|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:23:02 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Postdoctoral Researcher Position Climate Change Adaptation: Understanding Farmers' and Advisors' Needs Dr. Linda Prokopy at Purdue University seeks a postdoctoral researcher to assist with an ongoing USDA-AFRI project entitled "Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers." This project seeks to improve the resilience and profitability of farms in the North Central Region of the United States amid variable climate change through the dissemination of decision support tools, resource materials and training. The postdoctoral researcher will assist with the social science elements of this project which include a series of ongoing focus groups with farmers and their advisors. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for developing research questions, assessing knowledge, attitude and behavior change as a result of focus groups, interpreting focus group findings for the team developing decision support tools, and writing journal articles. Additionally the postdoctoral researcher will help with analysis of survey data collected in 2012 focused on beliefs, attitudes and practices of farmers and their advisors related to climate information. Pending receipt of additional funds, the postdoctoral researcher will also be responsible for collecting a second round of survey data from advisors, analyzing the data for change, and writing journal articles. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in natural resources social sciences, sociology, political science, geography or a closely aligned field. Applicants should have experience with a variety of social science methods. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) are essential for this position. A preference will be given to a candidate with experience using structural equation models. The position can start as early as January 2013 and will last for at least one year. To apply, please contact Dr. Linda Prokopy directly at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please send a current CV, contact information for four references, a writing sample, and a letter addressing relevant experience by October 31st. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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