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|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||PH.D. position in spatial resilience and restorative ecology, University of Nebraska|
|The labs of Dr. Dirac Twidwell and Dr. Craig R Allen at the University of Nebraska are looking
for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to advance ongoing research that operationalizes the
concept of spatial resilience in restoration ecology.
Spatial resilience is the contribution of spatial
attributes to the feedbacks that ultimately determine how complex systems adapt, change form,
or persist, but the concept is not a mainstream focus of ecological restoration. Restoration efforts
typically seek to overcome the resilience of an undesirable ecological state in order to promote
the reorganization of a new state with greater ecosystem service potential, and would therefore
benefit from knowledge of how spatial properties of ecosystems can make it easier, or more
difficult, to achieve restoration success. For instance, landscape-level restoration actions have
been implemented for years in the Great Plains to restore grasslands from their current woodydominated
state, and restoration effectiveness has not been assessed at broad scales. These
locations provide a network of experimental sites central to understanding multiple questions,
such as: How does the spatial structure and variation of systems contribute to complex and
surprising restoration outcomes? How have novel contemporary human activities (e.g. tree
plantings) altered spatial resilience of Great Plains grasslands and their potential to change form?
Can knowledge of spatial resilience be used to more strategically employ restoration actions in
The student will be joining the University of Nebraska's Complexity Science Working Group,
which includes an interdisciplinary and international cohort focusing on applications of
resilience theory in complex social-ecological systems. Students are given opportunities for
cross-project collaborations and to pursue independent research interests. Natural resource
management agencies are also anticipating that the findings from this research project will shape
future conservation actions. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to build
relationships with a diverse group of agency personnel and to communicate results in a manner
that enhances learning and adaptive management in this landscape.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about scientific inquiry, possess
excellent writing and communication skills, and publish research in refereed scientific journals.
Applicants must possess an M.S. in a relevant discipline. The candidate should also have a strong
interest in spatial ecology, a desire to conduct interdisciplinary research, and a passion to apply
research to real-world restoration and conservation efforts.
Contact and application information:
Students interested in this position should send a statement of interest with research
qualifications and career goals, GPA and GRE scores, your most recent transcript (unofficial is
fine) and a CV that includes contact information for three references (email preferred). Please
send applications to Dirac Twidwell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Funding is available for 4 years.
The stipend rate for 2017 is $25,200. Full tuition waiver and graduate student health benefits are
provided. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016, and continue until a qualified
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|Position||Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Ecological Systems, University of California, Davis|
|Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Ecological Systems, description attached or see https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01218.
See attachment for full position announcement
|Position||Culture, Institutions and Sustainability|
|Position Description: The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured position at the assistant, associate or professor level, commencing autumn semester 2017. We are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching focus on how culture and institutions shape the resilience and sustainability of social-ecological systems. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine evolutionary theory with the tools of game-theoretic, mathematical, and/or agent based modeling to provide an ultimate explanation for the emergence and continued change in behaviors, social norms, cultures, and institutions that may facilitate or hinder efforts to move towards a more sustainable society. The ideal candidate would have a record of leading successful interdisciplinary research projects and will initiate new transformative research projects with colleagues across campus on issues of sustainable and resilient social-ecological systems.
Discovery Themes: This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from Social and Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Business, Engineering and Public Policy. The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.
Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in anthropology at the time of application. Evidence of productivity and excellence in research and teaching required. The candidate will have the ability to teach introductory sociocultural anthropology, sociocultural theory and ethnographic courses in their area of specialization.
About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
Application Instructions: The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7857. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mark Moritz at email@example.com.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advan
|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.firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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