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The Department of Wildland Resources (WILD) in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (USU) seeks applicants for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor in Urban Forestry. The position will be based in the USU Extension Office in Kaysville, Utah, in Davis County, which is also the location of the USU Botanical Center and Utah’s largest Arboretum. The anticipated (but negotiable) start date is August 1, 2023. The emphasis for the position is 90% Extension, 10% Service.
This is a non-tenure track, fiscal-year (12-month), 1.0 FTE position. Key areas of expertise will include urban and wildland-urban interface forestry, arboriculture, disease and risk management, water-wise landscaping, greenspace management, and horticulture.
Potential applicants with specific questions are welcome to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nicki Frey, 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.