Post-doc Positions at University of Illinois Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Science

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Environmental Social Science – 2 year position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) seeks a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in environmental social science. Research will focus on linked hydrological and social systems. The postdoc will contribute to projects that focus on both rural and urban contexts. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience across a range of multidisciplinary projects that incorporate the social and ecological sciences.

The postdoc will work with virtual and real-world social network data to understand environmentally relevant decision-making. The position requires knowledge of social network data collection methods and analysis. Proficiency and demonstrated ability in R is highly desired. The most competitive candidates will have experience with interview methods of data collection, thinking about linked social-ecological systems and working across disciplinary boundaries. Experience with GIS is desirable, but not required.

The selected applicant will receive training and experience to support their future career goals, including but not limited to opportunities to publish manuscripts, contribute to grant writing, and mentor undergraduates in research.

Review of applications will begin May 1. To apply, please email a single .pdf file containing a Coverletter, transcript, and CV and bcutts@illinois.edu. Please use “Environmental Social Science postdoc – Networked Water” in the subject line. Please include the names and contact information for three references. Candidates that are ABD will be considered. A June 15 start date is anticipated.

Environmental Social Science – 2 year position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) seeks a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in environmental social science. The postdoc is an opportunity to contribute to research on the influence of foreclosure on residential landscapes. This is an exciting multidisciplinary project that spans the social and ecological sciences.

The postdoc will work with work extensively with geographic data. Other forms of data collection and analysis may be included, depending on the expertise and interest of the selected candidate.

The position requires knowledge of US geographic data as well as experience and/or training in spatial analysis. Previous experience working with tax assessor data is especially relevant. The most competitive candidates will have significant knowledge of the literature on social-ecological systems. This may include natural scientists with an emerging interest in social science.

Proficiency and demonstrated ability in R or other programming languages is highly desired, but not required.

The selected applicant will be expected to be a productive and creative scholar, leading publishable manuscripts and organizing meetings with the larger research team. The applicant will receive training and experience to support their future career goals, including but not limited to opportunities to publish manuscripts, contribute to grant writing, and mentor undergraduates in research.

Review of applications will begin May 1. To apply, please email a single .pdf file containing a Coverletter, transcript, and CV and bcutts@illinois.edu. Please use “Environmental Social Science postdoc – Foreclosure” in the subject line. Please include the names and contact information for three references. Candidates that are ABD will be considered. A June 15 start date is anticipated.

Summer graduate assistant / academic hourly position announcement: Environmental Social Science – Social Networks and the Environment

The University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) seeks a research assistant (RA) in environmental social science. The position may be hired as an academic hourly employee or graduate student research assistant. To be considered at the graduate assistant level, candidates must already be admitted to a University of Illinois graduate program. Candidates at the Academic Hourly level must have at least a bachelor’s degree and cannot be a current UIUC student. All candidates must be eligible to work in the US. Research will focus on linked hydrological and social systems. The RA will contribute to projects that focus on both rural and urban contexts.

The RA will work with virtual and real-world social network data to understand environmentally relevant decision-making. The position requires knowledge of social network data collection methods and analysis. Proficiency and demonstrated ability in R is highly desired. The most competitive candidates will have experience with interview methods of data collection, thinking about linked social-ecological systems and working across disciplinary boundaries.

Review of applications will begin April 28. To apply, please email a single .pdf file containing a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and CV and to Dr. Bethany Cutts bcutts@illinois.edu. Please use “Environmental Social Science RA – Networked Water” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are applying as a graduate student or academic hourly employee and include the names and contact information for three references. A May 16 start date is anticipated. The position will run through August 15.

Summer graduate assistant / academic hourly announcement: Environmental Social Science – Foreclosure and Urban Environmental Change

The University of Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) seeks a research assistant (RA) in environmental social science. The position may be hired as an academic hourly employee or graduate student research assistant. To be considered at the graduate assistant level, candidates must already be admitted to a University of Illinois graduate program. Candidates at the Academic Hourly level must have at least a bachelor’s degree and cannot be a current UIUC student. The RA will contribute to research on the influence of foreclosure on communities. This is a multidisciplinary project that spans the social and ecological sciences.

The RA will work with both existing geographic data to understand environmentally relevant change in response to foreclosure. The position requires knowledge of geographic data collection methods as well as experience in geospatial analysis. The most competitive candidates will have significant knowledge of the literature on social-ecological systems. Proficiency and demonstrated ability in R is highly desired.

Review of applications will begin April 28. To apply, please email a single .pdf file containing a cover letter, unofficial transcript, and CV and to Dr. Bethany Cutts bcutts@illinois.edu. Please use “Environmental Social Science RA – Foreclosure” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are applying as a graduate student or academic hourly employee and include the names and contact information for three references. A May 16 start date is anticipated. The position will run through August 15.