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: A.J. Lewis Center Facilities Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator

The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of A.J. Lewis Center Facilities Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator.  This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of Environmental Studies.  They seek applicants with a combination of strong technical and interpersonal skills who are interested in enhancing the environmental performance and educational value of a facility named the most important green building in the last 30 years by Architect magazine. For more information, click here.

Job: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Ecology, Oakland Univ., MI

The Department of Biological Sciences at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates working at all levels of organization, using plants, animals or microbes will be considered. Applicants working in the sub-disciplines of behavior, landscapes, communities, populations, evolution and conservation are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience are required, as is a strong research track record evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Lab space and a competitive start-up package will be provided. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate research students, and participate in service activities. For more information, click here. Posting No. 0000194.

Job: Staff Scientist, NC

W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc., a Civil Engineering Consulting firm, is seeking an energetic Staff Scientist. To be considered, candidates must possess a BS or BA with a natural resources and/or GIS related focus, and 0 to 3 years of professional experience.  Responsibilities will include a wide variety of natural and physical resource studies, including wetland delineation, stream assessment, protected species survey, and restoration site evaluation, design and monitoring.  GIS competency is required, as is overnight travel and field work throughout the Southeast.  Strong writing and analytical skills are preferred. The company offers a very competitive salary and other excellent benefits in a progressive, career development environment. Interested candidates may respond in confidence with resume to hrdept@wkdickson.com.

Job: PhD opportunity in peatland biogeochemistry, Alaska

Four Years of Graduate Research Assistant Support (PhD) for a qualified individual to study response of peatland ecosystems to climate change at Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with The University of Alaska (Fairbanks) and Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research site. Four years of NSF support are anticipated for research, tuition and stipend, to work in the Alaska Peatland Experiment.  In this experiment they are manipulating the presence of sedges and Ericaceae as well as water table to understand their interactive effects on peatland carbon cycling. 

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Job: PhD Fellowships in Ecosystem Ecology, Dartmouth, NH

Dartmouth College is recruiting PhD students to join the Matthes EcoLab (matthesecolab.com) in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) program with positions starting in Fall 2015 (and potentially earlier, if desired). Research in the Matthes Lab focuses on landscape- to regional-scale interactions between climate change, land-use change, and ecosystem processes using a wide variety of tools and methods. Two particular ongoing research themes in the lab that PhD students can join include: 1) Coupled carbon biogeochemistry of ecosystems at the terrestrial-aquatic interface; 2) Understanding forest and wetland ecosystem responses to hydrological (drought and flooding) and biological (insect and pathogen) disturbances. However, the development of other projects in areas related to the broad themes in the lab is also supported. The application deadline for the EEB program is December 1, 2014. Please send an email to Jaclyn Hatala Matthes at Jaclyn.H.Matthes@dartmouth.edu describing your research interests along with your CV well in advance of the deadline to notify her of your interest in joining the lab. You can learn more about the Dartmouth EEB program here. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any questions regarding my lab, the program, and/or the application process.

Job: Multiple Post-Docs in Freshwater Ecology, RPI, NY

The research group of Dr. Rick Relyea is moving to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and will be hiring multiple post-docs in the area of freshwater ecology. The research interests of the lab are broad, including disease ecology, ecotoxicology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, animal behavior, phenotypic plasticity, and predator-prey communication.  Systems of interest include wetlands, lakes, and streams. Experimental venues range from lab studies to mesocosms to in situ experiments. For more info, click here and here. Dr. Rick Relyea will also be serving as Rensselaer’s director of “The Jefferson Project,” an exciting and ambitious project to study a large lake (Lake George, NY) with “smart technology.”  This is a new collaboration of Rensselaer, IBM, and the Fund for Lake George with substantial resources. Of particular interest in this project is expertise with lake ecosystem function, experimental work in lake-based mesocosms, and food web modeling.  For more info, click here. Rensselaer has a growing group of aquatic ecologists,superb facilities for aquatic research, and a beautiful field station on Lake George in eastern NY. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement (including potential research projects), and a list of 3 references to Dr. Rick Relyea, (rarelyea@gmail.com) in pdf format. The application deadline is September 1. The starting date is flexible. Interested applicants who are attending ESA are welcome to contact me and arrange a time to talk about the opportunities.

Job: Post-doctoral research associate examining biodiversity of black ash wetlands threatened by emerald ash borer, Univ. of MN

The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the impacts of emerald ash borer (EAB) on the biodiversity of black ash wetlands in the Upper Great Lakes region. This position is part of a larger project examining potential adaptation strategies for mitigating the impacts of EAB on the structure and function of black ash forest systems. This work will capitalize on a network of existing research sites with a rich suite of existing detailed vegetation and hydrological measurements and will develop assessments of insect diversity and wildlife habitat conditions in these critical ecosystems. The post-doc will join a team of collaborators from the Universities of Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin, USFS, and Wisconsin DNR working to develop strategies to minimize the impacts of EAB on black ash forests in in the Lake States. For more information, click here. Requisition No. 193170.

Job: Stewardship Director, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, IN

Shirley Heinze Land Trust seeks a Stewardship Director. The Stewardship Director is responsible for administering Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s stewardship program, which includes the management and restoration of property and conservation easements. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Stewardship Director implements the strategic planning goals for all land holdings. For more information, click here or go directly click here.