Post Doc Res Assoc (EPSCoR)

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY, USA 🇺🇸

JOB DESCRIPTION

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives

JOB TITLE:                       

Co-Production and Social Science Postdoctoral Fellow

JOB PURPOSE:   

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources is searching for a postdoctoral scholar with an interest in assessing the process of co-production, vulnerability and adaptation, and social science related to water. Responsibilities include 1) collaborating with a large interdisciplinary team, 2) building a research program that leads to publications in high quality journals, 3) mentoring MS students with projects related to social science and water and 4) coordinating and collaborating with our project Co-Production Coordinator and other graduate students and post-docs affiliated with the project to support proactive understanding and management of water in the region.

This postdoc will work on an NSF EPSCoR-funded project called WY-ACT (Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions) project. This project seeks to help Wyoming stakeholders and communities anticipate and prepare for changing water availability. The 5-year grant will support the creation of integrative models showing the cascading effects of changed water availability through socio-environmental systems with implications for hydrology, ecology, economics, and dependent human communities. Core responsibilities will include designing metrics to assess the process of co-production in this project, conducting a multi-method vulnerability assessment of stakeholders in the three-basin region in northwest Wyoming, and mentoring affiliated social science graduate students. Salary will be competitive and includes a generous benefits package, and support for travel. The appointment is for two years, renewable for further years subject to satisfactory performance. The position will be supervised by Dr. Corrine Noel Knapp.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This post-doc will be responsible for developing metrics to measure and understand outcomes of co-production, collaborate with the Co-Production Coordinator, conduct the multi-methods vulnerability assessment, develop a strong record of research excellence in the areas listed above, and collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues and work collaboratively with the PI.  

COMPETENCIES:  

Attention to detail, Initiative Innovation, teamwork, collaboration, meeting facilitation, sensitivity, Analysis/Problem Identification,

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Ph.D. in social science, interdisciplinary science, or closely related field;
  • Strong qualitative research skills, including interviewing;
  • Experience with collaborative, co-produced and/or team science;
  • Ability to write clearly, professionally, and persuasively; and
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Experience co-producing knowledge with communities and stakeholders;
  • Experience and/or interest in integrative modeling;
  • Potential to support project management and the mentoring of graduate students;
  • Ability to lead aspects of a team-based interdisciplinary project.

   REQUIRED MATERIALS:  Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for three work-related references that will be contacted for finalists.  Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate that the first round of interviews to be conducted virtually in September 2022. For more information about this position, or how to apply, contact Corrie Knapp ([email protected]).      

HIRING STATEMENT:  UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.      In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email [email protected]

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/


POSITION TYPE

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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED