|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:51:08 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Announcing THREE positions in the Natural Resource Social Science (NRSS) Lab in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. The NRSS Lab is a highly productive group that primarily focuses on the intersection between water quality, climate change and agriculture in the Midwestern United States. PI Dr. Linda Prokopy has a number of grants to support this ongoing work and successful applicants for the positions listed below will generate a number of publications, gain experience in grant writing, and help inform the practice of watershed management through interactions with local stakeholders throughout the Midwest. All applicants must be eligible to drive for Purdue University business. For more information about the lab and Dr. Prokopy, please visit: <http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~lprokopy/>. Position 1: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: A postdoc is needed to work primarily on two projects: (1) A content analysis examining how climate change is portrayed in the agricultural media, and (2) A qualitative assessment of how farmers' willingness to adopt certain conservation practices is changing with increased climate variability. Both of these projects are part of larger interdisciplinary projects and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with multiple investigators at other universities. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on other projects related to the social dimensions of watershed management and to interact with other postdocs and graduate students in the NRSS lab. The successful candidate will have experience with both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, knowledge of agricultural conservation policy and water quality issues, and strong written and verbal communication skills. This position is available immediately but must be filled by January 1, 2015. The position pays $45,000/year plus benefits. This position is initially for one year but is renewable for a second year based upon satisfactory performance. To apply for this position, please email Dr. Prokopy at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and attach a letter of interest, a current CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references. Position 2: PhD Student: A PhD student is sought to conduct research on the determinants of the maintenance of both urban and agricultural conservation practices. This work will build upon existing NRSS lab work on what motivates people to adopt practices and will focus on the critical question of how to ensure that practices are maintained in working condition so environmental benefits are actually reaped. The preferred candidate will have an MS degree in a field related to natural resources social sciences. This position will begin January 2015 and will include the departmental standard stipend and tuition remissions for three years. For more information about the department's graduate program, visit <https://ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/GraduateStudiesFNR.aspx>. Before applying through the graduate school, please email Dr. Prokopy at <email@example.com> with a copy of your CV. Position 3: Watershed Management Specialist: This position is for a full-time staff member in the NRSS lab. The successful candidate will oversee the daily management of the NRSS lab (oversee survey mailings, write reports, supervise undergraduate students) and will conduct research and outreach on watershed management. The successful candidate should have knowledge of Midwestern agriculture, social science research methods, and watershed management. The preferred candidate will have an MS degree in a field related to natural resources social sciences. The position will begin as soon as a successful candidate is identified. This position has no ending date but is contingent upon the availability of grant funds. Salary will be between $35,000 - $45,000 dependent upon qualifications and will include benefits. To express interest in this position, please contact Dr. Prokopy at <firstname.lastname@example.org> and attach your resume or CV. Melissa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Melissa Widhalm U2U Project Manager Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Purdue University e-mail: email@example.com
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