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Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate Change Adaptation Research at the North Central Climate Science Center (USA)

Last modified August 27, 2012 10:26 expired

Postdoctoral Fellowship in regional climate change adaptation and resource management decision making research for individuals with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in climate change in the North Central Region

Postdoctoral Fellowship in regional climate change adaptation and resource management decision making research for individuals with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in climate change in the North Central Region

 Study Subject: Climate Change Adaptation Research Employer: Colorado State University and the North Central University Consortium

 Level: Postdoctoral

 Position Description: We seek an individual with a recent Ph.D. received since 2007 and who has experience in working in an interdisciplinary team environment dealing with social-ecological systems. Candidates whose research spans the physical sciences, natural resources, social sciences and application to decision making of natural or/and cultural resource management issues related to aspects of climate change are preferred. Research experience with natural resource issues in the western US, climate change science, and social sciences is required. Experiences in collaborating with resource managers or decision makers or efforts in climate change assessments are desired. In addition, demonstrated experience with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change framing on vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies; US National Climate Assessment efforts; concepts dealing with managing for resilience; and experience with rural communities, including tribal communities are desired. Skills in communication and publication of reports and research publications are also valued. The position will require coordination of research efforts for the NC CSC adaptation efforts in the region in support of adaptive management practices in the region. Areas of interest include but are not limited to (1) fundamental understanding of climate change projections and downscaling techniques; (2) the impact and vulnerability assessment of climate change on social-ecological systems, wildlife and conservation practices; (3) decision making under uncertainty, adaptive management decision making, natural resource management; (4) climate impacts on land, water, energy resources; and (5) analysis of economic, sociological, ecological implications of climate change. Special consideration will be given to candidates who will collaborate with faculty from NC-CSC Partner institutions. Information on our NC-CSC Partners can be found at <www.doi.gov/csc/northcentral>. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty whom they are interested in working with.

The position will be filled based on qualifications with a salary in the range of $48,000 to $60,000 annually with benefits for one year with the possibility for renewal of a second year. To apply and view a complete position description, please visit: <http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/>. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit by 5:00 pm MST, on September 3, 2012, for full consideration. Availability for an in person interview is required.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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