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The Claremont Colleges seek to hire a Director for the Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS – www.bfs.claremont.edu), a natural study area adjacent to the Colleges’ campuses. The BFS comprises a diversity of habitat types, including native sage scrub, non-native grasslands and an artificial lake, which are used by undergraduate courses in ecology and environmental biology at the five Claremont Colleges, as well as for student and faculty research.

Duties: This is a full-time co-terminus staff position with 0.75 FTE devoted to field station direction and 0.25 FTE to teaching responsibilities in the Pomona College Biology Department. The Field Station Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the field station, including coordinating field station use, maintaining the habitat and facilities, working with a Faculty Advisory Committee to develop and implement academic programs and policies, and managing financial resources, as well as establishing and maintaining a long-term ecological monitoring program and database of ecological data, projects, and results. The Director is expected to participate in grant-writing and other development activities to raise funds for programmatic and facilities needs.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or other relevant field and experience with biological field stations. Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and a passion for the mission of field teaching and research are required. Experience in ecological monitoring of terrestrial communities, familiarity with Southern California ecosystems, and a record of attracting funding are preferred.

To apply: Send curriculum vita and statement of interest and have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Department of Human Resources
550 N. College Avenue
Pomona College
Claremont, CA 91711
email to staffjobs@pomona.edu.

For more information: Contact Jonathan Wright, Department of Biology, jcw04747@pomona.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Pomona College, one of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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