Executive Director UCSB Natural Reserve System
Friday, December 15, 2023 01:35 PM

Brief Summary of Job Duties

The UCSB NRS Executive Director is responsible for leading and overseeing all administrative, budgetary, development, and programmatic activities for the UC Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System, which operates within the UCSB Office of Research (OR) and the UC-wide NRS. The Reserves are managed through the UCSB NRS campus office that provides essential administrative and logistic support and leadership for staff and operations at the remote Reserve sites. The Executive Director works in consultation with and under the general direction of the UCSB NRS Director. The Executive Director oversees all personnel and budgetary aspects of the UCSB NRS, including fundraising. The incumbent leads and engages in strategic planning and program implementation on behalf of the UCSB NRS and the Reserves. In representing and leading the UCSB NRS, the incumbent interacts regularly with UCSB NRS Director, the UCSB Office of Research, the UCSB NRS Advisory Committee, the UC NRS, and all staff of the UCSB NRS, as well as UCSB campus departments and units affiliated with or servicing the UCSB NRS and external stakeholders in government, private, academic, and other sectors as appropriate.

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Director of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Baillie Chair in Conservation Biology
Wednesday, December 06, 2023 07:34 AM

Queen’s University is situated on the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek.

Ne Queen’s University e’tho nońwe nikanónhsote tsi nońwe ne Haudenosaunee tánon Anishinaabek tehatihsnónhsahere ne óhontsa.

Gimaakwe Gchi-gkinoomaagegamig atemagad Naadowe miinwaa Anishinaabe aking.

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for the linked positions of the Director of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and the Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology, with a focus on avian conservation, evolution, and ecology. This tenure-track appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology with a preferred start date of July 1, 2024.

Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS)
Queen’s is committed to advancing the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global action and for this has been recognized in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings as a leading institution in the world. To contribute to this goal, the Department of Biology and QUBS undertake impactful research and training in biodiversity science & conservation. QUBS is one of the top scientific field stations in Canada, and for almost 80 years has facilitated research and teaching on a growing land base of over 3,400 ha, located just north of Kingston Ontario. QUBS’ mandate focuses on teaching and research in ecology, evolution, conservation, and related sciences, and active stewardship to conserve its lands, waters, and biodiversity. The environment at QUBS has high conservation value and includes small lakes, wetlands, shorelines, and habitats ranging from abandoned farmland through rocky barrens to mature second-growth forests. QUBS lies within the Frontenac Forests Important Bird and Biodiversity Area and the Frontenac Arch World Biosphere Reserve with over 30 species at risk making their home on QUBS lands, including the Cerulean
Warbler, Wood Thrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Wood Pewee, and Whip-poor-will. The Department of Biology is a dynamic research and training environment with & 25 faculty that fosters highly collaborative research in cell and molecular biology, aquatic sciences and fisheries, ecology, evolution and behavior, and conservation biology.

The Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology
The Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology was established with a generous gift from the Baillie family to strengthen research in conservation and biodiversity and to enrich teaching at Queen’s. The preferred candidate will have access to research funding associated with the Baillie Chair and will be expected to undertake research in avian conservation biology. We welcome applicants who engage in transformative research, teaching, and land-based learning. Applicants should have a versatilev approach to collaboration with colleagues from diverse fields of science, and interest in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. For both teaching and research, the candidate will have a lab in Biology and office on the main Queen’s campus in Kingston and access to facilities at QUBS including a new research and teaching building equipped with molecular, GIS, and aquatics labs; a large aviary; and a long-term swallow nest box grid. The candidate should have a vision for the importance and role of field stations and contribute to fundraising efforts that support QUBS operations including research support, scholarships for students, funding for stewardship and land acquisition, and outreach.

Candidates must have a PhD and multiple years of experience in academic, government, or NGO settings with strong leadership, administrative, and interpersonal skills. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence in conservation and avian biology, and the desire and passion to help reverse biodiversity decline and inspire others to contribute to conservation. Candidates should provide evidence of scholarly achievements that demonstrate innovative original research, ability to secure external research funding, outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to work collaboratively in a transdisciplinary and student-centered environment. As the incoming Director of QUBS, experience in administration, including program development, human resources, fundraising, networking and community outreach, and collaborative grant writing are important. The successful candidate will embrace and work in partnership with ongoing Indigenous initiatives at QUBS and Queen’s. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research. In 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University has ranked in top 10 globally Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing the position of third worldwide and first in North America. The rankings measured over 1,700 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From Nobel Prize-winning research exploring the building blocks of the universe to cancer care and treatment to sustainable technologies, our university is tackling humanity’s most pressing challenges. A member of the U15 group of Canadian research universities, Queen’s is home to a vibrant research community that includes 33 Canada Research Chairs and over 20 research institutes who work in partnership with communities, governments, and industry to advance research and innovation, making a measured impact on Canada and the world.

Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Employees also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Vaccination Requirements
Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended effective May 1, 2022, but the University may reinstate them at any point.

The City
The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities, with access to many natural areas and proximity to vibrant First Nations Communities including Tyendinaga and Akwesasne. Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry, and learning. Kingston offers waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site, and is close to Frontenac Provincial Park, the Thousand Islands National Park, and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

How to Apply
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit. In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

● Cover letter, indicating whether or not you will require a work permit and/or support with an extension of your work permit in the future.

● Your Curriculum Vitae.

● Statement of your vision for the role and administration of field stations like QUBS for scholarship and education (maximum 2 pages).

● Statement of your most significant contributions, and an outline of your future research directions with emphasis on QUBS and environs (maximum 2 pages).
● Statement of teaching interests and experience, especially with respect to conservation and teaching in Biology and at QUBS (maximum 2 pages).

● Diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research and teaching (maximum 2 pages).
● If applicable, we encourage a statement explaining any career interruptions that have impacted your record.

● Contact information for three people who could provide references upon request.

The deadline for applications is February 1 st , 2024. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont at [email protected], although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Brian Cumming
Department of Biology,
BioSciences Complex,
116 Barrie St.,
Kingston, ON K7L 3J9

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Dr. Brian Cumming at: [email protected]

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at agreement and at

Conservation and Science Director - Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education
Monday, December 04, 2023 03:30 PM

The Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) was  founded in 1995 with the primary mission of preserving the tropical rainforests of  Belize. To achieve this goal, BFREE acquired 1,153 areas of forested land and  established a privately protected area and biological field station strategically located  at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The BFREE property borders four national  parks and is at the gateway to Bladen Nature Reserve, the crown jewel of Belize’s  protected area system. Working with multiple stakeholders, BFREE conducts  conservation activities throughout Belize and acts as a steward of threatened  wildlands and wildlife while inspiring others to participate in the preservation and  restoration of the country’s precious natural resources for future generations. 

The BFREE Conservation and Science Director will work with our Executive Director  and other key staff to lead our conservation science programs. This new position will  involve implementing current programs and developing a new research agenda for  the future. This will include program development and design and delivering relevant  conservation results from BFREE’s research and monitoring programs. BFREEconservation and science programs involve long-term monitoring, cacao 

agroforestry research and development, endangered species breeding and head-start  rewilding, applied ecology studies, species-specific research, and data science. Job  duties include overseeing fieldwork (including avian, herpetological, large, and small  mammal, and cacao agroforestry studies). Additional duties include data  management, analysis, writing technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, and  science delivery. The Conservation and Science Director will collaborate with a  diverse group of local and international partners to inform resource management  strategies and conservation actions that improve outcomes for wildlife, wildlands,  and human dimensions. It is also the responsibility of the CSD to raise funds for  BFREE’s research programs, develop annual budgets, participate in organizational  operations, and contribute to strategic planning.  

Job Title: Conservation and Science Director (Full Time) Salary: $65,000-$75,000  USD plus benefits. Benefits include health insurance stipend, room and board at field  station. 

Location: Belize, Central America (Jan-August), (Sept-Dec. remote optional); regular  travel required. 

Starting Date: Jan 8, 2024 (negotiable) 

Application: Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (report or manuscript), and  three professional references to Jacob Marlin [email protected] 

Application Deadline December 1, 2023 

Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is  filled. The entire job description and requirements can be found here.  www/ 

At BFREE, it is our policy to provide a work environment free from unlawful  discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender 

identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status,  age, expunged juvenile record, performance of duty in a uniformed service, physical  or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or  ordinance. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is a key to success. We are  committed to building a team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and  skills. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins,  genders and ages. 



- Combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a PhD in the Natural  Sciences and an additional minimum 4 years of relevant work experience- Knowledge of Plant Ecology, Agroforestry, Herpetology, Avian Ecology, preferred- Experience with research design, implementation, analysis, and manuscript  writing 

- Robust experience in personnel management and supervision 

- Sound decision-making and problem-solving skills 

- Ability to work remotely with minimal oversight when appropriate 

- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines 

- Excellent scientific writing skills reflected in reports and manuscripts- Computer management and proficiency and advanced statistical analysis and data  management skills, including use of R, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Access and/or  knowledge of other relevant software programs and packages 

- Ability to live and work in a remote tropical forest environment without modern  conveniences  

- Ability to hike in rough terrain; in inclement weather; and in areas with biting and  stinging insects, venomous snakes, Jaguars, and other wildlife  

- Ability to develop, implement, track, and manage a budget  

- Valid driver’s license and experience driving 4-wheel trucks in wet and muddy  conditions preferred 

- Familiarity with tropical forests and wetland ecosystems and related conservation  and management practices preferred 

- Successful track record of grant writing, including foundation, federal, and other  funding sources 

- Excellent popular writing skills preferred 

- Ability to represent BFREE’s conservation-relevant science to partners and the  public and within professional networks 

- Ability to represent BFREE to funders, grantors, and the public 

- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with relevant  Universities and Institutions
Director, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 08:09 AM

The University of Oregon’s Department of Biology seeks the next Director of the Oregon
Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). The joint administrative and academic position is based at
OIMB on the University of Oregon’s coastal campus in Charleston, Oregon, and will be
appointed as tenured senior faculty in the Department of Biology. The Director of OIMB reports
to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
A successful OIMB Director will bring an ambitious and compelling vision for the role of the
marine field station through the next century of biology scholarship and education, matched with
a world-leading and productive research program that has outstanding potential for external
funding and graduate training. The ideal candidate’s research will capture both public and
academic attention and leverage the rich faunal, floristic, or environmental resources to which
the OIMB, with the Director’s stewardship, provides access. The next Director must also
embody a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate education and curricular innovation
that emphasizes real-world field and research experience. An additional requirement is that the
Director fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level from public outreach through
education to faculty development and mentorship. The appointee will lead an academic program
for OIMB that takes full advantage of local and regional marine habitats and organisms, and will
be strongly involved in programmatic development and funding efforts on behalf of OIMB,
including support for undergraduate and graduate recruitment and teaching and shaping the
anticipated expansion of the coastal campus beyond the traditional boundaries of marine
biology. The Director will also take on the role of liaison to the Biology Department, the College
of Arts and Sciences, and other units on the main campus in Eugene, as well as the local
coastal community.
OIMB is located on the mouth of Coos Bay, in Charleston, Oregon, a 2.5 hour drive from the
main UO campus in Eugene. OIMB is embedded within a diverse array of marine and estuarine
habitats, ranging from the highest-energy rocky shores and the open ocean to the calmest of
salt marshes or a busy marina hosting productive fisheries. Eastern Pacific Ocean biodiversity is
rich, exciting, and full of opportunities for fundamental discovery or applied science. The
Institute is an optimal site for research and teaching, with a resident faculty, graduate program,
and a well-developed, popular, and rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. The field
station includes modern research laboratories, a brand-new research vessel, library, laboratory
classrooms and auditorium, dining hall, dormitories, and accommodations for visiting scientists
( The campus includes the Charleston Marine Life Center (a well-
attended cross between museum, aquarium, and outreach center) and shares space
collaboratively with neighboring South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Applications can be submitted to the UO MyTrack system here. The search Committee will
begin to review applications on November 20, 2023. The search will remain open until the
position is filled. Questions about the application process may be directed to Faculty Support
Specialist, Judi McDonald at [email protected].

Required application materials:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Research statement (up to 2 pages)
• Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
• Leadership statement, covering previous leadership experience, style, and vision for
developing programmatic goals for the institute (up to 2 pages)
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement that highlights, in relation to the university
context: (i) knowledge of, experience with, and interest in dimensions of DEI; (ii) a track record
of engagement in activities that advance DEI; and (iii) plans with clear and detailed ideas for
advancing DEI at OIMB (up to 2 pages). Commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in many
ways, including through teaching, research on matters related to DEI, or through service that
fosters DEI in a university community. Information on the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion
and its goals can be found at
• Names and contact information for three referees. Letters will be requested from short-listed
The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to
cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The UO is dedicated
to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty committed to research, teaching, and
scholarship. Applications from groups underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged.

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Experiential Learning & Field Research
Friday, September 29, 2023 02:38 PM

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Experiential Learning & Field Research

University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory

Start Date:           

Negotiable – as late as January 2024


$40-50K based upon qualifications; full benefits; yearly renewal


Georgetown, South Carolina (transition housing available!)

Search Status:   

Screening begins October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  


We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to support the immersive Semester@TheCoast program we host at Baruch Marine Field Lab each Spring semester. This multidisciplinary program weaves elements of coastal zone ecology with our unique South Carolina Lowcountry history and culture, much focused on experiential learning opportunities on the 16,000 acres of Hobcaw Barony and regional nature preserves. The postdoctoral fellow will serve as program coordinator for the Semester@TheCoast, focusing on coordinating courses and their associated field activities with all other program elements (e.g., guest speakers, regional tourism, themed dinners, and other extra-curricular activities). The option exists for limited teaching opportunities if desired. Secondarily, there will be an expectation to develop independent research leveraging existing projects at Baruch Marine Field Lab, pursue grant opportunities to fund those new research avenues, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. One opportunity is a newly initiated Marine Debris Challenge grant project, focused on advancing the science and engineering of non-plastic, nature-based alternatives for coastal environmental restoration (e.g., jute reef prisms), water quality protection (e.g., fully organic erosion control geotextiles), and aquaculture (e.g., biodegradable clam netting). The balance of the postdoctoral fellow’s activities will be tailored to the skill- and experience-set of the successful applicant to maximize individual professional development.


Applicants will have secured a PhD in a related discipline (e.g., Environmental Science, Marine Science, Ecology, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, etc.). Preferred qualifications include familiarity with coastal ecosystems, program management experience, teaching/mentoring experience with undergraduates, and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

To Apply:            

Send application packets to William Strosnider ([email protected]) with the subject “SATC Postdoc Application”.  Packets should be a single PDF with a 1) 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the project with respect to your career goals and experience, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references.

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