Post Doctoral Fellow (Geography & Environmental Studies)

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Numberreq20787
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeResearch
Hiring DepartmentGeography (860B)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain – Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligiblePostdoctoral Fellows may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits . See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryCome work with the Transformation Network team to address the most interesting social-ecological questions facing the Intermountain West—how it will take on the challenge of wildfire and associated impacts to watersheds in the Anthropocene. This position will help us understand how and where novel wildfire-watershed governance systems are created and whether different governance systems vary in terms of adaptive management, effectiveness, and fairness, as well as other identified outcomes during our research engagement.The research will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to address the most interesting social-ecological questions facing the Intermountain West—how it will take on the challenge of wildfire and associated impacts to watersheds in the Anthropocene. This position will help us understand how and where novel wildfire-watershed governance systems are created and whether different governance systems vary in terms of adaptive management, effectiveness, and fairness, as well as other identified outcomes during our research engagement. This work will include working as part of a team to: â€˘Identify where new governance mechanisms are emerging to address wildfire risks, mitigation, and post-fire response;•Build a broad inventory of current governance approaches to addressing wildfire risk on public, private, and tribal lands in the study areas;•Characterize innovative governance systems and barriers, including developing a watershed-specific case study analysis across the study sites; and•Work with communities in convergent research designs to identify research questions and methods that will address questions they have about the efficacy of their approaches to watershed protection. This is a one-year position, with a possible one-year extension. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
   
The Transformation Network hosted by the University of New Mexico Resilience Institute recognizes that systemic racism and intersectional oppression are deeply embedded in our research and education systems. Therefore, it sets intersectional antiracism as a core value and nurtures a culture of inclusion through diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just collaborations and partnerships. To join our efforts, we invite qualified people with intersecting and marginalized identities to apply. 
 
QualificationsMinimum qualifications:•Completion of a PhD degree by start date of appointment (August 2022).•Social science background as part of educational training or professional experience. Preferred qualifications:•Working knowledge of methodological programs and platforms such as SPSS, Stata, R, NVIVO, etc.•Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders•A strong interest in applied social science research related to water or forest resources â€˘Excellent written and oral communication skills.•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.•A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 
Application InstructionsOnly applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.Please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at https://www.unmedu/jobs and apply for posting requisition req20787. Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applications must include a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications, your background and interests relevant to this position, and a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number). Applicants who are appointed to a UNM post doc position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 7/9/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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