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Assistant Professor in Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Closing date: Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

The School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences position, in the area of Aquatic Ecology. We seek a broadly trained collaborative applicant who is committed to both teaching and research, and to mentoring our students. We are particularly interested in applicants who are able to teach introductory courses in environmental science and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise, in support of our degree programs in Biology and in Environmental Science. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Position is available to begin September 1, 2017.

Louisiana Tech University  is a comprehensive selective-admissions public university that is recognized by US News and World report as a Tier One National University. We are located in Ruston, a college town of about 22,000 residents in North Louisiana. Our School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic, collegial unit with 21 faculty and approximately 630 undergraduate and 50 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.

Qualifications:

This position requires an earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in biology or a related relevant field. Prior teaching experience is a plus. 

To Apply:

To apply, email application letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests/plans and teaching interests/philosophy, and names and contact information, including email addresses, for three references to Dr. Bill Campbell, Chair of Search Committee (campbell [at] latech [dot] edu). Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University System, AA/EOE. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Wildlife Field Biologist

Date Posted: 7 Oct 2016 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an opening in our Los Gatos office for a Wildlife Field Biologist to begin work in January 2017. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting surveys for nesting birds and performing construction monitoring for special-status species, including the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander, on a variety of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and sometimes to work alone in a variety of weather conditions. It may require occasional overnight travel and weekend work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid field experience
  • Strong bird identification skills and experience conducting nesting bird surveys
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Experience with California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog required, experience with the burrowing owl a plus.

Candidates with a strong academic background (and at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in biological studies, natural resources, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject are preferred.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19055072 using one .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only one attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into one file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210.

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 95 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

Herpetologist

Date Posted: 2 Sep 2016 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Sacramento or Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has an immediate opening in either our Sacramento or our Los Gatos office for a herpetologist. This person will conduct species surveys and monitoring for the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog and possibly other reptile and amphibian species. This position will sometimes require a person to navigate varying and rugged terrain safely and potentially alone in a variety of weather conditions.

Required Qualifications

  • Academic background in biological studies, wildlife management, wildlife biology, or an equivalent subject
  • Solid field experience
  • A demonstrable background in ecology or wildlife management and broad knowledge of the biology of California’s fauna
  • Current federal (i.e., 10[a][1][A]) or state authorization to handle these species or experience qualifying the herpetologist to be added to a corporate permit for these species
  • Candidates with an M.S. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

Additional qualifications

  • Valid, state-issued driver license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low-impact principles

How to Apply

Interested candidates should respond by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and references through this link: home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19165842 using one .doc or .pdf file (system allows for only one attachment, so resume, cover letter, transcripts, and references must be incorporated into a singe file); via mail to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; or by fax to 408.458.3210. 

H. T. Harvey & Associates, an established ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, California, employs more than 95 ecologists, landscape architects, and other professionals in six offices in California and Hawaii. Our core areas of expertise include restoration ecology and landscape architecture, plant ecology, wildlife ecology, and aquatic ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and life insurance, as well as a 401K plan with a generous matching program.

Ichthyology Graduate Student Opportunities

Date Posted: 5 Jun 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
Closing date: not provided

The Webb Lab at the University of Rhode Island has openings for graduate students (MS or PhD) in Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. Students with experience and/or a strong interest in fish morphology and who are interested in comparative, functional, and evolutionary aspects of sensory anatomy and/or development in fishes are encouraged to visit the Webb Lab website for more information.

Projects include:

  • Sensory ontogeny in the pelagic larvae of coral reef fishes;
  • Sensory biology of deep-sea fishes (lateral line and other modalities);
  • Evolution and development of the mechanosensory lateral line system (using cichlid fishes as a model system);
  • Others, based on mutual interests and funding opportunities.

Contact: Jaqueline Webb, Jacqueline_webb [at] uri [dot] edu.  or talk with her at the JMIH meeting in July 2016.  

Ph.D Fellowships and Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: not provided, but the fellowships are for students entering Fall 2016

University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. students entering Fall 2016. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years at and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (with tuition waiver).

Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution. We will also have teaching and research assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors. Their contact information and research interests can be found at the Department of Biology website and its graduate programs. The Department of Biology has approximately 80 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics.

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