Post Doc Research Associate in Society, Water, and Climate

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, USA 🇺🇸


Open Date 09/13/2022

Requisition Number PRN31790B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00137 – Geography Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45000 to 54000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Overview . The University of Utah seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work in an area related to society, water, and climate. Possible research topics will span environment, water, climate, sustainability issues, or climate change education and communication. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of University of Utah mentors, and could be housed in whichever home department is most appropriate. The initial appointment will be one year, with the opportunity of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress. This opportunity represents a collaboration between the Society, Water, and Climate program ( SWC , ), the Global Change and Sustainability Center ( GCSC , ), and the Sustainability Office at the University of Utah. Postdoctoral projects will include independent climate-related research, opportunities to help implement the Universities anticipated 2023 Climate Action Plan ( ) , engagement with the UC3 fellows program ( ), and university level teaching experience if desired. In addition, the postdoc will have access to mentoring and training through the University of Utah’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office ( ).

Expected background . Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, or science communication discipline related to society, water, and climate. Priority in reviewing applications will be given to applicants who have demonstrated interest in bridging across disciplines, complementing and building on existing strengths, and are amenable to training in a team setting (i.e., more than a single faculty mentor).

Application process . Applications for ths position should consist of a cover letter, statement of research interests that includes 3-4 potential GCSC or SWC affiliate faculty mentors (see links above) with relevant expertise, curriculum vitae, and the names, expertise, and contact information of three references. Applicants may also include as a separate part of their submission separate PDFs for up to three of their peer-reviewed publications relevant to their application.

Deadline and start date . The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023. However, we will continue to receive and to review applications until the position is filled. The appointment start date is flexible, but our preference is by July, 2023. Please submit inquiries to Andrea Brunelle ( ) or other members of the hiring committee including Brenda Bowen ( ), Brian Codding ( ), and Juliet Carlisle ( ).


Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development