Job: Assistant Research Professor, Ecosystem Service Assessment & Valuation - Desert Research Institute - Reno or Las Vegas, NV


The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is accepting applications for an Assistant Research Professor in Ecosystem Services (ES) Science. The successful candidate will have a strong background in ecosystem service assessment and valuation (monetary or not) and interest in advancing the field of ecosystem services valuation (e.g., novel ES modeling approaches, ecosystem services credit implementation, carbon credit valuations, landscape adaptation and resilience). The ecosystem of interest (e.g., desert environment, tropical, urban, etc.) is open. Experience working with issues of water quality/quantity, ecosystem resilience to climate change, and sustainable land management is a plus, but other areas of specialization (e.g., bioenergy systems, fire impacts on ecosystems, cultural ecosystem services, and biodiversity) are also welcome. Although the incumbent will be housed in the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES), they will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) and the Division of Hydrological Sciences (DHS). A combination of technical and interpersonal communication skills is required. Experience conducting ecosystem services assessment and valuation using a variety of approaches (e.g., models, stakeholder workshops, survey), and experience working with the public, and state and federal agencies are preferred but not required. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be appointed at the Associate Research Professor rank. The position can be located in Reno or Las Vegas, NV.