Post Doctoral Fellow-Research Associate

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Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences: Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Post Doctoral Fellow-Research Associate (Environmental Education and Conservation Social Science)

Location: Clemson University

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Environmental Education and Conservation Social Science

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University is pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Research Associate position starting in January 2020. The position involves working closely with Dr. Robert Powell and focuses primarily on research supported by a National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Research in Service to Practice Grant entitled: What leads to better outcomes in informal STEM-based environmental education programs for youth? The effort is part of ongoing research examining which pedagogical practices tend to lead to more meaningful outcomes for youth-participants in environmental education programs across the United States, in partnership with Marc J. Stern, Virginia Tech; Troy Frensley, Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington; and Ryan Gagnon, Clemson University.

Primary duties:

• Identify and recruit environmental education organizations

• Planning and logistical support for national research effort

• Provide research design support

• Manage and mentor graduate students and research assistants

• Manage data collection and entry

• Perform quantitative data analysis

• Present at conferences and other professional meetings

• Co-author peer-reviewed publications

• Authorship on other reports

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University is one of the largest of its type in North America, with 38 full-time faculty, and approximately 150 graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.) and 500 undergraduates. Clemson University is a selective, public, land-grant university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. It is located on the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


• A PhD in environmental education, informal science education, developmental psychology, positive youth development, evaluation, conservation social sciences, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, or other relevant field

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong quantitative analysis skills with experience in statistical software programs, such as SPSS, R, and/or MPlus

• Experience in database management

• Experience in project management

• Experience or expertise in environmental education

• Willingness to travel for periods of up to 4 weeks.

Additional desired experience:

• Experience collaborating on larger research projects with an ability to manage others, including graduate students

• Experience with multilevel modeling and other advanced statistical procedures


This is a benefits-eligible, 12-month position with an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits. Additional teaching and research opportunities exist including evaluation of environmental education programs. The position is renewable annually contingent on performance and funding. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants wishing to be considered for the position should submit the following materials via Interfolio:

• Cover letter articulating interest and skills pertaining to the position

• Curriculum vita

• Names and contact information for 3 academic or professional references

Initial questions should be directed to Dr. Bob Powell at [email protected] and 864-784-7974.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 9/6/2019
Application Due: 11/5/2019
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