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Position Future of Dams Postdoctoral Research Associate UMaine
The New England Sustainability Consortium ( has launched a new stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research program focused on the future of dams. Our research draws upon world-class faculty expertise at the UNH, UMaine, URI, Keene State, USM and RISD and builds on NEST's experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science. Using dams in New England as a model system, the team will examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions. The team's approach to problem solving will benefit from the local knowledge and know-how of diverse stakeholders representing government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center ( at UMaine is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a deep commitment to stakeholder-driven, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research to join the Maine team. The position may begin as early as June 1, 2016.

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a deep commitment to solutions-focused, stakeholder engaged, interdisciplinary research and a strong commitment to solve pressing problems using innovative methods. Experience with collaborative modeling (participatory modeling or mapping, Bayesian techniques, etc.) is preferred along with a willingness to learn outside of the primary research area. Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

Responsibilities: We seek a postdoctoral researcher with core competencies in the following areas: align with the research team and assume broad research responsibilities; participate in ongoing team research and project-wide research activities; prepare manuscripts for publication; present research findings at public and professional meetings; contribute to the development and implementation of curricula and mentoring programs for students; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.

How to Apply: It is recommended that applicants review project information on the NEST website before completing application materials ( A complete job description and online application is available on the University of Maine web site at All applications must include the following materials for consideration: 1) A letter of interest (2-3 pages) that summarizes the candidate's research program, qualifications for the position, interests in sustainability science, and plans for addressing the positions responsibilities; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 4) a sample of research (e.g., peer-reviewed publication); and 5) names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 2, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position Position: Research Coordinator for a Project on Fisheries Self-Organization in Mexico
The goal of this project is to conduct a national assessment of the status of fisheries cooperatives in Mexico. This is the first study of its type in Mexico it is co-designed together with the organized small-scale fisheries sector (encompassing more than 1,000 cooperatives), the Mexican Federal Government and Civil Society.

The position is for one year (potentially renewable to two) and based at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity as a stepping-stone for someone interested in gaining experience before continuing towards a PhD degree.

Responsibilities and Activities:
1) Coordination of data collection activities in Mexico with the support of the national coordinator based in Mexico.
2) Database development.
3) Preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data (and perhaps geospatial data too).
4) Coordination of information and data flow among members of the lab and other researchers associated with the project but based in other geographies.
5) Assist with the elaboration of peer-review publications and promotional and outreach materials to decision makers and the general public.
6) Assist with administrative tasks related to the project

We are looking for someone with the following:
a. Excellent organizational skills
b. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
c. Excellent collegial skills: Someone that enjoys their work and has a great sense of humor.
d. Availability to travel to Mexico and to Durham (3.5 hrs from the Duke Marine Lab).
e. A Masters degree in hand at the start of employment.
f. A deep desire to learn.
g. Experience in the coordination of working teams, and/or database construction, and/or the design and implementation of economic field experiments, and/or analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and/or preparation of peer-review publications.

Our Lab is known internationally for offering the following:
• An excellent low-stress working environment (by the sea).
• A culture of friendly but intellectually rigorous and stimulating exchanges, which fosters learning among post-docs, graduate students and professors working on marine social sciences in a diversity of geographies around the world.
• Duke University offers an excellent benefit package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Interested please send:
• CV that directly speaks to the duties and skills described above.
• Names and contact information of three references.
• Writing sample (peer-review, report, essay, journalistic note, etc).

Starting date is negotiable. We would like to have someone available as early as June and no later than August 2016.

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Send information to:
Xavier Basurto
Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science,
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Position Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance
The School of Resource and Environmental Management (REM) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Aboriginal Environmental Management and Governance. We welcome applications from scholars who will advance environmental and social justice issues as they relate to Aboriginal communities in Canada through interdisciplinary research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement. We seek a collaborative colleague who will address topics such as marine or terrestrial resource use, management and governance; spatial planning; social-ecological systems; food security and sovereignty; climate impacts; or water resource management.

Relevant background disciplines include: Indigenous studies; anthropology; sociology; community and regional planning, political science; environmental or social history; geography; human ecology, or political ecology. Our preference will be for candidates with experience conducting primary fieldwork and engaging with Indigenous communities and government entities. Eligibility for certification as a professional planner is desirable.

The candidate should hold a PhD. Under exceptional circumstances we may consider outstanding candidates with a mix of education and experience that could be considered equivalent to the PhD. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise and mentor graduate students, will engage with Aboriginal communities, and will have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain a high caliber research program. Candidates should have strong aboriginal cultural knowledge and experience. Relevant teaching experience is very desirable.

Starting date for the position is negotiable, but we hope the successful candidate will assume the appointment by September 2016.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We particularly encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise research statement including how their program would contribute to research strengths at SFU, up to three representative publications, and a 1-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. All application materials should be prepared in advance as a single PDF file and submitted to the REM Director at, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., CANADA V5A 1S6; (TEL: 778-782-3074; FAX: 778-782-4968). Applications should be received by April 15, 2016. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to request letters of recommendation.

For more information, visit:
Conference Exploring Resilience NRN-LCEE RSB Workshop, 18 May, Cardiff
The Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE), in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) is organising a workshop on Resilience in its widest sense.
This workshop takes place Wednesday 18 May 2016, at the SSE Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative thinking on resilience. We aim to explore the concept inspired by contributions from speakers from a diverse range of disciplines: Ecology, urban and economic resilience, environmental change, disease and antimicrobial resistance, as well as social and psychological views on resilience.

This workshop is aimed at a general audience including students, researchers, policy makers and industry.

The workshop is free to attend but pre-registration is mandatory. Places are limited and participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information about the event, a list of confirmed speakers and registration, please visit:
Conference Summer School on Modelling Environmental Resilience - 19-26 June 2016, Paris (France)
Dear all,

We are pleased to invite applications to our Summer School on Modelling Environmental Resilience for PhD students, postdocs and researchers. The summer school takes place at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, 19-26 June 2016 in the heart of Paris, France, and is supported by PSL Research University Paris.

This summer school aims to bring together a group of 25 participants with a strong interest in environmental science and with backgrounds in quantitative sciences from across a range of disciplines (ecology, geosciences, physics, agronomy, economics, geography, etc). The objective is to expose the group to a number of views on the concept of resilience of environmental systems. The school offers in-depth courses on the meaning, modelling and application of the idea of resilience in a range of environmental topics including ecology, oceanography, climate, agriculture, and geography. An important part of the summer school is the participation in one of the working groups, where participants work together with one or more lecturers.

Main speakers and themes

- Mick Follows (MIT, USA) Resilience of global carbon and nutrient cycles
- Miguel Altieri (UC Berkeley, USA) Fostering socio-ecological resilience in agroecosystems
- André de Roos (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Resilience and alternative stable states in ecological systems
- Michael Ghil (ENS and UCLA, USA) The mathematical foundations of resilience and its applications to the climate sciences and economics

Additional speakers include
- Benoit Hazard (EHESS)
- Magali Reghezza (ENS)
- Clara Nicholls (UC Berkeley, USA)

The course is intended for PhD students, postdocs and researchers with previous training in quantitative sciences with strong interest in environmental issues and modelling.

The web page with all details and registration:

Application is now open. Deadline is March 15, 2016

Feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested.

Best regards,
The organising committee
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
Position POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Human Adaptation to Climate Change in Forest Ecosystems
Postdoctoral researcher sought for study of human adaptation to climate change in fire-prone temperate forest ecosystems. The goal of the study is to improve understanding of and methods for projecting socio-ecological interactions in the context of climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will design and administer a social data collection instrument that incorporates climate scenarios, and develop conceptual and simple quantitative models of human adaptation.

Start date: Flexible (ideally by May 1, 2016)
Term: 1 year, 1.00 FTE
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary: $45,000 (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, complex systems, natural resources, environmental science, social psychology, sociology or a similar field. The ideal candidate should have:
• Expertise in social science research
• Experience with quantitative social and/or ecological modeling
• Familiarity with climate data and climate projections

A team of three University of Michigan faculty will oversee the postdoctoral researcher. The hire can choose to have office space in the research labs of any one of these faculty:
• Paige Fischer, School of Natural Resources and Environment,
• Seth Guikema, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering,
• Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering,

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premiere research universities, offers rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating intellectual environment.

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
• Curriculum vitae
• One or two relevant publications
• References
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer
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.

Program Overview:

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.

MENV Requirements

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: and; or contact Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at 720.635.6101.

Application Deadlines
• January 15, priority deadline for full consideration
• March 1, final deadline

Myles Maland
External Relations Manager
Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
720.635.6101 (cell)
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