January 26, 2015

Oferta de contrato de investigador en botánica (Ecuador)


La Universidad Laica “Eloy Alfaro” de Manabí (ULEAM) a través del Departamento Central de Investigaciones (DCI) requiere contratar a un(a) investigador(a) con título de Maestría o Licenciatura en Botánica, Ecología, Biología, Ciencias Ambientales o disciplinas afines. La persona será responsable de la ejecución de una investigación sobre la diversidad y la dinámica de la comunidad arbórea en fragmentos de bosque húmedo y sistemas agroforestales y silvopastoriles en el interior de la provincia de Manabí, Ecuador.

January 24, 2015

Full-Time One-Year Position in Biology (University of Minnesota, Morris, USA)


The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to
excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, one-year,
possibly renewable, position in biology beginning August 17, 2015.
Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate biology courses including a
2000-level survey of organismal biology for majors (with labs), an
introductory-level survey of biology for environmental studies/science
students (with labs, including field trips to local habitats), and an
upper-level organismal or ecological elective in the candidate’s area of
expertise; contributing to other courses that support the biology
curriculum; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the biology
program as well as the campus at large.

Candidates must be at least A.B.D. in ecology, organismal biology,
environmental biology, or a closely related field by August 17, 2015.
Experience teaching undergraduate biology is required. (Graduate TA
experience is acceptable).

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is a residential public liberal
arts college serving about 1900 undergraduate students. As one of five
campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160
miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN.  UMM is
consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public
Liberal Arts College.  The student body is talented, diverse and engaged.
The UMM student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University
of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (13% are American Indian
students) and a growing international student population.

The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.  The
college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute
to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or
service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and
research experience at the University

Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and
undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of teaching
effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Applications may be sent to
Ann Kolden, Administrative Assistant, at koldenal@morris.umn.edu, (320)
589-6301, or they may be sent to:
Biology Search Committee Chair
Division of Science and Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, MN 56267-2128

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins
February 16, 2015. Inquiries can be made to Professor Heather Waye, Search
Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6304 (wayex001@morris.umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in
its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color,
creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability,
public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or gender expression. To request disability accommodation or
material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources,
(320)-589-6024, Room309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN 56267.

January 23, 2015

PhD in microbial ecology (Canada)


We are seeking a PhD student for a new project examining the relationship between grazing, soil microbes and greenhouse gas emissions in Alberta's grasslands. The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Drs. Cameron Carlyle and Edward Bork (Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional
Science) and work with a team that includes a soil scientist, microbial ecologist, rangeland managers, other graduate students and postdocs at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. A stipend (minimum $21,000/year) is available for three years and additional funds will be sought. The project is funded by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, Ltd.