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The Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow I to assist a team of researchers to better understand how fire might impact erosion and debris flows, including impacts to transportation corridors. The Postdoctoral Fellow will mainly assist by predicting fire severity to improve post-wildfire sedimentation risk models. The position is intended to be for one year, with renewal for a second year contingent on performance and funding.
The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) welcomes a Staff Assistant II to join their team. The Staff Assistant II primarily assists the Dean’s Office, the USGS Cooperative Unit (Coop), and the College Development Officer. This position will be an integral member of the Dean’s staff to help implement the Dean’s vision by assisting with administrative tasks and day-to-day college-wide and Coop operations. They will work in a fast-paced environment and are expected to be a champion for a college culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, broad access to education, and life-long learning.
The College of Natural Resources’ Business Services Team seeks a Business Manager II to manage and coordinate the business operations of the college. Incumbent will oversee activities such as budget preparation and control, personnel administration, and financial management of service centers, contracts and grants. The Business Manager II reports to the College’s Financial Officer and will work closely with the executives, faculty and staff in the College. This position may supervise, train and guide other Business Services Staff.
Department of Watershed Sciences, Quinney College of Natural Resources. Entry-level Assistant Professor (Climate Data Analysis).
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for two term appointment faculty teaching positions (Lecturer or Professional Practice Assistant Professor) to support a new program in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI). We seek candidates who can holistically apply innovative GeoAI methods such as machine and deep learning, multidimensional data analysis, and big data visualization to natural resource applications. Teaching areas may include remote sensing, GeoAI applications in natural resources, geospatial programming courses in Python, ethics related to geospatial data and artificial intelligence, Google Earth Engine, and geovisualization techniques specific to remote sensing. These two non-tenure-track, full-time academic-year (nine-month) faculty positions are based at the USU main campus in Logan. The emphasis for each position is 95% teaching and 5% service. Funding for these positions is secured for two years and ENVS will be seeking ongoing funding. The positions start August 1, 2024.
Application review begins February 16, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. For further information contact the search committee chair, Shannon Belmont (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) at Utah State University (USU) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor to serve as the Extension Specialist in Urban Forestry for Utah. The position will be based on the main USU campus in Logan, Utah, and will also have access to the USU Extension Office at the USU Botanical Center in Kaysville, Utah, which houses Utah’s largest Arboretum. The anticipated (but negotiable) start date is August 1, 2024. The emphasis for the position is 90% Extension, 10% Service. The position may be filled as: 1) A tenure-track Assistant Professor for a fiscal year reduced FTE (0.83 FTE or 10 months) position, with the successful candidate encouraged to write grants to support an additional 0.17 FTE. This position would require a PhD. Candidates in a PhD program who are ABD may be hired at the rank of Instructor if conferral of degree is expected within the year. 2) A Professional Practice Assistant Professor at 1.0 FTE. This position would require a M.S. degree and extensive professional work experience related to urban forestry. In either appointment, the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is anticipated to be between $60,000 and $80,000. A basic annual operations budget will also be provided and can be augmented through grantwriting. Key areas of expertise will include urban and wildland-urban interface forestry, arboriculture, disease and risk management, water-wise landscaping, greenspace management, and horticulture. We anticipate that the person in this position may also be involved in urban planning efforts which consider broad social access to tree cover and carbon sequestration issues related to urban forestry. The incumbent will be encouraged to collaborate with research and Extension faculty in the Departments of Wildland Resources (particularly extension specialists in forestry and wildland fire) and Environment and Society in QCNR and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The incumbent will coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to identify and implement programs such as Utah Forestry Fire and State Lands urban forestry initiatives, Utah Division of Water Resources conservation programs, U. S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forest Program, and other programs that address urban climate change issues, and the inclusion of under-served communities through urban planning. We request a cover letter, a complete CV, and names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. The position is open until filled, but application review will begin Monday, February 5, 2024. Potential applicants with specific questions are welcome to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nicki Frey, email@example.com.
The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any physical or ecological discipline contributing to Watershed Science. We seek candidates who conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, and quantitative research that builds on our department's strengths in hydrology, fish ecology, aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, geomorphology, global change biology, climate science, water quality, and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Disciplinary expertise may include, but is not limited to, limnology, fluvial geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics, ecotoxicology, riparian ecology, water quality, hydrology, restoration of aquatic ecosystems, or any emerging areas of watershed science. The successful candidate will develop a robust, externally funded research program and will teach 2-3 courses per year at undergraduate and graduate levels. To further the Department’s commitment to inclusion and engagement of an increasingly diverse community, we seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are historically underrepresented in natural resources and watershed sciences. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2024
USU’s Department of Watershed Sciences excels in the science of ‘wet’ ecosystems, including rivers, lakes, wetlands, reservoirs, oceans, and the watersheds that feed them. Our faculty includes biologists,ecologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, biogeochemists, and climate scientists committed to making science useful for planning, management, and restoration efforts. The department is well-positioned to study and offer solutions to complex, interdisciplinary problems. We offer undergraduate degrees in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems that are aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration and the River Management Society. We offer research graduate degrees in Ecology (MS, PhD), Fisheries Biology (MS), and Watershed Sciences (MS, PhD) as well a professional master's degree in Ecological Restoration.
Water research at USU is enhanced by collaborative opportunities through the multidisciplinary Ecology Center (https://www.usu.edu/ecology/), which promotes ecological research at USU and hosts a graduate program in Climate Adaptation Science. USU recently established the Institute for Land, Air and Water (https://www.usu.edu/ilwa/) which connects interdisciplinary research groups at USU with state and local and state governments to better inform environmental policy. USU departments with high collaborative potential include Biology; Civil and Environmental Engineering along with the Utah Water Research Laboratory; Environment and Society; Geosciences; Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; Mathematics and Statistics; Plants, Soils, and Climate; and Wildland Resources.
Utah State University, established in 1888, is a Carnegie Foundation R1 research institution and the land- and space-grant institution for Utah. USU is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a thriving small city in northern Utah. Nestled in the idyllic Cache Valley, between the Wellsville and Bear River mountain ranges, Logan offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities including skiing, biking, fishing, and hiking. Logan is a 90-minute drive to Salt Lake City and within a half day’s drive to many National Parks, Monuments, and Conservation Areas.
For questions about this position, please contact search committee chair Edd Hammill at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit applications by November 15, 2023.
The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) (https://qcnr.usu.edu/wild/) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (https://qcnr.usu.edu/) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the position of Department Head and Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment on the Logan Campus, starting July 1, 2024.
We are seeking candidates with high potential for academic leadership and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary terrestrial ecosystem science and to the departmental mission to advance the understanding and stewardship of wildland ecosystems and the services they provide. The successful candidate will bring vision, innovation, and expert administration to a thriving academic unit of 27 faculty located at the main Logan Campus, at Statewide Campuses, and at several extension locations. This candidate will build on a long legacy of excellence in research, teaching, and extension and will nurture the Department’s existing synergies with the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, USU Extension, the US Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the campus-wide Ecology Center.
Research, extension, and education are central to USU’s land-grant mission and core to departmental activities, with high levels of integration and collaboration across these domains. Public lands and their management are critical to the state of Utah and to departmental research, extension, and outreach. The Department has productive working relationships with federal and state partners such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forage and Range Research Lab, Poisonous Plant Research Lab, and National Wildlife Research Center; the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. High-impact basic and applied research emphasizes terrestrial ecology, including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests, and rangelands, conservation biology, and climate change adaptation. Extension programs span wildlife, rangeland, and forest management; urban forestry; and wildland fire management. The Department prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a wide range of careers managing and conserving natural resources. With approximately 300 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students, it delivers undergraduate degrees in Conservation and Restoration Ecology, Forest Ecology and Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife Ecology and Management, and MS and PhD degrees in Ecology, Forestry, Range Science, and Wildlife Biology. Undergraduate programs are accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management, ensure wildlife students meet the relevant USA Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management requirements for employment, and are aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration. Award-winning faculty and a shared core undergraduate curriculum across all departmental majors produce program graduates with unusually well-integrated training. The highly sought-after graduate programs attract students from across the country and internationally who pursue careers in academia, federal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Application review begins December 4, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. Queries about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Claudia Radel (email@example.com).
The Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center are seeking applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position in movement ecology. The position, to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, will be 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service.
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The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) (https://qcnr.usu.edu/envs/), in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) (https://qcnr.usu.edu/) at Utah State University (USU), invites applications for a broadly trained scholar in recreation resource management and nature-based tourism in the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates who will broaden existing department strength in Recreation Resource Management. This full-time (nine-month) faculty position is based at USU’s Moab Statewide Campus (https://statewide.usu.edu/moab/) in Moab, Utah, where ENVS currently has a cluster of three other faculty. This is a faculty position with teaching as the primary role but with opportunity for an active research program. The position will start August 2024.
Review of applications begins December 8, 2023.
For further information contact Dr. Roslynn McCann, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.