Opportunity Type:

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University

Job Title: CAP LTER Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description

The Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) program seeks a postdoctoral research scientist to join the Scenarios and Futures research team at Arizona State University. The focus of research will be on scenario co-development and spatially explicit scenario modeling of urban change under possible alternate future scenarios. The postdoctoral fellow will play a key role in the scenario development process, modeling, analysis, and visualization. CAP LTER is funded by the National Science Foundation; more information about CAP LTER can be found here: https://sustainability.asu.edu/caplter.

Postdoctoral research will include participatory engagement to explore options and opportunities for building positive futures, understanding trade-offs associated with possible interventions for social, ecological, and technical domains of urban systems, and assessing how urban change will affect the future ability of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services for sustainability, resilience, and equity. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in this ongoing research program in CAP LTER, will be tightly connected to related research, and will develop new research based on his or her interest and expertise with Dr. Nancy Grimm, Dr. David Iwaniec, and colleagues on the project.


Minimum Qualifications

This interdisciplinary position is open to scientists from diverse fields including geography, landscape and urban ecology, sustainability, urban planning, urban studies, and related areas of the social sciences. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the position start date in one of these fields. The applicant must show evidence of experience with participatory research and an ability to conduct independent research, collaborate across disciplines, and publish research results.

Desired Qualifications

The successful applicant must be masterful in participatory settings, highly technically skilled, and adept at working with multiple researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.  Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills are also required for coordinating research, data, and input from scenario development activities as well as for dissemination of results.

Department and Project Information

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The ASU Wrigley Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.  ASU also hosts other related institutes, projects, and centers (e.g., Decision Center for a Desert City, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network).
Instructions to Apply

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter explaining how prior experience and qualifications are appropriate to the job activities; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement of research accomplishments, interdisciplinary experience, and goals related to the program; 4) a sample of scholarly writing (i.e., a published article or dissertation chapter); and 5) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Application Close Date

February 15, 2018, if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Background Check Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For a complete statement of ASU’s nondiscrimination statement, refer to http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

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