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Position Title: Crew Lead
Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 28 weeks
Locations: Montrose, Dolores, Grand Junction, Cañon City, Monte Vista, and Gunnison, CO
Salary: $685/week
Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; health benefits package
Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.
Program Dates: From mid-April 2020 to mid-November 2020

Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: Crews will consist of two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas.

Within all plots, the crew identifies vegetation to species, gathers species cover and composition data using line-point intercept, measures soil surface stability, and describes soil pits. Data are georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and synthesized into various reports for future land management planning. The crew may also assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.

Fieldwork is often in remote areas. Crews are often required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (“hitch”), camp overnight, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Contact Name: Cassandra Owen

The School of Forestry is seeking to fill two (2) teaching intensive positions from this advertisement. Teaching loads are the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the area of expertise is open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Watershed or Recreation Management, Forest Management or Forest Planning, and Forest Economics. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire science and management is a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses.

Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them.

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2020.

Location: Northern Arizona University
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Contact Name: Dr. Andrew Sánchez Meador

The New Mexico Highlands University Forestry Program invites applicants to fill multiple nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions beginning in August, 2020. Of the multiple positions, at least one position is intended to focus on forest health and general forestry subjects, while another is intended to focus on wildlife management and ecology, with other areas of interest to include forest ecology, mensuration, biometrics, and forest soils.

The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a range of natural resources management courses per academic year; conducting research and scholarship that engage both undergraduate and graduate students; serving the University, professional organizations, and the broader community of natural resources stakeholders; advising Forestry and Conservation Management students; contributing to the modernization and improvement of the Forestry curricula; participating in Forestry Program outcomes assessment; aiding in the maintenance of Society of American Foresters (SAF) accreditation; and establishing and maintaining relationships with industry, tribal, governmental, and non-governmental partners. The preferred areas of specialization to be covered by these positions include forest health, forest entomology, wildlife management, quantitative ecology, but potential areas of specialization for these positions could also include applied forest ecology, forest soils, social sciences, silviculture, and ecosystem services. The positions are not intended be duplicative and diversity in expertise is encouraged. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate and receive funding as a researcher embedded within a multi-million dollar National Science Foundation Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology housed at NMHU which focuses on involving undergraduate and graduate students in forest restoration research across spatial scales in collaboration with our partners.

These positions are part of the NMHU College of Arts and Sciences’ initiative to strengthen its Forestry teaching and research capabilities. The College of Arts and Sciences, housed within a Hispanic Serving Institution, is dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, diversity and inclusion, and providing pathways for students from under-represented groups to pursue STEM careers. All applicants should have a demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds and to advise and teach an undergraduate and graduate student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, and career path.

The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, which is housed on NMHU’s main campus, utilizes NMHU faculty members and students in projects throughout the state. NMHU Forestry faculty also regularly collaborate with the faculty and staff of New Mexico State University’s John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center located in Mora, NM. Building upon our current strengths, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to the development of a nationally recognized education, research, and outreach program focused on forest or wildland fire management and/or forest or wildland ecosystem health. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability or willingness to concentrate on these themes in relation to the Southern Rocky Mountains and Southwestern ecosystems. NMHU has strong ties with the USDA Forest Service, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, NM EMNRD Forestry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and other private and non-governmental organizations and is growing its international footprint.

Deadline: Jun 15, 2020

The University of Washington, Seattle, is recruiting for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Full Time in the Program on the Environment to serve as a core program instructor and Associate Director beginning June 16, 2020. This 100% FTE instructional position has a 9-month academic year term with additional possible full-term summer teaching, and will be for up to five years with possibility of renewal. Appointment as Associate Director is for a three-year term and includes an administrative supplement and one month of summer salary for the term of the administrative role. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenured position.

Location: University of Washington
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Closing Info: Open until filled

Salary: $3500-4000 per month, 40 hours per week (Overtime Eligible)

Duration: 6 months, with potential to extend. Start date in early June 2020

Position: The incumbent leads a small crew in the collection and processing of data for scientific research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team at the USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab. There are multiple existing projects for field data collection. Projects include, but are not limited to, characterization of wildland fuels in multiple locations throughoutthe United States (including the southeastern and western US); evaluation of fuel consumption during prescribed burns, and post-fire tree damage inventory. This data will be used to assess fuels modeling methods, and evaluate the overall predictive capability of fuels and fire behavior models. Data collection includes identification and physical measurements of trees, shrubs, understory plants, downed woody debris, litter, and ground fuels, and collection of fuel samples for laboratory processing.

Location: USFS Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab
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Contact Name: Ernesto Alvadao
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