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PhD Assistantship at U. of Montana
University of Montana
The University of Montana Wilderness Institute seeks to fill a PhD assistantship to work on a funded project entitled, “Ecosystem Response to Fire in the Wilderness.” This project will measure vegetation and fuels data across sites that burned in the last 40 years in order to assess the potential for fire-caused changes to forest structure and function, including the possibility of conversions to non-forest. This project is a collaboration with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute (ALWRI). The position will be supervised by Dr. Andrew Larson.

https://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/tiles/phd-position.php
Link: https://www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/tiles/phd-position.php
Assistant Professor in Fire Ecology
San José State University
San José State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in Fire Ecology (Biological Sciences; JOID# 25217).

The Department of Biological Sciences at SJSU invites applications for a tenure-track position in fire ecology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research and mentorship program compatible with both the Department of Biological Sciences and colleagues within WIRC. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Biology, Fire Ecology, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment; however, postdoctoral experience is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the fire ecology and fire regimes of Mediterranean ecosystems especially California chaparral and shrublands. Research focused on field observations and/or remote sensing of ecosystem-scale fire regimes, fire behavior, and fuel moisture properties are of particular interest. Other areas of focus are also welcomed. Applicants are expected to develop a recognized and externally funded program in wildfire research.

Application Procedure: Applications will only be accepted online: see link below. For full consideration, submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/philosophy; a statement of research plans; and the names and at least three original letters of reference with contact information. All materials must be submitted by January 13, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/70532 For any additional information, please contact Dr. Craig Clements at craig.clements@sjsu.edu.
Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/70532
15 Ph.D. Positions
PyroLife Innovative Training Network
We are hiring 15 PhD candidates across Southern and Northwest Europe and across a range of scientific disciplines, from social sciences and policy to environmental sciences and engineering. We are looking for a diverse group of creative and open minded Early Stage Researchers who are able to link innovative science to society, and communicate with media, stakeholders, and policy makers. These 15 positions are open at 6 universities, 2 research institutes, a foundation and a company across Southern and Northwest Europe. For an overview of all positions, please visit https://pyrolife.lessonsonfire.eu/
Link: https://www.irstea.fr/fr/nous-rejoindre/offres-de-theses
Pyric-Herbivory Post Doc
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at San Angelo is seeking an individual with knowledge and skills in data analysis, including spatial data and image analysis, and project management for a multistate research, education and outreach project investigating biological and sociological factors affecting sustainable livestock production on Great Plains rangelands. This is a fully funded, 5-year project that will evaluate the effects of diversifying herbivory by introducing a browser in a landscape that has traditionally been managed for grazers. Our study will focus on integrating multiple herbivores into the pyric-herbivory model (fire-grazing interaction) for conservation of North American Grasslands. This project is funded by the USDA-NIFA and focuses on fire and multispecies grazing in management and conservation of rangelands on the Southern Great Plains. This project will interact with a broad array of users of rangeland ecosystems from livestock producers to public school educators and their students. At the completion of this project the successful applicant will be very competitive for tenure track faculty positions.
Link: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Research_External
Wildland Fire Module (Forestry Technician)
Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park is looking for temporary employees to work on a Wildland Fire Module Crew in Tucson, AZ. Frequent/Extensive travel is required.

Wildland Fire Modules are 7 to 10 person crews that can assist in planning, fire behavior monitoring, ignition, holding, project preparation and execution. Wildland Fire Modules are often times assigned to fires that are being managed for multiple objectives and provide expertise in areas of fire effects monitoring, ignition, holding, line construction, and long term planning.

Wildland Fire Modules are required to be self sufficient for extended periods of time and perform many of their functions in remote areas of fires or wilderness areas. Wildland Fire Modules possess a unique skill-set that can help fire managers achieve objectives when managing fires for multiple objectives.
Link: https://go.usa.gov/xp9wN
LANDFIRE Technical Lead
KBR in support of USGS EROS
The successful candidate will participate as a member of the USGS EROS Center’s Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) Team. Part-time and full-time candidates will be considered.  This position can be conducted remotely. The primary focus of this position is to serve as the program’s senior technical advisor to the program’s sponsors and stakeholders in addition to acting as the technical lead in planning and executing production of LANDFIRE products. As Technical Lead, the candidate will also be responsible for data analysis and technical documentation as well as identifying areas for improvement and participating in change management processes. This position will additionally project and promote the science and technical methodology incorporated throughout the LANDFIRE Program. The candidate must be able to effectively coordinate with a team of program leaders, scientists and communication specialists to perform the following functions:

LANDFIRE Technical Lead Responsibilities:
Provide technical leadership support for the LANDFIRE program
Contribute to the definition, direction, and implementation of the LANDFIRE Program
Represent technical components of the program as a member of the leadership group
Develop complete, clear, and concise technical documents that increase the understanding of science products
Provide data summaries and analysis relative to LANDFIRE products
Serve as lead in troubleshooting and addressing issues of a technical nature
Develop technical solutions for a variety of program challenges
Recommend courses of action and identify pros and cons
Identify opportunities for improvement and implements changes in technical production processes
Provide technical support to program communication objectives

For more information: https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/KBR_Careers/job/Sioux-Falls/LANDFIRE-Technical-Lead_R2004338
Link: https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/KBR_Careers/job/Sioux-Falls/LANDFIRE-Technical-Lead_R2004338
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