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Postdoctoral Research Position in Ecosystem Service Valuation

A joint postdoctoral position is available at the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College for a motivated candidate with expertise in ecosystem service valuation. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working on a recently funded project that seeks to develop a framework for linking the health of small streams to water quality indicators, ecosystem services, and human preferences. The successful candidate will work with Professor Richard B. Howarth (Dartmouth College) and Assistant Professor Georgia Mavrommati (University of Massachusetts Boston) to apply multiple methods (e.g. discourse-based decision analysis and choice modelling) to characterize and value ecosystem services. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental/ecological economics, decision science, or a related field and a motivation to develop cross-disciplinary approaches within social-ecological systems and sustainability science research. Applicants’ experience, ability and willingness to work with a transdisciplinary team and stakeholders is an asset. We offer a two-year appointment and a competitive salary plus health benefits. The starting date is flexible, but the expected start day is February, 2017. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees combined in a single pdf to Dr. Georgia Mavrommati (Email: by November 1, 2016. For questions about this position, please email to Dr. Georgia Mavrommati (
This is an equal opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Tenure Track Position in Sustainability Science/Ecological Economics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Sustainability Science.   The successful candidate will have expertise in the area of ecological economics or related fields within sustainability science.  We are interested in hiring a faculty member with diverse perspectives who will foster innovation in our sustainability science curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience for our students.  We encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and research with undergraduates.  Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, including Principles of Sustainability Science (SUS 120), Introduction to Environmental Science (EES 112), and upper level electives including ecological economics.  When needed, candidates may teach a writing seminar for first year students, Human Systems (SUS 240), or Social Systems (SUS 241).

Applications should be submitted online at  Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a diversity statement, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts.  The diversity statement should reflect the candidate’s awareness of the challenges facing the many student groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and discuss strategies for addressing these challenges.

Furman University is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Greenville, S.C., which has a thriving downtown and international community.  Visit for additional information about the position, the department, Furman University, the Shi Center for Sustainability, and Greenville, SC.  Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2016.  Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Tenure Track Appointment in Ecological Economics, Concordia University

The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University is seeking a tenure-track appointment in Ecological Economics. The candidate should hold a PhD in a field related to human-environment interactions. They should have an understanding of the economy as being interconnected with societal processes and natural systems as well as a demonstrated knowledge of mainstream economics. The successful candidate will teach courses in our graduate and undergraduate programs as well as supervise Master’s and PhD students. We are looking for research excellence in a field of study relevant to ecological economics such as, but not limited to, measures of sustainable economic progress, degrowth and steady-state economies, ecological debt, approaches to valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services, the economics of climate and environmental change, and the economics of urban ecological systems.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements and plans, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact:
Dr. Monica E. Mulrennan
Chair, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin January 1st 2017. All applications should reach the department no later than October 1st 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately after this date and will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Monica Mulrennan.

University of Idaho Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Economics Position

The University of Idaho invites applications for a Senior Researcher to join the Policy Analysis Group in the College of Natural Resources ( We seek a skilled economist to join our interdisciplinary team of policy and economic specialists working on natural resource issues important to the state of Idaho.

APPOINTMENT: Senior Researcher. Fiscal Year, full time. Salary commensurate with experience. Renewable annually depending on performance and funding. Duty location is Moscow, Idaho.

RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Researcher is responsible for modeling and tracking the economic contributions of wildlife, timber, grazing, water, outdoor recreation, and related natural resources important to Idaho’s economy. We seek a motivated individual who will assist in the development of statewide, regional and local economic information systems and analytical tools. We seek individuals who are innovative, thrive in a team environment, and will initiate and contribute to all aspects of project design, implementation, analysis, and reporting.

SERVICE & OUTREACH RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Researcher will provide expertise to collaborators, scientists and stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of publications, workshops, and related outreach activities and analytical tools.

Masters or doctorate degree in natural resource economics or related field at the time of starting the position, and at least 2 years’ relevant experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience or ability to learn advanced economic modeling techniques, have strong skills in statistical analysis and data interpretation; and demonstration of strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicant selected as finalist must pass a criminal background check.

Candidates may have experience or advanced training in applied natural resource economics and policy analysis; strong project and data management skills; and the ability to publish research in refereed journals. Working knowledge and advanced training in computer programming or modeling in an area related to the position is also highly desired (e.g., Visual Basic, GIS, IMPLAN, REMI, InVEST, FVS), as is the ability to work with project teams including other scientists and across disciplines. Familiarity with natural resource industrial activities in the western United States is desired.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply online, visit We require a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, academic transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable), and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled. For first consideration, please submit your application by August 26th, 2016.

CONTACT: Dr. Dennis Becker, Director, Policy Analysis Group (; 208-892-9865)

Research Coordinator at Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) is recruiting a new Research Coordinator, to help lead all aspects of our work. This is a key position, open at a time of growth for the Institute. The full position  description can be found here.

Position: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a Research Coordinator to support our interdisciplinary research and education efforts. We will hire a talented, thoughtful, and organized individual to work closely with the Director in managing all aspects of Institute. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research center where more than 50 faculty, visiting scholars, postdocs, and graduate students collaborate to understand and help solve complex environmental problems.

Responsibilities: The Research Coordinator will help set strategic directions, coordinate research activities among fellows and students, work with Institute fellows to develop collaborative grant proposals, and manage the Institute’s budget.  The Research Coordinator will also have opportunities to participate in Institute projects.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Master’s degree in ecology, economics, environmental science, or related disciplines, plus at least three years of relevant experience.  Expertise in supporting scientific collaborations and managing budgets is required, along with excellent writing, communications, and organizational skills.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references at (position #00022789).  Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2016 and we anticipate a start date of August 2016. 

Setting: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain.  The Gund Institute is part of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM.  The Institute is poised for significant potential growth, so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to help shape its future.

Lecturer Position at Northern Arizona University


The School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer, with an appointment beginning August 22, 2016. The nine-month position is not tenure eligible, but may be renewable based on satisfactory performance and School needs.

The successful applicant will teach one section of ENV101 (Introduction to Environmental Science), and two to three additional undergraduate classes, each semester. Additional responsibilities include serving as the Environmental Science undergraduate internship coordinator, coordinating laboratory sections in conjunction with the lab manager, and curriculum development and management.  For a full description see

Fulbright Scholar opportunities in the field of Economics 2017-2018

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 130 awards in the field of Economics and nearly 500 awards overall. Exciting opportunities are available in many countries including but not limited to:

For additional awards in the field of Economics, please visit our new Opportunities in Business Administration, Economics, and Entrepreneurship webpage. There you will find award highlights and examples of successful projects in the discipline,and scholar testimonials which highlight the outcomes and benefits associated with completing a Fulbright Scholar grant.

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please visit our website.  You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.

Please either contact Maria Gahan at 202-686-6244 / or Eliza Collison at 202-326-6254 / to arrange a virtual advising session.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

USGS Post Doctoral Research Position in Ecosystem Services Modeling (Fort Collins, CO)

The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in ecosystem services modeling. The researcher will collaborate with a large and diverse scientific team within and beyond USGS in modeling ecosystem services in the U.S. at national and subnational scales. The postdoc will work as part of the USGS Sustaining Environmental Capital (SEC) Initiative team. The goal of the SEC Initiative is to better enable managers to account for the benefits people receive from ecosystem services and provide guidance for using ecosystem service information in management decisions by developing, integrating, and enhancing decision tools and information. The envisioned SEC Initiative will have a physical presence (policy coordination and science efforts) and virtual (on-line) presence referred to as the SEC Dashboard. Research responsibilities will be associated with: applying ecosystem services mapping, modeling, and valuation approaches and tools at the local and regional scales; 2) use of natural capital accounting in natural resource management; and 3) integrating ecosystem services data and tools into the SEC Dashboard for use in public land management decision-making.

Work will primarily be conducted at the Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen within 5 years of receiving a PhD. Experience in GIS and biophysical modeling is required. Experience using ecosystem services tools such as ARIES, SolVES, and InVEST is desired and programming experience using R, Python, or Java is a plus. Compensation is approximately $76,000/year and funding is for up to two years. We seek a candidate able to relocate to Ft. Collins, Colorado and begin work as soon as possible.

Please contact Rudy Schuster ( or Ken Bagstad ( for more information.

Furman University 1-Year Position in Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science:  The Department of Earth and  Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level in Sustainability Science beginning in August 2016.  Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise, ideally in the area of ecological economics or environmental health or a related field. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and EES 112 Environmental Science, and an upper level undergraduate seminar course in the candidate’s specialty. Applications should be submitted online at Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts.  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2016.  Visit to learn more about the department.  Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Position Announcement: Assistant to the Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

POSITION: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Assistant to the Director. We will hire a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills and a solutions-oriented attitude. The institute is an interdisciplinary research center, where more than 50 faculty, post-docs, and graduate students collaborate widely to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant to the Director will assist in the day-to-day administrative functions of the institute. The successful candidate for this position will provide business and administrative support for the Gund Institute’s academic and research activities, which includes administrative, operational and financial tasks. They are responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of the Gund Institute and other faculty, staff and students based in the Johnson House. Duties include: scheduling, travel arrangements, financial process support, arranging and staffing meetings, coordinating recruitment processes, maintaining databases, ensuring proper functioning of the Johnson House, communication support for on-line calendars and the Gund website and associated informational venues, and other projects as assigned.  The Assistant is responsible for ensuring positive and effective relationships within and outside of UVM. For a full list of responsibilities please see the job description on UVM’s jobsite (position number 017282).
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an associate’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Three years of prior administrative experience is required. Applicants should possess basic program administrative and financial support skills, effective problem solving, organizational and communication skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. The position requires initiative in problem solving, excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task. Must have a positive, helpful and solutions-orientated attitude.
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 2-3 professional references to The job position number is (017282). Inquiries may be made to Deidre Zoll. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their service.  Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they will further this goal.
SETTING: The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Gund Institute is administered by UVM’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.