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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Quantitative Human-Environment Science

Posted: 9/14/2018 (Employment)

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in quantitative human-environment science. Applicants must have a PhD in ecology, geography, sociology, economics, or a related discipline in the human sciences at the time of appointment. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research group focused on interactions between humans and their environments, including human adaptation to environmental and climate change. Ongoing projects are based in Africa, Latin America, and the American West.


The postdoc, under the supervision of Dr. Joel Hartter, will participate in several ongoing projects including: Population, Environment and Climate in the Albertine Rift (PECAR); Kavango-Zambezi Vulnerability Assessment (KAZAVA); Responsible Mining, Resilient Communities; and Communities and Forest in Oregon (CAFOR). The postdoc is expected to contribute intellectually to these projects, as well as to advance their own research interests in collaboration with Dr. Hartter. Primary responsibilities include analysis of existing datasets, writing of peer-reviewed articles, development of grant proposals, and management of existing research projects. Creation and dissemination of communication and outreach materials for stakeholders is also expected.


Salary is USD $50,000 annually, plus benefits. The initial appointment is for 12 months; funding exists for annual renewal thereafter, based on performance. Start date is flexible, but not earlier than 1 October 2018.

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Location: University of Colorado, Boulder