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.

 

ISI/Esri Student Competition 2018–2019 Applications due 11/30

Call for Competition


We are pleased to announce the ISI-Esri Student Poster Competition 2018/19. Final judging will take place during the ISI World Statistics Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 18–23, 2019. This competition is sponsored by Esri and ISI. The competition aims to:

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

#CfP: 25th Annual Critical Geography Conference, Abstract Deadline Extended to 9/17

The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations for the 25th Critical Geographies Mini-conference at Temple University in Philadelphia has been extended. Please submit your abstracts by Monday the 17th of September. You may do so here:  https://tucriticalgeography.wordpress.com
The conference will begin on the evening of Friday, October 19th, 2018, with a keynote by Dr. Carolyn Finney, as part of Temple’s 2018 Department of Geography and Urban Studies Benjamin H. Kohl Social Justice Lecture.The main conference program, with paper and panel sessions, will be held on Saturday, October 20th. An optional workshop will be held on Sunday, October 21st for students and faculty who want to extend the attainments of the conference into active collaborations – e.g. publications and project writing, capacity building, coalition building, methods sharing, conceptual mapping, and regional resource exchange. 
 
Please visit  https://tucriticalgeography.wordpress.com for more information and reach out to to directly at  TUCriticalGeography@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

2018 Outstanding Book in Policing Award

 
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) and Chair of the Division of Policing named Drs. Provine, Varsanyi, Lewis, and Decker’s the “2018 Outstanding Book in Policing Award” winner for Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines.
 
The Outstanding Book in Policing Award recognizes a monograph (not a textbook, anthology, or edited volume) published in the three calendar years preceding the year in which the award is made. The award honors a text that deserves recognition due to its significant empirical, theoretical, or policy-relevant contributions to the field.
 
The ward will be presented at this year’s ASC conference in Atlanta during the annual reception and awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, November 15th at 3:30 pm in the Marriott, Atrium A.

NAEd/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research – Deadlines in October and November

We are pleased to share information on the National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowship Programs in education research. Please help us widely distribute this information to qualified candidates, listservs, and other electronic sources by using the paragraphs below. Thank you for your assistance.

National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research

The Dissertation Fellowship Program[pull.xmr3.com] seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Clickhere[pull.xmr3.com] to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: October 4, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 5that 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/[pull.xmr3.com]

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program[pull.xmr3.com] supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. For the current application cycle, applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 30 early-career researchers for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Clickhere[pull.xmr3.com] to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/[pull.xmr3.com][pull.xmr3.com]

The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation[pull.xmr3.com] to provide and administer these fellowship programs.

For more information, please contact Maria Gahan[pull.xmr3.com], Program Officer.


New Report: International Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense

We encourage you to download NAEd’s new reportInternational Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense[pull.xmr3.com]. Results from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) garner considerable attention in the media, academia, and among policy makers. Although there is widespread recognition that ILSAs can provide useful information, there is debate about what types of comparisons are the most meaningful and what could be done to assure more sound interpretations. To address these issues, the NAEd assembled a study committee to examine the future of ILSAs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.  Edited by Judith Singer, Henry Braun, and Naomi Chudowsky, the committee’s report examines the strengths, limitations, and complexities of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs), especially when used as a basis for informing educational policy and practice. Click here[pull.xmr3.com] to go to the project webpage that houses the report, along with commissioned papers and other related project materials.  For more information, please contact Greg White[pull.xmr3.com].

#EESpublishes: Proff Peter Groffman on Nitrogen oligotrophication in northern hardwood forests

Professor Peter Groffman of ASRC, Brooklyn College, and EES has first-authored a paper in Biogeochemistry entitled “ Nitrogen oligotrophication in northern hardwood forests”.  

Abstract:

While much research over the past 30 years has focused on the deleterious effects of excess N on forests and associated aquatic ecosystems, recent declines in atmospheric N deposition and unexplained declines in N export from these ecosystems have raised new concerns about N oligotrophication, limitations of forest productivity, and the capacity for forests to respond dynamically to disturbance and environmental change. Here we show multiple data streams from long-term ecological research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, USA suggesting that N oligotrophication in forest soils is driven by increased carbon flow from the atmosphere through soils that stimulates microbial immobilization of N and decreases available N for plants. Decreased available N in soils can result in increased N resorption by trees, which reduces litterfall N input to soils, further limiting available N supply and leading to further declines in soil N availability. Moreover, N oligotrophication has been likely exacerbated by changes in climate that increase the length of the growing season and decrease production of available N by mineralization during both winter and spring. These results suggest a need to re-evaluate the nature and extent of N cycling in temperate forests and assess how changing conditions will influence forest ecosystem response to multiple, dynamic stresses of global environmental change.

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.