Position overviewPosition title: Environmental Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantitative Analysis and Modeling
Open date: October 5th, 2021
Last review date: Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow with the Seto Research Group. Under the direction of Katherine Seto, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for quantitative analysis and modeling tasks relating to an NSF-funded research project. The project is a nationally representative cross-sectional study across the country of Kiribati designed to understand the coupled trajectories of development, market integration, governance, and coral reef degradation in affecting human nutritional health outcomes.
Applicants with any of the following areas of expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Experience working in R;
- training in statistics, quantitative or social-ecological systems modeling, or related fields;
- experience working with large or nationally representative household datasets;
- experience in spatial analysis;
- experience working with complex and/or social-ecological system models; and/or
- experience working with causal identification methods.
Katherine Seto Research Group: https://katherineseto.com/research/
Environmental Studies Department: https://envs.ucsc.edu
- Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in environmental studies, ecology, biology, geography, sociology, economics, or other relevant fields. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
- A background in statistical and/or quantitative analysis and modeling.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of your publications.
Cover Letter - A brief letter of application detailing relevant experience and reason for interest in the project.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Provide a brief statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
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Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (3 are required and a maximum of 5 will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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