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Utah State University invites nominations and applications for the Director of the Ecology Center. The Ecology Center (EC) (http://www.usu.edu/ecology) is a well-funded interdepartmental, cross-college organization with the mission of promoting and supporting research and graduate education in basic and applied ecology.
The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Wildland Fire. The role statement for the position consists of 80% extension, 10% teaching, and 10% service, and will be based in Logan, Utah on the USU campus, with an anticipated (but negotiable) start date of July 1, 2023. This is a fiscal-year (12-month) position.
The successful applicant is expected to bring substantial expertise from outside academia, and the position may be filled as a Tenure-Track or Professional Practice Assistant Professor position. The Tenure-Track Position will be 0.8 FTE, and the successful applicant will be encouraged to write grants to support an additional 0.2 FTE salary. The Professional Practice position will be 1.0 FTE. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Job Posting Flyer
For full consideration, application must be received by March 10, 2023.
The Dir./Sr. Director of Development for the S.J. Quinney College of Natural Resources provides overall guidance and management of the College major gifts program. The position is responsible for the College overall acquisition of philanthropic gifts and evaluating gift officer performance. The Dir./Sr. Director enhances the performance of other fundraisers by helping them develop fundraising competencies, providing feedback and perspective on their fundraising approach/methods and coaching them to realize their optimal performance.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Collegiate Development, the Dir./Sr. Director of Development is the key liaison to the College Dean. As a development leader on the USU development team, the Dir./Sr. Director of Development is highly collaborative, committed to a culture of excellence, demonstrates advanced fundraising competencies and helps sustain USU’s fundraising success and growth through their leadership. This position will be hired at either the Director or Senior Director level - see qualifications section.
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 quantitative population ecology. The position, to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, will be 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service.
We seek an innovative scholar who develops and applies state-of-the-art quantitative approaches to advance empirical and theoretical understanding of fundamental and applied questions in population ecology. Specific themes of interest include development of new inferential techniques within maximum likelihood, Bayesian, or information theoretic-based frameworks, demography, spatial or movement ecology, conservation biology, trophic interactions, biological invasions, and the ecology and management of exploited populations. We are especially interested in candidates keen to develop research in the Intermountain West that will complement existing research programs in the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the Ecology Center in population and community ecology, wildlife ecology and management, disease ecology, environmental assessment and monitoring, restoration ecology, landscape and population genetics, physiological ecology, and ecological forecasting. Integrating with the department’s established researchers will be easiest for candidates with an interest in both applied and theoretical problems, experience operationalizing research for species restoration, conservation, or management, and/or the ability to translate modeling approaches across the plant-animal boundary.
Please contact the search committee chair, Peter Adler (email@example.com) with questions. Review of applications begins December 5, 2022. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2023.
For additional information see position flyer HERE
The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with expertise in geospatial science of environment and society. This tenure-track, full-time (nine-month) position is based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 50% research, 40% teaching/advising, and 10% service. The position will start August 2023.
Review of applications begins November 14, 2022.
For further information contact Dr. Jordan W. Smith, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aquatic Ecology and Global Change Lab, led by Dr. Trisha Atwood, (https://trishaatwood.weebly.com/) at Utah State University is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to develop uncertainty and sensitivity analyses on the impact of trawling on seabed carbon. This position will be based at Utah State University (Logan, Utah, USA). However, for the right candidate, we will consider remote work with some travel to Utah State University. Candidates applying to work remotely must be eligible to work in the USA.
A review of applications will begin in September 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment start date is negotiable, but will start no later than Jan 4, 2023. The initial commitment is expected to be 1.5 years with the potential for an additional term contingent upon performance and the availability of funding. Starting salary is $60k, with a full benefits package.
The Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleolimnology Lab at Utah State University led by Dr. Janice Brahney is seeking a full-time laboratory technician.
Our group researches the effect of climate change and direct anthropogenic disturbances on aquatic ecosystems. We analyze water, sediment, soil, organism, and atmospheric dust samples for elemental composition and occasionally work with algae and zooplankton (https://janicebrahney.weebly.com). Example projects include in the role of dust in fertilizing primary and secondary production in lake systems, the role of glacier recession and phenology on nutrient status and community composition in mountain lakes and rivers, paleolimnologic reconstruction of impaired lake systems, climate change impacts on catchment processes, the influence of beaver ponds on C, N, P, and metal cycling, plastic pollution, and contaminant transport through the atmosphere. The technician will also work with and assist associated faculty and their students in the Quinney College of Natural Resources who require the use of the facilities.
Salary is commensurate with experience. More information can be found here: https://www.usu.edu/hr/compensation/index. Benefits include health (medical and dental) insurance and a retirement plan to which the university contributes an amount equal to 14.2% of your gross salary, immediately vested and without requiring employee contributions.
The position has a start date of July 1, 2022 and will be initially for one year with the intention for the technician to stay on a long term basis. The position will be hired at either Level II or Level III - see below for qualifications.
The post-doc will join a multi-institution NSF project focused on predicting the effects of climate change and variability on population dynamics of the invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum across western North America (https://bromecast.wixsite.com/home). Our goal is to determine the relative value of data on genetic variability, physiological tolerances, demographic rates, and interspecific interactions for ecological forecasting at the regional scale.
The project combines genetic sequencing with four intensive common garden experiments and over forty less intensive distributed experiments. This position, in Peter Adler’s lab at Utah State University (https://qcnr.usu.edu/labs/adler_lab/), will lead synthetic data analyses and modeling studies based on all these different data sources. The successful applicant will work closely with Mevin Hooten (https://mhooten.github.io/) and Jesse Lasky (http://www.personal.psu.edu/jrl35/psu/index_JRL.html) and their respective post-docs. The position is funded for two and a half years at a salary of $52,000 per year and can begin as early as Sept. 1, 2022.