[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position in Decision Support for Sustainable Climate Risk Management; Pennsylvania State University; University Park Campus

Katerina Kostadinova katerina at psu.edu
Wed Dec 2 13:17:14 MST 2015

*Postdoctoral Position*

Decision Support for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus

A postdoctoral position is available in the Earth and Environmental Systems
Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Successful candidates will
become part of an interdisciplinary research network on Sustainable Climate
Risk Management (SCRiM, scrimhub.org). Centered at Penn State and linking
18 universities and five research institutions in six nations, SCRiM
addresses the question: What are sustainable, scientifically sound,
technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible
climate-risk management strategies? SCRiM catalyzes fundamental,
mission-oriented, and transdisciplinary research to characterize climate
risks and trade-offs associated with risk management instruments such as
mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. The network provides unique
opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and
professional development. SCRiM postdocs enjoy ample opportunities for
transdisciplinary research collaboration as well as professional mentoring
by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.

The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary research team to
support the social science analysis of two central areas of concern: (i)
the role of values in climate change science and risk management and (ii)
how to improve values-informed decision making under deep uncertainty.
Among other activities, the postdoctoral fellow will assist in developing
climate risk management communication and decision support tools, and
facilitate their testing and use in experimental and real-life settings.
The ideal candidate would have experience designing and testing decision
support tools, a strong background in a social or decision science field,
and an appreciation of the role values play in decision making. An
understanding of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering
strategies is desirable. Interests in decision making under uncertainty,
integrated assessment, and in collaborations involving Earth scientists,
statisticians, decision analysts, economists, and philosophers would be
further advantages for applicants to this position.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with excellent
possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. The salary will be
competitive, commensurate with experience, and will comply with Penn State
University guidelines. Successful completion of a background check is
required prior to employment.

To apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/60928. Please include a letter of
interest, a CV, reprints of two manuscripts, and contact information for
three references with your application. For questions about the potential
projects, please contact Dr. Nancy Tuana (ntuana at psu.edu) or Dr. Klaus
Keller (klaus at psu.edu).

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to affirmative action, equal
opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


Katerina Kostadinova

Administrative Support Coordinator

Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM

Earth & Environmental Systems Institute

219 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802

P: (814) 865-5007
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