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REU positions in forest invasion ecology
- POSITION LOCATION: West Lafayette IN
- POSTING DATE: March 28, 2018
- CLOSING DATE: April 20, 2018
- POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Fei lab at Purdue University is accepting applications for 1-2 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) positions. The undergraduate student(s) will be based in West Lafayette and would work on projects for the NSF MSB-FRA Award # EF-1638702, Modeling Invasion Dynamics Across Scales (MIDAS) in collaboration with member s of the Fei lab. Two specific areas of research interest are available, including (1) investigating associations between forest understory invasion patterns and forest tree mycorrhizal types, and (2) determining the influences of forest canopy phenology and structure on plant invasion. The students will primarily be responsible for assisting with tasks related to expanding the current project. In particular, students will be expected (1) to collect species trait and/or remote sensing data, and (2) to assist in analyzing data and producing papers. This is a 12-week position during the summer term starting during the 2nd or 3rd week in May of 2018 and a successful applicant will be expected to work 40 hours per week. Compensation is $6,000 over the course of 12 weeks. A successful applicant is expected to secure their own lodging, meals, and transportation. Students from underrepresented groups and from institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
- HOW TO APPLY: To apply: Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation. The statement of interest should be less than 500 words and include the following information: (i) professional goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant experience. Send application materials in one PDF file to Dr. Insu Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Elizabeth LaRue (email@example.com u). The letter of recommendation should be e-mailed directly from the recommender with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2018.
- SALARY: $6,000 over 12 weeks
- DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: 12 weeks
- QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Preferred qualifications include (but are not required): quantitative and computational skills, and experience with working with GIS and remote sensing data.
- FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Insu Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Elizabeth LaRue (email@example.com)
Assistant Professor of Rangeland Vegetation Ecology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming
- POSTING DATE: March 6, 2018
- POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research expertise in rangeland vegetation ecology. Additionally, the position will contribute to the Spatial Sciences Initiative and the graduate Program in Ecology (http://www.uwyo.edu/pie/). The successful candidate is expected to build a strong research program in rangeland vegetation ecology that advances ecological understanding of rangeland systems and provides novel insights to inform rangeland management. In addition, the successful candidate will provide undergraduate teaching (including Range Ecosystems and Plants [REWM 2400], coaching the undergraduate Society for Rangeland Management (SRM) plant ID team, advising undergraduate students), graduate teaching (design and teach graduate course(s), mentor graduate students), curate the range herbarium, and provide departmental, university, and professional service.
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- PhD in Rangeland Ecology, Ecology, Botany, or closely related field with a strong publication record of rangeland research in top ecological and management journals.
- Record of grantsmanship and high potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program that includes basic and applied research.
- High potential for effective teaching. Specifically, the ability to teach rangeland plant identification and other undergraduate courses in rangeland ecology and management
- Research and teaching that incorporates spatial sciences as the successful candidate will contribute to Spatial Science Initiative.
- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Post-PhD research experience.
- In-depth understanding of current tools and concepts in rangeland ecology and management, with preference for candidates with expertise in western North American rangeland systems.
- Demonstrated use of spatial analytical and statistical tools to better understand rangeland vegetation ecology (e.g., remote sensing, spatial analysis, analytically intensive techniques).
- Demonstrated university-level teaching experience, with preference for record of independent teaching.
- Experience in addressing applied ecological questions with direct application implications as demonstrated by publication history, record of membership and involvement in SRM or other natural resource management-oriented professional organization(s), and experience and interest in collaborating with state and federal agencies to advance conservation and management decisions.
- The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
- ABOUT UW: The University of Wyoming (UW) is the state’s only provider of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and outreach services. UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages, renowned faculty, and world-class research facilities all set in the backdrop of southeastern Wyoming’s rugged mountains and high plains. UW offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including year-round cultural and recreational activities. Recognized as 5th in America’s Best College Buys, UW offers over 150 areas of study, a low student/faculty ratio, and is among the nation’s top universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. Located in Laramie, UW draws over 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Laramie offers excellent schools, a hospital, and several long-term care facilities. UW cultural programming provides the community with many cultural experiences throughout the year. The nearby Medicine Bow National Forest and Rocky Mountains provide quick access to outdoor activities on public lands. Denver, located 2½ hours south of Laramie offers shopping, concerts, theatre, professional sports, and international flight connections.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Additional information regarding the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/uwag/, the Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management degree and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at (http://www.uwyo.edu/esm/)
- REQUIRED MATERIALS: Complete an on-line application and submit the following as one PDF document:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Research Statement
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement regarding commitment and ability to work with and include diverse participants in science education and scholarship.
- Contact information for three work-related references
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Complete applications received by 16 March 2018 will receive full consideration. Questions, please contact the search committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Conservation and Planning (9 month tenure-track position)
- POSITION LOCATION: Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University
- POSTING DATE: January 26, 2018
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 9, 2018.
- POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping to cultivate the new CPPM major in NRM, including the specialization in Park Administration and Management. The candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses in Conservation Planning & Management and Park Interpretation. They will also contribute to team-taught courses in Integrated Natural Resource Management and Park Management, working with existing faculty within NRM and the Sport & Recreation Management program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The candidate will be expected to be active in research in their area of expertise and contribute to a nationally recognized research program which includes developing extramural sources of funds and publishing in peer-reviewed national and international journals. We anticipate that the research will be highly collaborative and interdisciplinary. The candidate will serve as program coordinator for the CPPM major, will advise CPPM undergraduates, and will contribute to advising and professional development of M.S. and Ph.D. students. Participation in service associated with natural resource conservation is expected, including involvement with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, professional organizations, and student organizations affiliated with the department.
- HOW TO APPLY: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”
- SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: 9 month tenure-track
- QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Earned PhD Degree by application submission in a field related to natural resource conservation and management at ecosystem to landscape levels;
- Research experience related to natural resource conservation and/or management at ecosystem to landscape scales;
- Candidates must be enthusiastic scientists and teachers with excellent communication skills (verbal, written and electronic);
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member;
- A publication record commensurate with experience.
- PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Post-doctoral training in natural resource conservation and management or closely related field at ecosystem to landscape levels;
- Established record of external grant funding and experience in grant budget management;
- Publications in national/international peer-reviewed journals;
- Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching;
- Demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with natural resource agencies;
- Strong quantitative skills;
- Geospatial analysis skills and experience with GIS use;
- An expert skill set in addressing questions that can be applied to natural resource conservation and management;
- Demonstrated service to professional organizations.
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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