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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Professor (Wildlife Ecologist) Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Department of Zoology Southern Illinois University Carbondale Position/Rank: Wildlife Ecologist, Continuing Appointment, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Duties and Responsibilities: The Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to our diverse research faculty. We have identified needs in wildlife population ecology, disease ecology, conservation biology, and landscape ecology, but encourage those with other research foci to apply as well. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance departmental research and graduate program capabilities by developing an externally funded research program. Teaching duties will be in the area of wildlife ecology, and could include a course on wildlife Biology Principles. Required Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in Ecology/Zoology/Biology or a related discipline; (2) demonstrated grant success or evidence of strong potential to obtain external funding; and (3) a publication record and scholarly activities commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to individuals with post-doctoral experience and who are advancing analytical techniques in their field of research. Salary: Commensurate with experience Effective Date of Appointment: August 16, 2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2018, and continuing until filled Application Procedure: Apply via U.S. Mail or email to the search chair listed below. Include a cover letter highlighting qualifications for the position described, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests and capabilities, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references submitted directly to the search chair by the application deadline. Dr. Matt Whiles Search Committee Chair, Wildlife Ecologist Mail Code 6504 1125 Lincoln Drive, Room 251 Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901 cwrl@siu.edu (electronic applications preferred) SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.
  2. Six full-time, 12-month contracting positions available in Anchorage (4) and Fairbanks (2). Selected applicants will work closely with federal agencies on fisheries management, endangered and threatened species, environmental contaminants, habitat protection and restoration, and marine mammal conservation and recovery. Full announcement available at https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/3dc834cc-45a9-4fa5-a9e9-a446e1154f6c
  3. Faculty Positions in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences at OIST The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (https://www.oist.jp/) invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions in ecology, evolution, and related disciplines as part of its planned expansion. Scientists using theoretical or empirical approaches, and working on any system/geographic region will be considered. Excellent scholarship and creativity will be the main criteria. We are particularly interested in scholars who complement and extend existing strengths at OIST and have the potential to interact broadly with the interdisciplinary OIST community. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent program of research, to supervise Ph.D. students, to teach in the graduate program, and perform service tasks. Generous and sustained research resources will be provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible. There are also Open Faculty Positions advertised in Marine Science at OIST, applications via either route will be shared, please apply only once. Applications should include the following: 1. Cover letter with contact details 2. CV and publication list: including one or two sentences describing up to six significant reports 3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and research proposal, (max. 2 pages) 4. Teaching Statement (max. 1 page) 5. Contact Reference (3 referees will be approached only if shortlisted) Information and instructions regarding application submission: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions Application Deadline: August 31, 2018 (EDT) OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan, providing opportunities to work on a range of interesting ecosystems on the island and more broadly in the Asia-Pacific region. OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer that is actively working to increase the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. OIST has implemented policies designed to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and a family friendly working environment. These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new parents, an on site child care facility for children from 2 months to 6 years of age, and after-school and holiday programs for K-6 children. The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Mary Collins, Provost and Dean of Research, faculty-recruiting@oist.jp
  4. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Environmental and Forest Biology 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse, New York 13210 ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF VERTEBRATE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology. We seek a highly motivated scientist dedicated to conserving native species and natural communities, and eager to join our nationally and internationally distinguished faculty in training the next generation of conservation biologists and wildlife scientists. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Responsibilities: Research will focus on conservation of vertebrates in terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems, with strong field component and expectation to build an extramurally-supported research program that involves graduate students working in part, but not exclusively, in the northeastern U.S. Teaching will include an undergraduate course in Endangered Species Conservation and a graduate/advanced undergraduate level course in Population Biology, plus a field course in area of specialty. Other responsibilities include mentoring of undergraduates in the Conservation Biology and Wildlife Sciences Programs (http://www.esf.edu/efb/consbio/ and http://www.esf.edu/efb/wildlife/). Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. degree in Conservation Biology, Vertebrate Ecology and Biology, Population Biology, Wildlife Science, or related field. • Demonstrated research emphasis pertinent to vertebrate conservation biology. Preferred Qualifications: • Evidence of creativity, quality, and productivity in research • Evidence of ability to maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program • Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels • Prior experience working closely with or within conservation organizations (governmental or non-governmental) The Department, College and Broader Community: The Vertebrate Conservation Biologist will be housed within the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (http://www.esf.edu/efb/), which is also home to the historic Roosevelt Wild Life Station (http://www.esf.edu/rwls/), one of several research institutes and centers focused on applied conservation at the college (see www.esf.edu/research/ric.htm). Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks. The college is located in Syracuse, New York, a dynamic and diverse community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic opportunities. “The Places Rated Almanac” ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of "Best Places to Live." Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes, Syracuse is within a five-hour drive of New York City, Toronto, and the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. SUNY-ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County. The Syracuse University campus is immediately adjacent to SUNY-ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is located within easy walking distance. The SUNY-ESF campus provides a rich array of curricular and co-curricular experiences with our main Syracuse campus just southeast of downtown Syracuse and our regional campuses stretching from southern Onondaga County to the Adirondacks. The Syracuse area, home to our main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local parks and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing downtown in the city of Syracuse. Onondaga County provides a variety of neighborhoods that include urban, rural and suburban with strong schools, affordable housing and supportive communities. Central New York is also home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities including SUNY Upstate Medical University, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, the VA Hospital of Syracuse and Crouse Hospital, each of which provide unique specialty areas that support the needs of the community. Whatever one’s interests are, one is sure to find a great community not just at ESF but in the surrounding areas as well. Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/ (follow the link for Current Openings, then link to the job description). Applications should include: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and why you are interested in the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and experience, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and 5) contact information for three references. The cover letter, research statement and teaching statement should not exceed two pages each. Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by September 1, 2018, although this position will remain open until filled. For More Information: Contact Dr. Mark Lomolino, Search Committee Chair, by email at island@esf.edu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/ SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  5. Reposted *Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy* The American Institute of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. This national initiative is an opportunity for biologists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research. This initiative helps to put a face on science and to remind lawmakers that science is happening in their district and state. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists, graduate students, representatives of research facilities, and people affiliated with scientific collections to meet with their federal or state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. *Participants may either invite their elected officials to visit their research facility or can meet at the policymaker's local office.* AIBS will schedule meetings for participants with lawmakers and will prepare participants through online training and one-on-one support. Meetings will take place mid-July through October, depending on the participant's schedule. The event is made possible by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, with the support of event sponsors American Society of Naturalists, Botanical Society of America, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Helminthological Society of Washington, Natural Science Collections Alliance, Paleontological Society, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, and Society for the Study of Evolution. Individual registration for participation is free, but required. Registration closes on July 19, 2018. To register, visit https://www.aibs.org/ public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html. Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and graduate students. Best, Jyotsna Pandey, Ph.D. Public Policy Manager American Institute of Biological Sciences Jyotsna Pandey, Ph.D. Public Policy Manager American Institute of Biological Sciences 1201 New York Avenue, NW Suite 420 Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 202-628-1500 x 225 www.aibs.org Follow us on Twitter! @AIBS_Policy -- This message is confidential and should only be read by its intended recipients.
  6. JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor of Biology (Integrative Biology), Tenure-Track Faculty_ 18-19 BIOL-INTEGRATIVE-TT [Position PS#00005771] LOCATION: California State University, East Bay, Department of Biology, Campuses: Hayward/Concord/Online OPEN DATE: Jul 9, 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2018 DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Integrative Biology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019. We specifically invite applications from individuals with a strong background in experimental ecology and field biology, particularly those who integrate perspectives across one or more biological disciplines and use modern molecular techniques. Ideal candidates will have a research focus that involves investigation of population- or community-level issues affecting natural populations, particularly in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and/or other regions accommodating to student field research. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and the development of a student-centered, externally funded research program in a culturally diverse community. The candidate will be expected to teach existing undergraduate majors’ courses including Principles of Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Conservation Biology. In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop upper division and Master's-level courses in their area of specialization. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can offer upper division courses in Wildlife Ecology, Molecular Ecology, and/or the analysis of ecological data using R and other software packages. Please note that teaching assignments at CSUEB may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching and professional activity, all faculty members have advising responsibilities, engage in departmental administrative and committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience and subject to budgetary authorization. DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2019. QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, conservation biology, zoology, environmental sciences or a related field and a year of postdoctoral experience by August 2019 are required, with teaching experience preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/ APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Initial screening of applications will begin on August 10, 2018 with the position remaining open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate teaching, research and diversity statements, recent publications most pertinent to the proposed research program (three maximum) and, if available, a summary of relevant teaching evaluations (may be included in the teaching statement). Applicants should submit application materials and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded directly to Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/51783 Questions? Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Erica Wildy, at erica.wildy@csueastbay.edu.
  7. Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/> at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ecology and Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research, using field, lab, and/or quantitative approaches to study fundamental questions in ecology and/or evolution. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department. The successful candidate must have a PhD in ecology, evolution or a related field by July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative, active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant's CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (http://www.uhn.ca/, sunnybrook.ca<http://sunnybrook.ca/>/) and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve; http://www.ksr.utoronto.ca/). Toronto is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the most desirable in the world in which to work and live. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1802289&tz=GMT-04%3A00 Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto by email to: chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca<mailto:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca> or mailed to 25 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 19, 2018. For further information on the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit our website at http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at: chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca<mailto:chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca> or (416-946-3340). The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be assessed by the search committee or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  8. Are you interested in using R to teach data visualization and/or data analysis in your undergraduate biology course? Are you looking for tools and modules to reduce barriers for students with little to no prior programming experience? Apply now to join us for a Fall 2018 Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) on Reducing Barriers to Teaching with R in Undergraduate Biology. In this FMN, participants will focus on developing, implementing, and sharing modules for teaching statistical and biological concepts in R with Swirl, an interactive platform for learning and teaching R in the RStudio console. Swirl lessons simplify the R learning process by providing a guided, interactive experience through on-screen prompts and exercises which students answer directly in R. Swirl lessons can incorporate diverse biological datasets and can be used to seamlessly integrate learning of biology content, programming, and data analysis. The associated Swirlify package features a user-friendly shiny app for developing custom lessons. Over the course of the six-week FMN, participants will be introduced to the Swirl program, implement an existing Swirl lesson to teach a biological or data analysis concept in their undergraduate biology course, and develop and implement a new Swirl lesson customized to their course needs. Participation in the course includes access to a collection of Swirl modules covering undergraduate biostatistics themes including data visualization, hypothesis testing, and regression, as well as user-contributed modules developed in this FMN. Participants will contribute one new lesson and will leave the FMN with >10 ready-to-use Swirl lessons covering diverse biology and data analysis concepts. This course is intended for undergraduate biology instructors with prior R programming experience who are interested in learning ways to teach R effectively to students with little to no programming experience. Participants should have at least a basic working knowledge of R, be comfortable performing basic data analysis operations in R including reading in and manipulating data, plotting data, performing t-tests and ANOVA, and constructing linear regression models. Individuals with no prior experience in R are unlikely to benefit significantly from participation in this FMN. Dates and Location: A 2-hour online kick-off will take place in early September, 2018 (date and time TBD). The faculty mentoring network will continue online for six weeks to support the development and implementation of activities in your course during the Fall 2018 semester. Participants will meet virtually for ~1 hour each week during the six week period. Commitment: To qualify, participants must be willing to implement one existing Swirl module into their course(s) during the Fall 2018 semester, and to create, implement, and share a new, custom Swirl module in the same semester. These new modules can be brief and should emphasize a topic relevant to the participant’s course goals. Participants must also be able to commit ~1 hour per week for working with the facilitator and collaborating with other participants around the customization and implementation of the teaching materials. Additional time outside of these discussions may be required for independent work on adapting and developing modules. Participants must also have experience with R and should be comfortable performing basic data analysis operations in R including reading in and manipulating data, plotting data, performing t-tests and ANOVA, and constructing linear regression models. Benefits of Participation: *Access ready-to-use teaching modules. Participants will gain access to an existing collection of Swirl courses designed for an undergraduate biostatistics course, as well as user-contributed Swirl lessons developed in this FMN. *Online support throughout the process of implementing new materials in your course. *Access to peer mentors on R, Swirl, and lecture/classroom/lab effective tips and strategies in online weekly meetings. How to Apply: Applications are due by July 25, 2018. Follow this link (shorturl.at/lGU17) to view the application form. Accepted applicants will be notified by August 1, 2018. Space is limited; only 15 participants will be selected. This opportunity stems from the QUBES Faculty Mentoring Fellowship program that seeks to promote emerging and established leaders in quantitative biology education along with their excellent teaching resources and effective pedagogical approaches. Do you have teaching ideas or resources that need a bigger audience? See https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/mentorbridge and/or contact Jeremy Wojdak at jmwojdak@radford.edu.
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    Heinz Family Foundation Awards

    Repost The Heinz Family Foundation Awards program annually awards unrestricted cash grants of $250,000 each to award recipients in five categories: Arts and Humanities; Environment; Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment. Candidates for the Heinz Awards must meet the criteria outlined here: http://www.heinzawards.net/24th-nomination-criteria.pdf. Nominations can be made here: http://heinzawards.net/nominate/24th- nomination-form.html. Please direct any questions about the awards to mmehling@heinzoffice.org or 412-497-5746. Nominations are due Friday, July 20.
  10. Reposted Next Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) Webinar: Legal Issues in Collections Please join BCoN and Dr. Linda Ford on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, for our next webinar: Legal Issues in Collections. This webinar considers discussions and findings from a BCoN organized workshop held at Harvard University in March 2018 to address legal concerns associated with digitized collections and mitigating these issues using digital means. Participants with practical knowledge of how biological collections should manage legal issues in regards to changing policy, using cyberinfrastructure, and advising stakeholders used compliance with the Nagoya Protocol as a test case to investigate how U.S. institutions must respond to the need for increased transparency of their biodiversity collections and the required digital tracking. Registration is free, but required. Please register for this important program at: https://aibs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JUUEUR8MSZ6mfatjcbGO5g <https://aibs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JUUEUR8MSZ6mfatjcbGO5g>
  11. *Faculty of Environmental Studies with a focus in **Conservation Biology* *Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England Keene, NH, USA *Position: Full-time Faculty Start date: August 20, 2018 (or when the position is filled) *Position Description* The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England invites applications for a full-time appointment in its innovative, interdisciplinary graduate department with programs leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Studies. The selected candidate will teach graduate courses, direct thesis and dissertation research, and advance their own research and service agenda to provide opportunities for student collaboration and support. We seek a highly collaborative, motivated, and hands-on faculty member who is enthusiastic about innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The desired candidate will have a track record of professional collaboration, applied research, peer-reviewed publications, and community engagement. The research program of the candidate should be complementary to the current faculty. This is a full-time faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental Studies. Full-time faculty members are expected to devote 60-80% of their time to engagement with student learning, including teaching face-to-face and/or low-residency, hybrid courses. The selected candidate should be able to teach graduate courses such as conservation biology, ecology, vertebrate ecology, wildlife management, biostatistics, GIS, and/or landscape ecology, and will have the opportunity to develop and lead field study courses as well as courses in their area of expertise. Full-time faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarship, service to the institution, and professional or community service related to their Antioch role. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in-hand at contract start date, prior teaching experience, and an active research program. *Antioch University and the ES Department* Founded in 1853, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. Antioch University New England (AUNE), one of Antioch University’s five regional campuses, uses a distinctive graduate education pedagogy that mixes academic rigor with experiential learning and social engagement. The campus is located in the beautiful Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire, which offers excellent public and private schools, a strong community, and numerous recreation opportunities. The Department of Environmental Studies at AUNE educates visionary, pragmatic leaders in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting, founded on academic excellence and the principles of environmental justice and sustainability. *Application Instructions* For more information about the position, contact Dr. Rachel Thiet, Department of Environmental Studies, at rthiet(at)antioch.edu. To apply, submit an application *as one .pdf document* that includes your statement of interest, curriculum vita, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three professional references to hr.aune(at)antioch.edu with “ES-CB Faculty Search” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin July 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Position is pending budget approval by the AU Board of Governors. AUNE is committed to providing a learning and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. Programs, activities, and employment are available with equal opportunity for all and without discrimination on the basis of race, age, color, gender, gender identity, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability. The campus is a smoke-free environment. -- Rachel K. Thiet, Ph.D. Professor of Environmental Studies Director, Conservation Biology Environmental Studies Department Antioch University New England 40 Avon St. Keene NH 03431 Phone: 603-283-2337 E-mail: rthiet@antioch.edu Click here <https://www.antioch.edu/new-england/faculty/rachel-thiet/> to visit my webpage Research Affiliate, US National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore
  12. The Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN), based in Patagonia, Arizona, is seeking prospective postdocs interested in pursuing joint funding for research related to the ecology and conservation of hummingbirds. We seek postdoc collaborators with strong backgrounds in avian ecology, plant-animal interactions, macro-ecology, and/or modeling who wish to pursue postdoc funding through organizations such as NSF or the Smith Conservation Fellowship program. The postdoc would help develop our research program and would have access to data we have collected, primarily a field dataset shared by HMN and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México that spans 7 years, 12 study sites, and includes data from point counts, floral counts, nest searches, and vegetation structure. The postdoc would also co-author papers associated with our monitoring and audio migration studies. The postdoc could build a topic around using previously collected data and/or collecting additional data. Other benefits to the postdoc of pursuing joint funding with HMN include interaction with a large network of scientists, university faculty, and conservation practitioners in the US, Ecuador, Mexico, and Canada, and the opportunity to mentor student from the US and abroad. HMN has published articles in high-impact journals such as Ecosphere, Science Advances, and Royal Society Open Sciences. We regularly give talks at conferences including North American Ornithological Conferences, Partners In Flight, and Neotropical Ornithological Conference. Interested prospective postdocs should reach out early so a fellowship topic can be developed in conjunction with HMN scientists and conservation practitioners. If you are interested in pursuing funding together, please contact Susan Wethington at swething@dakotacom.net with a CV. We look forward to hearing from you!
  13. The Nature Conservancy is pleased to solicit applications for the NatureNet Science Fellowship a trans-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship and research grant program. The NatureNet Science Fellows program bridges academic excellence and conservation practice to create a new generation of climate change leaders who combine the rigor of academic science with real-world application. The outstanding early-career scientists in this 2-year postdoctoral program differ from other postdocs in two major ways: 1. They have prioritized improving and expanding their research skills- directing their efforts towards problems at the interface of climate, conservation, business, technology, and people; AND 2. They are committed to their professional development- participating and applying trainings designed to improve skills in science communication, working-group facilitation, and leadership. Recognizing that The Nature Conservancy's conservation mission is best advanced by the contributions of individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures- NatureNet encourages applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The call for applications features two post-doctoral opportunities. Read the Eligibility and Award Terms carefully to determine the best fit for your research program. For both programs, applicants should identify a project and mentors from the available list: https://naturenetsciencefellows.org/ FULL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP Applicants will work with a Nature Conservancy mentor and a senior scholar (or scholars) from our 2019 Partner Universities- Brown University; Columbia University; Stanford University; Science for Nature and People Partnership, University of California - Los Angeles; University of Minnesota; University of Virginia; or the University of Queensland to develop a research program. The Conservancy expects post-doctoral appointments to start between May and September. Each Fellow will receive a non-negotiable annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, with the postdoctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years. In addition to the stipend, each Fellow receives an annual travel budget of approximately $5,000 and an annual research fund of approximately $20,000. Second-year renewal of the fellowship is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program. RESEARCH GRANT Applicants and a university mentor from their host institution collaborate with a Nature Conservancy mentor to develop a research application. Each grantee will receive a research stipend of $20,000, with the grant period expected to run for two consecutive years. Second-year renewal of the grant is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program. The Conservancy will distribute grant funds between May and September. Funds are awarded directly to the grantee's institution and may be used by the grantee for such purposes as equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, trainee support, or any other activity directly related to the grantees's research. Salary support is limited to a maximum of three months of the established academic salary (not including IDC). For more information on the NatureNet Science Fellowship and to apply please visit: https://naturenetsciencefellows.org/ Dawn O'Neal, Ph.D. | Director NNSF and SIP | Global Science | dawn.oneal@tnc.org
  14. Registration is open for the course Introduction to Ecological Niche Modeling Dates: November 19th-23rd, 2018, Barcelona (Spain) INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Neftalí Sillero (Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais Portugal). Program and registration: http://bit.ly/intro-niche-modelling-transmitting-science This course will teach you the base theory of ecological niche modelling and its main methodologies. By the end of this 5-day practical course, you will have the capacity to perform ecological niche models and understand their results. You will be able to choose and apply the correct methodology depending in the aim of your study and type of datasets. The course will be mainly practical, with some theoretical lectures. All modelling processes and calculations will be performed with R, the free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/). Students will learn to use modelling algorithms like Maxent, Bioclim, Domain, and logistic regressions, and R packages for computing ENMs like Dismo and Biomod2. Also, students will learn to compare different ecological niche models with Ecospat package. This course is orientated to PhD and MSc students, as well as other students and researchers working on biogeography, spatial ecology, or related disciplines. Requeriments: Basic knowledge in Geographical Information Systems and R statistical package is necessary. PLACE: Capellades, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by Transmitting Science. Places are limited and will be covered by strict registration order. With best regards Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno,PhD. Scientific Director Transmitting Science http://www.transmittingscience.org/
  15. https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Tompkins-County/Collections-Development-Manager_WDR-00014401 The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a globally renowned nonprofit institution that advances research, education, citizen science, and conservation to improve the understanding and protection of birds and biodiversity. A vibrant unit within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Lab has 12 interdisciplinary programs directed by full-time faculty and staff. The Macaulay Library (ML) is the world’s largest (over 6,750,000 media assets) and oldest (started in 1929) scientific archive of biodiversity media recordings (audio, video and photos); it is the most heavily used archive of its kind in the world. Collections Development Manager Extension Support Specialist II - Band F Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Collections Development Manager. Specific duties include: Strategically grow the ML archive, increase rates of data collection and improve data quality. Lead activities and projects that work collaboratively with ML staff and other Lab programs, particularly Information Science, as well as outside partners. Work with Program Manager and ML leadership to set overall strategies that align with ML’s mission and the Lab’s strategic priorities. In collaboration with the ML leadership, develop goals and priorities for collections development that will ensure the expansion of the ML archive to better serve clients; build strategic partnerships with institutions and individuals; provide guidance and contribute to the development of online tools and other mechanisms/strategies to facilitate acquisition of media specimens and data from contributors; expand ML’s training efforts to become state-of-the-art and global in scope; sustain a fleet of professional audiovisual field recording equipment for use in the field; and organize and conduct training workshops in collaboration with other Lab programs (particularly eBird and Bioacoustics Research Program) and partners. Basic functions and responsibilities include the following: Collections Development and Strategic Partnerships Development: In collaboration with ML’s Program Manager, Collections Management Leader, and other Lab staff, define strategic plans and projects to increase the rate of media submission and data quality. Facilitate communication, coordination and high-level collaboration with research groups, institutions, biological collections and media archives around the world, particularly with respect to development of biodiversity audiovisual collections. Outreach, Training Activities, and Research Facilitation: Design, implement, and conduct audiovisual field recording, media editing, data management, and recording analysis training programs and related educational resources. Fundraising: Initiate and/or substantially contribute to the identification, preparation and securing of grant proposals and other fundraising efforts in support of the Macaulay Library. This may include recruitment of corporate and institutional partnerships, in addition to foundations or government funding. Project Management: Provide day-to-day functional leadership by overseeing projects and managing workflows, including setting priorities, coordinating individual and group activities and managing activities to meet project deadlines. Facilitate communication within and across teams to ensure that project goals/deadlines are met. Annual term appointment with possible renewal based on performance and available funding. Based in Ithaca, NY. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences, museum studies, information sciences or other relevant field. Less than 5 years of experience with a combination of: using/curating biological research collections, using audiovisual media for scholarly activities, large-scale digital asset management initiatives, and/or biodiversity informatics data management projects and initiatives. Advanced identification skills and experience with birds. Advanced sound and video recording, and/or photography experience. Must have a record of successfully meeting schedules and milestones of projects involving multiple stages, participants and stakeholders. Demonstrated record of success in large-scale project leadership and management. Experience with audiovisual media recording technology, manipulation and archival practices, with emphasis on birds and natural history. Experience using audiovisual media collections for research, formal and informal science education, and/or public outreach. Mastery of standard office management software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint , etc). Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must have ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport and driver’s license. Must be able to think critically and make a positive contribution to ML’s and the Cornell Lab’s mission. Preferred Qualifications: PhD in biology or related field with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Demonstrated track record of obtaining extramural funding. Experience mentoring and advising undergraduate students. Advanced knowledge and multiple years of experience using eBird. Fluency in Spanish highly preferred. When applying through our system, please remember to attach your application materials (resume/cover letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF. In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. 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