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Assistant Professor opportunity at Baylor University

The Department of Biology at Baylor University seeks applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Global Change Biology with emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We seek candidates whose work is advancing our understanding of how climate change, landscape/waterscape transformations, species interactions, or biological invasions are affecting coupled human-natural systems at local, regional and/ or global scales. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health or Tropical Disease Biology, as appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals; contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

A link to the department can be found here: https://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php?id=955510

Lecturer vacancy in Ecology and Conservation Oxford Brookes University

We are looking for an animal biologist with strengths in biodiversity conservation and genetics who can integrate with our existing research strengths. Candidates should have strengths in fieldwork, species identification skills, and data analysis (including R) and knowledge of the importance of applying basic ecology for advancing conservation science. Knowledge of new developments in interpreting both large ecological data sets and molecular data in conservation ecology would be advantageous as would knowledge of the applications of bioinformatics. Candidates will be responsible for contributing to the teaching of MSc Conservation Ecology and our undergraduate programmes, preparing students for careers in conservation and research. We will help to develop your research portfolio and engagement with ecological practitioners. We expect the successful candidate to be able to meet the requirements to progress to Senior Lecturer after two years. For detailed description and more information please see: https://my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=055560

Three PhD positions available at University College Dublin

Bees, and other pollinators, are essential for both the production of crops and the reproduction of wild plants. Global declines in pollinating insects have led to concerns over future food security. Although many studies have investigated the factors contributing to bee decline, few have focussed on the implications of these factors for the pollination services bees provide. We are looking for excellent candidates for three PhD positions available on pesticide use, climate, pollinators and pollination. These positions will be based at University College Dublin, under the supervision of Dr Dara Stanley. Two are funded Science Foundation Ireland, and one in collaboration with Professor Jane Stout at Trinity College Dublin funded by DAFM. For detailed descriptions and more information please see https://www.stanleyecologylab.org/

Two job opportunities at the University of Lincoln

Position 1: A full time lectureship is now available in Ecology to support the delivery of teaching across our range of existing undergraduate modules within our BSc Biology, BSc Ecology and Conservation and BSc Zoology programmes. We are looking for a candidate with research interests and teaching experience in ecology, with a preference for broad scale ecosystem approaches. We would particularly welcome applicants working at the agri-environment interface, community ecology or biogeography in its broadest sense: https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS546

Position 2: A full-time lectureship is now available in the broad areas of Ecology, Conservation Biology or Zoology, to support the delivery of teaching across our range of existing undergraduate modules within our BSc Biology, BSc Ecology and Conservation and BSc Zoology programmes. Whilst we will consider all applicants from a wide range of specialisms in marine or terrestrial environments, specific experience of teaching and/ or using a range of field skills, GIS and remote sensing or conservation management would be a particular advantage: https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=COS456A

Global Challenges Research Fellow on Environmental Challenges and Resiliance

Oxford Brookes University is hiring a full-time postdoctoral fellow for 2 years, with the possibility to carry on for a third year, to work part time in Oxford, and part time in Java Indonesia, to examine the impact of wildlife friendly crop production on the diversity of insect and mammal pollinators and seed dispersers, including the Critically Endangered Javan slow loris. Java is one of the most heavily populated islands on earth, and understanding the impact of farming practices on wildlife and on sustainability of crops is essential to food and financial security. The fellow will be involved in ecological monitoring, radio telemetry studies of nocturnal mammals, and will help to facilitate the branding of Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network products in Java for international export. This project forms part of the long-term research of Professor Anna Nekaris, and is funded by the Global Challenges Fund Initiative. More information can be found here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=054741

Tenure-track faculty position in Community Ecology

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Evolution at the Faculty Sciences of the Universidad Austral de Chile invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The ideal applicants should have a recognized expertise in community ecology. He/she will have a background and research on quantitative methods applied to the analysis of ecological data. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding, publish in peer-reviewed journals, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and serve on departmental committees. Teaching responsibilities include Biostatistics and Community Ecology.

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D in fields related to Ecology or Environmental Sciences at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting peer-reviewed research

Application deadline: October 15th 2018

Start date: March 1st 2019

Further details: https://www.uach.cl/trabaja-en-la-uach (Job number 742018, in Spanish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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