Jan 27 2015

Job Announcement:full-time lab manager at Indiana University

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The Phillips lab at Indiana University is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our team as a full-time lab manager. Research in the lab focuses on quantifying how plant-microbe interactions influence biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes in forests (please visit: http://sites.bio.indiana.edu/~phillipslab/index.html. The successful applicant will spend most of their time working in the lab, and will be responsible for leading and conducting fieldwork during the growing season (April to October). Lab duties include: maintaining a clean and safe work environment, ordering supplies, overseeing lab finances, supervising lab personnel, training and mentoring undergraduate technicians, operating and maintaining scientific instruments, analyzing and organizing data, and helping to write and edit manuscripts. Field duties include collecting soil and plant tissue samples, maintaining /in situ/ instruments, measuring dendrometer bands, downloading data from data loggers, and supervising field campaigns.

*Employment duration:* The initial appointment is for one year, starting in April, 2015, with the strong possibility of an extension (depending on funds and satisfactory performance).

*Qualifications:* B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in the biological sciences – with a focus in ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science, or soil science. Experience with flow injection and combustion analyzers, field ecology methods, soil analyses, and data organization/analysis is strongly preferred.

*Additional requirements:* An essential quality is willingness to conduct strenuous physical activity in the field under adverse conditions such as heat, high humidity, ticks, chiggers, steep terrain, and so forth. The successful applicant should be proficient with map, compass, and GPS and must be able to carry soil samples (up to 30 lbs.) in a backpack through rugged terrain. The successful applicant will also need to have access to a reliable vehicle for fieldwork (mileage will be reimbursed). Overall, the successful applicant must be well-organized, detail-oriented, posses strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research team.

*Salary:* $26,000 – $30,000 (commensurate with experience). Full benefits are included (see:
http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo/support-index.html for details).

*To apply: *Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your research/educational background, why you’re interested in the position, and the date you are available to start, 2) a CV that lists pertinent courses (with GPA) and previous research experience, and the names and contact info (includingemail addresses) of three references:. All materials should be submitted via the following link:

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by March, 1, 2015. For additional questions about the position, please email Dr. Richard P. Phillips (rpp6@indiana.edu).

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: March, 1, 2015

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Jan 27 2015

Job Announcement:Assistant/Associate Professor of Fire Ecology Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at The University of Montana

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Fire Ecology Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana

The Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana – Missoula seeks applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Fire Ecology. The Department desires an individual who will develop an externally-funded research program that addresses basic and applied ecological questions in fire-affected ecosystems and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in fire science. The successful candidate will mentor and advise undergraduate students in the Fire Science Minor and Ecological Restoration Major (BS), and graduate students in the Systems Ecology (M.S., Ph.D.), Forestry (M.S., Ph.D.), and/or Resource Conservation (M.S.) programs. A Ph.D. in ecology or a related field is required. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly publication in peer-reviewed ecological journals. Post-doctoral experience, evidence of successful grant- acquisition, and university-level teaching are preferred.

University of Montana is highly committed to building a culturally diverse environment. Women and all minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application review begins on February 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete position announcement, please see:

Inquiries pertaining to the position can be directed to the search committee Chair, Cara Nelson, at fire.ecologist@umontana.edu.

Application Review beings: February 23

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Jan 27 2015

Job Announcement:GS-482-12 District & Butte Falls Resource Area Fisheries Biologist position in Medford, Oregon

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The Medford Bureau of Land Management is advertising government-wide our GS-482-12 District & Butte Falls Resource Area Fisheries Biologist position, opening on USAJOBS January 23rd and closing February 5th.  The duty station is at the Interagency Office in Medford, Oregon.  Moving expenses are authorized.  Click on the link below for more details on qualifications or to apply.




The position is within the organizational chart of the Butte Falls Resource Area and functions as both the Resource Area Fisheries specialist and the District’s Lead Fisheries position with job duties across the 866,000 acre District, on Butte Falls, Ashland and Grants Pass Resource Areas.  Projects may include restoration from dam removal, road decommissioning, grazing allotments, timber sales, riparian restoration, wildfire rehabilitation, fuels reduction, recreation, and gold mining, among other things.


The Medford District employees the largest workforce of any BLM District, and is included in the O&C lands designation.  It stretches on the west side of the Cascade Mountains from the California border north to near Crater Lake National Park, and westward through the Rogue River Basin to within about 40 miles of the Oregon Coast, primarily in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas Counties, with corners of Coos and Curry Counties.  The District includes part of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River, Soda Mountain and Wild Rogue Wilderness Areas, and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.


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 Job Duties:


The position is the District Fish Biologist located within the Butte Falls Resource Area, Medford District, Bureau of Land Management. The District Fish Biologist is the senior staff specialist responsible for giving guidance, direction and advice to staff and management on the Medford District regarding the full range of fisheries and aquatics issues, process requirements and science affecting the Medford District. The District Fish Biologist will provide overall program leadership including mentoring, training and developing new and junior staff throughout the District. Incumbent is responsible for consulting with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on individual and programmatic actions for listed species, and will also be a District expert on the Survey and Manage requirements of the Northwest Forest Plan and Special Status Species programs for fish and other aquatic animal species. The incumbent will coordinate District participation in Resource Management Plan development relative to fisheries and aquatics, serve when requested on high profile local project Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT), and on statewide or regional fisheries and aquatic teams. The incumbent will coordinate development of the District’s Annual Work Plan (AWP) for fisheries and aquatics

Close Date: February 5th

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Jan 27 2015

Job Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor at Michigan Technological University

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Natural Resource Management School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Natural Resource Management in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.
This is a nine month, tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level with the appointment to begin in August 2015. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program involving masters and doctoral students centered on integrated natural resource management, with specific expertise in one or more of the following
areas: forest, wildlife, watershed, or recreation management; human dimensions; natural resource economics, planning, or policy; and ecosystem services.
Teaching responsibilities are:
a senior-level course in natural resource management, a graduate course in the candidate’s area of interest, and coordinating a senior-level integrated resource assessment (Capstone) course.
Degree programs currently offered are: Forestry, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Applied Ecology and Environmental Science, and a new degree in Natural Resource Management is being developed. The School employs 24 tenure-track and 8 research faculty, 23 research professionals, and 14 administrative staff, and has 155 undergraduate and 75 graduate students.

Required Credentials:

A Ph.D. in a field related to natural resource management is required at the time of appointment.
Extramural grant-writing experience and a background in interdisciplinary resource management are strongly desired.

Apply online
at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/2517
to upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, selected reprints, and contact information for three (3) reference providers. Address questions to Search Committee Chair Marty Jurgensen at mfjurgen@mtu.edu.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected

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Jan 23 2015

Now Accepting Applications: OSU Grad Certificate in College & Univ. Teaching


The OSU Graduate School is now accepting applications for Fall, 2015 enrollment in the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) program.

This 18-credit hour graduate certificate provides advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to current OSU graduate students who plan to pursue careers in teaching and instruction in higher education settings, or those who plan to pursue careers that require similar skill sets in facilitation. While seeking their respective degrees, OSU graduate students can earn a transcript-visible credential that certifies their teaching and facilitation skills.

This certificate program is an important investment in the quality of undergraduate instruction at OSU as well as in the future of the teaching professoriate. Please visit the GCCUT website for more information and online application.

Applications are due on April 15th, 2015 for priority consideration.

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Jan 22 2015
















• An experienced graduate teaching assistant at OSU who is interested in further developing your teaching skills and supporting new GTAs in their roles as instructors?
• Interested in pursuing teaching as a career or gaining valuable leadership and professional development experience?

If you answered YES to the above questions, then the GTA Mentors Program may be for you! The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is recruiting experienced graduate students to serve on our 2015 GTA Mentors team. The GTA Mentors Program provides an opportunity for experienced GTAs to gain valuable teaching experience and participate in advanced trainings and professional development.
Description of Duties
GTA Mentors’ primary responsibility will be planning and facilitating the CTL’s annual New GTA Orientation event in September. In doing so, GTA Mentors will be required to attend 6 (3 hr) trainings beginning in May and the New GTA Orientation September 17 & 18. All GTA Fellows will be compensated $250 in professional development funds upon completing their training and facilitation duties.
Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have completed at least two terms of teaching at OSU by the end of the 2015 spring term and should have a record of high quality and innovative teaching. Applicants should also have at minimum a 3.0 cumulative GPA at OSU to be eligible.
To Apply
Application materials can be found on the CTL website. If you would like more information about the program, please contact CTL GTA Kristen Andersen at andersk7@onid.oregonstate.edu or check out the Center for Teaching and Learning website for more information. http://oregonstate.edu/ct l/

Completed applications must be received by March 2, 2015, at 5:00 PM.

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Jan 22 2015

Post-Doctoral Position in Montana

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SUMMARY:   A two-year postdoctoral position is available within the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana to explore climatic drivers of seedling establishment and regeneration failure at lower treeline in western US forests. Using greenhouse experiments, mechanistic niche models, demographic reconstructions, broad-scale forest inventory data, and weather simulations, the successful candidate will assist in modeling climatic, hydrological, and physiological processes driving spatial and temporal variation in seedling mortality. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of researchers including, a plant physiologist (Anna Sala), an ecohydrologist (Marco Maneta), an applied mathematician (Will Kleiber), and landscape ecologists (Solomon Dobrowski and Zack Holden). This position is being advertised in anticipation of a recently recommended NSF award. The start date is flexible but we anticipate the candidate starting in Fall 2015.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: demonstrated strong commitment to basic research, experience analyzing large spatial datasets, demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective written and oral communication skills, willingness to work in a team environment, and a Ph.D. pending or received within the last five years in a relevant discipline.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: modeling experience in environmental biophysics, hydrology, micrometeorology, plant physiology, and forest ecology. Desired skills include: 1) programming in R, Matlab, or Python; 2) advanced skills in applied mathematics/statistics; 3) experience with climate downscaling; and 4) dendrochronology skills. We encourage applicants who can work across disciplines and draw upon unique data sets to study linkages between climate and forest processes.

STIPEND/SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with skills and will include full benefits.

TO APPLY: In a single pdf document, please send a CV and a short statement of your future research goals to Solomon Dobrowski (solomon.dobrowski@umontana.edu).

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: The University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation is one of the nation’s top natural resource institutions.
The College’s faculty and students conduct basic and applied research in a wide range of natural resource disciplines, and have ready access to Montana’s extensive wild and working lands for natural laboratories and recreational opportunities. The City of Missoula (population approx. 70,000) is regularly featured as one of the most livable cities in the United States

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Jan 22 2015

PCOSW Scholarship Applications

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PCOSW Scholarship Applications: Applications for PCOSW scholarships are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women, or PCOSW, provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities, as well as individuals conducting research related to women’s issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000 and are awarded during fall, winter, and spring terms.

Information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/pcosw/awards-and-scholarships

Deadline: Friday of Week 5

Notification: Week 7

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Jan 22 2015

Notice of Phone Scam Targeting Students

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Oregon State Students, Faculty and Staff,

It has come to our attention that a number of OSU students continue to be the targets of a phone scam. The students who have received these calls are told that they owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and must pay immediately or face consequences. We have learned that other universities have reported the same scam, as well. We suspect that callers may use printed student phone directories to make calls.

The scam begins when students receive a call that, according to their caller ID, is the Corvallis Police Department. The numbers that have been called from/referenced for call back are: (703) 565-2205 and (541) 766-6924, the latter of which is the direct line to Corvallis Dispatch.

Corvallis PD is aware of this scam and the inappropriate use of their phone number. The agency wants to ensure that OSU students or any others who may be the target of such a scam know that law enforcement:

Does not call citizens seeking payment for tax bills – either state or federal taxes. Nor does any other legitimate law enforcement agency.

Does not call individuals and demand money from citizens under any circumstances

Additionally, the Department of Public Safety warns that individuals claiming to collect debt may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

If you receive such a call, use the link below to report the call to the Oregon Department of Justice:


If you actually become a victim of such a scam, please report the incident as soon as possible to your local law enforcement agency such as your police department or county sheriff’s office. If you have further questions, please contact the OSU Department of Public Safety and OSU-Corvallis office of OSP by calling 541-737-3010.

Please share this important information with others you know to help ensure that as many people as possible are protected from illegal telephone fraud.

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Jan 20 2015

The Ecological Society of America invites you to a AAAS workshop on Communicating Climate Science

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The Ecological Society of America invites you to a AAAS workshop on Communicating Climate Science

When:         March 4th, 2015; 1:00 – 5:00 pm EST

AAAS headquarters,

1200 New York Avenue,

Washington DC 20005

Read this invitation online: http://www.esa.org/esa/public-affairs/communicating-climate-science-workshop/

Have you often wanted to share your expert knowledge in the public conversation about climate change, but don’t know how to get started?

ESA is recruiting ecologists for a half day workshop created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to help ecologists develop skills for talking about climate change in public forums. The workshop, to be held on March 4th, 2015 in Washington, DC, will guide group exercises designed to help you:

*       Define your interests
*       Identify your audience
*       Explain and discuss science in accessible language
*       Respond to questions
*       Talk about uncertainty
*       Prepare for media interviews
*       Find public outreach opportunities

The workshop is also a great opportunity to initiate a network of like-minded colleagues in your area who can work together on events and share tips and experiences. This event is open to ecologists at all career stages, from graduate students to emeritus faculty. Faculty receiving this invitation are welcome to register their students or forward the invitation to colleagues.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. RSVP by February 13th, 2015, to secure your spot.



Registration deadline:   Friday, 13 February 2015

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