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Thursday, October 8

Georgia College & State University is currently accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology (Ecology) position


The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Georgia College & State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Ecology to begin in August 2016. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education, can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and possesses the ability to work with a culturally diverse student and faculty population. This candidate will be expected to teach courses for students majoring in both Biology and Environmental Sciences. A primary teaching responsibility will be entry and upper level Ecology classes, with other teaching opportunities including introductory courses in Environmental Sciences, core curriculum and other upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program. 
 are two undergraduate majors within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We currently have 25 full time faculty in the department with about 450 undergraduate biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an M.S. program in biology with approximately 30 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis degrees. For more information about the department visit us at http://www.gcsu.edu/biology/ 

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities: 
• Ability to teach Ecology (BIOL 2800) 
• Ability to teach introductory level courses for the Environmental Science major. 
• Ability to contribute to the core curriculum. 
• Ability to teach upper level courses in their area of expertise. 
• Ability to engage both undergraduate and graduate students in research. 
• Ability to work collegially and effectively with university students, faculty, and staff as well as the surrounding community. 
• Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
• Ph.D. preferred (ABD with a completion by August 1, 2016 will be considered) in Ecology or a related field. 
• Undergraduate teaching experience. 
• Research experience (demonstrated by publication record). 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Ability to teach upper level courses in Disease Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, Terrestrial Ecology or Ecological Modeling that support both the Environmental Sciences and Biology programs. 
• We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate the use of innovative teaching and learning pedagogies in their courses. 
• At least two years of experience teaching undergraduate courses. 
• Demonstrated ability to develop a research program that involves mentorship of undergraduate and graduate research. 

Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.gcsujobs.com and include a letter of application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research statement, unofficial transcripts and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Review of Applications will begin on 1 December 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

The College: Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 190 full-time faculty in 13 departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty. 

Arts and Sciences Mission: The fundamental mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to promote critical reflection and advancement of knowledge by teaching the core curriculum and offering rigorous and comprehensive major programs that challenge students to address the analytical, historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations of their discipline; and to graduate students with the ability to think critically and creatively; act with ethical awareness; communicate effectively in a free and open exchange of ideas; and prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to our state, our nation and the global community. Diversifying our curriculum geographically, temporally, and thematically is a high priority, so evidence of comparative and cross-cultural scholarship is particularly welcome. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. 

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experiences typical of esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community that emphasizes undergraduate education and offers a select number of graduate programs. GC faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students in the learning process through high impact pedagogies and fostering excellence in the classroom and beyond. Georgia College seeks to endow its graduates with a passion for achievement, intellectual curiosity, and an exuberance for learning and critical thinking. Our values include an emphasis on acting from a foundation of respect for self and others, fostering responsible leaders and global citizens, and cultivating relationships that enhance collaborative approaches to solving problems. Hiring preference will be given to faculty and administrators who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. 

Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to submit to a background investigation. GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.


Tuesday, October 6

Tenure-track position in cellular and molecular biology at a great small liberal arts school in Indiana

Earlham College:
Tenure-Track Position in Biology
Earlham College and the Biology Department invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biology at the Assistant Professor level. The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching— in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a nationally ranked department at a small liberal arts college. The position begins in August 2016.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities could include contributing to introductory team-taught courses in genetics and cell biology and upper-level courses in advanced cell physiology, developmental biology and molecular geneticsin nonhuman systems.  Opportunities exist for teaching general education seminar courses for first year students.  Support for developing an active undergraduate research agenda is provided through start-up funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Summer Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and through the Office of Institutional Advancement for help pursuing external grants.  Other duties will include advising students and participating in College and Department service activities. 
For an expanded description of Earlham College and the Biology Department please visit: http://www.earlham.edu/biology

Experience and Qualifications
A Ph.D. or equivalent is required; teaching and/or post-doctoral experience is preferred.
Application Instructions
Please send a single PDF that includes a letter stating interest in the position, your curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and research plans that specifically address undergraduate research projects.  Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:
Kim Wills, Biology Administrative Assistant:willski@earlham.edu
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  
Please direct questions to Dr. Chris Smith:smithch@earlham.edu
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upcoming Mentoring Plan Workshop-Friday, November 6

Dear Faculty Colleagues and Rackham Ph.D. Students:
Rackham and its Mentoring Committee, MORE, are sponsoring a Mentoring Plan Workshop on Friday, November 6th from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Rackham Assembly Hall (4th floor). The goal of the Mentoring Plan Workshop is to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During this workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan. A mentoring plan is a two-way agreement about needs and expectations and it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships.
Because this program is aimed to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend the workshop together. (Please note: If a faculty mentor has previously attended, he/she may opt to attend only the mentor-student team meeting time to develop the mentoring plan.) Registration is required of both the student and faculty mentor.
Workshop Schedule  
10:30 am - 11:00 am, Welcome & Introduction
11:00 am - 11:45 am, Small Group Breakout Sessions: Separate for Mentors and Students
11:45 am - 12:00 pm, Reassemble for discussion of mentoring plans
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, Time for one-on-one work on mentoring plans (Lunch provided)

Registration is required of both the student and faculty mentor.
For more information, please contact Emma Flores-Scott at emxf@umich.edu.

Emma Flores-Scott, Ph.D.
Academic Program Officer for Academic Initiatives
Rackham Graduate School | University of Michigan
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070

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Monday, October 5

Job Opening at NCSU - Public Science & Conservation

Job Opening – NCSU Prof in public science, natural resources
As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks candidates for a Professor (open rank) in Natural Resources to work as part of a new cluster focusing on Leadership in Public Science. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. The aims of the cluster are to conduct research that directly engages the public in science. For this position we seek a scientist or social scientist with good communication skills who can connect with non-technical audiences by working with citizen scientists and/or by involving new audiences in natural resource topics including forestry, wildlife, conservation, natural resource ecology, environmental policy, and geospatial analytics. For more information or to apply use this link.
Professor, NC State University, Dept Forestry & Environmental Resources
Lab Director, NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Thursday, October 1

Bioinformatics and Computational Staff Scientists at the University of Oklahoma

Bioinformatics and Computational Staff Scientists at the University of Oklahoma 

The University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman campus, seeks to fill two newly created, full-time professional staff positions in bioinformatics/computational science to support its renowned research and education programs in environmental microbiomes/genomics/ecology. These positions are part of a broader effort to establish a multi-disciplinary core of permanent professional staff in informatics, computational science, statistics, and visualization. Specific emphasis for these first two positions will be given to individuals having experience in metagenomics studies related to bioenergy, climate change, environmental science and human health. Opportunities exist for the successful candidates to participate in grant proposal development as a PI or Co-PI, and they may also hold adjunct faculty positions within relevant academic departments such as Microbiology and Plant Biology, Biology, or Computer Science. Specific details regarding each of the two positions are described as follow. 

Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist. The main responsibilities of this position are to: (i) use various existing advanced mathematical and computational tools to analyze big microbiome data (e.g., sequencing, microarray, proteomics and metabolomics); (ii) update and manage various pipelines (e.g., sequencing, gene chip, network analysis) and web sites by working with the Computational Scientist detailed below; (iii) develop new theoretical and mathematical frameworks and approaches for advanced microbiome data analysis; (iv) train students and postdocs for microbiome experimental design and data analysis by working with the Consolidated Sequencing Laboratory Manager; and (v) coordinate development and use novel experimental and computational approaches for microbiome research across different Campuses at OU. 

Candidates should have a PhD in a bioinformatics or related disciplines (e.g., microbiology, ecology, environmental sciences and engineering, biochemistry), and have strong background and experience in microbiology, metagenomics, ecology, computation, and/or statistics. Additionally, candidates should have demonstrated experience coordinating large interdisciplinary projects, and experience in proposal development and/or performing wet lab experiments are desirable, but not required. Essential to this position is excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to independently solve biological problems using bioinformatics approaches. 

Computational Scientist. The main responsibilities of this position are to: (i) develop novel mathematical/computational algorithms, and methods for big microbiome data analysis (e.g., network analysis, machine learning, modeling, prediction); (ii) design and develop computational pipelines for sequencing and gene chip analysis; (iii) manage different servers/systems with cloud computing at the Consolidated Sequencing Laboratory; (iv) coordinate the efforts for applying super-computing on the OU campus to microbiome studies; and (v) train postdocs and graduate students for advanced computational and statistical approaches. 

Candidates should have PhD in computational science or related disciplines (e.g., mathematics, statistics, biological and environmental engineering, microbiology, biochemistry) with substantial knowledge/experience in microbiology and metagenomics. The successful candidate should have strong research experience and skills in algorithm development, pipeline development, numerical computation and/or computer system management. Also important is excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with other scientists and students. 

The University of Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma (http://www.ou.edu) is a Carnegie Very High Research institution that comprises three campuses: the Main Campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center Campus 20 miles to the north in Oklahoma City, and the Tulsa Campus, which houses a School of Community Medicine and several other programs from both the Norman and HSC Campuses. The positions being filled in this announcement will be located on the Main Campus in Norman. 

The University was established in 1890 and enrolls over 30,000 students and more than 2600 full time faculty. It ranks first among all universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled and has developed an award-winning Research Campus, contiguous to the Main Campus, that houses more than a dozen private companies, several Federal agencies, and numerous research programs in a unique synergistic ecosystem. More than a million square feet of new, fully-occupied space now exists on the Research Campus, with the latest additions including a Radar Innovations Laboratory, Life Sciences Complex, and an Innovation Hub that will open in about a year. Norman, with a population of 110,000 has a vibrant arts community with outstanding public schools and a variety of recreational resources. It was ranked #6 among the best places to live by CNN/Money Magazine on America’s best small cities (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/PL4052500.html). 

Application Process. Interested individuals are invited to send (1) a letter of application describing how their capabilities fit each the position requirements enumerated above, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests and accomplishments, and (4) the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted only upon approval from the applicant. Interested individuals for either position should send the application package to both Drs. Jizhong Zhou (jzhou@ou.edu) and Zhili He (zhili.he@ou.edu). Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Further information can be found on the IEG web site: http://ieg.ou.edu/. Confidential review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until both positions are filled. 

Inquiries regarding the positions should be directed to: 
Dr. Jizhong (Joe) Zhou 
George Lynn Cross Professor 
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology 
Director, Institute for Environmental Genomics 
Stephenson Research & Technology Center 
University of Oklahoma 
101 David L. Boren Blvd. 
Norman, OK 73072 
Phone: 405.325.6073 
E-mail: jzhou@ou.edu 

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. See http://www.ou.edu/eoo for more information. 

Wednesday, September 30

Multi-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science, Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke has an open search for a Data Scientist, which could potentially be a biologist. If you know Data Scientists in other fields, this is part of a three hire cluster search with the other two positions in Statistics and Computer Science.

Multi-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science (Open Field)

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Data Science for a period of up to four years to begin in fall 2016.  We seek individuals who apply innovative computational techniques to a diverse array of datasets to reveal novel patterns and insights.  Such techniques may include advanced statistical analyses, mathematical models, machine learning, visualization, digital humanities, and other approaches.

Successful candidates will be housed within the academic department most closely aligned with their research interests (e.g., Biology, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics and Statistics, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology) and will be part of a three hire Data Science cluster that will interact with and contribute to a growing interdisciplinary Data Science program at the Collegehttp://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/faculty/curricular-initiatives/data-science and the Women in Data Science initiative funded by MassMutual https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/massmutual-partnership-propels-women-data-science.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate.  The applicant should have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching; a research program that can easily accommodate and encourage undergraduates is crucial.  The candidate is expected to teach three courses per year in his or her area of expertise at the College as well as one graduate-level course in the applicants’ area of expertise at the MassMutual Data Science Labs.

Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body.  Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made on-line athttps://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a CV and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin onMonday, November 2 and continue until the positions are filled.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu

ESA SEEDS Fall Newsletter

ESA SEEDS Fall Newsletter    September 2015

Greetings SEEDS Family

Another academic year has kicked off! Fall is an exciting time of year for the SEEDS program - we are hosting a webinar about a really cool project which one of our SEEDS alumna was part of, a National Field Trip in October and a Regional Field Trip in November... and stay tuned for 2016! In this issue of the SEEDS Newsletter we will recap our adventures in Baltimore, MD during the100th ESA Annual Meeting, celebrate our upcoming National Field Trips and applications have opened for the 2015-16 SEEDS Chapter Grants.

SEEDS is hosting a Webinar!
Humans are more than mere drivers of ecosystem change. It is becoming more important than ever to integrate human dimensions into ecological research for holistic environmental management and sustainability. Presented in this webinar is an approach to socio-ecological research using a case study on invasive North American beavers in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina through the Eco-Link project. Learn about graduate and postgraduate international opportunities in this emerging area of research. This webinar is intended for undergraduate and graduate students. Space is limited. Priority registration will be given to students.
Date & Time: Thursday, October 15; 5:00-6:30 PM (EST)
Please register by October 7, 2015.
If you are interested in hosting this event as a SEEDS Chapter activity, please email Fred Abbott (fred@esa.org) for more information and instructions.

SEEDS Chapter Grants 2015-16!
The SEEDS Campus Ecology Chapter program will offer SEEDS Chapter Grants of up to $1,000 for projects taking place in 2015-2016 with funding from donations by ESA Members and from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.  Limited grant funds are available to support Chapter activities and projects which further the mission of SEEDS – to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest and leadership of underrepresented students in ecology.
This funding is intended to support innovative Chapter projects that promote ecology to underrepresented students and communities through local conservation, research or education outreach activities. Projects that include research and education on Pollinators and Biodiversity conservation will have priority funding. This theme was the focus of the 2015 Leadership Meeting and we have a Pollinator Resource Toolkit including outreach activity ideas developed by our very own SEEDS leaders.
Apply by November 1, 2015

100th ESA Annual Meeting – Baltimore, MD!
The SEEDS program hosted its biggest group ever during the 100th ESA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD!  This year, we partnered with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) Collaborative to bring 53 undergraduate students and 10 SEEDS alumni from all over the United States to attend this historic event. From the group, 32 undergraduate students presented research posters and eight SEEDS alumni delivered oral presentations. We thank all of the 53 ESA members who served as SEEDS Meeting Mentors!

SEEDS Research Fellowship Awards
TThe SEEDS program hosted its annual awards ceremony during the Diversity Luncheon.    Awards went to 2013-2014 Dianne Quiroz and 2014-2015 SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellows and who presented their projects at the centennial meeting: Daniel Metz, Julissa Hunte and Carla Lopez.   We thank our ESA members whose contributions supported the 2014-2015 fellows and to the National Science Foundation which supported Dianne.
2015 Chapter of the Year - FIU GLADES!
The 2015 SEEDS Chapter of the Year was Florida International University – GLADES Chapter for their outstanding outreach activities and student engagement. ESA’s President, David Inouye; VP of Education and Human Resources, Julie Reynolds;  Executive Director, Katherine McCarter and Director of Education and Diversity Programs, Teresa Mourad congratulated our awardees.  During the celebrations, we also hosted our SEEDS Diversity Career Fair for our students - to see a list of these and other opportunities, please visit our Student Opportunity page.
Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up with the applications dates for the 2016 ESA Annual Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!

SEEDS National Field Trips!
  • HJ Andrews Experimental Forest - Blur River, Oregon. October 1 – 4, 2015.
    Managed by Oregon State University, H.J. Andrews is a 16,000-acre ecological research site in Oregon's beautiful western Cascades Mountains. The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwest old-growth forests of Cedar and Hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglas Firs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams. 16 undergraduates from 15 institutions from across the country have been selected to participate on this unique adventure through the Pacific Northwest!  Stay tuned for pictures in the next issue of the SEEDS Newsletter!
  • Mark Twain National Forest - Rolla, Missouri. May 19-22, 2016.
    Managed by the USDA Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest encompasses a large and varied landscape throughout most of the Ozarks of Missouri, and even a small part of the prairie region in the center of the State. Although the Mark Twain National Forest is known for its extensive stands of shortleaf pine, oaks and hickories, this landscape is also home to a wide variety of other ecosystems that host over 650 native wildlife species.  Applications will open in December! 

In this Issue:

SEEDS Webinar!

2015-16 SEEDS Chapter Grants

100th ESA Annual Meeting - the largest SEEDS group ever!

Upcoming National Field Trips!

Thank you for your support of the

With Diversity Comes Greatness: Advertise your Opportunity with SEEDS!
Send an email to seeds@esa.org for more information!

Stay connected with SEEDS


The mission of SEEDS is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest and leadership of underrepresented students in ecology

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Faculty position in Ecology at UNC

The Department of Biology (http://bio.unc.edu) and the Curriculum in Ecology and Environment (CEE; http://cee.unc.edu/) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the Assistant Professor level with a research focus on biodiversity. Candidates doing innovative work in any area of biodiversity are encouraged to apply. We especially seek to recruit a broadly trained scientist who uses both quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches to answer fundamental questions surrounding the dynamics and maintenance of biodiversity, and how biodiversity is expected to respond in the face of global change.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, with a commitment to collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and supports several outstanding graduate programs. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Department of Biology consists of over 50 faculty engaged in basic and interdisciplinary research, within the department and between other departments and schools at UNC. The Curriculum in Environment and Ecology hosts over 40 faculty from departments across UNC, including Biology, Marine Sciences, and Geography, and both graduate and undergraduate students participate in research and educational opportunities. UNC faculty, postdocs and graduate students also routinely interact with colleagues at nearby Duke and North Carolina State Universities, institutions in Research Triangle Park, Highlands Biological Station, and the Institute for Marine Sciences, and have access to a state-of-the-art High-Throughput Sequencing Facility. The quality of life in North Carolina's Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the nation. UNC was listed as one of the top 20 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in 2013 by The Scientist magazine.

Qualifications and Experience: All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Successful candidates are expected to be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also build an active research group, secure competitive external funding, and participate actively in the scientific community at UNC-CH. In addition to creativity and excellence in research, successful candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. To apply: Click onhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/84427 from any internet browser. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement not more than 3 pages in length, a teaching statement not more than 2 pages in length, and the names and contact information for four references in the cover letter. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. The position will be effective on or after July 1, 2016. For further details contact Cottie Pasternak at cpasternak@bio.unc.edu.

Tuesday, September 29

Thursday: 3rd Annual Science Policy 20x20 and Resource Fair

3rd Annual
Visualizing Science Policy 20x20 and Resource Fair
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 1

Tweet #STPF20x20
Also via live broadcast here

Join current and alumni Science & Technology Policy Fellows as they explore the science policy arena through projects from academia, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and the arts. Participants have challenged themselves to think visually: each will present 20 images for only 20 seconds each. Following the presentations will be a science policy open house and networking reception. Sponsored by AAAS.

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program makes every effort to comply with federal, state and local government ethics rules when hosting events. Please make sure that your participation is consistent with applicable ethics rules.

This email was sent to eeb.gradcoord@umich.edu by fellowships@aaas.org  

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships | 1200 New York Avenue, NW | Washington | DC | 20005

Computational Plant Biologist faculty postion at University of Georgia

The University of Georgia invites applications at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position addressing the big data/data science challenges posed by Computational Plant Biology starting August 2016.

Monday, September 28

U-M convenes urban entrepreneurship symposium in Detroit on Oct. 23rd

U-M is co-sponsoring the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium on Friday, Oct. 23rd in Detroit. 

It's a rare opportunity to see so many urban entrepreneurship experts from across the country in one place. The $50 fee is being waived for students, and we have a bus reserved for free and easy transportation. Bus sign up is available here: https://docs.google.com/a/umich.edu/forms/d/1f02tWDlY2bRqUrDcagtuovMLbVZXLniSE2j6ms2329o/viewform

More information and registration can be found at urbanei.org.

PitE winter 2016 GSI Info Session

Dear Graduate Students,

Are you interested in teaching Environment classes? Program in the Environment (PitE) is hiring Graduate Student Instructors for Winter 2016 term. 

The PitE Winter 2016 GSI Info Session will be held on Monday, October 5 from noon - 1 pm in room 1160 USB. 

A few of the topics covered are:

•GSI Timeline Review
•Application process demo
•Selection Criteria
•Making a good 1st impression
•Tips for improving your resume
•GSI Requirements•Benefits

Thank you,

Kelly Campbell, PHR
Key Administrator
Program in the Environment
1131 Undergraduate Science Building
204 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2215

Thursday, September 24

How do you engage the public?

How Do You Engage the Public?

Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and the inaugural cohort of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute.

AAAS Early Career Award

This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their research careers as well as in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.           
The award recipient will win $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration and travel to the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Nominations are due October 15Eligibility and nomination requirements are listed on our website.

AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute

This program convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.

Each year, a cohort of 15 Public Engagement Fellows from disciplines at the nexus of important science-society issues will convene for a week of intensive public engagement and science communication training and public engagement plan development. The first cohort will be comprised of scientists whose research focuses on climate change.

The Fellows will return to their institutions with a renewed commitment to develop and implement public engagement activities, a forum for training other scientists in their communities, increased capacity for public engagement leadership, and the support of their cohort.

Nominations are due November 1Eligibility and nomination requirements are on our website.

Workshops for any Career Level
Now Booking for Spring 2016!

The AAAS Communicating Science workshops are specifically designed for scientists at any career level who want to better communicate complex or challenging concepts to non-scientific audiences, including funders, policy-makers, journalists, and the public.

Workshops typically last 3-6 hours and are customized to the needs, skills, and interests of the participants. Through group discussions and short practice sessions, AAAS facilitators and scientist peers provide participants with feedback and concrete advice on messages, audiences, and communication skill development.
Learn more about our Communicating Science workshops, or contact us today to discuss hosting a workshop at your institution.
Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20005

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