The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design in Morgantown, WV is seeking applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow.
The Post Doctoral Fellow assists with and conducts research on projects dealing with the development of land reclamation education, human dimensions of land use, and perceptions of water quality at the state, national and international levels. Project sponsors include the USDA Forest Service (USFS), US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Geological Survey (USGS), US National Park Service (NPS) and the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Responsibilities are functional in nature, and performed under limited supervision. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Plan and conduct surveys with various populations segments- for example: recreational studies in the Florida Keys, focusing on visitors and dive operators.
Create and maintain existing project databases for data analysis.
Attend bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings as needed with project partners.
Attend research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current research findings.
Identify and assist with acquisition of funding from public, private, and governmental sources.
Assist with development of novel research proposals for sponsor submission.
Write proposals, papers, and abstracts to attract research funds.
Search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for research goals.
Perform laboratory and field experiment activities according to protocol.
Conduct independent experimental data analysis.
Maintain detailed logs of work related activities, including accurate laboratory records and data on research methods, procedures, and results.
Oversee research facilities and personnel: Assure compliance with research protocols and safety requirements, o versee and direct undergraduate and graduate researchers in the completion of experiments, m aintain lab equipment; keep accurate inventory of lab assets; monitor and assure proper use and conditions of lab equipment.
Write and present research/study status reports for review and use of the Principal Investigator.
Prepare results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and the sponsor; at professional/technical conferences; and/or, for publication in scientific journals, as directed.
Travel will be required.
Program: At West Virginia University it is one of five program areas in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources ( https://forestry.wvu.edu/ ). The program offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The program is housed within the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.
Application: Candidates must meet standard eligibility requirements to work in the United States and have demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in English. ABD applicants will be considered. Applicants may apply for the position at http://careers.wvu.edu and navigate to one of the position titles listed above.
Upload the following documents for applications to Assistant Professor position:
1) Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position;
2) Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates;
3) A philosophy of teaching statement;
4) A research agenda;
5) Contact information for three professional references.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.