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WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland

The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

The Research Unit Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards studies relationships between climate, vegetation and changing permafrost. Starting approx. December 2021, we offer a 4-year PhD position in plant- and ecosystem ecology in alpine permafrost regions.

WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland

The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF is part of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and thus of the ETH Domain. WSL focuses on the sustainable use and protection of landscapes and habitats, and a responsible approach to natural hazards. WSL employs approximately 500 people, of whom 140 work at SLF in Davos.

The Research Group Snow Hydrology investigates the dynamics of snow water resources and snowmelt in alpine watersheds. To complete our snow hydrology research team we offer a two-year position starting November 2021.

Professorship of Forest Ecology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The key objectives of this PhD project are to investigate the combined effects of climate, stand structure, soil and topography on leaf phenology and to assess whether changes in the timing of leaf unfolding and leaf discoloration affect diameter growth of trees. The project is funded by ETH Zurich Research Grants ("Regional- and large-scale effects of climate, stand structure, soil and topography on leaf phenology and growth rates of trees").

Screening of applications will start on October 11 2021. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

The Department of Geography at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for one full-time tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with teaching and research interests in any area of Physical Geography.

Initial review of applications will begin on September 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Department of Environmental Studies, Ursinus College, Collegeville, USA

The Department of Environmental Studies at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022.

Review of applications will begin 30 September 2021.

Global Water Futures, Wilfred Laurier University, Yellowknife, Canada.

The Global Water Futures (GWF) program seeks a Research Associate (Permafrost Hydrology) to provide research and administrative support, field and technical support, modelling support and data analysis, as well as Wilfred Laurier University‚Äôs broader northern research portfolio.

Application deadline: posted until filled.

Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL in Davos, Switzerland.

The Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL invite applications for a Professor of Climate Impacts in Mountain Regions to establish a research group on Climate Impacts in Mountain Regions. The joint position will be affiliated with the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos (Canton Grisons) and ETH Zurich.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.

Deakin University and Australian National University, Australia. 

Excellent PhD candidates with a background in ecological science, population genetics and/or botany/zoology are sought to join a highly collaborative project aligned with the Australian Mountain Research Facility (AMRF): 'Determining the resilience of Australian alpine plants and communities in a future climate.'

Commences Spring 2021 or by negotiation.

Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. 

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo seeks a motivated and skilled person for a 4-year PostDoc position. 25% of the position is reserved for teaching, supervision of students at all levels, and helping organize the drone laboratory that is being established for the Departments of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. The ideal candidate has a research focus within any geoscientific sub-discipline and is familiar with drone technology, field investigations using drones, and various drone-based datasets.  

Starting date no later than October 1, 2021.

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