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Job Opportunities

Diversity Hiring Initiative

In February 2020, the Office of the Provost launched a pilot program designed to hire and retain racial and ethnic minority faculty at West Virginia University. The Diversity Hiring Initiative, developed by the Diversity Hire Task Force, will provide up to $300,000 in funding to support new faculty hires in AY 2020-2021, with the goal of making this a sustained and long-term program. Departments may request up to $75,000 of salary (not including fringes) for a faculty line within their unit, with a minimum of four lines supported across the University. Approved proposals will be funded for up to three years.

Timeline: Priority review will be given to proposals submitted by April 1, 2020, for an August 2020 start date. There is a second due date of July 1, 2020, for proposals that may have a start date of January 2021. FMI: [email protected]


CT DEEP Marine Fisheries Program Seasonal Resource Assistant Job Opportunities https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

American Shad & Sturgeon Monitoring

Description: The Connecticut DEEP Marine Fisheries Program is looking for enthusiastic and qualified applicants for seasonal positions starting in April or May at the CT DEEP Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme. These positions are limited in duration and pay $11 – $14/hr based on relevant experience. In these positions we provide opportunities for practical fisheries experience outside of course work in the biological sciences, through field work and lab work.

Duties: The American shad and sturgeon projects conduct a variety of field, laboratory and office work activities which vary by project but could include: sampling with fishing gear such as gill nets, skiff trawls and beach seines. Routine field work could consist of day trips on small, open boats (17’-28’) with fishing gear hauled by hand to collect fish which are identified, measured and quantified. Sampling is conducted in all weather conditions. The range of waters sampled includes Long Island Sound and Connecticut River. Field work will be conducted on average 3 days a week from April-October. Laboratory or office work could include identifying and counting juvenile fish, preparing and ageing fish scales, cleaning and repairing fishing gear, and data entry.

Qualifications: Actively pursuing or having completed a college degree in biological sciences with coursework in fisheries or a related field. A degree is preferred but not required. Candidates with work experience in a related field may be considered. Candidates should possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to conduct rigorous field work in various weather conditions.

Hours per week: Typically a 35 hour work week Monday-Friday, with variation in hours depending on field sampling location and activity. Total duration of positions not to exceed 1030 hours. Preference is for candidates that can complete the full duration of the position

To Apply: Submit the employment application and resume through the CT Job website https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=200108&R2=3492VR&R3=002

Please note that positions will likely be filled prior to the end date of the job posting.


Post-doc Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar  – Development of a Coupled Multi-Fishery Ecological- Economic Model is advertised – http://apply.interfolio.com/72912


Postdoctoral Scholar – Advanced Tech Data Acquisition is advertised –http://apply.interfolio.com/72917

Student Opportunities

The Atlantic Research Learning Center at Cape Cod National Seashore is partnering with the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore once again to provide a research fellowship. The Nickerson Fellowship has a long history at the park and has funded many young researchers and students as well as some established scientists. The funding amount is relatively modest at around $4000 per fellow but many fellows have been able to use the funds over the years to complement existing research efforts.  Information can also be found on this webpage.

Contact Information

Direct questions to the Cape Cod National Seashore

Chief of NRMS Geoffrey Sanders

[email protected]

The deadline for fellowship applications is March 13, 2020. Late proposals will not be considered.


Find more opportunities on the AFS Student Subsection of the Education Section website!