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

The Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University has expertise in wetland ecology, coastal fisheries, biophysical modeling as well as biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography. This tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position will focus on estuarine and coastal habitat utilization, spatial ecology, trophic linkages, or fisheries conservation with an economically- or ecologically-important species. This faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program; teach courses in estuarine and coastal habitat utilization, spatial ecology, trophic linkages, fisheries conservation with an economically- or ecologically-important species, or related courses; mentor graduate students; provide service/ advice to state and federal agencies and the University For more information, click here. Open until filled. Advertising No. 0006097.

The Bureau of Land Management seeks an Interdisciplinary Ecologist/Fish Biologist in Salt Lake City, UT. The Aquatic Ecologist/Fish Biologist serves as the lead for the aquatics program and is the subject matter expert regarding aquatic, fisheries, riparian, and wetland resources throughout the West Desert District. Coordinate and work with individual specialists, permittees, interested publics, and involved Local, State and Federal Agencies to ensure implementation and compliance with existing plans, laws, and regulations for both Field Offices.

The Fairfax County Park Authority, Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch seeks a  Natural Resources Intern (Two positions available) located in Fairfax County, Virginia. This internship is primarily field-based but will also incorporate an office component approximately one day per week.  Interns will work together as a pair to perform non-native invasive plant assessments on parkland across the county using a standard field protocol.  Interns will be trained in the survey method, conduct field surveys, and input their results into a GIS database.  Interns will have the opportunity to participate in other field and educational activities conducted by the Natural Resource Management and Protection Branch as events arise.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of natural resources and develop field inventory skills.  Each intern will also have the opportunity to plan and implement a special 40-hour project in their
area of interest.

The Chaparral Lands Conservancy (TCLC) seeks a team of volunteer interns to assist with habitat restoration activities with a focus on rare vernal pool wetlands, chaparral vegetation communities, and endangered species at several project sites located on nature preserves around San Diego County, California. This internship is designed to give volunteers a well-rounded and practical understanding of conservation-related habitat restoration work and monitoring fieldwork in specialized southern California chaparral ecosystems. Internship duties include applied restoration fieldwork and occasional scientific monitoring and surveys as needs arise. Specific duties include monitoring vernal pools for rainfall levels and presence of animals, repairing damaged vernal pools, watering plantings, installing fencing and informational signs, monitoring and removing invasive weeds, maintaining trails, and visitor contact.

A full-time renewable, non-tenure track, lecturer position in Environmental Studies is available beginning July 1, 2015 at Tufts University, School of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies Program in Medford, MA. The Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University seeks an individual with expertise in environmental policy and communication who is committed to enhancing our students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, and their ability to work across disciplines. Teaching responsibilities (equivalent of 6 courses per year) include an advanced course in the candidate’s field of expertise, mentoring individual student research as appropriate to candidate’s expertise, and courses in the following general areas: (a) environmental policy, (b) environmental communication/negotiation, and (c) interdisciplinary research methods/analysis. The successful candidate is expected to advise majors, and lead small group discussions on general environmental issues as part of our Lunch & Learn seminar series. For more information, click here. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) in Oakland, CA is seeking a full-time Director of Community Organizing and Research. This is a new position that will be responsible for implementing a new NCSE program aimed at facilitating the development of local community groups focused on support of high-quality science education. The position represents a unique opportunity for the right individual to carry out rigorous research while also helping to build a dynamic community-organizing program. NCSE Science Booster Clubs will bring together previously isolated individuals to generate shared vision, knowledge, and projects to improve science education in their community. Science Booster Club members may include parents, local scientists, business people, teachers, and environmental educators, among others. Th goal is for Science Booster Clubs to serve as sustained local networks of relationships, ideas, and projects for high-quality science education. The role of the Director of Community Organizing and Research is to facilitate the development of these communities, conduct theory-based research on the Science Booster Club initiative, and scale-up the practices demonstrated to be effective. For more information, click here. Open until filled.

The City of Eden seeks a temporary, seasonal Environmental Technician located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Environmental Technician’s role is to support the Environmental Coordinator in the education, monitoring, inventory, and enforcement of issues surrounding environmental impact in the City of Eden Prairie. Position begins in May, 2-5 days per week. Beginning in June, incumbent will transition to 32 to 40 hours per week for the summer season, depending on workload and weather conditions. Limited part-time work may be available throughout the remainder of the year as work load allows. For more information, click here. Application deadline, March 20, 2015.

From Pore to Profile to Planet: Improving predictions of soil carbon dynamics through data-model synthesis. This research opportunity provides the chance for an innovative early-career scientist to make significant advances in our capacity to effectively model terrestrial carbon cycle responses to climate change. We welcome proposals to meet this general goal and, while we do not want to limit the directions proposed by applicants, areas we believe are especially fruitful are: (1) integration of highly mechanistic modeling approaches to soil carbon transformations (e.g., reactive transport models) with empirical based biogeochemical models (e.g., regional, national, and global models); (2) improvement in the accessibility/utility of datasets for the development, evaluation, and testing of carbon models; and (3) scaling of models across varying complexity and temporal and/or spatial scale. To learn more about this research opportunity, please go here