Marine Ecologist Position at the Nature Conservancy

We are looking to hire a coastal marine ecologist here at TNC California to support our Coastal and Marine Program. I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this job description to potential candidates.

We are looking for someone, preferably with a PhD, who could provide science support for our conservation engagements at the land-sea interface and with near-shore fisheries here in California. Potential candidates may contact me directly and/or apply online at:

California Coastal Marine Ecologist / The Nature Conservancy / California /

View and apply for this job at:

CESU Sandy Research Funding

Technical Representatives, North Atlantic Coast CESU non-federal partners

“Acquisition coordination, compilation, data management and change analysis of LiDAR and other geospatial data collected pre- and post-Hurricane Sandy”
— In brief, we are seeking a qualified investigator(s) to assist and support coastal parks affected by Hurricane Sandy with geospatial data acquisition plans, and development, management and analysis of geospatial products.
— Approximately $800,000 is expected to be available for this project

The DEADLINE for submission of Statements of Interest and Qualifications is close-of-business, APRIL 30, 2013.

This Request is posted on the home-page of the North Atlantic Coast CESU website:

CESU Funding for National Park Projects

“Submerged Marine Habitat Mapping: A Foundation for Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change and Other Stressors”
— In brief, we are seeking a qualified investigator(s) to map and inventory portions of the submerged habitats associated with Fire Island National Seashore, Gateway National Recreation Area, and Assateague Island National Seashore.
— Approximately $300,000 per park is expected to be available for this project

“Elevation mapping of critical park areas for planning and post- and future storm evaluation and modeling purposes”
— In brief, we are seeking a qualified investigator(s) to support and enhance the geospatial framework and infrastructure of the parks affected by Hurricane Sandy with field work including collection of enhanced elevation data, water level data, and the installation of new geodetic infrastructure as needed.
— Approximately $850,000 is expected to be available for this project

The DEADLINE for submission of Statements of Interest and Qualifications is close-of-business, APRIL 30, 2013.

PLEASE SHARE these Funding Opportunity Requests with colleagues at your respective North Atlantic Coast CESU institutions.

These Requests are posted on the home-page of the North Atlantic Coast CESU website:

CFP: Green Campus Infrastructure at Vassar College

Call for Poster Abstracts

Green Campus Infrastructure

9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. May 8

Vassar College

The Vassar Environmental Research Institute will be hosting a one day conference about green infrastructure on college and university campuses. This conference is an opportunity to share and discuss the challenges of and strategies for implementing green infrastructure on campuses. We will explore costs and benefits, incorporation of green infrastructure into stormwater management and landscaping plans, and creation of educational and research opportunities. Our day will open with a keynote speech by Dr. Tom Ballestero, Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Stormwater Center, who will address the costs and water quality impacts of installing green infrastructure. The keynote speech will be followed by case study presentations of campus green infrastructure, lunch discussions, and an afternoon poster session. We welcome poster abstracts for the afternoon poster session. Possible poster topics include:

1) Green infrastructure case studies, including implemented and planned features

2) Green infrastructure costs and benefits

3) Green infrastructure educational and research opportunities

4) Student research projects relating to water quality, campus landscapes, and campus environmental quality

Please contact Laura Livingston (845-437-5834<tel:%28845-437-5834> or<>) with questions. Poster abstracts (250 words maximum), authors (including email addresses), and titles can be emailed to<> by April 9.

One Year Postdoc at University of Colgate

Colgate University’s Department of Geography seeks to appoint a one-year postdoctoral scholar
in the field of Environmental Security to begin Fall semester 2013. We encourage
applications from candidates whose own expertise lies at the intersection of Ecology and
Security Studies, and whose research focuses on the effects of environmental insecurity
on vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. in
Geography, but applications from candidates in relevant Social Science fields who are
capable of linking environmental dimensions of geopolitics to threatened populations will
also be considered. The Postdoctoral Scholar will teach three courses, share their
research work with the community, and actively participate in and contribute to the life of
the Geography Department. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than
2011; persons holding tenure-track appointments are not eligible to apply. Ph.D.
candidates must have degree in hand by the time of appointment. This position carries a
competitive salary with full benefits and some research and/or travel support.

Colgate’s Geography Department currently consists of ten full-time faculty. It is housed in the
recently-constructed Robert H.N. Ho Interdisciplinary Science Center whose facilities
include well equipped GIS and visualization labs, both with lab technician support. For
additional information see the Geography Department web page
( With 2800
students and more than 250 faculty, Colgate combines the intimacy of a leading liberal
arts college with the breadth and depth of a research university. Developing and
sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational
mission. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer;
women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please submit an application letter and
supporting materials (CV, three recommendation letters, and sample of written work not
to exceed 20 pages; cover letter should indicate what research or writing the candidate
will be engaged in while at Colgate) as soon as possible to Review of completed applications will
begin April 15, 2013.

For further information, you may contact the chair of the search, Maureen Hays-Mitchell, at<

Assistant Professor Position at the Department of Earth and Resource Science, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Resource Science, University of Michigan – Flint. For additional
information, please consult our website at UM-Flint is a non-discriminatory/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of Earth and Resource Science (ERS) at the University of Michigan – Flint invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin August
1, 2013. The University of Michigan-Flint is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.
The candidate will direct an Integrated Science Teaching certification program. We seek an Earth
Scientist specializing in Physical Geography, Natural Resources, or another Earth Science-related field.
Teacher preparation, experience with K-12 settings, and STEM experience are preferred. Instructional
responsibilities are likely to include introductory courses in Physical Geography, Weather and Climate,
Hydrology, and a Science Teaching Methods Course, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of
expertise. Individuals with an interdisciplinary background that complements existing departmental
strengths are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to
undergraduate teaching education and must exhibit the potential for teaching excellence, and ability to
participate in a future Master’s Program in Integrated Science Teaching to begin in 2014. Support is
also provided for ongoing pedagogical and disciplinary research, as the candidate will be expected to
engage in a relevant program of research and contribute engaged service to the Department, College,
University and community. Our university has state of the art classrooms and computing facilities, and
is part of the University of Michigan library system which is one of the largest in the world. For a view
of our campus and the ERS department see

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, Natural Resources, or a related discipline. ABD will be
considered with a completion before the start date. Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
and research interests, and the names of three references to the address below.

Apply: ERS Search, Earth and Resource Science, 516 Murchie, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI
48502-1950 or electronically to Application review begins April 22, 2013 and will
continue until the position is filled.

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students in the Sciences: Teaching Your College Courses


Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students in the Sciences:

 Teaching Your College Courses


Summer 2013: August 5th – 8th and August 12th – 15th at the CUNY Graduate Center


In response to a need of new doctoral students in the sciences for formal training to prepare them for teaching, the NSF-sponsored CUNY Science Now Program at the Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE) will offer an eight-day stipended summer workshop and an optional Fall program for graduate students in the sciences.  The workshop is designed for relative newcomers to teaching, including Graduate Teaching Fellows or graduate students with adjunct teaching assignments.  The program consists of two parts:

  1. An eight-day Summer 2013 workshop devoted to developing and improving classroom teaching techniques and instructional strategies.
  2. An optional Fall 2013 program that will include workshops, classroom observations, and mentoring in areas related to the class being taught.


Graduate students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive a $1,000 stipend for attendance at all summer workshop sessions.  Stipends are not available for the optional Fall program.  Workshop applications will be accepted until a maximum of 15 students are selected and enrolled.  Post-doctoral candidates and non-citizens are welcome to apply for participation but are not eligible for stipends.


To request an application, email  Return the application with: a two- page resume and a one-page letter (750 words maximum) expressing your interest in participating in the workshop. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a maximum of 15 stipends have been awarded.

Program Summary:


The workshop is designed as a training opportunity for graduate students new to teaching. It offers graduate students an opportunity to develop and improve instructional strategies and techniques, in both lecture and non-lecture formats, that actively promote student engagement in learning.  It will also provide a toolbox of classroom management and administrative strategies designed to deal with commonly encountered classroom situations, and it will provide opportunities for participants to develop and try out sample lessons and assessments.


Workshop Content:

1)    Administrative Routines for Classroom Management

2)    Syllabus Construction

3)    A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Learning and Instructional Design

4)    Unit/ Lesson Design Strategies

5)    The Design of Assessments that  Inform Instruction

6)    Strategies for Using Instructional Technology in the Classroom

7)    Opportunities to Engage in Practice Teaching

Abstracts for Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference due April 15th

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2013 isthe premier event focused on understanding behavior and decision-making with respect to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. Annually, 700 participants come together to share new research, discuss innovative policy and program strategies, build networks, and find potential partners for collaboration.

Abstracts due: April 15, 2013!  

BECC brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies. The organizers value abstracts from all relevant disciplines concerned withhuman behavior, society, and culture, especially work from applied anthropology, social psychology, behavioral economics, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences.

We seek500 word abstracts that address such issue sectors as building & technology design and usage (residential and commercial), transportation, urban design, and sustainable consumption (e.g., food, water, and waste). Abstracts should offer new research findings and/or documented examples of behavior change pilots, programs, or trials. Abstracts shouldnot be a discussion topic, a marketing presentation, or a review or summary of already established work.