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Environmental Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantitative Analysis and Modeling

Position overview

Position title: Environmental Studies Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantitative Analysis and Modeling
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at https://apo.ucsc.edu/compensation/salary-scales/index.html
Percent time: Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time (100%).
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications. Ph.D. must be in hand at time of the initial appointment.
Position duration: The initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.

Application Window

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.

Position description

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

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • 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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • 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.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01156

Help contact: klseto@ucsc.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California, with the potential of work being conducted remotely within the United States.