[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position in Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analyses for Sustainable Climate Risk Management; Pennsylvania State University; University Park Campus

Katerina Kostadinova katerina at psu.edu
Fri Feb 20 07:26:48 MST 2015

Postdoctoral Position
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University

A postdoctoral position in *Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Analyses for
Sustainable Climate Risk Management* is available in the Earth and
Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.

Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM <http://scrimhub.org>) is an
interdisciplinary research network on 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?* The network 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. It 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 research team that analyzes two
central areas of concern: (i) the role of coupled ethical-epistemic issues
in climate change science and (ii) how to improve decision-making under
conditions of risk and uncertainty to ensure ethical adequacy. The ideal
candidate would have a strong background in the ethical and/or epistemic
dimensions of scientific practice and an appreciation of the ethical issues
raised by deep uncertainty. Interests in decision-making under uncertainty,
integrated assessment, and in collaborations involving Earth scientists,
statisticians, decision analysts, economists, social scientists, and
philosophers as well as an understanding of climate change mitigation,
adaptation, geoengineering strategies are desirable.

The position will begin in August 2015. 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, please email a single PDF file (maximum 10 MB) containing a
letter of interest, a CV, reprints of two manuscripts, and contact
information for three references to jobs at scrim.psu.edu
<jobs at scrim.psu.edu?subject=>. Review of applications will begin on March
23 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the potential projects, please contact Nancy Tuana (
ntuana at psu.edu <ntuana at psu.edu?subject=>). 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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