Lectureships in Physical Geography.

The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia are seeking to appoint

up to two academic staff in the areas of coastal and marine physical processes and geohazards. Details of the positions and the application process can be found athttp://www.seek.com.au/job/31045032?pos=1&type=standard&engineConfig=&userqueryid=75090410904350595&tier=no_tier&whereid=

[ES_JOBS_NET] Professional Assistant Professor, Geology & Chemistry, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

A&M University Corpus Christi

Assistant Professor, Geology & Chemistry

Position Description Summary:

Job Duties:
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a
Professional Assistant Professor of Geology and Chemistry in the
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences. The position
will begin September 2016. Area of expertise is flexible, but
applicants with experience teaching introductory courses in
geology and chemistry and upper-level courses in geology and
geochemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate
will be expected to coordinate the Geology Program and
introductory Chemistry labs, and teach introductory and
upper-level Geology courses and laboratories. The position is not
a tenure track faculty position but a long term teaching position
in the department. Appointment will be 9 months. Additional
regular full or part time summer assignment is expected and will
result in additional compensation.

Texas A&M University –
Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university
with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on
the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust
campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located
on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the Island University
was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal
campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and
laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty
strategically position TAMU-CC to
achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an
emerging research institution.

Apply online at http://ift.tt/1rZd6jl
completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications, 
2. A curriculum vitae, 
3. Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is
acceptable for application),
4. A statement of teaching philosophy, and
5. Three letters of reference.
The position will remain open until May 17, 2016.

Requirements include a Ph.D. at the time of hire in Geology or a
closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desired qualifications for the position include experience
teaching Geology courses and laboratories, leading Geology field
excursions, coordination of multiple teaching labs, an overall
record of effective teaching and introducing teaching innovations
and an interest in activities leading to improving the
understanding of Geology for our students and the university
community at large.

Monthly Pay Range:

To be considered for this
position please visit our web site and apply on line at the
following link: islanderjobs.tamucc.edu

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doc: California Drought and Central Valley Water Use

Post-doctoral fellow opportunity. California drought and Central Valley Water Use.

Host:  Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Deadline:  Available
immediately, applications will be received until filled.

California is coming off its fourth year of drought, among the worst
droughts in this region’s recorded history. Partly as a result of the impact of
this drought, the state of California has passed historic legislation, the
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA, which aims at managing
groundwater for the first time in California. The drought along with the recent
legislation has accentuated the need for more timely data on the state’s water
use. A large portion of the state’s water use is focused in the Central Valley.
Claudia Faunt and colleagues from the USGS/California Water Science Center,
developed the Central Valley Hydrological Model (CVHM). CVHM is an extensive,
detailed three-dimensional (3D) numerical model of the integrated hydrologic
system of the Central Valley (http://ift.tt/1U45YLH).
The CVHM simultaneously accounts for changing water supply and demand across
the landscape, and simulates surface water and groundwater flow across the
entire Central Valley. Because pumping is generally not metered, CVHM
calculates groundwater pumping as the remaining irrigation demand estimate
after surface-water deliveries are taken into account. These surface-water
deliveries are central to calculating pumping in CVHM, however, it often takes
years to compile this delivery data. This time lag makes it difficult to make
look at management options in a timely manner. The objective of the study will
be working on is to develop more real-time monthly estimates of groundwater
pumping. This study will build on the CVHM and will be a collaborative effort
between the USGS and CNAP (see below; cnap.ucsd.edu)

The successful candidate will work closely scientists working in the
region on both climatic and conjunctive water-use issues. The position is partially
supported by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and will
be managed by the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), one of a dozen
teams nationwide funded by NOAA under the Regional Integrated Sciences and
Applications (RISA) Program.

In conjunction with the USGS and the CNAP team, the post-doc will
include obtaining or developing data to represent recent water-use variables in
this area, usage of and access to observations, status of monitoring, knowledge
of regional climate and its variability, and any other information about
climate, to assist in model updates and simulations. The post-doc will also organize
data sets, determine statistical, and/or categorizations necessary to update
the CVHM. The candidate must have a familiarity with climate variability
and the physical landscape and the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater.  Strong organizational and computational
skills are required, as well as the ability to run numerical simulations. In
addition, the candidate must have strong communications skills, including
writing scientific journal articles, reports, briefs for the public and
legislators as well as ability to communicate with a range of people from experts in the field to people
with little hydrological knowledge.

Candidates must have a completed doctoral degree, in the field of
climate, hydrology or related physical science. 
Further information can be obtained from Dr. Julie Kalansky (jkalansky@ucsd.edu, 858-822-2147). Applications must include a
cover letter, c.v., and three references. 
Please direct these to Dr. Kalansky via email.


[Met-jobs] Position of Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Dynamics, UQAM


(English will follow.)

Le Département des sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur, menant à la permanence, en dynamique de l’atmosphère avec une date ciblée d’entrée en fonction au 1er décembre 2016. Ce poste est assujetti à une approbation budgétaire finale qui devrait être confirmée en avril 2016.

Nous recherchons des candidat(e)s ayant une expertise en dynamique de l’atmosphère, y compris mais sans s’y limiter, la dynamique du climat, la météorologie synoptique, le développement et l’évaluation des modèles climatiques, l’analyse observationnelle, les interactions multi-échelles, les conditions météorologiques et l’assimilation de données.

Le Département des sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère est un département fort, bien développé qui offre des programmes de 1er, 2e et 3e cycles. Le département abrite le Centre ESCER (http://ift.tt/1WIHMP0) qui est reconnu internationalement pour ses contributions dans le domaine de la modélisation régionale du climat, de l’assimilation de données, de la télédétection, de la physique des nuages ​​et des précipitations, de l’impact des aérosols sur le climat, des interactions et rétroactions terre-atmosphère et des évènements hydrométéorologiques extrêmes.

Sommaire de la fonction
Ce poste implique de la recherche et de l’enseignement aux trois cycles d’études et des services à la collectivité. Le candidat retenu devra développer un programme vigoureux de recherche, financé de l’extérieur, dans la dynamique de l’atmosphère. Le poste offre des possibilités de collaboration avec les membres du corps professoral du Centre ESCER qui œuvrent en modélisation et observation des différents aspects de la météo et du climat, en particulier ceux des latitudes moyennes et hautes, et avec les laboratoires du gouvernement fédéral.

Les candidats doivent être titulaires d’un doctorat en sciences de l’atmosphère ou dans une discipline connexe au moment de la nomination. Les candidats ayant une expérience postdoctorale seront préférés. Les candidats doivent faire preuve d’excellence en recherche ayant un dossier solide de recherche et des publications dans des revues de haut calibre évaluées par des pairs. Une expérience pertinente dans l’enseignement et la supervision des projets d’étudiants ainsi que dans la coordination et la gestion d’un groupe de recherche sera un atout certain. Les candidats doivent posséder de bonnes compétences en communications orale et écrite en français et en anglais.

Pour information
Toutes les demandes relatives à la position peuvent être adressées à Pr Gilles Couture, Directeur, Département des sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère, UQAM, +1-514-987-3000, poste 8905, couture.gilles@uqam.ca

Dépôt de candidature
Les candidats intéressés doivent faire parvenir par courriel électronique à couture.gilles@uqam.ca, avec copie à adelina@sca.uqam.ca, un seul fichier PDF comprenant une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae détaillé, un énoncé d’intérêts de recherche (2 pages), un exposé sur la philosophie de l’enseignement (1 page) ainsi que les noms et les coordonnées de trois références. L’examen des candidatures débutera le 1er mai 2016 et le processus de recherche de candidatures restera actif jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

L’UQAM souscrit à un programme d’accès à l’égalité à l’emploi. De ce fait, elle invite les femmes, les autochtones, les membres des minorités visibles, des minorités ethniques et les personnes en situation de handicap qui répondent aux exigences du poste à soumettre leur candidature.


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Atmospheric Dynamics at the assistant professor level with a target hiring date of December 1, 2016. This position is subject to final budgetary approval, which should be confirmed by April 2016.

We seek candidates with expertise in Atmospheric Dynamics, including but not limited to: climate dynamics, synoptic meteorology, model development and evaluation, observational analysis, multi-scale interaction, high impact weather and data assimilation.

The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department is a strong, well-supported department, and offers BSc, MSc and PhD degrees. The department houses the Centre ESCER (http://ift.tt/1WIHMP0), which is internationally renowned for its contributions in the fields of regional climate modelling, data assimilation, remote sensing, radiation, cloud and precipitation physics and the impact of aerosols on climate, land-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks and hydro-meteorological extremes.

The position will involve research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service. The successful applicant is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in Atmospheric Dynamics. The position offers collaborative opportunities with the faculty members of the Centre ESCER working on the modelling and observation of different aspects of weather and climate, particularly those for the high- and mid-latitudes, and with federal government labs.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or a related discipline at the time of the appointment. Candidates with postdoctoral experience will be preferred. Candidates should demonstrate research excellence with a strong record of research with publication in high-standing peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience in teaching and supervision of student projects and leading and managing a research group will be definite assets. Candidates must have written and oral communication skills in both English and French.

Contact Information
All inquiries related to the position may be directed to Dr. Gilles Couture, Department Head, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, UQAM,
Telephone: +1-514-987-3000, ext. 8905, Email: couture.gilles@uqam.ca.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit by e-mail (to couture.gilles@uqam.ca, with cc to adelina@sca.uqam.ca) a single PDF consisting of a cover letter, statement of research interests (2 pages), statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), complete CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2016 and the search will remain active until the position is filled.

UQAM is an equal opportunity institution. Women, natives, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and handicapped persons who meet the requirements for this position are encouraged to apply.

[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Fellow, Air Quality Modelling, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Post-doctoral Fellow, Air Quality Modelling
The Modelling and Integration unit of the Air Quality Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada seeks a post-doctoral fellow to assist in the development of network and model evaluation tools for projects relating to air-quality model simulations of Canada’s Oil Sands. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD focused on some aspect of air pollution modelling using regional chemical transport models. PhD or subsequent experience with air pollution model evaluation, the analysis of monitoring network data using statistical tool packages, and coding using Fortran 90 will be considered assets. Interested candidates should send their CV directly to Dr. Paul Makar (paul.makar@canada.ca), as well as applying to the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s “Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories” program (http://ift.tt/1gLbyje). Acceptance through NSERC is a pre-requisite for the position: candidates should state in their on-line application their interest in working for Environment and Climate Change Canada, Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, Air Quality Research Division). The position is available immediately, pending NSERC approval of the successful candidate. NSERC fellowships are for a one-year duration, renewable for up to two years, with a current salary of $50,503 Cdn/year.

[ECOLOG-L] Lecturer, Environmental Science & Ecology

Lecturer, Environmental Science & Ecology

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State
University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill a Lecturer
position in environmental science and ecology, effective August 2016. The
successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service
in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. He or she
will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to
diversity and gender issues, as SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to ensuring
that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex,
multicultural, and interdependent world.

Responsibilities include: Teaching 12 contact hours per semester from the
following courses: Wetland Ecology and Management, Field Ecology, Forest
Ecology and Management, Plant Ecology, General Ecology with lab, or
Restoration Ecology. Both Forest Ecology and Wetland Ecology are full-day
immersive field courses taught in the fall semester as part of the Applied
Environmental Science Program at the William H. Miner Institute. CEES
classes are traditionally field-based and take advantage of the natural
resources of the Lake Champlain-Adirondack region.

Required Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in an ecological discipline is
required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will have
demonstrated an ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty,
staff, and administrators.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D. in an ecological science
or a related field with expertise in wetland and forest ecology and
management are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with
documented evidence of college-level teaching effectiveness.

SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence
through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government
contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring
regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age
and veteran status.

Salary: $40,000 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Application materials received by June 3 will be guaranteed full
consideration. Please apply to http://ift.tt/1To9kcp and
include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three current
professional references. Official transcripts from an accredited institution
will be required prior to employment.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Forest Soil Microbiology

Subject: Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Forest Soil Microbiology
Please send enquiries or applications to Jean-Claude Ruel (direction-forest=erie@sbf.ulaval.ca)
Position Description
The Wood and Forest Sciences Department of Universit=E9 Laval is currently =
preparing an application for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (http://www.chairs-cha=ires.gc.ca) in soil microbiology. This chair is for five years, renewable, =
and will lead to a permanent position. The applicant must be an exceptional=
, established researcher, recognized by peers to have the potential to beco=
me a leader in the field.
Research Program
The research program should address one or more of the following themes rel=
ated to microbiology of forest soils:
– Microbial community dynamics in ecotones, in the context of climate chang=
e, particularly northern transitions in the Quebec forest
– Factors influencing the assemblage of microbial communities;
– Response of microbial communities to natural and anthropogenic disturbanc=
– Role and potential use of soil microbes in nutrient cycling and tree nutr=
The proposed research program should be aligned to be complementary to rese=
arch activities already ongoing in the department and aim to build a strong=
 graduate training program in this domain. The integration with research pr=
ograms already in place at Universit=E9 Laval in the north is encouraged. T=
he Chair will have a reduced teaching charge, and the expectation is for in=
volvement in diverse internal and external academic activities (department,=
 faculty and university level committees). The selected candidate will firs=
t participate in an internal competition at Universit=E9 Laval, for which t=
he deadline is July 4th. If the project is selected at this stage, it will =
be subsequently be improved and presented to the Canada Research Chair prog=
ram. The provision of a post depends on the success of the candidate in obt=
aining a Research Chair.
Selection Criteria for Canada Research Chair, Tier 1
–  Have specific competencies in at least two of the domains cited above in=
 the description of the research program
–  Applicants should be at a tenured professor level, or have the necessary=
 qualifications to occupy a position at one of this level
–  Have demonstrated strong research and teaching capacities
–  Have demonstrated a capacity to integrate within multidisciplinary resea=
rch teams
–  The publication record should be higher than average for a researchers a=
t a similar level in their career (in a comparison at the national level)
–  Demonstrated abilities to supervise graduate students
–  Have a higher than average funding level for a comparable reference grou=
–  Have demonstrated collaborations at an international level
–  Be able to communicate in French, or be willing to upgrade language capa=
city within a year
Employment conditions are consistent with the collective agreement in place=
 for professors at Universit=E9 Laval. The estimated date of hiring is Janu=
ary 2017.
Universit=E9 Laval favours diversity, and encourages all qualified persons =
to apply, in particular qualified women, members of visible minorities, ind=
igenous persons and handicapped persons. The priority will be given to Cana=
dian applicants or those with the status of permanent residents.
All interested persons should send their application by electronic mail, in=
cluding a letter of motivation, a CV and the name of three references, by J=
une 2nd to: Jean-Claude Ruel, Director, Department of Wood and Forest Scien=
ces, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Universit=E9 Laval. Emai=
l: direction-foresterie@sbf.ulaval.

[GilbertClub] Fixed term part time lecturer, fluvial geomorphology, University of Lausanne

I would be very grateful if you could post the following:

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne wishes to appoint a fixed term, part time, lecturer in fluvial geomorphology starting the 1st August 2016.

Further details are available at:


Best wishes

Stuart Lane


Prof Dr Stuart Lane

Director, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, 

Faculté des géosciences et l’environnement, Université de Lausanne

Bureau 3207, Batiment Géopolis, Quartier Mouline,

CH1015 LAUSANNE, Suisse


T +41216923607 (bureau)

T +41216923530 / 4400 (secrétariat)

F +41216923075

[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate or Full Professor of Hydrologic Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno


We seek a Full or Associate Professor with demonstrated abilities and
accomplishments in water-related sciences, outreach and education to
lead the graduate education component of the University’s water research
initiative. The University of Nevada has a long tradition in both
surface and subsurface hydrology. We seek to maintain these strengths
and grow into emerging areas including conjunctive water use, climate
change impacts on all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, and the
ecological attributes of aquatic ecosystems.

The new GPHS Director will be responsible
for administering the graduate program including finances, staff, and
students. This position will be housed in one of several water-centric
departments that best match the candidate’s background and interests.
These departments include, but are not limited to, Biology, Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, and Natural Resources and
Environmental Science. We seek a candidate with effective leadership
skills, enthusiasm, and vision for growing an internationally
recognized, interdisciplinary water education program. The GPHS
Director is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at a
reduced load within their home department, and generate extramural
funding for graduate student training programs.



This postdoctoral researcher position is for a scientist with expertise in analyzing agricultural systems, terrestrial biogeochemical processes, plant dynamics, and interactions with climate. The successful candidate will focus on California agriculture and challenges associated with climate change, and will be part of a large, multi-institution, and multi-disciplinary project.

The position calls for expertise in numerical methods for land-surface modeling; uncertainty quantification; parameter estimation; and microbial, abiotic, and plant processes and interactions. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and will require strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills. The postdoctoral researcher will also have opportunities to collaborate with researchers across our multi-institution project.

The successful candidate may focus on several groups of agriculture-relevant processes, including coupled hydrological and biogeochemical dynamics, nutrient and carbon interactions, plant and microbe interactions, and management. We are also interested in developing methods to evaluate, against observations, process-level and emergent model responses, and in developing model benchmarking approaches.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and generous benefits are included (http://ift.tt/1oFgnDc)

TO APPLYVisit: (http://ift.tt/1YcQCpo)Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of references may be requested for finalists.

This position will remain open until filled.


Earth Sciences Division

Berkeley National Laboratory

Bldg 84, Room 332

1 Cyclotron Rd

Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 486-5036