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  1. isecoeco says:

    Post-Doctoral Researcher in Environmental and Sustainability Science

    The Research Center FuturES – Futures of Ecosystem Services at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Environmental and Sustainability Science beginning April 1, 2012 (or at the earliest date thereafter). The position can be negotiated to be anything from 50% part-time to 100% full-time. It is remunerated under state salary scheme EG 13 TV-L and limited to a term of 2 years, with an option of extension.

    The newly established Leuphana Research Center FuturES – Futures of Ecosystem Services ) brings together the broad and diverse expertise of researchers at Leuphana University Lüneburg and of renowned international experts across a wide range of disciplines such as communication science, ecology, economics, ethics, political science and management. They collaborate on questions of sustainable conservation and use of ecosystem services. This collaboration proceeds between the natural and social sciences (interdisciplinary approach), and actively involves stakeholders and policy makers in shaping research goals and methods (transdisciplinary approach).

    Responsibilities:
    cutting-edge research on the sustainable conservation and use of ecosystem services
    publication in high-ranking journals and presentation at conferences
    contribution to the development of an inter- and transdisciplinary research strategy and plan for the research center FuturES
    scientific coordination of the research center FuturES and its activities
    developing funding proposals for the center’s research projects
    Ideal profile:
    PhD in environmental or sustainability sciences or any other relevant field of science or humanities
    keen research motivation and demonstrated ability of cutting-edge research
    high methodological awareness across a range of relevant academic disciplines
    willingness and ability to inter-and transdisciplinary cooperation and scientific integration
    excellent English language proficiency and communication skills
    international experience
    independence, organisational skills and reliability
    For further information and enquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner (phone: +49.4131.677-2600, email: baumgaertner@uni.leuphana.de) or Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein (phone: +49.4131.677-2960, email: alexandra.klein@uni.leuphana.de).

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg is an equal opportunity employer.

    Closing date for applications: February 15, 2012.

    Please send your application (including letter of interest, CV, transcripts, abstract of PhD thesis, one or two relevant papers, list of publications/conference presentations, names and contact information of two academic references) as one single pdf via email to:

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg
    Personnel Service, Ms Katrin Severloh
    re: FUTURES application
    Scharnhorststr. 1, D-21335 Lüneburg, Germany
    bewerbung@leuphana.de

  2. isecoeco says:

    Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australia
    There is an Assistant Professorship vacancy in Physical Geography at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. We are a leading interdisciplinary School undertaking research, research training and teaching across a diverse range of sectors, ecosystems and regions. We are seeking a motivated individual with a strong science background that enables them to teach, supervise research students and undertake research in the broad area of landscape-climate interactions and global biophysical systems. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of collaborative coursework programs in a vibrant work environment, and developing a program of research with new colleagues leading to quality research outcomes. Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in ecology, biogeography, climatology or similar, abilities in teaching and student supervision, and a record of quality research.

    Academic Level B/C, continuing. Closing date: 3 February 2012.

  3. isecoeco says:

    Help Change The World

    EARTH ECONOMICS SEEKS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD

    Earth Economics, a visionary organization that aims to transform the way our earth is valued, seeks a Development Director who wants to help change our world. If raising money has become “just a job,” join us in our mission and wake up each day excited about the opportunity to make a meaningful difference.

    This is the perfect role for a strategic thinker who wants to help Earth Economics (EE)

    apply its transformative vision by crafting and implementing an effective plan to provide necessary long-term funding and engage a broad constituency for effective change.

    We offer the opportunity for the right individual to work with multi-cultural teams within EE and with partners around the world. Ardent multi-taskers who seek a mission, have upbeat personalities and great sense of humor and limitless energy should apply.

    The ideal candidate can successfully:

    develop and implement a national and international funding strategy;
    increase EE’s total funding by 100% over a three-year period;
    develop and manage relationships with new funders including foundations, governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private individuals;
    manage and maintain internal and external reporting;
    develop and maintain all proposal materials;
    collaborate with media representatives to develop better public understanding of our mission and our successes;
    contribute to developing fee-for-service business plans;
    represent EE in various public forums as needed.
    Basic qualifications:

    BA degree and/or equivalent experience
    3-5 years of proven ability securing a broad range of funding sources in support of the goals and strategic objectives of an organization or 5-7 years of direct sales experience in a service industry; emphasis on corporate sponsorships a plus
    Experience meeting the expectations of and exchanging ideas/plans with Senior Level executives in a corporate or non-profit setting
    Strong verbal and writing skills
    Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or a quota of $1M annually
    Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new supporter base
    Ability to multi-task with an upbeat personality and good sense of humor
    Experience developing multiple sources of funding including foundations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, private individuals
    Strong computer skills
    Works well in multicultural teams and with diverse constituencies

    Desirable Qualifications:

    Use Salesforce for contact record management
    Fluent in Spanish, Chinese or French
    Familiar with human rights, environmental, international, and/or development issues, legal and campaign strategies
    Use social media to achieve campaign objectives
    Application materials:

    Cover letter
    Resume
    Grant application example
    Short (less than 1 page) narrative writing example
    List of 4-5 professional and personal references
    To apply, submit application materials in a single email with your name in the subject line to tdickinsin@eartheconomics.org.

    About Earth Economics:

    Founded in 1998, Earth Economics is a non-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington USA. Our funding comes from a variety of sources including grants (~75%), contracts (~24%) and individual donations (~1%).

    New team members become part of multicultural teams at EE and have the opportunity to work with diverse constituencies around the world.

    Earth Economics is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive benefits package, schedule and telecommuting flexibility.

    For more information, please visit http://www.eartheconomics.org.

  4. isecoeco says:

    Ecosystem Service Valuation Researcher

    Earth Economics is a visionary organization that aims to transform the way the Earth is valued. We currently provide custom reports, economic analysis, policy analysis and training for a wide range of local, national and international NGOs, businesses, and governments.

    We are seeking college through post-doctoral researchers to aid our lead staff with the development of our ecosystem service database. This process will require that the assistant be able to research, identify, and derive information from peered-reviewed economic studies from printed and online environmental, ecological and scientific literature (articles, symposia, books, theses, etc.).

    Minimum Qualifications and Education

    Bachelors’ Degree in Economics or Statistics
    Experience using Econometric / Statistical software (such as Stata, Eviews, Gretl, R, S, SAS, SPSS)
    Availability of a minimum of 10 hours a week
    Able to work in a culturally and professionally diverse team
    Attention to detail and devotion to enforcing and maintaining data integrity
    Strong library and online research and analytical skills
    Upbeat personality and strong team player
    Additional Desired Qualifications

    The ideal applicant will have one or more of the following qualifications:

    Experience performing Benefit-Cost Analysis and working with related tools
    Proficiency with ArcGIS 10 and use of GIS information
    Experience conducting ecosystem service valuation
    Coursework, degree(s) in, or deep commitment to, environmental or earth sciences
    Application materials:

    Cover letter
    Resume
    2-4 Project Examples with a detailed description of your role.
    4 professional references

    To apply, submit application materials in a single email with your name and the position description in the subject line to tdickinsin@eartheconomics.org.

    About Earth Economics:

    Earth Economics (EE) is a non-profit organization based in Tacoma, Washington USA with an additional office soon to be established in Seattle in January 2012 devoted to a new software development initiative.

    Earth Economics is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive benefits package, schedule and telecommuting flexibility. New team members become part of multicultural teams at EE and have the opportunity to work with diverse constituencies around the world.

    For more information, please visit http://www.eartheconomics.org.

  5. isecoeco says:

    Posts in Economics/Geography & Geography/Sociology
    University of Maryland, College Park.

    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is seeking (3) computational social scientists to expand Maryland’s strengths in the computational aspects of global environmental change through interdisciplinary joint appointments. Rank will start at associate professor and tenure will be in the department closest to the applicant’s background. Applicants should have disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and most importantly, have advanced computational skills which include experience integrating social science data into computational models.

    One appointment will be in Economics/Geography. For that position, experience is preferred in sustainability science in combination with one or more of the following: computational economics, economic geography, spatial modeling or data visualization. For a detailed description of the position and application submission instructions please visit our web ad at https://jobs.umd.edu (reference position 117853).

    Another appointment will be in Geography/Sociology. For that position, experience with agent-based modeling, social networks analysis, computational input-output analysis or social accounting, or data visualization is preferred. For a detailed description of the position and application submission instructions please visit our web ad at https://jobs.umd.edu (reference position 117853).

    Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled, however applications received by March 2, 2012 will receive best consideration. The University of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is proud of its diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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