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During the 2016-2017 academic year, we are launching Phase II of the search for the new positions in the Sustaining Biodiversity Transformative Excellence cluster. We are targeting three positions: Learning Research, Data Visualization, and a Natural Scientist in paleoecology and/or conservation biology. These will be three separate searches; below are the position descriptions and links to the on-line application.
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The University of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Learning and Cognition focused on STEM learning in museum contexts. This is a joint hire between the College of Education and the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU). Faculty appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Educational Psychology (Learning and Cognition Program).
As part of the Sustaining Biodiversity cluster, the learning scientist will be expected to:
Develop and maintain a program of high-quality research focused on understanding STEM learning processes and outcomes, particularly in a museum environment
Collaborate with domain scientists and visualization faculty to develop meaningful research concerning how, when, and to what extent public audiences learn STEM concepts
Work with NHMU to utilize the museum's educational spaces as an in situ learning lab to study learning processes and outcomes in the museum environment
Translate learning research into action items and practical recommendations related to public learning in museum contexts and participate in museum public programming
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For full details and to apply on line, see https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56569.
Paleoecology and Conservation Biology
The University of Utah seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level focused on biodiversity science in the area of paleoecology or conservation biology, broadly defined. This is a joint hire between the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and either the Department of Geology & Geophysics or the Department of Biology at the University of Utah. Areas of research emphasis could include fundamental questions of process and response in ecosystems to past and present global change; applying quantitative tools to understand geospheric and biospheric interactions over ecological and geological timescales; evolutionary, ecological, and/or biogeographic responses to perturbations such as landscape change, climate change, extinction, invasive species, etc.; and/or citizen science.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For full details and to apply on line, see https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56783.
The University of Utah is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in data visualization at the Assistant Professor level. The position is a joint effort between the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, with either the Department of Geography or the School of Computing serving as the tenure home. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or demonstrated interest in facilitating knowledge discovery, interpretation, and understanding of data/concepts pertaining to natural/human systems and biodiversity–with an eye toward accessibility by a range of audiences from domain scientists to the general public. Research emphasis might include geovisualization, information visualization, scientific visualization, “big data” analytics, geographic information science (GIS), visual analytics, human-computer interaction, or image cognition for knowledge discovery and interpretation.
Review of applications will begin after January 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
For full details and to apply on line, see https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/58032.