Postdoctoral Scientist - human adaptation, human perceptions, environmental change, quantitative and qualitative social science – Idaho

The Center for Resilient Communities at the University of Idaho invites applications for a Post Doctoral Scientist for interdisciplinary research related to human adaptation to, and perceptions of, climate change. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of social, environmental, and computational scientists, and stakeholders. The successful candidate will be part of a National Science Foundation funded 4-year project focused on Local and Place Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Underserved Rural Communities working with a collaborative team from Idaho, Nevada, and South Carolina.

Requirements include a PhD degree (already received, or having completed all requirements and awaiting graduation) in computational social science, human behavior and perceptions, or a similar interdisciplinary area (e.g., computer science, geography, social-ecological science, sociology). The successful candidate should have expertise in quantitative and qualitative social science, behavioral or perception geography, and social-ecological systems concepts. Candidates should have the ability to work both independently and as part of a large research team. Experience or an interest in working with stakeholders would be helpful, and some experience with computational approaches is desirable. Publications on human perceptions, human behavioral geography, social-ecological systems, and/or environmental change are a plus.

The position is based in Moscow, Idaho with visits to Nevada and South Carolina to collaborate with team members. The position is available starting Oct 1, 2023immediately, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information or to submit an application please contact: Liz Rousseau, Program Coordinator Center for Resilient Communities University of Idaho Email: [email protected] Phone: 208-885-7448 URL:

Applications must include a cover letter describing your interest in this position and why you are qualified for the position, your current curriculum vitae, the names of three academic references, and a copy of your academic transcripts.

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