Position Title: Scenario Planning Postdoctoral Fellow
Organization: University of Wyoming
Location: Laramie, WY
Position Overview: This postdoc will work on an NSF EPSCoR-funded project called WY-ACT (Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions) project. This project seeks to help Wyoming stakeholders and communities anticipate and prepare for changing water availability. The 5-year grant will support the creation of integrative models showing the cascading effects of changed water availability through socio-environmental systems with implications for hydrology, ecology, economics, and dependent human communities. Core responsibilities will include co-designing scenario workshops with knowledge of current scenario planning methods, coordinating logistics for workshops in the three-basin region in northwest Wyoming, conducting interviews and focus groups, and overseeing qualitative and quantitative research. Salary will be competitive and includes a generous benefits package and support for travel. The appointment is for two years, renewable for further years subject to satisfactory performance. The position will be supervised by Dr. Corrine Noel Knapp and Dr. Mary L. Keller.
Duties: This post-doc will be responsible for conducting pre-workshop interviews and focus groups, co-designing scenario workshops with knowledge of current scenario planning methods, coordinating logistics for workshops in the three-basin region in northwest Wyoming, and overseeing qualitative and quantitative research during and after workshops. The candidate will also collaborate with the Co-Production Postdoc and Co-Production Coordinator, develop a strong record of research excellence in the areas listed above, collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues and work collaboratively with the PI.
- Attention to detail
- Meeting facilitation
- Analysis/Problem Identification
REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
While preference will be given to a candidate who will be campus-based, a candidate who is located in the study region, and can commit to being on campus in Laramie for priority team activities, will also be seriously considered.
- Ph.D. in socio-ecological sciences, natural resource management planning, interdisciplinary science, collaborative science, or closely related field;
- Strong qualitative research skills, including interviewing, focus groups and workshops;
- Experience with collaborative, co-produced and/or team science;
- Experience with scenario planning workshops with communities and stakeholders;
- Ability to write clearly, professionally, and persuasively; and
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience or interest in future thinking approaches and/or co-production with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
- Experience and/or interest in integrative modeling;
- Potential to support project management and the mentoring of graduate students;
- Ability to lead aspects of a team-based interdisciplinary project.
Salary/Pay: $55,008 – $65,000
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.