Postdoctoral Scientist - social-ecological systems mapping

Postdoctoral Scientist Position The Resilience and Adaptive Management Group ( at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow for interdisciplinary research related to spatial analysis, modeling, and visualization of social-ecological systems. The successful candidate will work with social and environmental scientists in analyzing and visualizing social and ecological relationships as part of an NSF-funded study on water and society in the North. The study includes examining place-based relationships with respect to culture and the landscape. Requirements include a PhD degree (already received, or having completed requirements) in interdisciplinary spatial analysis of the environment (e.g., anthropology, geography). The successful candidate should have familiarity with GIS, remote sensing, agent-based modeling, or data visualization. A background in GIS and social science, or GIS and the humanities would be helpful. Experience working with local and traditional knowledge and/or indigenous communities would also be helpful. Candidates should have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a close-knit research team. Publications on social or ecological analysis, mapping, modeling, or visualization are a plus. Postdoctoral scientists in the RAM Group have opportunities to engage with other diverse projects occurring within the RAM Group. There will be active support and mentoring from RAM Group faculty. There may also be opportunities to strengthen their skills in proposal writing and publishing, as well as to have access to teaching and speaking experience at the University of Alaska. To apply, go to and click on the “Advanced Job Search” button; input #0062261 in the “Posting Number” box. Click on “View” and follow the steps to apply. Also send CV and cover letter to [email protected] Call (907) 786-7765 for more information or for assistance applying.

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