Wetland Jobs Board

In addition to the job postings below, ASWM has compiled a list of links to water resources and/or wetland-related job postings.  Click here.  To submit a wetland-related job announcement to the ASWM site, send the job title, a brief description, a link to the full description, closing date, relevant contact info and website to sharon@aswm.org

Job: Director, North American Agriculture Project, The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks a Director, North American Agriculture Project  located in any major TNC office in the U.S. The Regional Agricultural Project for North America promotes sustainable agriculture in federal and state energy policy and corporate practices. Over the next three years, priorities may include a) advancing the implementation of the US Farm Bill in key landscapes; b) influencing other public policies and programs related to agriculture and conservation; c) formulating strategic partnerships and advancing market-based solutions with agri-businesses and trade groups; and d) developing and advancing agricultural initiatives in a select number of key landscapes. For more information, click here. Job ID: 42433. Application deadline is October 26, 2014.

Research Associate I, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State Univ.

The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks candidates for a Research Associate I position for research into greenhouse gas cycling in agriculture, forestry and other land uses. The goals of the research are to verify and improve greenhouse gas inventory methods used in research and decision support tools. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, analyzing greenhouse gas inventory methods and models, comparing greenhouse gas inventory method and model results against field measurements, and processing soil and plant samples for chemical and physical analysis. The employee will be expected to manage and work on multiple related projects, keep careful records, and exercise rigorous laboratory quality and safety practices. For more information, click here. For full consideration, apply by September 28, 2014.


Lab Tech Position in Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change Bio at Boston Univ.

A full-time Senior Research Technician: Ecosystem Ecology/Biogechemistry/Global Change position is available to help facilitate and conduct field and laboratory research under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Templer in the Department of Biology at Boston University. He or she will help manage a laboratory composed of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting scientists. Research projects in the lab focus on the effects of climate change and atmospheric pollutants on nutrient cycling in temperate and tropical forest ecosystems. Tasks will include the collection and chemical analysis of plant materials, soil, gas and water samples. For sample analysis, the Research Technician will be trained in and use a gas chromatograph, carbon-nitrogen autoanalyzer, inorganic nutrient autoanalyzer (Lachat), as well as an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The Research Technician will be primarily responsible for specialized methods in the lab, including (but not limited to) isotope analysis, sap flow measurements and data management. The Technician’s time will be split between approximately 30% field work (at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and Harvard Forest in Massachusetts) and 70% lab work (at Boston University). Applicants with an undergraduate or MS degree in chemistry, ecology or related field are desired. Previous research experience in inorganic chemistry, ecology, plant and/or soil analyses is a plus. Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume (including relevant course work) and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer at ptempler@bu.edu. Please use “BU Senior Research Technician Position” in the Subject of your email message. Starting date: October 15, 2014 (negotiable) More information about the lab can be found here.

Land Conservation Specialist, NC

The Eno River Association is seeking an energetic, outgoing, organized, and highly motivated professional to lead land stewardship activities and assist with landowner outreach and conservation transactions in the Eno River basin.  Responsibilities include managing a growing portfolio of conservation easement and Association-owned fee lands while also assisting with the management of conservation partner protected lands. The person in this position also works closely with the Executive Director and the Association’s conservation partners to develop and implement strategies for land acquisition.  For more information, click here.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Ecology, Baldwin Wallace University, OH

The Department of Biology and Geology at Baldwin Wallace announces a tenure track, assistant professor position in biology, to begin August 2015. The Department seeks an individual with experience in and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising and directing undergraduate research.  Ph.D. in ecosystem studies, ecology, or related field required.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching sections of the Principles of Biology I and II for majors, participating in teaching sections of advanced, ecologically related courses for majors and developing new upper level biology courses for majors in the candidate's area of specialization.  Additionally, candidates will participate in teaching the University's First Year Experience (FYE) and courses for non-majors as the need arises.  Candidates with a willingness to participate in the Department's study abroad programs are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.  The search committee will commence reviewing applications November 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Job: Assistant Professor - Biological Adaptation UC Berkeley, CA

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology (IB) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position for a biologist studying adaptation. The research areas we are specifically considering include: [1] the genetics of adaptation, [2] genomics, [3] organismal evolution, [4] physiological adaptation, and [5] adaptation in a changing environment. They are particularly interested in candidates whose research spans various sub-disciplines within our broad department. Successful applicants are expected to integrate with and contribute to our Department’s Human Biology curriculum. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees (or equivalent) who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent is required by date of application. The potential start date is July 1, 2015. For more information, click here . The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.

Job: Stormwater Monitoring Technician, NC

The Water Resources Department for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina seeks a Stormwater Monitoring Technician. The Stormwater Monitoring Technician will be responsible for the collection and analysis of water quality data; routine inspections of stormwater control measures; investigations of spills and pollution complaints; as well as provide technical assistance to internal and external clients for the City of Greensboro’s Stormwater Management Division. In addition to those routine duties, this position will also be responsible for responding to citizen requests regarding water quality and runoff problems; assisting various agencies in the tracking of spills and/or sources of illegal discharges and dumping; identifying and eliminating illicit connections to the storm sewer system; enforcing the City’s stormwater ordinance; monitoring of streams during dry and wet weather conditions; conducting inspections of industrial facilities; maintenance and care of field sampling equipment, evaluation/analysis and management of monitoring related data, and the preparation of technical reports. This position must frequently utilize professional knowledge and judgment to interpret and apply local, state and federal regulatory requirements for the protection of streams and the environment. In addition, this position frequently performs field work in potentially hazardous locations such as streambeds and during inclement weather. Some work will involve occasional lifting (usually not more than 25 pounds) and carrying of equipment over sloped or uneven terrain. Some work is unscheduled and may occur outside the 8am-5pm standard workday.  For more information, click here. Position No. 5801. Closing date is October 10, 2014.

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships Now Open

Applications for the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program is now open. The fellowships provide scholars who have developed unique, cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies with the opportunity to further develop and apply their expertise to critical issues of sustainable development. More information about the program and the application can be found on the Earth Institute website. This year’s deadline is October 31.