Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Equity and Water Research Planning

University of Georgia

Athens, GA, USA 🇺🇸

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Posting NumberG/R15221P
Working TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Equity and Water Research Planning
DepartmentENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech
About the University of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/DepartmentThe College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is to pursue and disseminate anthropological knowledge of human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction. The Department of Anthropology does not merely apply to the study of humans the insights gained in other fields from the study of non-human organisms, but theoretically and methodologically advances understanding of the culture-bearing human species with its complex behavioral patterning. It thus contributes to a key institutional strength of the University of Georgia, which are the number of departments and programs that emphasize an ecological and environmental approach to their subject matter.Additional information is available at https://anthropology.uga.edu/
College/Unit/Department websitehttp://www.engr.uga.edu/
Employment TypeEmployee
Additional Schedule InformationMonday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Advertised Salary$52,000 – $56,000
Anticipated Start Date11/01/2021
Posting Date10/06/2021
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants Start date flexible – dependent upon candidate availability. 
Location of VacancyAthens Area
EOO StatementThe University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).
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Duties/Responsibilities

<div>Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.</div>

Duties/ResponsibilitiesCo-develop and direct research related to social equity aspects of Nature-Based Solutions and water resources planning.
Percentage of time35
Duties/ResponsibilitiesDevelop tools, methods, and guidance that translates perspectives for stakeholders and project planners in ways that build empathy and incorporates diverse perspectives into the technical, procedural, and operational aspects of water resource and engineering decision making.
Percentage of time35
Duties/ResponsibilitiesCo-authoring journal manuscripts and research reports for project sponsors and oral presentations of research to sponsors and at scientific meetings.
Percentage of time15
Duties/ResponsibilitiesCommunicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of coastal laboratories.
Percentage of time15

Position Details

Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate AD
FLSAExempt
UGA Job Code
Job Family
FTE1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Position SummaryThe Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at the University of Georgia is hiring a 1 year postdoc position, with possibility of renewal. The individual hired will work as part of an interdisciplinary team from the University of Georgia, the Tribal Nations Technical Center for Excellence (TNTCX), Tribal partners, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC). The project is funded by the Network for Engineering with Nature (https://n-ewn.org/) and is part of the People and Policies research theme. The postdoc will work with the broader team to develop and direct research related to Nature-Based Solutions and water resources planning. The objective is to co-design and implement methodologies and methods to incorporate a range of worldviews on landscapes and waterscapes into the technical, procedural, and operational aspects of water resource management and engineering planning. The position will be co-supervised by Brian Bledsoe, Director, IRIS, and Professor, College of Engineering, and Don Nelson, Professor, Department of Anthropology.

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is to pursue and disseminate anthropological knowledge of human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction. The Department of Anthropology does not merely apply to the study of humans the insights gained in other fields from the study of non-human organisms, but theoretically and methodologically advances understanding of the culture-bearing human species with its complex behavioral patterning. It thus contributes to a key institutional strength of the University of Georgia, which are the number of departments and programs that emphasize an ecological and environmental approach to their subject matter.Additional information is available at https://anthropology.uga.edu/
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in PositionPhD in a related field (e.g. Anthropology, Geography, Ecology, Public Planning, Hydrology). Experience working with Tribal Nations and on interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesMethodological expertise that may include qualitative and quantitative data collection/analysis, collaborative modeling, geospatial methods, and field data collection experience, are desirable.
Physical DemandsTypical lab environment.
Is this a Position of Trust?No
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?No
Does this position require a P-Card?No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No
Is driving a requirement of this position?No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)No

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