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|Position||Positions at the Stockholm Resilience Centre|
|Two 2- year postdoc or researcher positions are available at the Stockholm Resilience Centre for modeling poverty traps and cross-scale interactions in social-ecological systems. The positions are part of two projects that aim to systematically assess interactions and feedbacks that may explain observed social-ecological phenomena with the aim to develop theory and support resilience-based approaches to development. We are seeking candidates with backgrounds in dynamical systems theory, complexity theory or related fields and interest in the dynamics of social-ecological systems, particularly in the context of natural resource management in fisheries and agriculture. DEADLINE DECEMBER 7. For details, please see
|Announcement||Application open for grad courses in 16 countries; new course in Brazil|
Due to your organization's commitment to science education, we would like to let you know about Project Dragonfly's Global Field Program master's degree and international graduate courses offered through Miami University. Tuition is reduced because of support from Miami University.
We hope that you might consider passing along this information to colleagues you think might be interested!
Thanks very much, and I hope to hear from you soon,
Kathleen Jordan | Graduate Assistant
13 Peabody Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2017
OXFORD, Ohio (Nov. 16, 2016)- Miami University's Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2017 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2017 are courses in Brazil. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu/16-17_news
Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu/16-17_news
Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), a master's degree that combines web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study at one of eight AIP Master institutions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu/16-17_news
|Announcement||Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems - U.S. EPA|
|A current program at US EPA- National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) is Safe and Healthy Communities. Safe and Healthy Communities suggests an approach to environmental management that incorporates what is valued most about our natural resources. Sustainability research involves advancing the field of resilience science by exploring the interdependence of human and natural systems to inform community planning. Our research integrates ecological and social perspectives to devise management approaches to address environmental change. The project will assess resilience in social-ecological systems.
NRMRL uses a multidisciplinary approach, which employs ecologists, economists, engineers, environmental scientists, and physical and social scientists to address sustainability issues in regional environmental management. Together with other team members, the Associate will produce studies on ecological and social indicators of resilience for environmental management and sustainability. The incumbent is expected to conduct research on resilience and create peer-reviewed publications. The researcher will have a PhD with a research focus on resilience, social-ecological systems, and environmental management.
|Position||Lecture-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Field Teaching, Emory University|
|Lecture-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Field Teaching, Emory University
The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, seeks applicants for a full-time (9 month) lecture-track position (Lecturer) with a focus on field teaching, beginning Fall 2017. We are open to a wide range of disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic backgrounds relevant to field teaching in environmental sciences, geosciences, ecology, or related fields. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. granted by the time of the offer letter and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an innovative interdisciplinary environment.
The successful applicant will advise students and teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses with a focus on teaching outdoor-based courses. Such courses could take place in and around the Emory campus - which has excellent resources for field teaching - as well as further afield, from the state of Georgia to around the world. We particularly welcome applicants with field-based research experience with undergraduate students, and interest or experience in community engagement and/or discipline-based education research. We also encourage applications from candidates with a strong track record of teaching and mentoring students from under-represented groups.
The initial appointment will be made for a period of three years with potential for promotion to Senior Lecturer after 6 years (in exceptional cases candidates could be considered at this rank). Please see: http://college.emory.edu/home/administration/policy/lecturer.html for details about lecture-track appointments at Emory.
The successful candidate will join a friendly and cohesive faculty group of tenure-track and lecture-track faculty (http://www.emory.edu/ENVS/) and will be expected to contribute to the academic life of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University through service and academic committees.
Applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; two-page teaching statement; and the names and contact information of three references. Submit all application materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/37109). Evaluation of candidates will begin on November 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration. Questions related to the position (but not application materials) should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geoscience-focused applicants may also be interested to apply to a different position in Environmental Sciences / Geosciences at Emory University's Oxford campus, 40 miles east of Atlanta: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=65862br.
Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.
|Position||POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW Human Adaptation to Environmental Change in Forest Ecosystems|
|Postdoctoral fellow sought for research on human adaptation to environmental change in temperate
forest ecosystems. The goal of the research is to improve understanding of human adaptation behavior
and methods for projecting environmental changes that may result from interactions between human and
ecological elements of forested landscape in the context of climate change. The research will examine
the management and land use behaviors of individuals who own forestland and how these behaviors
may interact with changes in wildfire risk, insect and disease and vegetation over time. The postdoctoral
researcher will design, administer and quantitatively analyze data from social surveys and potentially
also lead scenario-planning exercises and focus groups.
The School of Natural Resources and Environment's overarching mission is to contribute to the
protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research,
education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and
developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental
resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.
Start date: Flexible
Term: 1 year, 1.00 FTE
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary: $47,476 (benefits eligible)
Institution: School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), University of Michigan
The candidate for the assistantship should be an interdisciplinary researcher with a PhD in human
geography, natural resources, environmental science, social psychology, sociology or a similar field.
The candidate should have:
Expertise in social science research
Experience with designing and administering social surveys
Demonstrated scientific writing and communication skills
To apply, please submit the following in a single PDF file to Dr. Paige Fischer at
Cover letter describing your relevant experience and scholarly interests
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer
|Position||PhD fellowship available in new Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College|
|We have a Ph.D. graduate fellowship available to begin Fall 2017 in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society (EEES) graduate program at Dartmouth College. The student would join an ongoing research program with environmental studies professor Michael Cox on community-based fishing and rice farming in the Dominican Republic. The successful candidate will have a background in an environmentally-oriented social science and a desire to integrate applied social and ecological research. Extensive fieldwork in the Dominican Republic will be required, and as such a high level of Spanish fluency with substantial speaking experience is also required. The new EEES graduate program at Dartmouth College offers an interdisciplinary intellectual environment, ample resources for graduate students, and a committed faculty. To initiate an application, email a CV and statement of interest to Michael Cox (Michael.email@example.com). Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.|
|Announcement||Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities|
|This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.
This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.
It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
|Announcement||New Masters of Environment at CU Boulder|
|The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces a new master's program: Masters of the Environment with specializations in Policy & Management, Planning & Community Engagement, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Now accepting applications for Fall 2016.
CU-Boulder's Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a professional degree program that prepares students for leadership in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, and planning. Designed for early and mid-career professionals, students take courses that equip them to solve real world environmental and natural resource problems and to effectively engage with stakeholders in decision-making processes.
CU-Boulder's MENV program will prepare new leaders at the local, state, national, and global levels to sustain the long-term health of the planet and pursue sustainable development. MENV graduates will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and build community in ways that achieve fair, effective, and market-friendly solutions to environmental and social problems. Students will leave the program able to promote thriving human and natural communities that balance concerns for environmental health, economic wellbeing, and social equity.
The CU-Boulder Masters of the Environment degree is a 42-credit, 17-month program. MENV students will have the choice to specialize in Policy and Management, Planning and Community Engagement, or Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
This curriculum will provide students with training in leadership, as well as the tools necessary to tackle the environmental, energy, and planning challenges of the 21st century.
All MENV students will take a common set of core requirements, and undertake a yearlong, capstone project in conjunction with a partnering organization. These might include the National Park Service, a City of Boulder Planning Department, private industry, or an environmental advocacy organization, amongst many others. Students will also be required to take a series of elective courses. These can be chosen from CU-Boulder's wide array of graduate-level courses in the environment, planning, energy, and more.
For more information, please visit: MENVinfo@colorado.edu and www.colorado.edu/menv; or contact Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at 720.635.6101.
• January 15, priority deadline for full consideration
• March 1, final deadline
External Relations Manager
Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
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