health, environmental history, political ecology,
resource conservation, and environmental policy. Urban environmental
research is particularly well-represented with the presence on campus
and faculty collaboration with the Center for Urban Environmental
Research and Education (CUERE) and the Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Urban LTER. We also have strong collaborative ties with UMBC’s
NASA-funded Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology and the USGS
MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, both located in UMBC’s Research Park.
Collaborations with other departments and programs on campus include
Biological Sciences; Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental
Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Public
Policy; Gender & Women’s Studies; Global Studies; Interdisciplinary
Studies; and the multi-campus Marine, Estuarine and Environmental
Sciences program.

Applications should be sent to
(http://ift.tt/XIjvAe) and
should include: cover letter with description of leadership vision,
administrative experience, and research program; CV and the names of
three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Andrew Miller at
GESChairSearch@umbc.edu. Formal
review of applications will begin on Sept. 30, 2015 and will continue
until the position is filled.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we
seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this
position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty
diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group
members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

[ECOLOG-L] Job: Assistant Professor Soil Mineralogy (carbon sequestration)

The School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food,
Agricultural and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University is
seeking an individual with research and teaching interests in pure and
applied soil and environmental mineralogy.

Research emphasis on bio-based and solid-earth based material science
regarding organic and inorganic C, and organometallic speciation in soils
and terrestrial environmental media. Expertise in traditional soil
mineralogical techniques, and advanced molecular scale micro-analytical
mineralogy and spectroscopy is desirable. We are especially interested in
individuals capable of interfacing with faculty having core interests in
other disciplines including natural resource sciences.

The incumbent is expected to develop an internationally recognized research
and teaching program. Specific expectations and responsibilities include
development an externally-funded, nationally recognized research program in
soil science and novel materials for soil carbon capture and preservation.

This will be a full time, 9 month, tenure-track appointment. The incumbent
will be engaged in the Discovery Themes program on Sustainable and Resilient
Economy (http://ift.tt/1U7r5MX).

The deadline for applications is October 26, 2015
More information available here:
http://ift.tt/1Shq4o0
To discuss this position contact Nicholas Basta, Search Committee Chair, at
basta.4 [at] osu.edu

[Met-jobs] Met Office post: Climate Information Scientist

[ES_JOBS_NET] Lab Manager position in Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Date:    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:49:50 -0700From:    “Laurel G. Larsen” Subject: Lab Manager position in Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory, UC Berkeley–047d7b339faf4105c2051ba0f4d8Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printableHi Ecologgers,I am seeking a lab manager for a one-year lab manager position. Please seethe description below.Within the Department of Geography, the Environmental Systems DynamicsLaboratory quantitatively studies the ways in which physical, biological,and human components of the environment are linked to understand howcritical ecosystems and the functions that they perform may change overtime. Water flows as a theme through this research as one of the componentsof the environment most critical to life and indeed, perhaps the singlemost dominant factor sculpting the geography of Earth’s natural and humanlandscapes.ResponsibilitiesThe candidate would be providing laboratory support for ongoing projects inthe ESDL. This entails ensuring that laboratory and field instrumentationare running smoothly, performing sample analysis, preparing reagents, andassisting with the setup of a new laboratory flume for studies of sedimenttransport in vegetation canopies. Limited field work will likely also berequired.Projects that the candidate will be involved in focus on understanding themechanisms and environmental impact of organic material transport inparticulate and dissolved form using approaches from organic geochemistryand environmental fluid mechanics. More information about the EnvironmentalSystems Dynamics Laboratory is available at www.esdlberkeley.com. Thesuccessful candidate should work well in diverse teams, as she/he would beworking closely with other laboratory personnel, including undergraduateand graduate students and postdocs.Key Responsibilities :=E2=80=A2 Running and maintaining laboratory instrumentation, including afluorometer, dissolved organic carbon analyzer, and particle size analyzer=E2=80=A2 Assisting with planning and characterization of a new water flume=,constructed to perform experiments on sediment transport in biologicallyactive environments=E2=80=A2 Preparing solutions and reagents=E2=80=A2 Participating in and providing support for field projects=E2=80=A2 As need and interests dictate, potentially performing routine dat=aanalysis in support of ongoing field projectsRequired Qualifications=E2=80=A2 Experience preparing laboratory reagents=E2=80=A2 Experience in troubleshooting instrumentation=E2=80=A2 Experience with physical laboratory experiments=E2=80=A2 Familiarity with spreadsheet software such as Excel=E2=80=A2 Bachelor=E2=80=99s degree in chemistry, engineering, or one of th=e physical orenvironmental sciences (or equivalent years of experience)Preferred Qualifications=E2=80=A2 Experience with organic carbon analysis=E2=80=A2 Experience with sediment transport experiments=E2=80=A2 Familiarity with fluid mechanics=E2=80=A2 Master’s degree in chemistry, engineering, or one of the physical= orenvironmental sciences (or equivalent years of experience)*To apply:*Visit http://ift.tt/1SJVkXt search on position #20208.Please feel free to contact me with questions.

[ECOLOG-L] Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Tenure Track

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2016.

Candidates must possess their Ph.D. at the time of application and those with post-doctoral experience will be the most competitive. A successful candidate will have a strong record of research and potential for, or evidence of, excellence in teaching. We will consider all areas of environmental science research but we are particularly interested in those working in applied climatology, urban ecology, or ecosystem services, and applying computational or quantitative approaches. The position also offers opportunities to collaborate with a diverse and interdisciplinary group of environmental and sustainability researchers across the university. The candidate will be expected to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and also participate in departmental, college, and university activities and service.

Additional information can be found at:
http://ift.tt/1JHjrkO

[Met-jobs] Polar Science faculty position at SIO

FACULTY POSITION AT SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UCSD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego

(http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek a

motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and

provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps,

other UCSD departments, and nearby institutions. SIO is a world renowned center of marine

research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects

of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence

and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in

candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in

teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Polar Science: We seek outstanding candidates in Polar Science. Relevant research areas

could include glaciology, oceanography, climate, biogeochemistry, and microbiology. We are

particularly interested in individuals able to establish connections between more than one

element of the polar system. Possible foci include land ice, sea ice, biogeochemistry, the carbon

cycle, microbial processes, paleoclimate, subglacial processes (including biology), and highlatitude

climate processes. Research approaches can include observations (field and remote

sensing), modeling, genomics, and dynamics. SIO also has faculty openings in Observational

Physical Oceanography, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine Physiology/Cell Biology at:

http://ift.tt/1gR9Voe.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes, supervise research at both the

graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to leadership on issues of equity and diversity.

The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant field and a competitive record of publication, as

well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with the

opportunity to have done so at this career level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate

the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, or for junior scholars to have the

potential thereof. Our strong preference is for hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, but

appointments at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, including Acting titles) may also

be considered. Salary will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be

based on the UCSD pay scales.

To apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:

Assistant Professor at:
http://ift.tt/1gR9Vof

Associate/Full Professor at:
http://ift.tt/1gR9Voh

Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research and teaching are encouraged

to submit materials through both links.

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected

veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see

http://ift.tt/1gR9YAD for the UCSD Partner Opportunities

Program.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Polar Science faculty position at SIO

FACULTY POSITION AT SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UCSD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego

(http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek a

motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and

provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps,

other UCSD departments, and nearby institutions. SIO is a world renowned center of marine

research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects

of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence

and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in

candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in

teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Polar Science: We seek outstanding candidates in Polar Science. Relevant research areas

could include glaciology, oceanography, climate, biogeochemistry, and microbiology. We are

particularly interested in individuals able to establish connections between more than one

element of the polar system. Possible foci include land ice, sea ice, biogeochemistry, the carbon

cycle, microbial processes, paleoclimate, subglacial processes (including biology), and highlatitude

climate processes. Research approaches can include observations (field and remote

sensing), modeling, genomics, and dynamics. SIO also has faculty openings in Observational

Physical Oceanography, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine Physiology/Cell Biology at:

http://ift.tt/1gR9Voe.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes, supervise research at both the

graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to leadership on issues of equity and diversity.

The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant field and a competitive record of publication, as

well as evidence of the ability to conduct and fund an active research program consistent with the

opportunity to have done so at this career level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate

the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, or for junior scholars to have the

potential thereof. Our strong preference is for hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, but

appointments at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, including Acting titles) may also

be considered. Salary will depend on the experience of the successful applicant and will be

based on the UCSD pay scales.

To apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:

Assistant Professor at: http://ift.tt/1gR9Vof

Associate/Full Professor at: http://ift.tt/1gR9Voh

Current Assistant level candidates with a strong record of research and teaching are encouraged

to submit materials through both links.

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected

veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see

http://ift.tt/1gR9Yk8 the UCSD Partner Opportunities

Program.

For GEOMOPHLIST: Teaching Fellow in Physical Geography-Earth Sciences

TEACHING FELLOW IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY-EARTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, UK

Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Physical Geography-Earth Sciences (Fixed Term for 10 months) at the University of Birmingham, UK.

A short description of the post is provided below, with a full job description available in PDF format:

The closing date for applications is 2 August 2015.

We would be pleased if you would draw this post to the attention of potential applicants.

Best regards,
David

[Met-jobs] University of Leeds, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS): Academic Fellowship Announcement

University of Leeds, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS): Academic Fellowship Announcement

Roles for 2015/16 are available to view now and will open for applications on 29th July 2015.  If you would like to be sent a reminder once the jobs are open, click here.

Earth Observation of Climate Phenomena

Faculty: Environment          School: Earth and Environment           Strategic theme(s): Climate ChangeWater

A major strategic aim of Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) in the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) is to scale up the process-based research on modelling and observations to tackle large scale climate and weather problems of societal relevance.  Exploiting Earth Observation (EO) datasets of atmospheric and other climate phenomena is the most effective way of achieving this aim.  ICAS is a leading international institute for the study of atmospheric and climate processes using models, field observations and laboratory experiments.  We are now looking to add new capability in Earth observation.

The aim of this fellowship is to create new expertise and research capacity in satellite remote sensing of climate phenomena in order to: create a strong synergy with ICAS’s existing expertise on modelling and observations that enables this research to be scaled up to address higher impact issues; position ICAS at the frontier of emerging fields concerning the interactions of the atmosphere with the biosphere, ocean and cryosphere; position ICAS to be able to make early use of recently launched satellite instruments that will allow new breakthroughs in understanding changes in the Earth system.

You will develop a research profile that will contribute to the University’s ambition to be recognised among the top few international centres for climate science. You will develop a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications and a strong record of presentations at international conferences.  You will work closely with and integrate ICAS’s broad modelling and observational research to create the potential for substantial innovation, such as, interdisciplinary crossovers leading to innovative new science in previously unexplored areas; observational constraint of our advanced weather and climate models, leading to improved predictions of regional climate impacts; and development of cutting-edge teaching materials, enabling ICAS to engage students in the “Golden Age of Earth Observation”.  You will also be expected to develop an innovative contribution to the teaching portfolio at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

With a PhD in climate-related science or Earth observation, you will have expertise and a strong research record in Earth observation, the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

Enquiries can be made to Professor Ken Carslaw, Director of ICAS, email: k.s.carslaw@leeds.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)113 343 1597.

Deadline: 30 September 2015

Climate Impacts

Faculty: Environment          School: Earth and Environment           Strategic theme(s): Climate Change, Food, Water

The topic of climate impacts is a major and growing discipline that applies our emerging understanding of changes in weather and climate to understand and predict future effects on society.  Leeds aims to become a distinctive and influential player in climate impact assessment by creating an innovative integrated research programme that links expertise on the land surface and impacts on global agricultural systems.  There is significant potential for innovation by cross-fertilisation of approaches and methods from climate impacts research and land-surface modelling, which are traditionally distinct disciplines.

This fellowship will create new expertise and research capacity in the area of climate impacts on the global land surface, crops, food security and carbon balance.  It provides an opportunity to build on the unique mix of existing strengths in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science and across the University in climate impacts, land surface observations and modelling, land-use change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions and the carbon cycle.  The ambition and growing strength in this area is reflected in the new Leeds Ecosystem Atmosphere and Forests (LEAF) research centre (www.leaf.leeds.ac.uk).  This fellowship is the next phase in the development of this interdisciplinary research area.  The fellow will also be expected to develop an innovative contribution to the teaching portfolio at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

With a PhD in climate-related science you will have expertise and a strong research record in Climate Impacts and the ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a clear and compelling vision for personal academic development.

Enquiries can be made to Professor Ken Carslaw, Director of ICAS, email: k.s.carslaw@leeds.ac.uk, tel:+44 (0)113 343 1597.

Deadline: 30 September 2015

Mollie Van der Gucht

Research Support Administrator for ICAS & SRI

School of Earth & Environment

University of Leeds

Ph: +44 (0)113 34 34058

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