[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in Social Dynamics and Forest/Landscape Change

Allison Steiner alsteine at umich.edu
Thu Jun 20 09:17:45 MDT 2013

Please see a new posting for a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan based in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE).  



How to Apply
When applying, please include a cover letter as the first page of you application, describing your interest in the position, experience, and availability. In addition, please submit a CV or resume, and the name, title and affiliation, and contact information (email and phone) for two professional references.

Job Summary
The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) at the University of Michigan are seeking a qualified Postdoctoral Researcher. SNRE's mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. The candidate will work with Drs. Bill Currie and Arun Agrawal in SNRE and Dr. Allison Steiner in AOSS in the interdisciplinary computer modeling of social, ecological, and atmospheric systems.

The selected individual will be responsible for the development of an innovative computer model. The framework to be developed will model social dynamics and processes that drive forest and landscape change, ecological processes of forest ecosystem and landscape function, and physical processes involved in the forest-atmosphere exchanges of energy and mass. The model will mix social agent-based, ecological, and physical process modeling and will be applicable in human-dominated landscapes in temperate and tropical biomes. Responsibilities will include model development and planning, model coding and testing, preparation and integration of spatial data, model application and results analysis, and the preparation of peer-review publications.

Required Qualifications*
PhD degree in environmental science, or closely related field. High competence level and demonstrated experience with computer modeling and programming languages (e.g., Unix/Linux, Fortran, Java, and visualization software). Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems, modeling social processes and dynamics, agent-based modeling, and forested landscapes. Additional experience with remotely sensed data, social-ecological synthesis, the surface energy balance and/or surface-atmospheric exchange would be considered favorably. Conceptual analytical thinking and proactive problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team-based, interdisciplinary environment with faculty from three different disciplines. Demonstrated ability to complete the preparation and submission of peer-review publications.

Additional Information
NOTE: This is a 1-year, term-limited position, with the option for continued employment based on performance and funding availability. The start date is on or before Sept. 1, 2013.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Allison Steiner
Associate Professor
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
University of Michigan
phone:	734.764.5150
alsteiner at umich.edu

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