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OBFS Human Diversity Award Nominations, 2015
Thursday, March 05, 2015 10:08 AM

The OBFS Human Diversity Award provides recognition for unique activities, programs, or approaches (funded or unfunded) that increases the involvement, engagement, and sustainability of underrepresented groups in field science. Broadly speaking, underrepresented groups in field science may include, but are not limited to, ethnic minorities (blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, etc.), women, inner-city youth, disadvantaged rural communities, K-12 groups, tribal colleges, community colleges, undergraduate institutions with small programs, and citizen monitoring programs.

Promoting Human Diversity may be accomplished by disseminating materials and using, rearranging, or creating infrastructure to facilitate transitions between the field and classroom. Activities should stimulate both applied and individualized approaches to experiential scientific learning.

We will also recognize stations that demonstrate how retention and application of new scientific concepts are promoted to facilitate further discovery and increase scientific dialog among diverse user groups. This may include a pedagogy for the basic knowledge needed by underrepresented groups to address the current challenges in environmental and natural resources management and research at all educational levels (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education).

Application for 2015 Human Diversity Award 

The nomination deadline is March 27, 2015. Please send nominations to diversity@obfs.org

We are looking for self-nominations from stations as well as nominations of activities, programs, and stations that have impressed you regarding their human diversity impact. We strongly encourage resubmissions from past applicants who have not won.  Application deadline is April 13, 2015

Please feel free to contact any of the OBFS Diversity Committee members with questions regarding the Human Diversity Award. We look forward to your nominations and applications.

 
Capitol Reef Station Manager
Friday, February 27, 2015 09:59 PM

Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) is located within Capitol Reef National Park and functions as an education and research center under the direction of Utah Valley University (UVU) in partnership with the Park. The CRFS Site Manager will reside at the field station during periods of station visitation to maintain safety and manage operations of the site. As the first point of contact for guests, the Site Manager will be responsible for providing an orientation and facilitating various activities. The Site Manager will supervise an Assistant Site Manager, student interns, and volunteers involved in field station activities. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required (Master’s degree preferred). Degree(s) or experience in one or more of the following fields preferred: Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Outdoor Recreation, Interpretation, or related areas. Additionally, at least 1 year of documented experience in field work or interpretive employment is required.

Apply at www.uvu.jobs/postings/12761.

For more information, email crfs@uvu.edu or call 801-863-6818.
UVU is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

 
Job:Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanographer
Friday, February 27, 2015 08:56 PM

Applications are invited from scientists with interests in chemical, physical or biological oceanography to complement existing and future oceanographic research and educational activities at BIOS. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in: (1) Biological or biogeochemical oceanography including those with interests in biogeochemical cycles; molecular biology/genomics; microbial ecology; phytoplankton/zooplankton ecology and physiology; nutrient and/or trace element geochemistry; tracer geochemistry; and (2) Physical oceanography, especially those with interests in new observing technologies including mooring and AUV systems, or physical-biological modeling.

Successful applicants will be expected to build a strong research program, complementary to and synergistic with a broad range of oceanographic research at BIOS. Familiarity with the U.S. federal agency funding system is especially desirable. Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level (http://www.bios.edu/education/). A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline is required. We invite applications from scientists at all experience levels from early career to senior scientist. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education institution incorporated in New York and based in Bermuda since 1903. Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions (http://www.bios.edu/about/team-members/). At present, BIOS employs a multi-national staff of approximately 85 people and hosts ~2,000 scientific and educational visitors per year.

Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university-level courses on a variety of marine science topics. The Bermuda Atlantic Time Series /Hydrostation S programs and the Ocean Flux Program are major long-term initiatives of BIOS. The institution also supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS-scheduled vessel, and recently has been investing in new autonomous underwater systems with several electric gliders available for research activities. Additional information on BIOS can be found at

BIOS offers a competitive compensation package in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment. Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: cover letter, research statement, and curriculum vitae including names of references to: Gillian Hollis, BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda; gillian.hollis@bios.edu.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.

 
Director, Flathead Lake Bio Station
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:06 PM

ENDOWED PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF FLATHEAD LAKE BIOLOGICAL STATION

Tracking Code 1173

The Division of Biological Sciences and Graduate Program in Organismal Biology and Ecology (OBE) at the University of Montana invite applications for the Bierman Endowed Professorship and Director of Flathead Lake Biological Station (http://flbs.umt.edu). Candidates should have an internationally-recognized research program in freshwater ecology, outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, strong record of external funding, and the ability to sustain and grow the FLBS philanthropic fund-raising program. Candidates should be able to articulate a broad vision for the scientific and societal role of FLBS for the coming decade

FLBS is an internationally renowned field station that sits on the shores of the 496 km2 Flathead Lake, 85 miles north of the University of Montana campus. FLBS has close access to the Flathead River and floodplain, Glacier National Park, and other terrestrial and aquatic field sites. The FLBS houses modern laboratory infrastructure and housing facilities, a genomics laboratory, a research vessel, long-term limnological data sets and sample archives, remote sensors, and excellent broadband connectivity. Responsibilities of the Director include: scientific and administrative leadership, fostering outstanding graduate student training and research, overseeing the staff and facilities, and engaging in active fundraising efforts and outreach to the local community.

The director will take a visionary role in integrating FLBS with teaching and academic programs and units on campus, as well as overseeing the active summer class program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead national searches to hire at least two new state-funded assistant professors that will reside at the FLBS. The Bierman Professor and Director will live in the very modern Director’s residence on the shoreline of the lake at FLBS at no cost to the Director. This beautiful, private shoreline house with maintenance provided by staff greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Director.

A doctoral degree and demonstrated research excellence are required. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience and a record of excellence in field station research activities, teaching, mentoring student research, and executive leadership. The University of Montana is a comprehensive research university with excellence in wildlife biology, ecology and evolution. UM is located in Missoula, a charming city in the northern Rocky Mountains that offers an outstanding quality of life.

The University of Montana embraces diversity as a core value. We are interested in hiring a candidate who will contribute to the diversity of our faculty. The University of Montana is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA/Veterans Preference employer, and recipient of a recent NSF ADVANCE award.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Montana website (http://bit.ly/FLBS1173) and include a letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, three (3) representative publications, and contact information for three (3) references. This position will be hired at the Associate or Full professor level and begins fall 2015. Screening of applications will begin 16 March 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to Ken Dial, Search Committee Chair, E-mail: kdial@mso.umt.edu.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer. Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.

 
CAP LTER Site Manager
Friday, February 20, 2015 09:52 PM

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research project (CAP LTER) seeks a Site Manager to coordinate research for an extensive, interdisciplinary, long-term project.

CAP LTER has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 1997 to study the urban ecology of the greater Phoenix region and surrounding desert. The project involves faculty, post-doctoral research associates, graduate students, and undergraduates from a range of disciplines in the social, physical, biological, and engineering sciences as well as community partners from public, tribal, and private institutions. The position therefore entails considerable interaction and communication with units throughout the university, external agencies, and public and private sector representatives.

To review the posting and apply to this position, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/hr-applicant, click on Internal or External Applicants, and in the “Requisition ID” section, type 11563BR.

The application deadline is March 6, 2015 at 3pm Arizona time.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law (seehttps://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)

 
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