The following are opportunity announcements that have been shared with our department. Please directly contact those listed in the position announcement or on the specified website for more information on the opportunity. Where possible, jobs are listed in order by application deadline date, then by dates the opportunity is offered.

To receive a weekly email digest with newly added opportunities, please email meghan.heim@montana.edu and request addition to the Ecology Job Board Listerv.

Jump to:

A list of potential funding sources for our graduate students can be viewed here.
Volunteer Opportunities, Field Courses, and Options for Undergraduate Course Study
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies Winter Break Course Ecosystem Field Studies Riviera Maya Coast of Mexico Dec 27, 2018-Jan 16, 2019  

Course Announcement

Syllabus

Web info

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics Costa Rica Multiple dates in Summer & Winter 2019

Winter Session Deadline: Dec 1, 2018

Summer Session Deadline: June 1, 2019

DANTA website

Course Descriptions

Wildlife In the West Field Program Swan Valley Connections Montana May 20 - June 29, 2019 Early Enrollment Discount Deadlines: December 31, 2018 and February 1, 2019

Swan Valley Connections website

5-week immersive summer field study opportunity The Alaska Coastal Field Institute   July 22-August 23, 2019  

Program Flyer

Landscape & Livelihood Field Program Swan Valley Connections Montana August 26 - November 1, 2019 Early Enrollment Discount Deadlines: December 31, 2018 and March 1, 2019

Swan Valley Connections website

Wild Rockies Field Institute Courses WRFI (Wild Rockies Field Institute) off-campus in the Rockies multiple courses offered in  Fall 2018 multiple deadlines

WRFI Field Course Announcement

WRFI website

Credits received through University of Montana may be able to be used as electives credits in your major.

Study Abroad / Intern / Volunteer Eko Tracks Multiple locations in South Africa Year Round   Eko Tracks website
Volunteer internship or travel opportunities in organic agriculture Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA) wide variety     WWOOF-USA website
Semester by the Bay
Kachemak Bay Field Studies & Internships
Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Homer, AK Fall 2018   Semester by the Bay website
Winter Intern, Northern Rockies Natural Resources Defense Council Bozeman, MT Begin January, 2019   Position Announcement
Paid Internships and Temporary or Seasonal Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Conservation Intern Montana Conservation Corps Work throughout Nothern Rockies and Plains multiple no deadline listed

Position Application

More info on Conservation Intern Program

Multiple Internships Available Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Montana Check for Fall announcements multiple deadlines

MTFWP Internship website listings

Hunting Access Technician Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fergus County area, MT Seasonal, <6 month position Opening Date Sept 5, 2018. Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Conservation Specialist American Bird Conservancy Broadus, MT 16-month position Full consideration: September 14, 2018. Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Researcher University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources / US Forest Service Twin Cities, MN 1-year appointment; possible renewal. Beginning Fall 2018. Application review begins October 15; open until filled.

Position Announcement

Senior Research/Lab Technician - Striped Bass Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, The School of Natural Resources, University of Mssouri West Plains, MO Renewable each year for several years Application review will begin Nov 2, 2018

Position Announcement

Biological Science Technician (multiple positions) US Fish and Wildlife Service Multiple locations including CO, MT, MN, ND, SD, UT Position not to exceed 1 year. Multiple deadlines, beginning Nov 19, 2018

View multiple positions on USAJobs

Wilderness Ranger Internship Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation Based in Missoula, MT Program Dates: May 13,-Aug 16, 2019  

Position Announcement

Ecological Monitoring Technicians, Crew Leads and Riparian Botanists: Montana and Idaho (6 positions) Montana Natural Heritage Program multiple locations in MT and ID May-September, 2019 Application Review will begin Dec 1, 2018. Hiring expected to be complete Feb 1, 2019.

Position Announcements

MSU Student Winter Break Internship Matson's Laboratory Manhattan, MT 50-hr program between Dec 13, 2018 and Jan 10, 2019 Interviews will begin December 4, 2018

Position Announcement

Reserve Technician: Visitor Services American Prairie Reserve On the American Prairie Reserve, northeastern Montana. Busy guest season is May-October. No deadline listed. Initial Job Announcement: Dec 3, 2018.

Position Announcement

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) National Park Service Glacier National Park Typical season is May through October. Closing Date December 17, 2018

Position Announcement

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) U.S. Bureau of Land Management Lewistown, MT Seasonal position starting April or May 2019 Closing Date December 21, 2018

Position Announcement

Range Technician (Monitoring) U.S. Bureau of Land Management Lewistown, MT   Closing Date December 21, 2018

Position Announcement

Wildlife Management Specialist Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Chelsea, IA One-year position. Tentative Start: January 22, 2019 Deadline: December 27, 2018

Position Announcement

Naturalist Guides Camp Denali and North Face Lodge Denali National Park, AK Summer 2019 Interviews begin in December 2018 and continue through January as needed.

Position Announcement

Grassland Ecology Internship Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park Conservation Biology Institute at the American Prairie Reserve Northeastern Montana (near Malta, MT) Term May 1 - Oct 1, 2019 Deadline January 1, 2019

Position Description

Fish Production Technician Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University Black River Streamside Facility, Cheboygon County, MI April-August, 2019 Closing Date January 5, 2019 or sooner

Position Announcement

Field and Hatchery Technician Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University Cheboygan County, MI Start April or May, 2019 until August 31, 2019 January 15, 2019 or sooner

Position Announcement

OneUSDA Internships USDA Federal Pathways Program multiple locations   Application window closes January 18, 2019

USDA Internship website

Seasonal Technicians (invasive plant and vegetation management) U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Dillon Field Office Dillon or Ennis, MT 2019 seasonal First Consideration deadline: January 18, 2019 Position Announcement
Rangeland Resource Internship (2 positions) DRNC Rangeland Resource Program Across Montana Summer 2019 Deadline February 1, 2019

Rangeland Resource Program Website

Internship Info

Wildlife Care Internship (2 positions available) American Heritage Wildlife Foundation Clark Fork, ID Dates: May 1 - August 31, 2019 Deadline February 15, 2019

Intern Duties

Internship Form

Application Form

Field Coordinator and Technicians - Vegetation and Invertebrate Sampling University of Montana with MTFWP Missoula, MT Full-time seasons support available for up to two field seasons (April-July) Review of applications will begin February 26, 2019

Field Coordinator Position Announcement

Field Technicians Position

Graduate School and Postdoctoral Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Postdoctoral Research Associate US Fish and Wildlife Service Arcata Fisheries Program (USFWS AFWO) and the US Geological Survey California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CACFWRU) at Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA

Preferred start date Fall 2018 Position open until filled. Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Research Positions - Biodiversity Conservation Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at Princeton University

Princeton, NJ with reserach in India & China

One year with possibility of renewal. Review will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Position Announcement
Ph.D. Research Assistantship - Multi-Objective Decision Analysis for Connectivity Restoration for Migratory Fishes in the Great Lakes Basin Quantitative Fisheries Center, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Boardman River, Traverse City, Michigan

Begins January 2019 Open until filled. Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Fellow, North American Bat Monitoring Program Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University / USGS Fort Collins Science Center / Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

Fort Collins, CO with travel to Bozeman, MT

Position to be 12-24 months after start date. Posted October 4, 2018. Open until filled. Position Announcement
MS Assistantship - Arthropod Responses to Mesic Restoration in Sagebrush Department of Ecology, Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

Begins January 2019 Review begins October 15, 2018 and continues until filled Position Announcement
Graduate Assistantship - Enhancing Pollination Services on Specialty Crops School of Natural Resource Sciences, North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

Begins Spring 2019 Screening begins November 1, 2018 Position Announcement

M.S. Assistantship in Fish Conservation

Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Anticipated Start Date: January-May, 2019 Review begins November 1, 2018. Open until filled. Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Fellow - Fish Community Change in Space and Time Mandrak Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough Toronto, ON, Canada Position Expected to start January 1, 2019 Application Review begins Nov 12, 2018 Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Fisheries Production Mandrak Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough

Toronto, ON, Canada

Position Expected to start January 1, 2019 Application Review begins Nov 12, 2018 Position Announcement
PhD Opportunity in Littoral Zone Ecology and Carbon Dynamics Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit at Laurentian University

Sudbury, ON, Canada

  Application Review begins Nov 23, 2018 Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Fellow Colorado State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology Fort Collins, CO Start date ideally Jan 2, 2019 Deadline December 15, 2018 Position Announcement
PhD Graduate Assistantship in Large River Unionid Ecology Institute for Great Lakes Research and Department of Biology at Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI Start date mid-May, 2019. Applications will be considered until January 7, 2019 Position Announcement
PhD student, ecophysiological responses of sagebrush to warming. Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University   Start in January or Summer 2019.   Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Waterfowl U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the University of Missouri Columbia, MO Spring 2019 start date preferred. Posted Oct 10, 2018. Open until filled. Position Announcement
Post-doctoral Research Associate University of Missouri in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Conservation   Anticipated Start Date early winter, 2019. Posted Nov 5, 2018. Applications reviewed as they are submitted. Position Announcement
Postdoctoral Researcher - UC Davis Bee Biology group Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California Davis   To begin by April, 2019; may start earlier. Deadline: Dec 20, 2018 for full consideration Position Announcement
Graduate Research Assistantships in Conservation and Sustainable Development (3 PhD positions available) Montana State University Department of Ecology, the Northern Arizona University Ecological and Environmental Informatics Program, and the University of Northern British Colombia Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Program Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru Intended start date: August 2019 or sooner. Deadline March 1, 2019 Position Announcements
M.Sc. - Chromium and Arsenic Bioaccumulation in Boreal Fish Species of Ontario Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON, Canada Begin as early as Jan 2019.   Position Announcement
Graduate Student Position (MS/PhD) - Honey Bee Lab Oregon State University   Expected start date in January or April 2019.   Position Announcement
MSc Opportunity in Fish Community Responses to Brownification and Deacidification Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON, Canada Position will begin May 2019.   Position Announcement
PhD Graduate Student Arctic Marine Invertebrate Research group several potential locations in Canada Position to begin May, 2019.   Position Announcement
Graduate Research Opportunities in Water Studies and Sustainability (1-3 MS/PhD students) University of Missouri, Department of Biomedical, Biological, and Chemical Engineering Columbia, MO Start dates are Spring or Fall, 2019.   Positions Announcement
PhD students, Toxic Risks to Bees in Urban and Agricultural Landscapes Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University   Beginning Fall 2019.   Position Announcement
Professional and Full-Time Positions
Position Title Organization Location Dates Application Deadline More Information
Development Officer American Prairie Reserve Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Director of Philanthropy American Prairie Reserve Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Administrative Assistant, Northern Great Plains World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bozeman, MT     Position Description

Program Officer, Tribal Conservation Initiative

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Senior Science Specialist, Northern Great Plains World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Director, Northern Rockies Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Regional Program Manager - Bozeman Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Regional Youth Program Manager - Bozeman Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) Bozeman, MT     Position Description
Program Supervisor Ecology Project International Missoula, MT     Position Description
Environmental Specialist I/II/III Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Services Program, Water Quality Monitoring Section Jefferson City, MO   Continuous Enrollment Vacancy Announcement
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Forest Ecology

Washington State University

Pullman, WA Anticipated Start State: August 16, 2019 Posted Nov 19, 2018

Position Announcement

Professor & Chairperson

Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI Anticipated start date: Aug 2019 Review will begin Aug 1, 2018;
Position open until filled

Position Announcement

Job Posting

Research Scientist 1 - Water Pollution

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Posted August 30, 2018  

Position Announcement

Environmental Scientist III: Conservation Coastal Avian Scientist

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish & Wildlife

Smyrna, DE Posted Sept 7, 2018  

Position Announcement

Public Lands Remediation Project Manager

Adventure Scientists

Bozeman, MT Start date Fall 2018, through Dec 2020

Application Review begins September 12, 2018

Position Announcement

Field Operations Assistant Manager

Battelle / National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) project

Bozeman, MT  

Posted September 14, 2018

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Water Resources

Annis Water Resources Institute

Muskegon, MI 12 month, tenure-track

Review will begin Oct 1, 2018;
Position open until filled

Position Announcement

2 Faculty Positions in Ecology (Community Ecology & Grassland Ecology) 

Kansas State University Division of Biology

Manhattan, KS  

Review will begin Oct 5, 2018; Positions open until filled

Positions Announcement

Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI Anticipated Begin Date: August 15, 2019

Review will begin Oct 5; Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Teaching Assistant Professor in Entomology

Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN Expected Start Date: January 2, 2019

Application Review begins October 8, 2018

Position Announcement

Assistant or Associate Professor in Fish or Fisheries Conservation and Management

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virigina Tech

Blacksburg, VA  

Review will begin Oct 15, 2018; Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Plant Physiological Ecology

Department of Ecology, Montana State University

Bozeman, MT Desired Start Date: August, 2019.

Screening of applications begins November 5, 2018.

Position Announcement
Assistant Professor, Landscape Scale Conservation Planning and Park Management

Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD Start no later than August, 2019

Full consideration: November 9, 2018. Open until filled.

Position Announcement
Assistant Professor - Environmental Microbiologist

Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX  

Review of applications will begin Nov 21 and will continue until filled.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor - Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida

Gainesville, FL Interviews expected to begin Jan-Feb, 2019

Apply by December 1, 2018 for full consideration. Open until filled.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (Natural Resource Tourism)

Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR), Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO Begins August 16, 2019

Apply by December 3, 2018 for full consideration.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professors (2 positions) - Host-microbe interactions; Computational Biology

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH  

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2018 and continue until filled.

Positions Announcement

Habitat Partnership Specialist

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Missouri Anticipated Start Date: January 21, 2019

Deadline: December 10, 2018

Position Announcement

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Richland Center, WI Anticipated Start Date: January 7, 2019

Deadline: December 12, 2018

Position Announcement

Research Associate in Spatial Analysis

Montana State University, Landscape Biodiversity Lab

Bozeman, MT  

Screening of applications will begin December 13, 2018.

Position Announcement

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist - Indiana

Pheasants Forever

North Vernon, IN Anticipated Start Date: January, 2019

Deadline December 19, 2018

Position Announcement

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

Pheasants Forever

Hinckley, MN Anticipated Start Date: January 28, 2019

Deadline: December 21, 2018

Position Announcement

Precision Ag Coordinator

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

York, NE Anticipated Start Date January 28, 2019

Deadline December 21, 2018

Position Announcement

Director of Development I - Wyoming

The Nature Conservancy

Wyoming  

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2018

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS  

Review of Applications will begin January 1, 2019.

Position Announcement

Range and Wildlife Conservationist

Phesants Forever & Quail Forever, in collaboration with the USDA NRCS, USFWS, and Muley Fanatic Foundation

Craig, CO Anticipated Start Date February, 2019

Deadline January 2, 2019

Position Announcement

120 Mission Critical Positions

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States  

Positions scheduled to open first week in January, 2019.

Positions Announcement

Conservation Social Scientist

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Bozeman, MT Preferred start date: February 1, 2019

Deadline January 10, 2019

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor in Wildlife Biology

University of Vermont, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources 

Burlington, VT Anticipated Start Date August 15, 2019.

Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2019.

Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Fisheries Science

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Fisheries in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Juneau, AK  

Deadline January 15, 2019

Position Announcement