Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2-years) Department of Anthropology San Diego State University Please use the following link to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/46213
The Department of Anthropology at San Diego State University is inviting applicants for a 2-year, full time position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will join a team of researchers from University of California Santa Barbara, Florida State University, and San Diego State University on an interdisciplinary project titled “Multi-scale dynamics of coral reef fisheries: Feedbacks between fishing practices, livelihood opportunities, and shifting dominance of coral and algae”. The project will involve an integrated social, ecological, and modeling program centered on the coral reef fishery of Moorea, French Polynesia. Expected start date is on or before April 2018.
The postdoctoral fellow will live in Moorea, French Polynesia for 2 years, serving as the onsite lead for the social science component of the project. In collaboration with local community partners and the research group, the fellow will co-lead the design of household livelihood and social network surveys, fish catch distribution surveys, and develop a citizen-science effort with local fishers where they are trained to use GPS enabled technology to document their movements and catch. After developing the research design, the fellow will oversee the social science field research, coordinate activities with local collaborators, conduct interviews and livelihood surveys, direct participatory mapping exercises, accompany fishers on fishing outings, analyze data, prepare publications, and communicate results to community members. Responsibilities will also include leading workshops and training sessions for local collaborators, planning community and K-12 outreach activities, supervising graduate students and field crews, interacting with other members of the research team from UC Santa Barbara and Florida State University, and facilitating communication between community partners and the Territorial Government of French Polynesia.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Ph.D. in anthropology, geography or related social science. Must have strong training and experience in environmental social science.
Demonstrated skills in social science data analysis and integrating natural and social science perspectives and techniques.
Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to work independently are required.
French language proficiency is required.
Knowledge and experience working in the Pacific, especially coral reef fisheries, preferred but not required.
Demonstrated skill working with local communities and navigating complex community politics and dynamics.
Candidates should be comfortable traveling in open boats and outrigger canoes with local fishers and being exposed for long periods to the elements.
Applicants with prior postdoctoral experience and proven field skills will be preferred.
Applicants must be able to live in French Polynesia for 2 years with some travel to US for collaboration with other team members.
Valid driver’s license required for driving in French Polynesia.
For more inquiries contact Dr. Matthew Lauer (email@example.com).
Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their application via SDSU's online application system (Interfolio) and upload electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications and interests; 2) current curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three references. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Lauer.
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