Postdoctoral Fellows, Social-Ecological Systems - Urban Green Infrastructure Inventory & Analysis
January 27, 2018
Department: IU Bloomington Biology
Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute seeks to hire two postdoctoral researchers, one based at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) and one at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), to help inventory and analyze urban green infrastructure (UGI) as part of a large interdisciplinary research initiative – Prepared for Environmental Change.
Researchers will work with a team of highly motivated faculty and our community partners to compile a spatially referenced database of biophysical, social and economic data on diverse forms of UGI, including food production spaces, the urban tree canopy, and stormwater infiltration systems, and the public, nonprofit, and business institutions and actors that influence UGI. Researchers will contribute to qualitative and quantitative analyses of UGI costs, benefits, institutions and actors, and optimization for community resilience. Most research will be conducted in Indiana communities. The duration of the positions is a minimum of two years but potentially up to five years.
A Ph.D. in urban ecology, geography or related fields, and experience in social-ecological systems theory and analysis is required.
Ideal candidates should have strong geospatial technology and multivariate modelling skills, and experience/interest working on large projects involving community partners and citizens.
Department Contact for Questions:
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Heather Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Jeffrey Wilson (email@example.com).
For general questions, please contact Jeremy Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OAA #: 21801-12
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 5317
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