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Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 7, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Application Deadline 09/30/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

Assistant/Associate Specialist - Fire Ecology/Fire Science - Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Position overview

Position title: Assistant to Associate Specialist
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $59,200 - $82,100. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: October 2023

Position duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: July 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management with the Rausser College of Natural Resources, at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for appointees in the Specialist series in the Stephens Lab, with a focus in the area of Fire Ecology/Fire Science.

The mission of the Fire Science Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley is to conduct scientific research and provide academic training in the fields of wildland fire science, ecology, and resource management.

Specifically, our lab strives to:

  • Secure funding for and perform original, quality research in wildland fire science, ecology, and management.
  • Participate in and encourage interdisciplinary research efforts when possible, and disseminate findings by publishing research in peer reviewed academic journals.


  • Work in support of multiple ongoing fire research projects in forests, woodlands, and shrublands including analyzing historical datasets, measuring the effects of prescribed fire and managed wildfires, and developing remotely sensed fire severity metrics in areas outside of conifer forests.
  • Work includes complex statistical analysis of large datasets, writing sections of or leading writing of manuscripts, assisting in proposal writing, and developing new research ideas.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications

  • Master's Degree or equivalent international degree
  • Demonstrated experience with scientific writing as indicated by contributions to publications
  • Demonstrated experience with R programing and GIS skills
  • Degree in or related to filed of; fire ecology, forestry, geography, plant sciences

Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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