[GilbertClub] EarthShape PhD positions and project manager – Deadline approaching

Dear Gilbert club students and postdocs:

Applications for the EarthShape research initiative are still being accepted for 17 PhD positions (deadlines ~15 Oct.) and a project manager / postdoctoral position (deadline 31 Oct.). PDF file advertisements are attached. 

Additional information is available via the EarthShape web site (positions open link on top left).


Best wishes,

Todd Ehlers and Friedhelm von Blanckenburg

Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in River Science and Freshwater Ecology vacancy

Dear all,

The University of Worcester is offering a three-year Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in River Science and Freshwater Ecology. The appointee will carry out a selected research project under the supervision of Dr Tory Milner (University of Worcester; UW), Dr Ian Maddock (UW) and Dr Rachel Stubbington (Nottingham Trent University). The post holder will also gain experience in teaching at HE level and, following their work at Worcester, will be well equipped to apply for university lectureships.

The research project focuses on the impacts of flow intermittence on invertebrate diversity and assemblage composition in intermittent streams. For a description of the project and to apply, please see http://ift.tt/1jfq20t

The deadline is the 8th November.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Tory Milner at v.milner@worc.ac.uk

Best wishes,

Tory Milner

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Geography Course Leader,
University of Worcester,
Worcester, WR2 6AJ

[Caglist] Université de Montréal: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environment-Society Relations


Université de Montréal
Département de géographie
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environment-Society Relations

The Département de géographie is seeking
applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank
of Assistant Professor in human geography addressing
environment-society relations. The research interests of
potential candidates could include, but are not limited to,
diverse aspects of environmental geography, such as: political
ecology, environmental change and the geography of resources
and territorial conflict. The Department encourages research
addressing international contexts.

Responsibilities: The appointed candidate will
be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum,
supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and
publication, and contribute to the academic life and
reputation of the University.


Ph.D. in Geography or in a related discipline

Publications in journals of international standing

Teaching experience

Interest and ability to work in a collaborative setting

Proficiency in the French language

Linguistic Policy: Université de Montréal is a Québec
university with an international reputation. French is the
language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the
University is intensively recruiting the world’s best
specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language
policy [http://ift.tt/LRtYTI],
Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited
faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Salary: Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary
and a complete range of employee benefits.


Starting Date: On or after June 1st, 2016.

Constitution of application

The application must include the following documents:

a cover letter

a curriculum vitæ

copies of recent publications and research

a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (two
page maximum)

a statement of research interests (two page maximum)

Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent
directly to the Department Chair by the referees.

Deadline: Application and letters of recommendation must be
sent to the chair of the Département de géographie by novembre
27th, 2015 at the following address:

Mme Patricia Martin, directrice
Département de géographie
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Documents may also be sent via e-mail to the following
address: administration@geog.umontreal.ca

For more information about the Department, please consult its
website at: http://ift.tt/1qCTxM2

[GilbertClub] W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT

Dear all,

Below is an advertisement for the 2016 Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT. The application deadline is December 1, 2015. Please distribute widely and contact me with questions or ideas for collaborative projects!


J. Taylor Perron
Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for the W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship supports exceptional early-career scientists with research interests in the fields of geology, geochemistry, or geobiology. Crosby Fellows pursue independent research but are encouraged to collaborate with one or more researchers in the department. A faculty mentor hosts each fellow. Prospective fellows are encouraged to contact members of the department to discuss possible collaborations. The fellowship term is two years, contingent on good progress during the first year, and includes an annual stipend of $62,000 plus an allowance of up to $7,000 per year for research, relocation and health care expenses. Fellows are eligible to participate in MIT’s Affiliate health plan. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but should ideally fall between June 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. by the start date, but not more than three years before the start date.

Applications are due by December 1, 2015, and must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a two-page plan of research to be conducted during the fellowship, and three reference letters. A description of the application process is at http://ift.tt/1JVkNIm.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

[GilbertClub] Post-doctoral Fellowship in Hydroinformatics and River Water Quality

New Mexico Tech’s Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science
(www.ees.nmt.edu) is seeking applications
for a post-doctoral fellow in Hydroinformatics with an emphasis on merging
hydrologic transport processes, fluvial geomorphology, and nutrient and
contaminant dynamics in river systems. The appointment will support a
national-scale synthesis project with the USGS Powel Center’s “River Corridor Group” aimed at
improving the characterization of river hydrogeomorpohology and its cumulative
influence on water quality. The project integrates data mining and synthesis of
large physical and biogeochemical datasets with new physics-based models for
transport in large river networks. Research goals include assembling and assimilating
hydrogeomorphic data into a new river corridor transport model to assess cumulative
effects, and forecast outcomes for changing water quality at the scale of the
nation. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to independently develop
research questions and answer them by consolidating large data sets into
mathematical models. In addition, applicants are expected to work
collaboratively with the Powell Center group, leading research activities that
generate the submission of two or more peer-reviewed publications each year. The
successful candidate will be hosted at New Mexico Tech’s Dept. of Earth &
Environmental Science under the supervision of Dr. Jesus Gomez-Velez with
additional supervision by the other project PIs Dr. Jud Harvey (USGS), Dr.
Elizabeth Boyer (Penn State), and Dr. Durelle Scott (Virginia Tech). The appointment
is for up to two years, and computing facilities and travel are supported. Interested
applicants should email a CV, transcripts, one relevant publication, a one-page
statement of past and present research goals, and the names and addresses of
three references to Dr. Jesus D. Gomez-Velez (jdgomez@nmt.edu).
Review of applications begins November 15, 2015, and the position will remain
open until filled.

[ECOLOG-L] JOB AD: Sustainability Science assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at
Montclair State University invites applications for a
full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor
position in Sustainability Science, starting September 1,
2016. Applicants with expertise in areas including but not
limited to urban design and planning, life cycle assessment,
green building, industrial ecology, carbon auditing and
energy are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate
will develop a vigorous externally funded research program
and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  The
candidate will play a critical role in our bachelors,
masters, and professional science masters programs in
Sustainability Science, and contribute to teaching and
mentoring in our Geography, Earth and Environmental
Sciences, and Environmental Management bachelors, masters,
and doctoral programs. Teaching responsibilities will
include introductory courses as well as upper-level
undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s
areas of expertise. Service to the department, university,
and larger professional community is also expected.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in sustainability science,
environmental science, urban planning, geosciences,
geography, resource management, or other appropriate field,
have a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in
sustainability, and evidence of current or potential success
in grant activity.

Send one combined pdf
or docx file containing a cover letter, CV, statements of
teaching and research interests, and the names and contact
information for three professional references (including one
who has held a supervisory position) should be sent to
EAESsearch@mail.montclair.edu. Please reference V-F20 in the
application. Applications must be received by November
13, 2015.

Building on a distinguished 106-year history, Montclair
State University is proud to be a leading institution of
higher education in New Jersey. The University’s six
colleges and schools serve over 20,000 undergraduate and
graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, master’s, and
baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful,
250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City,
Montclair State delivers the instructional and research
resources of a large public university in a supportive,
sophisticated and diverse academic environment.
montclair.edu.  Montclair State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong
commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found
on the MSU website at http://www.montclair.edu.

[Met-jobs] SHOM : Ingénieur d’études et développement de systèmes et services océanographiques (H/F)


Dans le cadre de son activité au profit des usagers de la mer, le SHOM
développe des capacités de prévisions océanographiques de l’océan.
L’objectif du présent contrat est de contribuer aux évolutions des
nouveaux services océanographiques diffusés sur le portail de
l’information géographique maritime et littorale de référence
data.shom.fr ainsi que sur les portails connexes.

Vous participerez au developpement exploratoire et aux specifications
techniques des évolutions et adaptations des nouveaux produits, services
(dont services Web) et outils de diffusion (visualisation et
téléchargement) des informations océanographiques du SHOM : diffusion
temps réel de résultats de modèles de prévision océanographique et
d’état de mer, d’observations in-situ, d’indicateurs, de génération de
bulletins océanographiques.

Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme BAC+5 minimum en informatique,
disposant d’une bonne maîtrise des Standards OGC et des Web Services
avec, si possible, une expérience pratique des SIG, du développement de
portail de données, des Web Services à composante géographique et de
leurs extensions (WMS, ncWMS,..).
La compréhension des tenants, aboutissants et des spécificités
scientifiques et techniques de la prévision numérique temps réel de
l’océan et de l’atmosphère serait un plus.

Ce poste est sur une durée de 36 mois et est basé à TOULOUSE

Pour plus de renseignement voir :

[Met-jobs] Vacancy at University of Edinburgh: PDRA in Chinese Climate Extremes

Dear Met-Jobs,
I have a PDRA post at the University of Edinburgh with a closing date
of the 20th October to work on the Newton funded project “Long Term
Undulations versus secular change in Chinese Climate (LOTUS-China)” at
the University of Edinburgh. This is a joint project involving the
Universities of Edinburgh, Reading and Oxford to answer the overarching
question “”Why is climate changing in China and what are the
implications for China’s vulnerability to extremes, e.g. drought?”

The Edinburgh PDRA will quantify the contributions that greenhouse
gases, aerosols and circulation change have made to changing Chinese
temperature extremes, particularly urban events, and precipitation
extreme events. They will also carry out research into the possible
reasons why models underestimate the observed changes in minimum and
maximum temperatures over China and link their results with those of
project partners in Reading, Oxford and China.

The ideal candidate for this post will have a PhD (or near completion)
in Climate science or a closely related area and be enthusiastic about
climate research. They will be able to use complex models, compare them
with observations and be able to program computers. They should also be
strongly numerate, have written peer-reviewed papers and have strong
written and oral communication skills.

The role is fixed term starting as soon as possible until June 30th 2018.



for more details and to apply.

Simon Tett

[ECOLOG-L] 2 USGS post docs: Population modelling and stable isotopes related to renewable energy-wildlife issues. Davis, California. Application deadline: 10/16/2015

Outreach Notice –

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Forest
and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) is seeking to fill two GS-11
term biologist/ecologist positions to be based in Davis, CA. These
positions are both designed to participate in a multi-year project
investigating the demographic effects of renewable energy-caused mortality of
wildlife in California. 


Term Wildlife Biologist GS-486-11

The wildlife biologist will develop,
analyze and interpret demographic models built for populations of high-priority
avian and mammalian species killed at renewable energy facilities within
California.  Interact and communicate with a diverse set of
stakeholders in industry, consulting, government and academia to compile,
integrate and summarize published and unpublished reports.  Write articles or portions of articles for
popular, technical and/or scientific publications for on-going studies or as
assigned by supervisor.   There may
be occasional travel 5-7 nights per month. 
The desired
candidate will have a strong knowledge of analysis, interpretation and
simulation of wildlife demography and matrix population models; experience
using software such as R, MARK, or ArcGIS; and employing Bayesian statistical
techniques (e.g., BUGS) or coding in C or a similar language. A strong history
of publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.


Term Ecologist GS-408-11

The stable isotope ecologist will be responsible
for preparing samples and conducting stable isotope analyses to identify the
geographic extent of the populations of key species experiencing fatalities at
renewable energy facilities in California. Write
comprehensive written reports and write scientific manuscripts for publication
in scientific journals. *Travel is required as the analyses will be conducted at the Central
Appalachians Stable Isotope Facility of the University of Maryland Center for
Environmental Science. The desired candidate will have experience
conducting, interpreting, analyzing and publishing stable isotope analyses in
any field; ability to graphically display these data (e.g., within a GIS); and
experience using software such as R, Excel, ArcGis. A strong history of
publishing scientific research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.


These positions will be
located in Davis, CA.  Salary is GS-11
$30.04/hour.   For details on these positions (such as full description of duties, education
and experience requirements) please see the full vacancy announcements listed


The jobs will be posted on the internet at  www.usajobs.gov  All applicants must apply at this website.


Opens: 10/05/2015


Wildlife Biologist  
GS-486-11 – Announcement #

Ecologist GS-408-11- Announcement # PAC-2015-0697


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


For more information please


Earl Emerson

(916) 278-9399


U.S. Geological Survey – Office of Human

3020 State University Dr East, Suite 2001

Sacramento, CA  95819

[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Positions in Atmospheric Chemistry, Univ. of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine (FYI: the
deadline for initial consideration is past but a quick
response will not go overlooked)The Department of Chemistry at the University of
California, Irvine (Irvine, California)
has two openings for outstanding scientists in atmospheric
chemistry. It is anticipated that
one will be at the Assistant Professor and one at Full
Professor  level, although
applicants at all levels will be  considered.
These positions are part of an integrated, across-campus
initiative in air quality and climate. We seek to build this initiative through
cross-cutting and transformative research programs that
complement existing activities at UCI, with an emphasis on
interdisciplinary activities involving particles and their roles
in air quality and climate. Studies linking fundamental
chemistry to biological effects of air pollutants are of
particular interest. Candidates must
have a PhD in Chemistry or a related field.
Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrated
record in applying fundamental chemistry to problems of
atmospheric significance. The position requires both the
establishment of a vigorous research program and a strong
commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted
electronically via the Internet at:
Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vita
(including a publication list), and a concise statement of
proposed research. A separate statement
that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity,
equity and inclusion should also be included in the application
Names and contact information for three references must be
provided; letters should not be requested at this time.
Applications and supporting materials should be received by
October 1, 2015 for full consideration. The University of
California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age,
protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered
by the UC nondiscrimination policy.