Tenure track position at Northern Illinois University–women’s and gender studies

The interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University is looking for a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2019, with expertise in Critical Race Theory. The successful candidate will be a joint appointment tenure-track faculty member in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, with a tenure home in an appropriate academic department (open). The candidate will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduate and graduate students in both units, as well as engage in an active research agenda and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position. Applications are invited from those whose research and teaching interests focus on Critical Race Theory in the context of any of the following: A) intersectional feminist, queer, and/or trans* theories, B) women, gender, and/or sexuality in social and political movements, or C) feminist, queer, and/or trans* research methods. The typical teaching load is two courses per year in the Center, and two courses per year in the tenuring department.

Required Qualifications

JD or PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences with expertise in both critical race theory and feminist, queer and/or trans studies.

ABD will be considered, with completion of PhD required before Fall 2019.

Successful candidate will also be willing/able to teach academic skills to first-generation students. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, including those of varying identities, economic and cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have prior teaching experience and a productive high quality agenda in research or artistry. Successful grant writing experience is preferred.

Required Applicant Documents

1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter

3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

4. List of References

5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

6. Statement of Research Philospohy

7. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system  employment.niu.edu/postings/37915.  Review of completed applications will begin on 12/1/2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Further questions can be directed to Dr. Amanda Littauer, alittauer@niu.edu

EEO Statement and Visa Policy

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.


Postdoc in Species Distribution/Pollen Vegetation Modeling at The Morton Arboretum in Chicago

The Morton Arboretum invites applications for a two year postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-supported project, “Quantifying biogeographic history: a novel model-based approach to integrating data from genes, fossils, specimens, and environments”. The successful applicant will join an international team of researchers in mathematics/ statistics, ecology, biogeography, distribution modeling, and population genetics. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to design, develop and implement novel methods for integrating datasets which have different characteristics and resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data) to make inference about historical shifts in species ranges and changes in population sizes.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. defense scheduled) in a quantitative science (i.e., mathematical biology, statistics, theoretical ecology, or related fields), or in an ecological field plus experience with ecological modeling, species distribution or population modeling, or quantitative ecology. Interest or experience in one or more of the following is beneficial: Bayesian statistics, parameter estimation, data-driven modeling, spatial modeling, state-space modeling, or mathematical modeling. Applicants should be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology. Experience in programming is beneficial.

The position is for two years, with possibility for continuing support pending future funding. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at The Morton Arboretum and will primarily work with Dr. Sean Hoban, Dr. Andria Dawson (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Dr. Adam Smith (Missouri Botanical Garden). The position will require some travel for team meetings. All travel expenses are covered by grant funds. The postdoctoral researcher will be provided opportunities for professional development, suited to their interests (e.g. attend scientific meetings, teaching or mentoring, skill training), for which funding is provided.

The Morton Arboretum is a world-class plant science research institute and public botanic garden near Chicago, USA, with strengths in ecology, conservation, informatics, and genomics. The Arboretum has collaborations with scientists at the Field Museum, University of Illinois Chicago, two National Laboratories, Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; applications received by October 15 are guaranteed consideration. A start date by January 2019 is preferred. Applicants must apply at careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/.  Inquiries about the position or the application are welcome. Please contact Dr. Sean Hoban (shoban@mortonarb.org), Dr. Adam Smith (adam.smith@mobot.org), or Dr. Andria Dawson (andria.dawson@gmail.com).

Vegetation Science Assistant Professor Search at UCSB

Assistant Professor – Vegetation Science – Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Vegetation Data Science. We seek a highly creative and interdisciplinary scholar whose research exploits large spatio-temporal data sets such as those coming from continental and global scale environmental data networks and observatories (e.g., FluxNet, PhenoCam network, NEON, US National Phenology Network) and/or state of the art geospatial data, such as hyperspectral remote sensing (e.g., NEON—AOP, forthcoming ENMAP, HESUI, EMIT). The work should extract insight from environmental data sets at scale using novel computational and algorithmic approaches to environmental data science (e.g., machine learning, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and related methods). Research areas of particular interest include (1) biosphere-atmosphere interactions, with emphasis on the role of terrestrial vegetation in environmental change; (2) monitoring and predicting vegetation responses to disturbances such as climate, drought, fire, pathogens, or invasive species; and (3) quantifying plant diversity and its impact on ecosystem resilience and biogeochemical cycling. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program in the focal area of her/his expertise, to mentor graduate students, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Applications received by November 15, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01339].

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Two Assistant Professor Positions, Environmental Science, Rowan University


The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks to fill two Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) positions starting September 1st, 2019 in the recently established Department of Environmental Science. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline, such as biology, chemistry, marine science and geoscience. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.

We seek candidates who have a big picture, global focus — established international collaborations are a plus. The areas of expertise are open, however, we seek applicants engaged in the study of rapid, worldwide environmental change, in its many aspects. We have particular interest in areas of study at the forefront of advancing our understanding of complex environmental systems, such as Sea Level, Ocean Acidification, Atmospheric Chemistry with respect to climate change, Environmental Toxicology, and  Global Biodiversity Informatics with respect to the biodiversity crisis, all of which compliments the school’s mission.

Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their science with the public. As part of teaching and outreach, SEE faculty are encouraged to develop local research/ teaching experiences in the nearby Edelman Fossil Park and affiliated Scotland Run Park. We are seeking agents of change, and a willingness to work with governments, NGOs, and industry to solve real-world problems is desired.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. by Sept. 1, 2019 and will have demonstrated early success at research and publication.  Postdoctoral experience is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and to communicating science to the public is a necessity.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glamssboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Applications for must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system at jobs.rowan.edu.

Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching
philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to: environmentalscience@rowan.edu. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

North Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

The UNC Department of Geography recruits applicants to the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD), a prestigious 2-year postdoc that has the goal of preparing recent PhDs for tenure track appointments at UNC. Our department has previously used this mechanism multiple times to make tenure-track hires, and we hope to recruit another such scholar this year. The target applicants are US-born scholars from groups that are underrepresented in the academy. This is a full-time research appointment with no service obligations and the option of teaching a maximum of one course per year.  Applicants who plan to rank Geography as their first choice placement at UNC should contact Geography Diversity Liaison Clark Gray (cgray@email.unc.edu) and/or potential faculty mentors in the department.

Stipend: $47,476 per calendar year, plus $2,000 per year fund for research expenses and travel.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the award year. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.

Application materials

Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor for Research

Curriculum vitae

A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)

A contribution to diversity statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)

Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)

Two references for letters of recommendation

All Materials must be submitted through online application system to be accepted: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148285


Deadline: The next application deadline is November 15, 2018 at 11:59 EST.  Applications are accepted September 15th-November 15th.


AGI Spring 2019 Policy Internship Applications DUE 10/15

AGI’s Geoscience Policy team would like to invite geoscience and geo-engineering students and entry level graduates to apply for the Spring 2019 Geoscience Policy Internship.

Application deadline: October 15, 2018.

The Geoscience Policy program represents the shared interests of the geoscience community in Washington, DC, and actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster better communication and public policy for the geosciences in areas including water, energy and mineral resources, natural hazards, environmental protection, and federal funding for geoscience research and education.

AGI seeks outstanding geoscience or geo-related engineering students or entry level graduates with a strong interest in federal science policy for the Geoscience Policy Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their writing and web publishing skills, while gaining first-hand policy experience and improving their understanding of the legislative process on Capitol Hill.

Please see the AGI website for more details about the internship and how to apply: https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/internships-and-fellowships.

Position Announcement: Feminist Science & Technology Studies Application Due 10/18 @SDSU @WomensStudies.SDSU

The Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position.

Feminist Science and Technology Studies: 

We invite applications from scholars with a research concentration in feminist science studies foregrounding an intersectional approach between women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field.  A minimum of a graduate minor or concentration in Women’s Studies, or a significant track record of research and teaching in Women’s Studies, is required. An M.S. in a STEM field is preferred. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: critique of masculinist scientific models, epistemologies, and methodologies; critical analyses of nature, naturalization, and the materiality and biology of sex, gender, and sexuality as intersecting with race, class, ability, and nation; health (reproductive; HIV/AIDS; mental health; disabilities); environmental studies (including environmental racism) and sustainability; trans-species and animal studies. We are particularly interested in scholars who work from a disability studies and/or queer studies approach.

Application review will begin on October 15, 2018, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/53174

More information about the position and the department is available at our Web Site at https://womensstudies.sdsu.edu/employment.htm

Geography Professorship at @UOFIGSS

The University of Iowa, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences Visiting Assistant Professor The University of Iowa Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2018/2019. We seek
candidates with the ability to teach introductory physical geography and introductory climatology. Additional course assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department. Courses in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest: wetlands, landscape ecology, water resources, sustainability, and environmental impact assessment. The ability to teach both lower and upper
division courses is desirable, with a normal load of three courses per semester. The appointment will begin in August 2018 with a possible one year extension depending on funding and need. A PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment.
Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition # 72753). The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and three letters of recommendation. Screening of
applications begins June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marc Linderman (marc-linderman@uiowa.edu).
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Plant Scientists needs at Brooklyn Navy Yard

A Brooklyn Navy Yard-based business is looking for an outstanding  Lead Plant Scientist  and Plant Scientist whom will combine superb technical, research and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. An ability to embrace uncertainty and continued learning is vital to this role. These individuals will be leading experiment execution and analysis to improve crop quality in our indoor farming systems.



CUNY Cultural Corps Needs More Grad Students! Deadline May 28th

Attention current CUNY Graduate Students:

CUNY Cultural Corps has extended our application deadline for the 2018-19 Academic Year just for you! *The application can only be accessed through this email. Please read more details about the program below and on our website.

  • Currently enrolled students at any CUNY college interested in gaining professional experience in the arts and culture sector will participate in a 21-week part-time work experience over their fall and spring semesters.
    • Students work in different types of departments, which is why our program is open to all degrees. Corps members in the past have worked in: Development, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Education, Curatorial, Programs, and more.
    • Students will receive a wage of $15/hour and work 12 hours per week.
    • Prior to starting at their site, students will complete a pre-program professional development training and throughout the year will participate in a cultural enrichment activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be working towards a degree at a CUNY college (Community College, Senior College, or Graduate School)
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits while enrolled in the program
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning Fall 2018 classes
  • Be available to work part-time (12 hours/week) during semester(s) a part of program
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We have set Memorial Day (May 28th) as the deadline for you to submit your application and recommendations. All applications must be completed online here.