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posted June 10
The University of Arizona Departments of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and Hydrology and Water Resources is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD level) from students interested in the application of thermal and NIR remote sensing techniques for characterization of large scale near-surface soil hydrologic properties.
The Earth’s surface, which exhibits extreme spatiotemporal moisture and temperature variations, controls fundamental hydrologic processes such as infiltration, runoff, and evaporation. An in-depth understanding and characterization of spatial and temporal soil moisture dynamics are of crucial importance for hydrologic modeling. Within this context the objectives of the project are to develop and employ novel in situ measurement techniques for improved understanding of near-surface soil water dynamics and to relate large scale hydrologic properties and remotely-sensed thermal and NIR reflectance. The projected outcomes will transform calibration and predictive capabilities of land-surface and hydrologic models arising from more accurate input information. Furthermore, the development and refinement of high-resolution near-surface physical and hydrologic measurement technology will significantly enhance research capabilities of related scientific disciplines such as ecohydrology or atmospheric sciences.
Preferred starting date is fall 2015. The assistantship includes an annual stipent; waiver of out-of-state tuition; full remission of in-state tuition; and health insurance.
Students may enroll in the Soil, Water and Environmental Science or Hydrology and Water Resources PhD programs.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) a statement of interests and goals; (2) a CV with copies of university transcripts and GRE score (if available); and (3) names and contact information for 3-5 references. Foreign students need to provide proof of English proficiency (https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/english-proficiency).
Willingness to work in the field, advanced mathematics and/or physics background, and excellent computational skills are required. Experience with environmental sensors and data acquisition systems is advantageous. The GRA will have the opportunity to work with collaborators at Utah State University (Drs. Scott Jones and Morteza Sadeghi).
Applications and information requests should be directed via email to Dr. Markus Tuller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For additional information about the SWES and HWR Departments and the Environmental Physics Research Group please visit:
posted May 19 2015
Student Assistant position
Arizona Project WET (APW) is currently accepting applications for a Student Assistant.
APW develops water stewardship and STEM literacy by providing teacher professional development focused on 21st century skills, direct student outreach that delivers or extends classroom learning, and community engagement. We engage students in relevant learning about a subject that is arguably the issue of this century: Water.
APW is a University of Arizona program, operated through Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), both of which are part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position is based out of the WRRC, located just off the University of Arizona campus at 6th St. and Campbell Ave.
To apply, please send a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a copy of your Fall 2015 class schedule to email@example.com
posted February 27
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Plant and Soil Sciences Teaching, non- tenure leading faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
To review the complete position details and apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_150032. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an overview of distance and online teaching interests and experience and extension experience and interests. Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
posted February 27
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Distance Education Program Coordinator, a 50% extension, 25% teaching, 25% departmental, twelve-month, non- tenure leading faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The focus of this position will be on online and distance development, growth, and coordination.
To review the complete position details and apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_150031. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an overview of distance and online teaching interests and experience and extension experience and interests. Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
posted February 27
The job opportunity announcement for the Soil Scientist (Recent Graduate) GS-0457-5/7 FPL9 has been posted. It will close on March 4, 2015. You can view the announcement here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395573800
posted February 4 2015
Job Title:STUDENT TRAINEE (SOIL SCIENCE)
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Natural Resources Conservation Service
Job Announcement Number:NRCS-15-0403-PW-LH
Link for more information
|$11.17 to $15.84 / Per Hour|
|Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to Tuesday, February 10, 2015|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time - Internships|
|1 vacancy - Hot Springs, AR
1 vacancy - Flagstaff, AZ
1 vacancy - Tucson, AZ
1 vacancy - Sonora, CA
1 vacancy - Victorville, CA
WHO MAY APPLY:
Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.
posted December 11, 2014
The Crops Testing Program at CSU is hiring a Principal Field Agronomist to work in Akron, CO. Download this document for more information
posted Nov 20, 2014
Research Associate- Cropping Systems/Agronomy, Montana State University https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/942
posted October 14 2014
1. OUTREACH NOTICE
Soil Scientist, GS-0470-05/07/09, Salary Range: $31,628 – $62,297
USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory
Coronado National Forest
To view details about this position and express interest in this position, please complete the Outreach Response Form and return by October 31st, 2014.
For information about the position please contact:
Andy Casillas, Supervisory Soil Scientist , firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-225-5207
2. OUTREACH NOTICE
Soil Scientist, GS-0470-05/07/09, Salary Range: $32,348 – $63,716
USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region
Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory
Tonto National Forest
For detailed information abut this position and to express interest in this position, please view and complete the Outreach Response Form and return by October 31st, 2014.
For more information about the position please contact:
Andy Casillas, Supervisory Soil Scientist , email@example.com or call 602-225-5207
Posted October 9 2014The Nature Conservancy’s Missouri Chapter is recruiting for a “Watershed Restoration Specialist” Applicants must apply on-line at www.nature.org/careers (external applicants) or PeopleSoft/Self-Service/Careers (internal applicants) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2014. To more easily locate the position, enter the job ID number 42475 in the keyword search. Please do not hesitate to contact Steven Herrington with any questions or suggestions. View complete j.ob description
Steven J. Herrington, Ph.D.
Director of Freshwater Conservation
(850) 381-1147 (Cell)
(314) 968-1105 x110 (Office)
(314) 968-3659 (Fax)
posted October 8 2014
Colorado State University Extension
Job Vacancy #20-14
Extension Regional Water Specialist
Arkansas Basin and San Luis Valley
posted September 8 2014
A tenure-track Assistant Professor (Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management) position is open at The University of Wisconsin- River Falls.
The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in our Crop and Soil Science major in the Plant and Earth Science Department. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of (1) soil fertility and fertilization practices to improve nutrient use efficiency; (2) nutrient management planning, environmental impacts, and the design/implementation of best management practices in agricultural systems; and (3) biogeochemical processes in soils and their influence on the bioavailability, mobility, distribution, and chemical forms of plant essential elements. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and multidisciplinary department that includes majors in Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, and Geology with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in CAFES. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Preferred appointment is January 9, 2015.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Holly Dolliver, Search Committee Chair
Plant and Earth Science Department
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 1, 2014.
Dr. Holly A.S. Dolliver
Associate Professor of Soil Science and Geology
307 Agricultural Science
University of Wisconsin- River Falls
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Posted August 18 2014
Temporary Field Soil Characterization Position
The NPS (through NAU) is looking to hire a person for about 8 weeks this fall starting in Oct to do basic soil characterization of their study sites in the southern colorado plateau I&M network (https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/scpn/index.cfm). Training and experience in basic field soil characterizations including identifying genetic horizons, texture by feel, color, and basic chemical response (effervescence & pH) is required. Additionally, ability to use soil field data and soil survey database to identify soil map unit component is requred.
The pay would be ~$14.50 for a someone with a bachelor's degree in a science field, and could go up to about ~$16 for someone with a masters or a bachelors plus a few years of experience. The pay rates are limited by how NAU classifies the person's experience and by the nature of the work.
Fieldwork in the Colorado Plateau requires physical capacity for backpacking to remote field sites and long days of hiking in rugged, steep terrain. Field crews may remain in the field for long periods of time, experiencing extreme and highly variable weather. The remote nature of this work requires the ability to function as a member of a crew and to independently exercise excellent judgment in difficult situations. Crew members should have prior experience working and camping in backcountry situations.
Please contact Jodi Norris if you are interested (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Request made by
Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist
Southwest Biological Science Center
2290 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
Office: (435) 719-2330
Fax: (435) 719-2350
Cell: (435) 260-2414
posted July 25 2014
Program Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
A 'Program Specialist' position is now open at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The focus of this position will be coordination of the Texas Watershed Steward program, a highly successful state-wide watershed education program. This position is located in College Station, TX. Please follow the link below for a job description and required qualifications.
Applicants may view this posting by going to < https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190470 >
Galen Roberts, Extension Program Specialist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
355A Heep Center
College Station, TX 77843-2474
posted June 9 2014
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Hydrologist III
Arizona State Jobs: Environmental Program Specialist
posted April 28
Externship program for the Summer 2014
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Sustainability Team is seeking resident undergraduate students for an externship program for the Summer 2014. This Externship program is intended to provide undergraduate students with a work experience addressing community-‐scale sustainability projects in several rural communities throughout Arizona. Qualified externs will be paid minimum wage ($7.90) for up to 10 weeks and 40 hours per week of work. These Externships will provide students with unique opportunities to develop and use their ‘in-‐demand’ knowledge and skills about local sustainability, as well as engaging with local stakeholders to meet the needs of a community. Externs will work directly with and be supervised by UA Cooperative Extension Agents in their respective project communities. Preferably, students will be matched with an Externship project in the county or community of their residence. The program is specifically not limited to science and engineering students, although US citizenship is required. Applications are especially encouraged from members of under-‐represented minority groups and from women. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the University of Arizona in order to apply. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2014.
Efforts in central AZ would be to help develop educational materials and strategies to disseminate information to help producers make their operations more sustainable; focusing on soil and water conservation.
Goal One: Create a weekly sustainable agriculture article to go into the ag newsletter.
Result: Write 10-12 weekly articles on different soil and water conservation topics that will go in a weekly ag newsletter that has a list of 200+ subscribers.
Goal Two: Create publications on sustainable agriculture practices.
Result: Write 2-3 extension publications in water-saving irrigation practices and soil quality indicators and their management.
Goal Three: Conduct educational presentations to promote soil and water conservation.
Results: Conduct at least 2 presentations at summer grower meetings.
Goal Four: Help develop and improve on-line resources for growers to find information or tools on soil and water conservation
Results: Improve existing on-line nutrient budget and resource contacts. Develop new water-saving reporting system.
posted April 15 2014
USDA FOREST SERVICE
Southwestern Regional Office
Ecosystem Analysis and Planning/Watershed, Soils, and Air Staff
Soil Scientist GS-0470-05/07/09
The Regional Office will soon be advertising two GS-0470-05/07/09 permanent, full-time soil scientist positions within the Ecosystem Analysis and Planning/Watershed and Air Staff. This position is assigned to the Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory team co-located at the Coronado National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Tucson, AZ. This is a field going position with major duties associated with describing, classifying and mapping climate, soils, vegetation, geology and geomorphology. more info