[MARMAM] Cornell Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Bioacoustics

Aaron N. Rice arice at cornell.edu
Wed Apr 12 18:46:36 PDT 2023

Postdoctoral Associate
Christopher W. Clark Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Ithaca NY

College Description:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

About Us:

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is a global leader in ornithological and biodiversity research & conservation and is also known for its vibrant postdoc community. Within the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics (Yang Center) is known for developing and applying novel bioacoustics techniques to biodiversity conservation. The Yang Center's main pillars include ecological research, hardware and software engineering, and global capacity building. We are An interdisciplinary, multi-PI research endeavor filled with passionate individuals from various backgrounds dedicated to conserving a wide diversity of marine and terrestrial taxa and ecosystems around the world.

Job Description/Position Function:

We seek applicants for the newly endowed Christopher W. Clark Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Bioacoustics. The fellowship award supports the incumbent in pursuing cutting-edge scholarship while fostering intellectual interaction among Lab programs and Cornell scholars. We welcome applications from individuals that focus on innovative and impactful research in any area of applied conservation bioacoustics. We are especially interested in high-risk, high-reward project ideas that have the potential to shape the future of conservation bioacoustics.

The fellowship opportunity spans up to 36 months via three consecutive year-long appointments at the Lab. Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within Cornell University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than 250 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our mission-driven programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics<https://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/>, where this position is based, is an inclusive community<https://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb/our-values/> and welcomes anyone who has an interest in bioacoustics.

The fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Christopher W. Clark, the founding director of the Yang Center (formerly known as the Bioacoustics Research Program), a foundational leader in the development of the science and technology of conservation bioacoustics across a wide range of taxa and ecosystems, and instrumental in using bioacoustics to advance the conservation of marine mammals.

Anticipated Division of Time

  *   Conduct independent research to meet project goals that align with the overall mission of the Yang Center. (65%)
  *   Present results at professional meetings, conferences, and popular seminars. Prepare peer-reviewed papers and other research products, including reports and relevant information to partners. (25%)
  *   Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within the Lab of Ornithology and Cornell University, including with research peers and earlier-career students. (10%)

Supervision Exercised

The incumbent will have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students and possibly contribute to mentoring graduate students, but neither activity is expected or required.

Term of position:

This is a one year full-time appointment, with re-appointed annually up to three years based on satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:

  *   Ph.D. in ecology, biology, marine science, wildlife biology & conservation, social science, computer science, engineering, or a related field aligned with the Yang Center's mission.
  *   Ability to conduct original research from conception to completion.
  *   Strong record of success conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  *   Ability to work effectively both in a team and independently.
  *   Respect for and sensitivity to differences of culture, identity, and background in the workplace and with external stakeholders.
  *   Must have strong communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English.

Salary or Rewards/Benefits:

$56,000-$64,000 per year with Cornell University's generous benefits package. This position is located at the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. This role will be fully on-site.

Cornell provides great benefits that include professional development, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, broad range of comprehensive health care options, and generous paid leave provisions:  3 weeks of vacation, 13 holidays (including end of year winter break), paid family leave, and superior retirement contributions.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement/project proposal (no more than 3 pages including figures, tables, and bibliography), curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion<https://cals.cornell.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/policies-resources/statement-contribution-diversity-equity-and-inclusion> via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24693.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application deadline is 05/31/2023. If you have questions about this position, please email holger.klink at cornell.edu<https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/null>.

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi at cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials Required:
Submit<https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?apply-1471-24693> the following items online at this website to complete your application:
·         Cover letter
·         Curriculum Vitae
·         Research statement
·         Contact info for 3 references (optional)
·         Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
·         Research statement/project proposal
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:

159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

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