[ECOLOG-L] Job: strategic planning consultant, coastal sea-level rise, VA

Request for Qualifications
Strategic Planning Consultant
Resumes requested by December 15, 2015

At present, the Consortium for Educating Coastal
Virginia: Sea Level Rise (SLR) consists of Old
Dominion University, Hampton University, Virginia
Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Aquarium,
Mariners’ Museum, Chrysler Museum, and WHRO.

WHRO, on behalf of the Consortium, seeks a
consultant to facilitate the creation of a
four-year Strategic Plan that will drive the
direction and priorities of the individual
consortium members with regard to the production
of programs, exhibits, publications, and events
to educate the coastal community about this
environmental issue. The process is expected to
take six months from the beginning of the engagement.

The selected consultant will have relevant
experience in facilitating the strategic planning
process, and knowledge about sea level rise would be a plus.

Scope of Work

· Establish baseline of relevant SLR issues
and current regional activity regarding SLR
· Facilitate gathering input about topics
to be addressed and community educational needs
from current Consortium members (and others who
may join later) and other institutions involved with SLR
· Convene meetings and conference calls as necessary
· Produce and disseminate the plan for Consortium review
· Revise plan and produce final document

Email cover letter and resume to

Carla Johnson
Project Manager

[ES_JOBS_NET] SEI-US Seattle Research Associate – Staff Scientist position

Research Associate/Staff Scientist: Climate Change Mitigation
(as posted November 23, 2015)

Position: Research Associate / Staff Scientist
Topic: Policies to address global climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Salary range: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Start date: Winter 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Application deadline: December 14, 2015 (may be extended)


Organizational Background

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is a mission-driven, international research organization working to promote local, national, and global sustainable development.  Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a global reach with seven centers spanning four continents. This position will be in SEI’s Seattle office, a dedicated group committed to strong climate policy. The Seattle office works closely with governments, foundations, international agencies, and other research organizations to inform policy development at local, national, and international scales. We work collaboratively to research, analyze, evaluate, and innovate sustainable policies using insights from the physical and social sciences, economics, and other disciplines.

The Seattle office of SEI seeks a passionate early- to mid-career researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, the economics of oil and coal extraction, and carbon pricing.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, casual work environment, and excellent work-life balance.  Our office is in the heart of downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market, and in a building with many other environmentally focused NGOs.

Primary Responsibilities

Contribute to innovative research projects by:

  • Gathering information and data, including internet, phone and literature research
  • Preparing, applying, and helping conceptualize analytical tools and models, and/or designing and implementing research strategies and methods
  • Drafting reports, articles, and blog posts
  • Providing coordination and support to project managers
  • Participating in the organizational management of the institute
  • Assisting with the preparation of proposals and fundraising
  • Assisting in external presentations, trainings, and other outreach
  • Participating actively in our collaborative office culture


Desired Capabilities

You should have a desire to work in the non-profit sector within a small, informal, yet highly professional team.  Desired capabilities include:


  • Familiarity with, or a strong curiosity in, climate policy; environmental science, greenhouse gas emissions quantification and accounting; economics; energy systems, including city policy and planning; and sustainable development
  • Careful research habits and skills
  • A strong proficiency with quantitative and technical analysis and/or modeling
  • The ability to clearly communicate research and analysis, orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  • A sense of collegiality and the ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external colleagues
  • Personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and the ability to manage time, priorities, and resources effectively
  • A passion for interdisciplinary, objective research and analysis


  • College degree with strong analytical background
  • Two or more years of work experience,  and/or an advanced degree (e.g., in policy, economics, environmental studies, engineering, or science)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

How to apply
Please submit your application using the web form at https://sei.workable.com/j/04B3D0E7C2, and be sure to include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience, as well as why you are drawn to SEI.  If you are not currently based in Seattle, please specify your interest/availability to relocate.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (as attachment).
  • Three professional references.  We will alert you before contacting your references.
  • Samples of your written and other creative products (via URL links).  If you are not the sole author or creator, please describe your role and contribution.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


For more information:  http://www.sei-international.org/working-for-sei/current-recruitments

[ES_JOBS_NET] Visiting Assistant Professor of Oceanography at Bowdoin College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Oceanography

The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2016 in the area of oceanography.  The successful candidate will teach three oceanography courses per year at the sophomore to senior level, two with weekly field/laboratory sections.  Visiting faculty have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in honors and independent-study research.  Ph.D. required.

The Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science has a strong commitment to innovative teaching and research that engages undergraduates in earth-system science.  Taking advantage of Maine’s unique tectonic history, landscapes, and over 3000 miles of coastline, the EOS Department is dedicated to inquiry-based learning in a natural setting.  The department has access to boats, a newly renovated marine laboratory, and oceanographic equipment for such purposes.  For further information about the department, please see our website http://www.bowdoin.edu/earth-oceanographic-science/

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three people who have agreed to provide letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  The search committee will be available at the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco to meet with potential candidates who are registered with the AGU Career Center.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.


[ECOLOG-L] Post-Doctoral Position in Tropical Deforestation and Agriculture — Brazilian Amazon

The Gibbs Land Use and Environment Group (GLUE) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison seeks an exceptional Post-Doctoral Research Associate.
The researcher will help lead a large project investigating outcomes of
zero-deforestation commitments for soy and cattle in collaboration with
other organizations in the U.S. and Brazil.

The candidate will join a thriving and interdisciplinary team that
integrates novel property-level mapping approaches, econometrics, and
field surveys to improve our understanding of changing land use in the
Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado. We aim to produce high quality and
actionable research that can be readily applied by industry,
policymakers, and other academics to understand supply chain
traceability and governance. Key responsibilities for this position
include leading a team to survey cattle ranchers in Brazilian Amazon and
Cerrado biomes, and mapping the full cattle supply chain and industry
expansion. The successful candidate will also be proactive in writing
scientific papers and otherwise disseminating results to broad audiences
of academics and other stakeholders by presenting at conferences and
participating in relevant multi-stakeholder meetings.

Ideal qualifications include some of the following:
– Fluency in Portuguese and English and excellent written and oral
communication skills
– Experience designing farmer surveys and leading field research
– Knowledge of and interest in cattle and soy production in Brazil
– Analytical skills such as econometrics, statistics, or GIS would be a
– Strong organizational and project management skills
– Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Sociology, or a
related field (M.S. plus extensive research experience will also be

The one-year position will begin after Jan 30, 2016 with potential
renewal for up to two additional years (contingent on funding
availability and performance). Salary for this full-time position will
be $45,000 per year, plus health insurance benefits.

GLUE is a vibrant and energetic research group, with strong experience
working in Brazil. Madison is widely recognized for its warm and
international community, high quality of life, culture and arts scene,
and easy access to natural areas. Costs of living are moderate, and
public transportation and bicycle paths are easy transportation options.

For more information: http://ift.tt/1T1ovX7

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment:

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications and
interest, CV, and phone and email addresses of three references to Holly
Gibbs hkgibbs@wisc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing
basis. Application deadline is Dec 20, 2015 or until position is

[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor position in remote sensing of Earth surface processes

Still accepting applications

Assistant Professor

The University of Virginia
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental
Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in
remote sensing of Earth surface processes. We seek candidates who are dedicated
to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class
institution. Examples of research areas that would strengthen and enhance our
existing program include, but are not limited to, the application of remote
sensing to hydrological, geomorphological, ecological, and atmospheric
processes, especially as related to land use, land surface, and climate change.
Regardless of research focus, we wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will
thrive in an interdisciplinary department.
In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors,
candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels
and provide service to the University, Department, and professional
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015. The anticipated
appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must be on track to
receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a Ph.D. at the
time of appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to teach an
introductory course on remote sensing from a physical basis to upper-level
undergraduate and graduate students, along with a follow-on class on remote
sensing applications at a similar level.
To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa
(http://ift.tt/16Uwyeo), search on posting number 0617276 and
electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing
research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample
publications submitted as writing sample 1, and contact information for three
Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Todd Scanlon, tms2v@virginia.edu
Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Rachel Short, rbs2n@virginia.edu, 434- 924-7763.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to
making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to



[ES_JOBS_NET] Cluster Hire in Multiphase Atmospheric Chemical Transformations — University of , California, Riverside

Cluster Hire in Multiphase Atmospheric Chemical Transformations — University of
California, Riverside

The University of California Riverside is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300
tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition.
Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research
infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of
scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most
diverse research universities We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and
seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. Additional information is
available at http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu

This announcement aims to fill up to three positions in the area of multiphase atmospheric chemical
transformations at both the junior and senior levels. Research areas of interest include, but are not
limited to, atmospheric chemistry mechanisms, ambient and laboratory measurements, atmospheric
transport and meteorology, and numerical modeling. The placement of each successful candidate may
be in the departments of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Chemical and
Environmental Engineering, or another relevant department, depending on the preferences of the
candidate and the host departments. Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally
recognized and externally funded research program in one or more areas related to atmospheric
chemistry and atmospheric transformations. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of
success in these areas. All candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant field (such as Chemistry,
Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, or Environmental Engineering) and be strongly committed to
both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will be given to applicants whose research
interests complement those of existing faculty affiliated with the Chemistry, Environmental Sciences,
Earth Sciences, or Chemical and Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs and strengthen our
future research initiatives in environmental sciences. Preference also will be given to applicants who
have the potential or demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

Applications for the Assistant Professor position should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of
proposed research, teaching philosophy and letters from three professional references. A statement
addressing potential contribution to academic diversity may be included. Application materials for the
Assistant Professor position should be submitted through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00492
Applications for the Senior position should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed
research, teaching philosophy, a statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity may
be included. Senior applicants should apply through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00493 For full
consideration applications should be received by January 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted until
the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is June 30, 2016. Salary is commensurate with education
and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a
series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes
substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its
mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-
generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The University
of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional
commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.



Bowling Green State University is
pleased to
announce a cluster hire in the area of environmental problems of
watersheds in
our Department of Biological Sciences and School of Earth,
Environment, and
Society (SEES).  The first
two positions
in this cluster hire are a biological limnologist and a physical
limnologist.  Applicants
are expected to develop a highly
productive, collaborative, and externally funded research program,
contribute to the teaching/service missions of our undergraduate
and graduate

Limnologist:  Tenure-Track
Professor in Biological Sciences. 
successful candidate will conduct innovative research that
addresses questions
at break-through spatial and temporal scales. The biological
limnologist will
develop a research program that addresses biological processes in
especially research relatable to pressing aquatic issues in the
lower Great
Lakes such as harmful algal blooms, invasive species, water
quality, and
climate change.   

Biological Sciences offers BS/MS/PhD,
with 26
graduate faculty, 70+ graduate students, and 700 undergraduate
majors.  Biological
Sciences has research emphases in
Ecology and Molecular Biology, featuring a strong environmental
program that spans these areas. 

Limnologist:  Tenure-Track
Professor in SEES.  We seek
with research expertise in physical aspects of lake systems
(including the
watershed) with potential applications to environmental problems
in the Great
Lakes, including but not limited to hydrological modeling,
sedimentology, anthropogenic tracers, and coastal processes.

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

BGSU is in close proximity to Lake
Erie where
field studies are supported through partnerships with our
Firelands College and
laboratory space provided by the city of Sandusky.  Existing interactions with
many federal (NOAA
GLERL, USGS, Sea Grant) and state/provincial agencies (MDNR, ODNR,
NYDEC, OMNR), as well as universities (e.g., Ohio State, Purdue,
Mich. State, U
of Mich., University of Windsor, Kent State, University of Toledo)
can help
promote new opportunities for collaboration in the Great Lakes.

Applicants should submit a cover
letter, CV,
statements of research and teaching interest/experience, and
publications in one electronic file (pdf) by January 4, 2016 to:  Biological Limnologist Search
Chair, George
Bullerjahn (bullerj@bgsu.edu)
or Physical
Limnologist Search Chair, James Evans (evansje@bgsu.edu).  Applicants should arrange for
three reference
letters to be delivered by the same date. 
Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, and
experience is preferred.  Start
date is
August 2016.

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,
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
Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  We are committed to fostering a
diverse and
inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless
of age, gender
identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Penn State Geochemistry position (advertisement)

Tenure-Track Faculty – GeochemistryThe Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geochemistry. Although the primary target of this search is at the assistant professor level, the committee will also consider senior candidates with exceptional qualifications. We seek a colleague who creatively uses theoretical, observational, and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems related to the mineralogy and geochemistry of the Earth’s surface. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Geosciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses research programs spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: http://ift.tt/1Fod3xu). We especially encourage applicants whose research activities will prove synergistic with the Materials Research Institute and/or the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment.Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Peter Heaney, Chair of the Search Committee at pjh14@psu.edu or Stacie Hugney, Administrative Assistant at slg9@psu.edu.Apply to job 60731 at http://ift.tt/1I1YJSd SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://ift.tt/1faHlfu , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

[ECOLOG-L] Water Resources faculty position

The Department of Geography at The University of Alabama seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will support the continued expansion of our Department including our recent initiative to develop a Ph.D. program.

The University of Alabama, Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track (9-month) faculty position in human geography at the rank of Assistant Professor, start date August 16, 2016. This new position will support the expansion of our Department including our recent initiative to develop a Ph.D. program. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, as well as potential for developing robust, externally-funded research programs that complement one or more of the department’s broader research foci including: water resources and human-environment systems, GIS/remote sensing, environmental management and change, and human impacts on the environment (see http://geography.ua.edu). A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline at time of appointment is required. Formal Review of applications will begin December 11, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at http://ift.tt/1uXHmd2. Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, CV (including contact information for at least three references), and statements of research and teaching interests. For additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Seth Appiah-Opoku (sappiah@ua.edu).

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. 

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Washington, Seattle – Arctic Carbon

Associate (postdoctoral) (0148) position is available
at the University of Washington to conduct field and lab based research as part
of a NASA funded effort to investigate carbon dynamics in arctic and boreal ecosystems.  Under the guidance of Dr. David Butman the
successful candidate will engage directly with collaborators from the U.S.
Geological Survey, and Florida State University (R. Spencer) to carry out field
campaigns within the Yukon River Basin in interior Alaska during the summer of
2016 and 2017.  Sampling will include
organic and inorganic carbon concentrations, dissolved gas fluxes, as well as
stable and radioisotope sampling and preparation in an effort to investigate
the movement of carbon from terrestrial to aquatic systems across a changing
permafrost landscape.   This effort is part of a collaboration between
the USGS LandCarbon program and the NASA Arctic and Boreal Vulnerability
Experiment with the lead PI as Dr. Robert Striegl (USGS), and the lead Science
PI is Dr. Michelle Walvoord (USGS).  The
post-doc will have a leadership role in the use of radioisotopes of organic
carbon across arctic freshwater research and will have the opportunity to work
with a wide range of researchers across universities and government agencies. This
post-doc will work directly with P.I Butman to further develop research of
interest as part of the larger effort.  This
post-doc will begin to develop better algorithms for airborne and space-based
remote sensing techniques to estimate carbon cycling in freshwaters across the

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., or foreign
equivalent, in environmental engineering, environmental science,
biogeochemistry, oceanography, or a related field, and have experience
conducting field campaigns in remote areas under sometimes challenging
conditions.  In addition, this candidate
will have a foundational knowledge of carbon biogeochemistry in freshwaters,
understands the application of stable and radio-isotopes to carbon cycling in
aquatic systems, is familiar with remote sensing techniques, and is willing to
become an integral component in a larger research effort.  The post-doc will receive a competitive
salary that is commensurate with their experience level. Applicants should submit a CV and a cover
letter describing their interest in the position, their qualifications, and a
list of three references with contact information. 

This is a full-time, one year Research Associate
(postdoctoral) appointment based in Seattle, WA, with the potential of
extending for an additional year upon satisfactory performance.  The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences manages several field
stations and research sites including Pack Forest and the Olympic Natural
Resources Center, and works with a broad range of stakeholders and partners
including federal, state, and tribal agencies; non-governmental organizations;
resource-based industries; and rural communities.  All UW faculty engage in research, teaching,
and service Applicants

Please contact David Butman (dbutman@uw.edu) for more
information and to submit application materials.  More information about the School of
Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington can be found at
and additional information on the NASA ABoVE program can be found at http://ift.tt/1N04yQi Review of applications will begin January 1st
and continue until a successful applicant is found.  It is anticipated that this position will
require field work by June 2016.

of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.