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Join the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest! 

Apply for 2019 Seasonal Positions 

Everett, Wash. Sept. 11, 2018— Are you thinking about a summer job working in the beautiful forests of the Cascades Mountains?  The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is looking to fill a number of temporary positions for the 2019 field season and the timeline to submit applications starts on September 17.

The Mt. Baker –Snoqualmie National Forest  is one of the most visited forests in the country, located on the western slopes of the Cascade mountain range extending over 140 miles between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Here you will find glacier-covered peaks, spectacular mountain meadows and old-growth forests.

Applications for seasonal employment will need to be submitted online at http://www.usajobs.gov/ during a 26-day period that begins September 17and extends through October 12, 2018.  Interested applicants are encouraged to create their USAJobs profile now to begin developing their application and compiling the required documentation.

Positions are available in a number of fields including:

·         Wildland Firefighting

·         Fire Dispatch

·         Recreation

·         Wilderness

·         Trails

·         Administration

·         Timber

“Seasonal employment with the Forest Service is a great way to help protect public lands, support local communities, and learn new skills,” said Dianne Guidry, Acting Regional Forester. “If you’re interested in working with a dedicated team of people who take pride in managing our national forests, we encourage you to consider joining the Forest Service.”

Program descriptions, duty locations, grade levels and hiring manager contact information for the 2019 temporary positions are posted on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest’s website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbs/about-forest/jobs.  For more information about available positions, please contact the appropriate hiring manager listed in the seasonal jobs brochure – https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd595334.pdf.

Duty locations may include district offices in Darrington, Sedro-Woolley, North Bend, and Skykomish, Washington as well as several remote guard stations and public service centers scattered throughout the forest.   Additional information and resources for potential Forest Service job applicants, including reference links on how to apply, application and outreach sites, and benefits are available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbs/about-forest/jobs.

Learn more about the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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Volunteer for Green Seattle Day – November 3rd

Have a hand in restoring Seattle’s forests during our biggest party of the year, Green Seattle Day! We want you to dig in, and to get out into your local neighborhood to help us kick off our planting season. Join the fun at 15 parks across the city, and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City! All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages. Volunteers will plant trees and other plants that will become the future forests of Seattle. We hope you will all lend a hand in the neighborhoods you live in, and volunteer at the closest park near you!

Spots do fill up quickly, so please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information and registration links can be found at: https://www.greenseattle.org/get-involved/green-seattle-day/

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Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes

 

Society of Wetland Scientists and Society of Ecological Restoration:

Joint Conference in Spokane, Washington, October 15-17, 2018.

Call for Student Volunteers

Conference participation has many benefits:

  • Meeting the region’s leading ecological restoration and wetland science practitioners
  • Learning about the latest research and innovations
  • Connecting your coursework and research to real-world efforts to restore systems in the Northwest, Great Basin, Intermountain West, and beyond.
  • Making connections and growing your personal network

Volunteer at the conference to receive reduced or waived conference registration (including meals)!

Volunteer duties may include helping with poster set-up and take-down; supporting AV needs; staffing registration desk; and supporting field trips and workshops. Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief volunteer training and information session, likely to be held the evening before the conference begins (or the morning of the first day). Volunteers will receive registration waivers as follows:

  • Volunteer for 12 hours: attend free all 3 days of the conference
  • Volunteer for 8 hours: attend 2 free days of the conference
  • Volunteer for 4 hours: attend 1 free day of the conference

Volunteer opportunities are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the conference, visit https://restoration2018.org/.

To request volunteer status or ask questions about volunteering, please contact Josh Wozniak, SWS-PNW member, at jwozniak@parametrix.com.

Application deadline is September 21st.

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Open Positions at Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park is now recruiting for multiple positions!The specific jobs that we are now accepting applications for are:

Biological Tech (Fisheries) Career Seasonal: GS-7

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508773900

 

Biological Tech (Fisheries Career Seasonal GS-7

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508773000

 

Park Ranger Resource Education and Public Use Management GS-9

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508752700

 

Administrative Support Assistant GS-6

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507892900

 

Administrative Support Assistant GS-6

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507892400

 

Park Ranger Mountaineering GS-9

https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?l=Longmire%2C%20Washington&p=2

 

Park Ranger Mountaineering GS-9

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507511100

 

High Voltage Electrician WG 10

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508176900

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Safety Tips in this Smoky Seattle Haze

Last year, we complained about a layer of ash that accumulated on our cars. Who would’ve predicted that a year later, the ash would accumulate so much in the air that it became visible?  Here is an article from the Seattle Times that list some tips to safely deal with the haze.  Yes, the article is from last year, but safety will never be outdated.

 

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Opportunity: Fall Directed Research Group- Troubled Worlds: Rethinking Computing in the Age of Climate Change

Join an experimental and multi-disciplinary Directed Research Group, led by Prof. Daniela Rosner (HCDE) and Prof. Megan Finn (iSchool):

https://www.hcde.washington.edu/research/rosner#troubled-words-au18

Troubled Worlds: Rethinking Computing in the Age of Climate Change

This yearlong, weekly, reading and research group seeks to understand the role of computing tools and infrastructures in climate change along three central axes. First, we consider environmental histories of the internet and the impact of the development of information technologies on the environment. Second, we examine the environmental cost of computing within late capitalist economies with a particular focus on eWaste and air pollution. In particular, we ask: where does the material substrate of computing systems (e.g., handheld devices, the internet) come from and go to? In addressing this question, we also necessarily consider how the environmental impact of computing is distributed across local and global scales. Third, we evaluate policy and governance frameworks and radical interventions to mitigate computing’s impact on climate. To help us examine different approaches, we plan to draw on campus experts in climate change.

Brief Schedule

Fall quarter will be devoted to reading broadly and understanding existing ongoing work in this area.

Winter quarter will be dedicated to digging deeper into topics of interest to research group members and formulating research projects.

Spring quarter will focus on executing the research projects.

Required Experience

We’ve aimed the group’s content at doctoral level students, but we are happy to consider applications from undergraduate and masters students who have taken research methods classes and/or feel comfortable reading peer-reviewed academic research.

Required Availability

Register for 1 to 2 credits for fall quarter. Indicate availability for additional quarters (not required).

Meet for 2 hours each week.

Work 4 to 6 hours each week outside of meetings.

How to Apply

Space is limited. We encourage students to apply to this research group with the expectation of continuing across the year. Please email organizer Professor Megan Finn (megfinn) and Professor Daniela Rosner (dkrosner) with the following information indicating eligibility.In your introductory email, please include the following:

Confirmation that you meet the availability requirements.

A few paragraphs describing your experience relevant to the required experiences outlined above.

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Luce Scholars Program

there is still time to apply for the Luce Scholars Program! UW’s deadline for applications is Sept. 5! The program also just announced some important expansions to their eligibility requirements, hopefully allowing more students to take advantage. In brief, the program is now open to both US citizens and Permanent Residents (formerly US citizens only) with no more than 18 of experience in Asia since high school (formerly 12 weeks anytime).

The Luce Scholars Program is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! Please share widely with students in your programs (with the exception of Asian Studies – apologies!). UW is able to nominate 3 students/alumni per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2019-20 program, applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents who, by July 1, 2019, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia (over 18 weeks since graduating high school) or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.) Students are welcome to be in touch with questions!

Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

UW online application form: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/516

UW application and nomination information: http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/luce

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

    For graduate students or alumni – Michelle Drapek, mdrapek@uw.edu, G-1 Communications  

    For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia. Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. 

Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW’s recent Luce Scholars:

2017 MPA graduate Elena Swartz was selected for the 2017-18 grant and spent last year in Nepal. Elena’s focus in the Evans School was on Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Management. Read more about Elena at http://www.hluce.org/lsbios.aspx#eswartz.

2015 UW graduate Varsha Govindaraju was selected for the 2015-16 grant and spent her Luce year Cambodia. Read the UAA article about Varsha at http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2015/03/18/robinson-center-student-varsha-govindaraju-selected-for-prestigious-luce-scholarship/, and an update discussing her year in Cambodia at http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2018/04/03/my-luce-year-in-cambodia/.

2013 UW graduate Genevieve Gebhart was selected in 2013 and spent 2013-14 in Laos and Thailand as a Luce Scholar. Read the UAA article and Q&A with Gennie at

http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2013/03/15/honors-student-genevieve-gebhart-selected-for-luce-scholarship/. 

2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in 2010 and spent 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the UW News article about Jesse at

http://www.washington.edu/news/2010/03/04/bioengineering-student-first-uw-undergraduate-awarded-prestigious-luce-scholarship-since-1977/.

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Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator Position Available!

Washington Conservation Corps Individual Placement

Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Position summary

The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to partner with the Washington Conservation Corps to offer an AmeriCorps internship as the Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). This position will be responsible for serving with the U.S. Forest Service and multiple partners to coordinate and implement inclusive youth and community engagement activities that connect Puget Sound area communities with their public lands. Duty location for the position is Everett, Washington.

 

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Established in 1905, the agency works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat and wild places across the 193-million-acre National Forest System. The 1.7 million acres Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the highest visited National Forest in the nation with approximately 5 million visits annually.

 

After successfully completing the 11-month position, the IP is eligible to receive noncompetitive hiring status for a period of not more than 2-years, as provided by the Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005, Public Law 109-154.

 

Position responsibilities

•          Design and execute an inclusive youth and community engagement strategy.

•          Develop, coordinate and manage community engagement, environmental education, and stewardship events that enhance the visibility and awareness of public lands.

•          Develop events and lessons that integrate culturally responsive planning techniques and Next Generation Science Standards.

•          Implement “Every Kid in a Park” 4th grade classroom visits, fieldtrips, and post activities with fifteen Title 1 schools reaching more than 900 students.

•          Coordinate and execute multiday forest exploration events with diverse youth and partner organizations. Activities integrate stewardship, environmental education, leadership development, and career exploration. Duration of events will range from 1-5 days.

•          Collaborate with USFS personnel and partner organizations to evaluate program/event performance and provide recommendations for improvements.

•          Assist in program communications and social media efforts to share program and event stories.

•          Engage USFS staff and partners to support federal employment recruitment efforts.

•          Input and track accomplishment data within the Interpretation and Conservation Education database.

•          Develop annual reports and present accomplishments to Forest and Regional Office staff.

 

Qualifications

•          Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).

•          Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.

•          Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

•          Valid state driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of service start date. Government vehicles are available for service-related travel but IP is responsible for travel to and from duty station.

•          Must be able to pass a background check in order to obtain a federal government issued identification card (known as LincPass) for computer access.

 

Schedule

This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 1, 2018, and ending September 6, 2019. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.

 

WCC AmeriCorps member benefits

Members will receive a biweekly paycheck equal to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) upon completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on theWCC website.

 

Application process

Please complete both required steps:

1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).

2. Email résumé (with 3 references) and cover letter to Aleta Eng at aeng@fs.fed.us

 

About WCC and AmeriCorps

Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.

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Essential Class for Graduate Students

The UW Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of courses for graduate students interested in developing and strengthening their teaching skills. These highly-rated courses focus on evidence-based teaching practices that apply across disciplines and prepare students for success in the job market.

This autumn GRDSCH is offering:

GRDSCH 501 Teaching Assistant Preparation
In person Sept. 18-19, online autumn quarter (1 credit)
Taken in conjunction with the TA Conference, this hybrid course explores specific teaching resources and strategies that support new TAs in their roles.

GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms: Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students
Thursdays, 2:30-3:20 p.m. (1 credit)
This course focuses on evidence-based teaching practices that leverage the diverse linguistic and cultural assets of global classrooms to enrich learning for all students. (course flyer attached)

GRDSCH 630 Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m. (2 credits)
Students build practical skills in Theatre of the Oppressed and other arts-based pedagogies to promote inclusive educational environments in classroom, institutional, and community contexts.

To see a full list of courses offered this year,  please visit the CTL Graduate School Courses page.

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Carlson Center Hiring Graduate Student

The Carlson Center is currently recruiting hourly paid graduate student staff for the 2018-19 academic year. Could you forward these opportunities to students that may be interested in the roles outlined below?

Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor (1 internship position open, starts at $19/hour)

This paid internship is part of the Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program, a collaboration between the Carlson Center and the UW Career & Internship Center. This position provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student learning, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness, program management, and a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area. Applications are due on August 10

Graduate Student Assistant: Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement (1 position open, starts at $19 per hour)

University of Washington Undergraduate Academic Affairs is seeking a (1) hourly graduate student assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. In this role, the graduate student will provide foundational support for the University of Washington’s application for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. This graduate assistant will play a key role in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from across the many schools, departments, centers and colleges at UW. The student in this position will receive joint supervision from the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and Urban@UW, and will contribute greatly to the UW’s application for this prestigious recognition. Applications are due on August 10

Full position descriptions—including detailed application instructions—can be found on the Carlson Center website.

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Call for nominations: 2019-2020 Schmidt Science Fellowship – due August 13

SCHMIDT SCIENCE FELLOWS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RHODES TRUST

University of Washington Call for Nominations

The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the tools and opportunities to drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society by giving them a year of scientific broadening between their PhD and the start of their research career. The Schmidt Science Fellows program will expose participants to new scientific breakthroughs, new fields of studies, new micro-cultures, and new ideas that they will take with them throughout their lives.

The University of Washington is one of 75 invited institutions to select nominees to advance to the international selection committee. In order to be eligible to become a Schmidt Science Fellow, individuals must have received or expect to receive a PhD in natural sciences (including life, physical, and earth sciences), engineering, mathematics, or computing between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

To be considered as one of our exceptional nominees, please submit the following elements as one PDF package via Google form by August 13, 5pm. Each of the documents below should be limited to one page and should address the selection criteria as outlined in the attached document.

  • Letter of recommendation and nomination by a faculty member
  • Personal statement from the candidate

UW Nominees will be notified and advanced to the Foundation by August 31. Nominees will then be sent full application materials by the Rhodes Trust, due November 30.

See attached for further information regarding the fellowship program and the inaugural class, of which UW is very fortunate to have a member (Dr. Hal Holmes from Bioengineering). The 2018-2019 fellows are 8 men, 6 women, representing 9 nationalities, from 12 nominating universities in 4 countries. Their PhDs covered disciplinary areas including: synthetic biology, molecular physiology, condensed matter physics, photonics, bioengineering, geophysics, computational genomics, and astrophysics.

Questions? Send to Associate Dean Kelly Edwards in the Office of Postdoc Affairs: uwopa@uw.edu.

Nomination packets should be uploaded here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WpVXwGXmUa_7j4OHZVpB0VNXel0lSZX2kwjBvbUznTw/edit?ts=5b44d9a4

Please review the attachment for complete details on the nomination and the program website for more info: https://schmidtsciencefellows.org

SSF Background Information2018.pdf

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2018 Aramark Step Up to Leadership Internship

2018 Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college or university.

Internship Deadline: August 2018

Award Amount:  Paid

Internship Type: Full-time

Applicants can get more information through the given link:  Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship 

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Need a Summer Job?

Upcoming Hiring Events

For more info on all these events & positions visit:
www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs/events

Wildland Fire Apprentice Positions

The Forest Service is hiring for the Wildland Firefighting Apprenticeship Program. The apprenticeship program develops the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a wildland firefighter. Selected applicants will attend a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a two month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service.

Be an apprentice wildland firefighter and challenge yourself to new limits!

Apply on USAJOBS.gov

August 1 – October 15

Duty locations are available across the country.

For more info see:  www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs/events

Resource Assistants Program and Public Lands Corps Hiring Event

The USDA Forest Service is seeking to hire applicants who are eligible for the Resource Assistants Program and Public Lands Corps hiring authorities.

Translating Service to a Career!

Apply on USAJOBS.gov

August 6 – 20, 2018

Several duty locations are available across the country.

For more info see:  www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs/events

Summer Jobs For 2019

Summer temporary jobs will be open to the public to apply starting in September/October of 2018.  Heads up!  More info coming soon.

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Paid fieldwork opportunity in September/October

My lab is looking for someone (grad, undergrad, or anyone with interest) to assist with fieldwork this fall. This will most likely involve two 1-week trips to the San Juans in September, plus a couple of weekend trips to the Gunnison Basin. We’ll be trekking around the mountains doing forest cover plots to examine climate change and disturbance impacts. If you know of anyone interested, send them my way!

Write to: amandacarlson89@gmail.com

Amanda Carlson

PhD Candidate

Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Dept. of Anthropology

Colorado State University

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PhD positions in urban ecology at the University of Florida

POSITION #1

Ph.D. Position: Landscaping plant choice and long-term invasion patterns (starting January 2019)

Overview: The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student. Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits. The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.

Duties: Using a mixture of fieldwork, historical sales and landscaping data, and computational experiments, the student will determine how the frequency of use of landscaping plant species and the use of non-invasive cultivars of previously banned species affect long-term patterns of plant invasions.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research and biological invasions, and good writing skills. Knowledge of computer simulations and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.

To apply: Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu. Place “Hort Invasions” in the email subject line. Applicant review will begin immediately. Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines.

POSITION #2

Ph.D. Position: Drivers of ecosystem services in residential landscapes (starting January 2019)

Overview: The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student. Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits. The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development (SHED) Group.

Duties: The student will work with members of the UF Master Gardeners Volunteer Program to develop a sampling network throughout Florida and use data collected from this network to identify drivers of ecosystem services across varying spatial scales and socioeconomic conditions. Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research, and good writing skills. Experience working with citizen scientists and knowledge of GIS and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.

To apply: Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu. Place “Ecosystem Services” in the email subject line. Applicant review will begin immediately. Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines.

Basil V. Iannone III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – Geospatial Analytics of Sustainable Human and Ecological Development

University of Florida IFAS, School of Forest Resources and Conservation

RM 4, Bldg 106, PO Box 110940, Gainesville, FL 32611-0940

( 352-294-7499 Ê 352-392-9033 + biannone@ufl.edu

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CSF looking for an Outreach Coordinater

Are you passionate about equity, inclusion, and sustainability, and looking for an awesome job? The CSF is a student-funded grant organization on UW’s campus dedicated to funding diverse student proposals that help to raise environmental and social awareness on UW’s campus through applied projects and initiatives. The CSF is hiring an Outreach Coordinator to lead its yearly events and engage UW’s campus through various outreach strategies. 

We are looking for a student eager to commit substantial time and energy (up to 19.5 hours/week) to empowering the UW community to engage with sustainability. The CSF has four administrative employees: a Program & Finance Coordinator, student Outreach Coordinator, student Graphic Designer, and student Project Development Specialist. 

The Outreach Coordinator is the designated part-time position focused primarily on the CSF’s external relations. Working as the CSF Outreach Coordinator provides the unique opportunity to be simultaneously involved with many sustainability initiatives on the UW campus. If you are interested, please see more information on or website and apply at joinshandshake.com or e-mail resume and cover letter directly to csfcoord@uw.edu

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EDSPE 499 (2 Credits) l Fall 2018

This course provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for people interested in working with young children with and without disabilities. Participants (for credit or volunteer) will serve in an inclusive summer camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community (PLC) led by experts in the field. Students receive academic credit for the learning they demonstrate from their field experiences. This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

TO ENROLL FOR CREDIT, COMPLETE THIS Google Form. TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER, EMAIL JUMPHC@UW.EDU.

CONTACT:

Questions?  Contact Tara Coffin – jumphc@uw.edu or 206.612.8697 

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Foreign Service Officer Fellowships

Undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni who are interested in careers with the US Department of State Foreign Service are encouraged to apply for two different, but similar, fellowships that provide funding for graduate studies leading to a career as a Foreign Service Officer.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship programs have both been available for many years, with many UW students and alumni selected as Fellows. Both programs encourage the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. The big news this year is that both programs are now housed at Howard University, though still operating separately and independently of each other; and both programs now have application deadlines in September (rather than January). These changes will hopefully encourage and make it easier for interested students to apply for both!

Please feel welcome to forward these program details to students who may be interested:

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship:  http://www.rangelprogram.org/ 

Applications due Sept. 17, 2018 (for graduate studies starting fall 2019)

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program:  https://pickeringfellowship.org/

Applications due Sept. 20, 2018 (for graduate studies starting fall 2019)

Brief descriptions applicable to both:

These fellowship programs seek to attract and prepare outstanding youth people, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity, for careers in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Both programs select fellows annually in highly competitive nationwide processes and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. These programs both encourage the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete either of these programs and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Although these programs are separate and independent of each other, the basic program structures, benefits, and eligibility are essentially the same. Students can and should apply for both!

Each program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  This includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000.

Eligibility requirements applicable to both:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants  must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2019 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2019, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

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Americorps Urban Forestry Specialist Position

The City of Bellevue is recruiting for an Americorps Urban Forestry Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity for college graduates to gain experience in urban forestry working on outreach and education and urban forestry management.  College graduates interested in forestry, environmental policy, climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental science, urban planning, landscape architecture or a related field are encouraged to apply. This is a 10 month position from September 2018 – July 2019.

More information can be found here:

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=82723&fromSearch=true

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EarthCorps is hiring!

EARTHCORPS IS HIRING 2019 AMERICORPS MEMBERS!

Do you know a young adult who loves the outdoors, is passionate about service, interested in habitat restoration, and looking for an opportunity to advance their environmental career?

Let them know EarthCorps is hiring!

Leadership and crew member positions are available in our crewvolunteer, andspecialist programs.

Our programs are focused on environmental restoration, leadership development, and community building. AmeriCorps members improve the lands and waters throughout western Washington through invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail construction and maintenance, volunteer management, and more.

AmeriCorps members devote time to professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings that provide deeper context for the restoration work.

Learn more and apply today!

AmeriCorps positions are only open to US residents.

 

 

Do you wish you were a young adult so you could join our Corps Program?
Do not fret! We have service and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Visit ourVolunteer Calendar for service opportunities near you or join our Puget Sound Stewardprogram.

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