Applications are now being accepted for the fourth Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental Synthesis, hosted by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland from March 7-10, 2017. As part of this highly interactive workshop, graduate students from across disciplines and from around the world will participate in sessions and activities designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, team formation, and scientific proposal development while also building a variety of other skills and best practices crucial to the success of socio-environmental synthesis, including team leadership, effective communication, and familiarity with diverse data types.
First and second-year doctoral students from social, natural, and computational sciences with strong interests in and potential for synthesis-based research are encouraged to apply by January 13, 2017. There is no cost to attend the Workshop, although space is limited. Please visit the Workshop’s opportunity page for more information and to learn more about other graduate-oriented research opportunities supported by SESYNC.
The National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with a newly funded interdisciplinary team to develop and test a comprehensive, systematic framework to understand the dynamic social, economic, and environmental feedbacks that perpetuate segregated urban patterns over the long term. This framework will be tested by examining the City of Baltimore as a case study, working in collaboration with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), a long term research project of the National Science Foundation. The Fellow will work with a team of mentors from the social and ecological sciences who are associated with SESYNC and BES.
While there has been enormous progress in our understanding of urban environmental inequality and injustice, this program seeks to specifically examine the role of segregation in processes of social-ecological change, sustainability, and resilience. This project will advance understanding of: the long term ecological consequences of urban segregation; how ecological disparities may perpetuate segregation; and how socio-environmental strategies may remediate patterns and conditions of segregation and promote sustainability and resilience.
This is a 24-month position that can begin as early as December 1, 2016 and is based at the SESYNC offices in Annapolis MD, with one mentor at SESYNC (Morgan Grove) and mentors from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Steward Pickett), Dartmouth College (Laura Ogden) and Arizona State University (Chris Boone). The Fellow will also be a full participant in SESYNC’s postdoctoral Immersion mentoring program (http://www.sesync.org/foryou/ educator/programs/immersion) and interact with a large group of current postdocs at the Center.
For more information on the research associated with this position, contact Morgan Grove, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information on SESYNC, visit https://www.sesync.org
TO APPLY: Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2017 at 5pm EST. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples as a single pdf at: http://sesync.us/postdocurban, and have two professional references submit letters to Dr. Morgan Grove at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.