[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Deadline extended until Dec 15 for IFRI Postdoc Position Applications

NCAR Advanced Study Program asp-coll2 at asp.ucar.edu
Tue Dec 10 14:46:50 MST 2013


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Subject: 	Deadline extended until Dec 15 for IFRI Postdoc Position 
Date: 	Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:01:31 -0500
From: 	Joan Wolf <joanwolf at umich.edu>
To: 	climate-change-professionals <climate-change-professionals at umich.edu>

*Postdoctoral Fellow Position Announcement*

The Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry program of the CGIAR (CRP 6) and 
the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network at 
the University of Michigan are jointly searching for a postdoctoral 
fellow for a 1- to 2-year appointment to assist in the development, 
enhancement, and analysis of socio-economic and forest datasets. The 
work of the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to comparative analyses 
of the links between livelihoods, food security, and tree cover from the 
local and site to the global and landscape scales.

The fellow will work in an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural 
environment under the guidance of senior researchers in CRP 6 and IFRI, 
and will

1)help integrate data from site-based research with publicly available 
global datasets on land cover, demographic changes, topography and so 

2)participate in training and capacity-building workshops;

3)be involved in discussions on comparative research and methodologies 
within CRP6 and IFRI; and

4)work on internationally peer-reviewed and other publications and on 
their presentation at workshops and meetings.

_Desired Skills_

--PhD in behavioral science, quantitative sociology, human geography or 
interdisciplinary fields such as coupled natural and human systems or 
environmental/ecological economics;

--Strong background in survey design, measurement theory, evaluation, 
index construction, qualitative data analysis, and livelihood assessment

--Familiarity with use of economic and spatial data and datasets, 
including panel data;

--Operating knowledge and experience with modeling techniques and 
econometrics, and advanced knowledge of the R statistical environment;

--Strong interpersonal communication and good personal organization 
skills required;

--Strong communication skills in written and spoken English; knowledge 
of another UN language is a plus;

_Start Date_

We will begin reviewing applications from December 15 with the 
expectation to start the appointment as soon as possible in 2014.

_Location of the assignment_

The selected fellow will be located at the University of Michigan and 
will participate in regular skype meetings with researchers in CRP6 and 
will be expected to travel to Nairobi/Bogor for two to three extended 
in-person meetings with colleagues.


The selected fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits 
package based on remuneration of postdoctoral fellows at the University 
of Michigan, together with support for travel and participation in 
workshops and professional meetings.

_Application process_:

Please send your most recent CV, names of three referees, and a cover 
letter to ifri at umich.edu <mailto:ifri at umich.edu>before December 15.


Joan Wolf, IFRI and GLAA-C Administrator

School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan

4032 Dana Building, 440 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041 USA

Phone (734) 764-9542Fax (734) 647-5047

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