Postdoc in Urban Resilience to Weather-Related Extreme Events, Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona 

Organization: Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Arizona State University

Type of opportunity: Fellowship, postdoc

Duties: Under the supervision of Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, Clark Miller, and Charles Redman, the Transitions and Implementation Postdoctoral Fellow will work with the UREx SRN Transitions and Implementation Working Group to support research and practice on urban transitions in nine network cities. The Transitions and Implementation Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Support the Working Group leadership in the coordination and facilitation of city-based transition and adaptation projects, proposals, and implementation strategies
  • Develop research on governance of urban transitions and adaptation, with a particular emphasis on the role of knowledge, ideas, and innovation in decision-making and governance
  • Document transition interventions across the UREx to analyze the mechanisms putting knowledge to action in our cities
  • Facilitate the network of city practitioners across the ten cities
  • Have opportunities to work with Scenarios and other Working Groups to further UREx SRN goals
  • Conduct outstanding research, including collect, analyze, and synthesize social survey and interview data in scientific publications
  • Engage, coordinate, and facilitate interactions of UREx practitioners, stakeholders, and researchers through practice, networking, communication, and knowledge exchange

Desired qualifications:

  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D.in a relevant field by the start date of the appointment
  • Applicants must have training or experience in one or more of the following disciplines or knowledge domains: urban planning, sustainability and futures, transitions management, knowledge systems for sustainability, societal and organizational innovation, policy and governance, science and technology studies
  • Evidence of ability to conduct independent research, to collaborate across disciplines, to publish research results, to engage with stakeholders and decision-makers, to support efforts to put knowledge into action.

Link to more information: View the announcement and apply online.

How 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, dissertation chapter); and 5) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: May 31, 2016

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