Job: Center for Geospatial Analysis/Data Science Lecturer at William & Mary

The Center for Geospatial Analysis at William & Mary invites applications for a three-year, renewable, non-tenure track Lecturer position in Geospatial and Data Science beginning August 10, 2019. We are seeking a colleague with a commitment to excellence in teaching with the ability to attract, motivate, retain, and mentor students.

Four courses will be taught for the Center for Geospatial Analysis. Courses will include an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and additional courses that could include an Introduction to Remote Sensing, Advanced Topics in GIS, Python for GIS Scripting and Digital Cartography depending on the expertise of the successful applicant.

Two courses will be taught as a part of the new Data Science Program at William and Mary; the successful applicant will illustrate an ability to teach students a breadth of methodological approaches to the use of data in a coding environment, as well as facilitate discussions on the societal implications of “big data.”

Teaching load is six courses per academic year (3-3). This is a 9 month, non-tenure track position with a 3 year contract with an opportunity to renew contingent on a successful review.

Information on the Center for Geospatial Analysis is at https://www.wm.edu/as/cga/  and for Data Science Program at https://www.wm.edu/as/charlescenter/academic-programs/interdisciplinary/structured/data-science-minor/index.php.

William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC. For questions please contact Rob Rose, Director Center for Geospatial Analysis (phone: 757-221-2304, email: rarose01@wm.edu  ) or Matthias Leu, Data Science Program (phone: 757-221-7497, email: mleu@wm.edu ).  Review of applications will be begin on February 28th, 2019.

Click here for more information and to apply for this position:

https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/34504 [jobs.wm.edu]

Physical Science adjuncts needed at FIT starting 2/28

FIT adjunct needed

The Science and Math Department at FIT is looking for an adjunct instructor in Physical Science. The general description and the course timings are below. Spring semester starts on Monday, February 28th. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Karen Pearson: karen_pearson@fitnyc.edu

Presents basic principles of chemistry, physics, and earth and space sciences with emphasis on understanding the physical world. Includes theoretical concepts as well as applications. Illustrated by suitable lecture demonstrations.

SC111  INTRO TO PHYSICAL SCIENCES           Monday           12:10PM- 3:00PM

SC111  INTRO TO PHYSICAL SCIENCES           Monday           3:10PM- 6:00PM

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sociology and Science & Technology Studies (STS)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sociology and Science & Technology Studies (STS)  (Requisition Number 9426)  

            (Applications should be submitted at www.drexeljobs.com )

 The Sociology Department at Drexel University is seeking a highly motivated, collaborative postdoctoral scholar interested in energy technologies, labor, and the just transition from fossil fuel use to renewable energy. Required qualifications include a PhD and training in Sociology, Anthropology, or Science & Technology Studies (STS), or related fields and strong qualitative social science research and writing skills.

Candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Diane Sicotte, Associate Professor of Sociology and Dr. Kelly Joyce, Professor of Sociology and the Center for Science, Technology & Society, to conduct original research about the expertise and views of labor union members and leaders, regarding natural gas energy infrastructure and renewable energy infrastructure. The project, and the postdoctoral fellow position, is funded by the National Science Foundation Award #1827464.

The postdoctoral fellow will prepare for and conduct and analyze qualitative research including field work at public union events and interviews with labor union members and leaders. The research will also include the collection and analysis of unions’ public materials (e.g., press releases, reports, public websites). We seek applicants with strong qualitative social science research and writing skills. Recent Ph.D.s in Sociology, Anthropology, STS and related fields are eligible. Application review will commence February 15. Applications will be received until a successful candidate is accepted. The start date is September 1, 2019.  

 Qualifications

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, STS or related fields and strong qualitative social science research and writing skills. Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2019.

Complete application will include CV; letter of application with a statement of research experience, preparation for and interest in the project; writing sample, and names and contact information for two references.  

 Essential Functions

Preparing for, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research, including fieldwork and interviews; writing papers as lead or co-author and presenting results at conferences.

The initial 12-month appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The postdoctoral Scholar will receive an annual salary of $40,000 and standard benefits, and is expected to be in residence for the fellowship. 

This fellowship continues Drexel’s investment in social sciences and its goal of creating a high profile Sociology department and Center for Science, Technology & Society. Environmental sociology is one of the research foci of Drexel’s Sociology department, and there is a growing cluster of faculty in this subfield. The Center for STS also has a focus on environmental issues with both students and faculty working in this area. The candidate will be fully integrated into department and center colloquia and works-in-progress presentations, and will be an important member of our community. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on conference presentations, write papers as lead or co-author with Drs. Sicotte and Joyce, and to connect with scholars across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required or all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the result of the background investigations.

Geology adjunct needed at Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Job Title
Geology Adjunct

Agency
Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Department
Department Of Physics & Geosciences

Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate

Job Location
Kingsville, Texas

Job Type
Faculty

Job Description
The Department of Physics/Geosciences has an opening for a part to full-time Adjunct Faculty in Geosciences.
The position’s primary responsibilities will be offering Structural Geology and Field Geology.  Additional undergraduate courses will be taught in Earth Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have at least a MS in Geology with an emphasis in structural geology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution or university. Experience in teaching lower-level geology courses is preferred.  Candidates must have 18 graduate credit hours for every field in which they teach.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD (or ABD) in Structural and/or Field Geology, or related field from a regionally accredited institution or university. Demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Assistant Professor, Geological Oceanography

Assistant Professor, Geological Oceanography

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Geological Oceanography.

Position Details

Location

John C. Stennis Space Center

1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
United States

Division
Marine Science

Position Type
Faculty

Employment Status
Full Time

Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, send by 3/1/2019 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names of three references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission.

Job Summary
The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Geological Oceanography at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2019.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
We seek qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Geological Oceanography, broadly defined, to join the Marine Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed literature, mentor, participate in graduate instruction and develop courses in their area of study. The successful candidate is expected to develop and deliver courses in their field of specialization. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within the SOSE.

Additional Information
The SOSE includes two academic divisions, Marine Science, and Coastal Sciences, and several R&D centers including: Hydrographic Science Research Center, Center for Fisheries Research and Development, and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. The Division of Marine Science is based at the NASA Stennis Space Center where Marine Science faculty benefit from close working relationships with a number of on-site federal agencies, including the Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis Space Center, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the USGS and NOAA, including the National Data Buoy Center.

Marine Science graduate and undergraduate programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and ocean engineering. Marine Science faculty and graduate programs are housed at Stennis Space Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS as well as at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS. The Long Beach campus is in close proximity to the Port of Gulfport, which is the home port for USM’s R/V Point Sur and the recently opened USM Marine Research Center, that features a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in earth science, oceanography, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s “higher research activity” designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

Social/Cultural Geography – Assistant Professor

Social/Cultural Geography – Assistant Professor

 

The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Social/Cultural Geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.

 

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field at the time of their appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates who conduct research in one or more of the following areas: critical social/cultural theory, Black geographies, Indigenous geographies, feminist geographies, queer geographies, geographies of inequality, the politics of place, diaspora and transnational studies, and geographies of religion. We seek applicants considering these themes from contemporary or historical perspectives, as well as with qualitative or mixed methods experience.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative and independent research of the highest quality and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Applicants should demonstrate an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment, and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to teach large introductory lectures, senior undergraduate seminar courses, and supervise the research of senior undergraduate students.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is in the Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Social/cultural geography is one of UTSC Human Geography’s three concentrations, the other two being environmental and urban geography. The successful candidate also will become a member of the Tri-campus Graduate Department of Geography and Planning, and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research.

For more information about the Department of Human Geography, please visit www.utsc.utoronto.ca/geography 

 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/…  Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, up to three representative publications; and a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations). Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to GeogSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date. All application materials should be submitted online.

 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact Sue-Ann Hicks at sahicks@utsc.utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 30, 2019.

 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see uoft.me/UP

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Geology/Earth Science Instructor (Full-Time, Tenure Track Position)

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East Los Angeles College, (ELAC), with an enrollment of approximately 35,000, is the largest of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District, and is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, in the San Gabriel Valley.  ELAC is dedicated to providing the highest quality of transfer and workforce education courses, along with superior adult education, basic skills, and community service programs.  We serve a culturally diverse community in a dynamic urban setting with the purpose of supporting students in achieving associate of arts degrees, general education, skill/certificates, and/or personal development.  The college seeks to fulfill the potential of each student through innovative teaching methods, the latest in educational technology, and committed support services.

The College is interested in candidates who possess academic or life experiences that enhance teaching in a multicultural setting.  The Anthropology, Geography, and Geology Department is looking for faculty to join in its pursuit of student success and professional excellence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 5 courses (15 hours per semester).
  • Maintain scheduled office hours.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Participate in the development and assessment of Course Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes.
  • Serve on department, campus, and/or district committees.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Assignment may include morning, afternoon, evening, and/or weekend classes, and may include classes on the main campus in Monterey Park or at other offsite locations, such as the South Gate Educational Center.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, or Paleontology;

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology AND a Master’s degree in Geography, Physics, or Geochemistry;

OR the equivalent.

  • A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful experience in the teaching of Geology, Earth Science and related fields, preferably at the community college level.
  • Sufficient expertise in geobiology and/or paleontology to teach the Earth History lecture and lab sequence required for the Geology AS-T.
  • Ability to provide college-level instruction in lecture and lab classes in Earth Science, Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Geological Catastrophes (Environmental Geology), Oceanography and Environmental Science, including lecture/lab preparation, classroom management and student assessment/evaluation.
  • Familiarity with contemporary geotechnologies.
    Experience using technology and innovation in the classroom.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Sensitivity to -and understanding of- the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Knowledge of different learning styles and teaching techniques.
  • Experience with the student learning outcome assessment process.
  • Willingness to participate in student activities, including arranging and leading field trips.
  • A strong commitment to professional growth.
  • Willingness to engage in additional non-teaching activities that may included but are not limited to service on district campus, and department committees, participation in community outreach and campus in reach efforts, student club advisement, and other responsibilities as needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Initial placement $57,270 to $89,170 (10-month assignment).  Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching history, and related work experience. Opportunities for additional earnings exist with winter and summer assignments.  The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.  In addition to the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), employees have the option to participate in a 403b plan.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

All applications will be evaluated to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desired qualifications will be invited for an interview.  A short teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview.  The committee will recommend finalists for a second interview to the President who will make the final recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

Note: Final hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursements for those invited to interviews.

FILING AN APPLICATION:

Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software by creating an applicant’s profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd< /b> to file the application.  The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30PM March 15, 2019 to be considered.  Application materials may not be submitted by Fax, Mail or E-Mail.  All materials submitted will become the property of ELAC.  After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will becontacted only if selected for interviews.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest, no more than one page, describing your interest in the position;
  2. Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the position qualifications;
  3. Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate transcripts: Note: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States.  Transcripts from a foreign institution must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

Immediate filing is recommended.  For questions concerning the application process, please contact Aura Orellana in Academic Affairs, 323-265-8723.  For additional information regarding the job description, please contact Julie Bernard, Department Chair at 323-780-6744.

Individuals protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy: The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection fort raining, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.

 

Part Time course instructor/Advising Assistant Needed ASAP

HELP WANTED

The Urban Studies Dept at Queens College is looking for someone to co-teach a spring seminar and to assist with advising for two of our nested majors – Environmental Studies and Labor Studies. This person will work closely with Melissa Checker, the instructor of record and faculty advisor, sharing her usual responsibilities while she is on partial medical leave this spring. 

Compensation and hours will be the same as for an adjunct instructor.

The course is a senior internship seminar which guides students through semester-long internships and connects academic learning with on-the-job experiences. It is taught on Wed. evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Advisement duties include arranging meetings with students to advise them on their progress towards degree, and working with the Faculty Advisor on various, associated administrative responsibilities.

Those interested should contact Melissa Checker mchecker@gc.cuny.edu ASAP.

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

DESCRIPTION
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.

employment.niu.edu/postings/37915

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).