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Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife

Date Posted: 19 Dec 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 9 February 2015

The Fisheries and Wildlife Department at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management. We seek an enthusiastic colleague whose skills in exploring social and human dimensions of natural resources will complement existing strengths in conservation problem solving and applied ecological research.

Ours is an internationally recognized program in wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology. Oregon’s natural resource diversity includes the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in the U.S., extensive networks of rivers and streams, urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts. This position is part of a larger commitment by Oregon State University to hire, retain, and develop a diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation ( As part of this commitment, OSU has established an initiative to hire 36 faculty for 2014-15 to support these strategies.


This is a full-time tenure track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, research and outreach in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife conservation. The appointee will be expected to teach three undergraduate classes annually and one graduate course every other year. Courses may include those offered on campus, online, or in some combination. This faculty member will also advise undergraduate and graduate students. Research should relate to understanding the attitudes, values, ethics, behaviors, and roles of diverse publics associated with complex fish and wildlife resource issues. Teaching and research collaborations with faculty in Fisheries and Wildlife and other departments across campus are expected. Development of outreach activities relating to public involvement in natural resource decision-making is anticipated. In all duties the faculty member is expected to demonstrate cultural competence and to exercise their knowledge and skills related to multicultural perspectives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a social science or natural resource field, completed by time of appointment;
  • Cultural competence, including a record of effectively working with underrepresented students and/or faculty or communities. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity;
  • Ability to identify significant natural resource problems resulting in research related to social and human dimensions of natural resources, as evidenced by a record of scholarship (grants, presentations, publications, outreach products) in these areas;
  • Some experience in natural resources policy, planning, and/or management;
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with resource managers, administrators, other decision-makers, and multiple stakeholders;
  • Evidence of effectively teaching and mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant expertise in social or behavioral sciences as related to fish and wildlife conservation or other related natural resources;
  • Experience with offering experiential learning or study abroad opportunities;
  • Experience with use of innovative pedagogies such as flipped, engaged, online or hybrid learning.

To Apply:

We invite you to visit the application website ( posting # 0013457) for details on how to apply. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 9.

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Assistant Professor, Aquatic Ecology in Riparian Ecosystems

Date Posted: 18 Dec 2014 (Show details)

Institution: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Closing date: 31 January 2015

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) at the University of Arizona seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure track position in aquatic ecology with emphasis on riparian ecosystems. Riparian ecosystems are critical to maintaining biodiversity in the southwestern United States and are being affected by multiple environmental stressors, including changes in climate and land use, catastrophic wildfires, species invasions, and people. The University of Arizona is the State’s land-grant institution and water and arid environments are among the foci of critical research initiatives in its strategic plan.

SNRE has strong research and teaching programs in wildlife and fisheries conservation and management, ecohydrology and watershed management, rangeland ecology, restoration, and management, global change ecology and management, and arid lands research. SNRE is also host to multiple federal cooperators, including the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station, the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (DSCESU), the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, and the National Phenology Network (NPN), and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.


The successful applicant will be expected to develop a successful externally funded research program with an emphasis on aquatic organisms associated with riparian ecosystems. We encourage applications from candidates with established expertise in the ecology of fishes, the ecology of aquatic invertebrates, or on the effects of contaminants, sediments, or water quality on aquatic organisms and the function of freshwater ecosystems. We are especially interested in candidates whose research integrates the structure or function of both the aquatic and terrestrial components of riparian systems, and candidates with strong quantitative skills. Interdisciplinary research is a fundamental component of the University of Arizona and our School, and we seek a candidate with an enthusiastic approach to collaborative research with colleagues within SNRE, other units in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences the Institute of the Environment and across campus. The successful candidate will also be expected to produce a strong record of peer-reviewed and refereed publications in the highest impact indexed journals.


The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) curricula. We seek an enthusiastic teacher who will be responsible for teaching at least one undergraduate course designed to contribute substantively to our Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources, especially in the Fisheries Conservation and Management Option (e.g., limnology, aquatic ecology, aquatic invertebrates, or fisheries ecology) and at least one graduate course in their area of expertise. The applicant is expected to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in coursework and research and be committed to promotion and enhancement of diversity of our students, particularly those from backgrounds underrepresented in the discipline.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to natural resources or applied ecology, a record of peer-reviewed publications demonstrating high quality research, and evidence of interest and experience in classroom instruction.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit an application packet electronically to Complete applications must include:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of research and teaching interests,
  • names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is found. Anticipated start date is July 2015 but a later starting date can be negotiated. Direct questions about the position to Wm. Shaw, wshaw [at] ag [dot] arizona [dot] edu or (520) 621-7265.

Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the appointment at the rank of assistant professor in SNRE, including the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, M/W/D/V.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gecko Phylogeography

Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 (Show details)

Institution: University of São Paulo Biosciences Institute
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Closing date: 18 January 2015 or until position is filled

A 6-month (renewable) post-doctoral fellowship is available starting as soon as possible as part of a FAPESP ( grant entitled “Phylogeography of darwinii group of Gymnodactylus from the Atlantic forest (Squamata: Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae)”, coordinated by Prof. Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, at the University of Sao Paulo Biosciences Institute, in Sao Paulo.

The specific post-doctoral project addresses to clarify the phylogeography of lizards of the complex darwinii from the Brazilian Atlantic Forests. The candidate is expected to lead the research on this topic as well as to help mentoring and managing an active team of graduate and undergraduate students working on a variety of grant-supported sub-projects. The candidate is also expected to develop and lead collaborative research if directly related to the subject of the main project.

Applicants should have published or submitted (peer-reviewed) papers in molecular phylogeograhy (preferably on lizards). Applicants are expected to generate and analyze molecular data. Applicants with background in integrative approaches to evolutionary questions are preferred.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. (concluded in the previous 5 years) in Evolutionary Biology or related area
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is encouraged)
  • Experience with molecular data generation and analyses


R$ 35,450 per six month (aprox. US$ 12,800); FAPESP fellowships are tax free (see details at

To apply:

Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (maximum two pages) and two letters of recommendation by email to the lead PI:

Prof. Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues (mturodri [at] usp [dot] br)
Dep. of Zoology, Biosciences Institute
University of Sao Paulo.

Deadline is January 18, 2015 or until position is filled.

For further information please contact Dr. Rodrigues at mturodri [at] usp [dot] br.

Graduate Assistantships in Aquatic Environmental Chemistry

Date Posted: 9 Dec 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Trent University
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Closing date: early January 2015

Three different graduate assistantships are being offered at Trent University.

MSc/PhD Assistantship in Aquatic Biogeochemistry

A M.Sc/Ph.D. research assistantship is available (beginning May 2015 or September 2015) in the Gueguen’s Lab at Trent University. The position will be a part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to study biogeochemistry of heavy metals in mining effluents. The student will focus on characterizing what effect dissolved organic matter has on metal speciation through field and laboratory activities. We seek applicants with a background in aquatic science, preferably with a degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or a closely related field. The student will be involved in all aspects of the project, from field work to publication of findings.

MSc/PhD Assistantship in Chemical Remediation

A M.Sc/Ph.D. research assistantship is available (beginning May 2015 or September 2015) in the Gueguen’s Lab at Trent University. The position will be a part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation to study the removal potential of biosorbents and their applications in industrial settings. The student will focus on characterizing what effect biosorbents have on heavy metals and radionuclides removal to industrial effluents through field and laboratory activities. We seek applicants with a background in aquatic chemistry, preferably with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, or a closely related field. The student will be involved in all aspects of the project, from field work to publication of findings.

MSc/PhD Assistantship in Aquatic/Marine Chemistry

A M.Sc/Ph.D. research assistantship is available (beginning May 2015 or September 2015) in the Gueguen’s Lab at Trent University. The position will be a part of an interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation to characterize which components of the dissolved organic matter pool make a significant contribution to the biogeochemistry of trace metals in the oceans. The student will focus on developing analytical methods for determination of major organic ligands in natural waters. We seek applicants with a background in marine or aquatic chemistry, preferably with a degree in chemistry, oceanography, environmental science, or a closely related field. The student will be involved in all aspects of the project, from field work to publication of findings. The graduate student would have the opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplinary cruise onboard an icebreaker every year.

To Apply:

Applicants are expected to have strong academic background (at least B+ or 77%), show evidence of independent work in the field and/or lab, and demonstrate a capacity to contribute to a collaborative research environment.

For more information, please email a statement of interest/background and a copy of your CV to celinegueguen [at] trentu [dot] ca. Note that the application deadline for our graduate program is early January, 2015.

Graduate Assistantships in Biogeochemistry and Pollution Impacts

Date Posted: 4 Dec 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Trent University
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Closing date: not provided

Environmental pollution from human activities has a profound impact on the environment. We are seeking motivated individuals interested in assessing the impacts of air pollution on our natural environment. MSc and PhD graduate opportunities are available in a range of projects investigating:

  • Persistent organic pollutants and mercury in Irish lakes catchments;
  • Impacts of agricultural emissions on nature conservation areas;
  • Influence of future climate on the hydrology of native woodlands in Ireland;
  • Impacts of emissions from smelter and liquefied natural gas facilities on ecosystems in British Columbia;
  • Impacts of sulphur and nitrogen emissions from oil sands activities on lakes and soils in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

All projects are interdisciplinary (air, soil, water and vegetation), combining field and laboratory components.

Interested candidates should have a background in environmental science, earth science, soil science, geology, physical geography or environmental chemistry. Financial support will be provided through a combination of research and teaching assistantships. All graduate positions will be based at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, through the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program (

For further information contact:
Julian Aherne
jaherne [at] trentu [dot] ca
telephone: +1-705-7481011 x7887

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