Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Climate Governance and Justice

Seeking a full time researcher starting as soon as possible, but no later than December 2016, to support the research activities and projects of Professor Diana Liverman in the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. These include projects on climate justice, the human dimensions of climate services, and the impacts of drought and climate change in the Southwest and Mexico. Candidate should have excellent writing and organizational skills, be able to work independently on assigned projects, and have a record of publishing and meeting deadlines. Candidate should be broadly trained in environmental social science, preferably with a PhD or equivalent research experience, and familiar with research in climate governance, political ecology, and climate impacts. The position is currently funded for up to 12 months.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities     

  • Provide day to day research support to projects.
  • Collect and analyze data and write reports and papers.
  • Organize meetings and host visitors.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in environmental social science (e.g. Geography, Anthropology, Public Policy).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of published reports and articles.
  • Strong background in climate governance, political ecology or human dimensions of environmental change, climate impact studies.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

Job Category: Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay: $35,000 – $50,000 Annually, DOE

Open Date: 07/14/2016 (Open Until Filled)
Review Begins On: 08/01/16