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Policy and Social Modeling Postdoc Position

Position ID: PDA#002

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available in Policy and Social Modeling at the University of Vermont as part of an NSF-funded research project on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events. Vermont EPSCoR for its latest Track 1 award is recruiting for a number of positions within the next year to work on a cutting-edge, large-scale, interdisciplinary, NSF-funded study which will determine how the Lake Champlain Basin’s landscape, watershed and lake conditions respond to extreme weather events and will test policy scenarios for enhancing resilience using our comprehensive Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). As a member of the research team, you will participate in unique learning and professional development experiences and have access to significant resources including: Alan Alda Communicating Science workshops; undergraduate mentoring and training; and over 30 research colleagues spanning numerous disciplines including hydrology, limnology, geology, engineering, environmental resources, economics, public policy and community development.

We seek a post-doctoral associate with demonstrated expertise in policy and social modeling using complex adaptive systems approaches, especially agent based modeling and/or network analysis. The postdoctoral associate will work with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and stakeholders to develop agent based models of alternate policy, governance and social behavioral scenarios in the Lake Champlain basin relative to climate change, extreme events and regional resiliency of social-ecological systems.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Geography, Sociology, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, or a relevant social or engineering science discipline. Experience or interest in developing and applying computational complex systems modeling approaches is also desirable. Proficiency in JAVA programming will be considered a plus.

Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the project. Anticipated start date August 15, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Position is funded through May 31, 2021.

Questions can be directed to Chris Koliba at ckoliba@uvm.edu .

To apply: please send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to epscor@uvm.edu and reference Position ID PDA#002.

Position Announcement: University of New Hampshire Lecturer in environmental conservation and SUSTAINABILITY

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a full-time (.88 FTE – academic-year, 9-month), benefits-eligible, three-year (renewable), non-tenure-track Lecturer position to begin fall term August 2019. UNH Lecturer Faculty are represented by the AAUP through a collective bargaining agreement. UNH is committed to social justice and actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all.

We seek a skilled and passionate teacher and mentor to offer undergraduate courses and support the vibrant Environmental Conservation and Sustainability (ECS) Program. This lecturer will be primarily responsible for undergraduate teaching in ECS, and will also engage in on-campus and/or off-campus service responsibilities, including academic advising of undergraduates in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. The initial course load will include Principles of Sustainability, Sustainable Living – Global Perspectives, and Systems Thinking for Sustainable Solutions. Continued employment beyond the initial three-year appointment is contingent on satisfactory performance and program needs.

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 research institution that provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. Located on a 188-acre campus in Durham, UNH (https://www.unh.edu/main/about-unh) thrives in a dynamic and beautiful part of New England. Approximately one hour from both Boston and Portland, Durham is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, the White Mountains, and New Hampshire’s Lake Region.

The UNH Department of Natural Resources comprises six academic programs, including ECS, and offers six majors and more than ten minors. The Environmental Conservation and Sustainability Program makes up approximately 130 of the 439 undergraduates in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (https://colsa.unh.edu/natural-resources-environment/program/bs/environmental-conservation-sustainability-major). Questions regarding this position can be directed to Clay Mitchell, Chair of the Search Committee (Clayton.Mitchell@unh.edu).


Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in natural resources, environmental studies, or a related field, and prior post-secondary teaching experience with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Proficiency with current academic technology is highly desirable.


Application Procedures and Deadline


The application can be completed at https://jobs.usnh.edu/, and includes a cover letter, CV/resume, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, student evaluations of prior teaching, and names and contact information of three references. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents in support of their application. Letters of reference will be required before initial interviews. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.


The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. ​

Lecturer in Human-Environment Systems and Data Literacy

University of Georgia: Odum School of Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for one Lecturer (non-tenure track) with a focus in coupled human-environment systems and data literacy.  We seek a discipline-bridging scholar who will play a fundamental role in training students to understand, analyze, and visualize information, including geospatial information, using a variety of data sources from natural sciences and one or more complementary perspectives.  Potential areas of emphasis include ecosystem services, sustainability science, food energy or water systems, and interdisciplinary perspectives on global change; from ecological and complementary perspectives such as economics, engineering, or quantitative and qualitative social sciences.

The ideal candidate will bring new skills and theoretical perspectives to the Odum School, and will demonstrate a passion for undergraduate education and building programmatic excellence in data literacy training.  We seek candidates with an aptitude for mentoring students interested in traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree program) or careers focused in translation or integration of ecological science with policy, management, communications, or other disciplines (via the A.B. degree program).  An interest in leading service learning classes would also be valued.   The Odum School is dedicated to supporting and enhancing diversity and inclusiveness, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who will enrich that mission.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who have: 

Expertise in coupled human-environment systems

Expertise in discipline-spanning scholarship

Expertise in data analysis and visualization

Expertise in geospatial information

Aptitude for undergraduate instruction and mentorship

Aptitude for providing data literacy training

Commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity

The position is a 12-month full-time appointment. Responsibilities are primarily instructional, with opportunity for research.  The position offers diverse instructional opportunities including lecture, lab, and field courses, and directed undergraduate study and research.  In addition to developing a spatial data course and other potential courses in their area of expertise, the scholar will contribute to current course offerings through instruction and by developing new data literacy and visualization components.  The scholar will also contribute to undergraduate mentoring and research supervision as part of their responsibilities. 

To apply, candidates must have a PhD in ecology or relevant field.   To receive full consideration applications should be received by 27 February, 2019.  

To apply for the position, candidates should electronically submit the following materials http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/59673

1) Cover letter, including research interests and suitability for the position.

2) Curriculum vitae.

3) 2-page Teaching statement, including vision for enhancing data literacy.

4) 1-page Diversity statement, explaining experience, professional skills, and vision that would enhance diversity and inclusivity (using Other Documents#1).

5) Contact information for three professional referees who may submit letters of recommendation

Official transcripts will be requested from finalists.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Elizabeth King, egking@uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Gund Institute Funded PhD Opportunities

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks up to eight exceptional PhD students to start Fall 2019 and conduct interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. Application reviews will start January 18.

The Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where 150 faculty, global affiliates, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. We explore environmental issues at the interface of four pressing research themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.

CURRENT OFFERS:

Gund Institute Research Assistantship: We seek up to three PhD students working on Gund research themes, especially the connections among them. Students will receive up to four years of support at $32,000 per year, plus tuition.

Gund Institute Barrett Assistantship: We seek up to two PhD students for a new opportunity provided by the Gund Institute and UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), supported by the Richard Barrett Foundation. Students will receive up to four years of funding, including an annual stipend of $35,000 and tuition.

Leadership for the Ecozoic: We seek up to three PhD students at UVM to pursue mutually-enhancing human-Earth relationships in a global research-to-action partnership with McGill University. Students receive three years of funding, including an annual stipend of $27,000, plus tuition.

All students receive health insurance. Conference and research funds are also available.

For full details, explore Gund PhD opportunities online (how to apply, qualifications, etc).

The Gund Institute catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome.

Open-rank faculty position: Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Florida International University

The Department of Earth and Environment of Florida International University invites applicants for the open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Sustainability. Rank will be determined by experience and accomplishments. Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree and conduct research and teaching in sustainability science or studies. We particularly seek individuals conducting transformative, world-class, quantitative, interdisciplinary research at the interface of Human and Natural Systems. The Department of Earth and Environment (https://earthenvironment.fiu.edu/index.html) is composed of a diverse faculty with research interests in environmental, earth, atmospheric, and hydrologic sciences, as well as environmental resource economics, policy, management, and conservation. The Department is committed in our research and teaching to find sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Environmental Sustainability is a complex field spanning the environmental, social, and economic systems. We seek interdisciplinary scientists with a strong background in any of the following fields: systems ecology, urban systems, water resources, bioenvironmental systems, green technologies, resource economics and policy, and/or regional sustainability planning. The ability to evaluate “apparent sustainability” scenarios and plans through quantitative methods and/or modeling is of interest. Principle responsibilities will include establishment of a strong externally funded research program, development of active collaborations with other faculty, research partners, and members of the community including policy makers and resource managers, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, especially in our BA in Sustainability Program. Research at FIU is typically coordinated under one of several Institutes and Research Centers, many of which are preeminent programs, (https://beyondpossible.fiu.edu/preeminentprograms/) and including the Institute of Water and Environment (InWE), the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC), the Sea Level Solutions Center, the Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure, International Center for Tropical Biology, and Extreme Events Institute.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (516092) at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/and attach a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching philosophies as a single pdf file. The CV and cover letters should provide detailed evidence of a record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to have an extramurally, well-funded, active research program. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 15, 2018. Review will continue until the position is filled

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.”

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the WolfsonianFIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Associate Professor of Economics: University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Associate Professor. Fields are open. We particularly encourage candidates specializing in the Political Economy of Environment, Economics of Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Movements to apply.
Applicants may be considered for more than one position in the Department. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches.

Requirements: A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a related field or comparable training and experience is required. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in the U.S. The university is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges. 
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a recent research paper, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at http://careers.massachusetts.edu/cw/en-us/job/495124?lApplicationSubSourceID=11182.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates may interview at the ASSA meeting (January 2019) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling.

More about the Faculty Hiring Initiative: https://www.umass.edu/economics/faculty-hiring-initiative

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Position: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

The Environmental Studies Program at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning 1 July 2019. 

We seek to hire an individual with interdisciplinary background in environmental studies who can complement our program’s current strengths in natural and social sciences.  Areas of study are open but we are particularly interested in candidates from the environmental humanities.  We anticipate that a candidate will have a disciplinary strength, but likewise that her/his scholarship will be interdisciplinary.  In addition to courses in her/his area of expertise, the new hire will be expected to teach Introduction to Environmental Studies, a 200-level course in Environmental Humanities, and contribute to the co-taught capstone research course in the major/minor curriculum.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative teacher-scholar committed to high-quality undergraduate education and student-faculty research.

Qualifications: Terminal degree in field is required (PhD preferred) with relevant graduate coursework, and teaching experience desired.

To apply, visit apply.interfolio.com/51887

When applying to this position online, please submit supporting materials – a letter of application, C.V., copies of graduate transcripts, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence if available.  Completed applications will be accepted until 15 October 2018.

Master Student Opportunity in Ecosystem Services Valuation or Social-Ecological Modeling – UMass Boston

Dr. Mavrommati at the School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an applicant for a 2-year master or Ph.D. position, starting September 2019.

Potential research topics might include the use of deliberative multicriteria analysis in assessing ecosystem service tradeoffs and social-ecological systems modeling.

The ideal applicant must have an interdisciplinary background that includes a good understanding of environmental and social sciences, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in working across disciplines.

Applicants must meet the minimum criteria for admittance into the School for the Environment Graduate programs.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Mavrommati (Georgia.mavrommati@umb.edu) to discuss their interests and motivation before applying and include in their email a CV and a description of their research interests.

Potential graduate students will be directed to apply to the University of Massachusetts, Boston Graduate Admission program https://www.umb.edu/admissions/grad/apply). The application deadline is December 15, 2018.

Research Assistant Position: Ecosystem Modeling in Honolulu, Hawaii

The deadline has been extended  for a research assistant position with the Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) working in collaboration with NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The institute is looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to help with the development of an interdisciplinary spatially explicit ecosystem model for the main Hawaiian Islands. The main objective of the model is to provide guidance in Ecosystem-based Management of the insular ecosystems. The position will focus on social-economic  and ecological interactions between changes in climate, fisheries & coastal management, and human activities, with special attention to the dynamics between ecosystem state, ecosystem services and human well-being. With the model we want to evaluate the effectiveness, in terms of the continued delivery of ecosystem services, of alternative management options under a changing climate.
For more information and to apply please visit the RCUH website: www.rcuh.com/ and click on Job Postings under the “Work” icon. In the key word box, type Social-Ecological Systems Assistant. Deadline to apply has been extended to Aug 9.