The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a Fellow position in human dimensions of natural resources to begin in Fall 2018; the appointment is renewable for up to four years. Applicants are sought with interest in institutional analysis and the governance of urban and rural forest management and stewardship in Indiana. Fellows will enjoy a generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants.
The position is part of IU's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative (http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/p4ec). With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborative research; collaborations with the Human Dimensions Lab (directed by Dr. James Farmer), and the Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group will be particularly encouraged.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in forestry or a closely related natural resource management field prior to employment, with methodological expertise in ecological economics, survey research and/or GIS (specifically remote sensing). Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI's multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.
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Questions about the position should be directed to: Prof. Robert Fischman, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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