[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Position - NSF Future of Dams Project

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Apr 23 10:09:47 MDT 2016

Date:    Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:34:07 -0400
From:    Ruth Hallsworth <Ruth_Hallsworth at UMIT.MAINE.EDU>
Subject: Postdoc Position - NSF Future of Dams Project

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
and the New England Sustainability Consortium

The New England Sustainability Consortium (
https://www.newenglandsustainabilityconsortium.org) has launched a new
stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research program
focused on the future of dams. Our research draws upon
world-class faculty expertise at the UNH, UMaine, URI, Keene State, USM and
RISD and builds on NEST's experience in advancing the theory and practice
of sustainability science. Using dams in New England as a model system, the
team will examine the
economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs
associated with different kinds of dam decisions. The team's approach to
problem solving will benefit from the local knowledge and know-how of
diverse stakeholders representing
government, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center (http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/)
at UMaine is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a deep
commitment to stakeholder-driven, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary
research to join the Maine team. The
position may begin as early as June 1, 2016.

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a deep commitment to
solutions-focused, stakeholder engaged, interdisciplinary research and a
strong commitment to solve pressing problems using innovative methods.
Experience with collaborative modeling
(participatory modeling or mapping, Bayesian techniques, etc.) is preferred
along with a willingness to learn outside of the primary research area.
Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
and the ability to work
effectively with a wide range of constituencies. A Ph.D. is required by
time of appointment.

Responsibilities: We seek a postdoctoral researcher with core competencies
in the following areas: align with the research team and assume broad
research responsibilities; participate in ongoing team research and
project-wide research activities;
prepare manuscripts for publication; present research findings at public
and professional meetings; contribute to the development and implementation
of curricula and mentoring programs for students; mentor graduate and
undergraduate students;
maintain accurate records of research findings and the analysis of results.

How to Apply: It is recommended that applicants review project information
on the NEST website before completing application materials (
https://www.newenglandsustainabilityconsortium.org/job-openings). A
complete job description and online
application is available on the University of Maine web site at

All applications must include the following materials for consideration: 1)
A letter of
interest (2-3 pages) that summarizes the candidate's research program,
qualifications for the position, interests in sustainability science, and
plans for addressing the positions responsibilities; 2) curriculum vitae;
3) copies of undergraduate and
graduate transcripts; 4) a sample of research (e.g., peer-reviewed
publication); and 5) names and contact information of three professional
references. Review of applications will begin May 2, 2016 and will continue
until a suitable candidate is

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law.

Senator George J. Mitchell
Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine
5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5710
ph: 207-581-3196 / fx: 207-581-3320
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