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Ph.D. Assistantship, wildfire social science
Northern Arizona Univerisity
Dr. Catrin Edgeley has funding available to support a Ph.D. student in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University (NAU). The student will join a team of interdisciplinary scientists at NAU and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) investigating how environmental cues such as fire behavior and air quality influence evacuation decision-making and timing in communities affected by wildfire events. The successful applicant will contribute to and lead various components of this project, including but not limited to mixed-mode surveys and interviews. The student will work directly with local governments and community organizations across several study areas to produce and communicate research findings that can support local needs related to wildfire safety. The student will be based at NAU’s Flagstaff campus, with the exception of two months in the summers of 2022 and 2023 when they will work at NCAR’s Mesa Lab in Boulder, Colorado with our NCAR partners.
A start date of Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 is possible. The recipient of this position will receive a stipend that covers 20 hours a week during the academic year and 40 hours a week in the summer as a research assistant, health insurance, and a full tuition waiver.

To apply for this position, please email the following documents to (1) a short statement of interest clearly stating experience, qualifications and research interests as they relate to this project; and (2) a current C.V. or resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Additional materials such as a writing sample and reference contacts may be requested later in the process. Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Research Assistantship
University of Tennessee
Graduate level research assistantships (MS/PhD) are available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to work with Dr. Neelam Poudyal starting Fall 2021. Students will work on conservation social science projects with emphasis on human dimension, economics or policy aspects of wildlife conservation, invasive species management.
The assistantship includes a competitive stipend, tuition-waiver and health insurance benefits. Opportunities will be available to attend and present at academic conferences and professional society meetings. Interested candidates may send an email ( with a brief statement of research interest and career goals, unofficial copies of college level transcripts and GRE scores.
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Research Fellow - Postdoctoral
Pacific Northwest Research Station
This is a one-year postdoc position that can start as virtual. The researcher will develop research around the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion and organizational culture in the US Forest Service. Familiarity with surveys, qualitative approaches, virtual focus groups, or other methods will be helpful. Fellow will be responsible for all phases of research cycle from ideas to implementation and dissemination. Salary range is between $60-$65K with health benefits possible. Position starts August/September 2021 thru August 2022.
M.S. Assistantship - Climbing Management
Old Dominion University
At the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Program at Old Dominion University (ODU) we're seeking one Master’s of Science graduate research assistant (GRA) with interests in pursuing coursework and research focused at the intersection of rock climbing and visitor use management. The successful applicant will start January 2022 and assist Chris Zajchowski and current ODU graduate research assistant peers with a multi-year visitor use survey effort at National Park Service (NPS) units in the National Capital Area, Region 1. This fully-funded graduate assistantship will allow the student to participate in research design, data collection and analysis, reporting and dissemination for climbing planning and management focused at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The position also will include additional effort related to other NPS units in Region 1. Feel free to check out our program at the link below and reach out to me for the full position description and any questions.
Postdoc - Integrating, modelling, and translating the ecosystem services implications of land use on the Bay of Fundy coast
Dalhousie University
Primary research outcomes are starting to roll in from our Bay of Fundy dykeland landscape case study in ResNet ( It is thus time to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to help us integrate that work and start bringing it together into a modelling context so that we can better understand the ecosystem service implications of decisions such as dyke reinforcement or dyke realignment and salt marsh restoration, and for which beneficiaries.
Environmental Planner
Puget Sound Partnership
You will be responsible for working with teams to advance Puget Sound recovery. You’ll direct or contribute to planning and policy initiatives related to the Action Agenda and Implementation Strategies. This will include representing the agency in external venues, influencing the work of partners and implementing significant work components in fulfillment of the agency’s mission. The goal of the Partnership’s Integrated Planning team, of which you will be a member, is to facilitate collaboration in developing a shared plan to accelerate Puget Sound recovery and empower partners to implement local and regional recovery plans.
Ph.D position in Political Science, focusing on Environment and natural resource politics
Umeå University
A position as a doctoral student in the doctoral program amounts to four years of full-time studies (240 higher education credits). A Ph.D. student can also participate in teaching or other departmental activities up to 20% of the time. In such cases, the employment is extended corresponding to this time, at most by a year. The position is fully funded by the Department of Political Science.
Postdoc position in Political Science
Umeå University
The position is a full-time employment on a fixed term of two years and includes own research with at least 80% of full-time. Teaching at the undergraduate and advanced level can amount to a maximum of 20% of full-time.
Social-Ecological Systems Scientist (Tenure track Assistant or Associate Prof.)
Cornell University
The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that advances theory and practice related to social-ecological systems analysis concepts, methods, and applications. We value scholarship that addresses multiple scales of environmental change and embraces the dynamic intersections of social and ecological systems. The successful candidate’s research and teaching could focus on multiple spatio-temporal scales and methods, but we place particular emphasis on large-scale – regional, national, global - analyses and quantitative approaches. We seek applicants working at the intersection of social and ecological research.
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