Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Aspects of Nature-Based Solutions

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Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Aspects of Nature-Based Solutions


Engineering Enviro, Civil, Agri, and Mech

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical (ECAM) Engineering and the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) at the University of Georgia (UGA) has an opening to support a 2-year postdoctoral fellow. IRIS ( advances the integration of natural and conventional infrastructure systems to strengthen society’s long-term resilience to flooding, sea level rise, drought, and other disruptions. Through collaborative partnerships, interdisciplinary expertise and research innovations, we empower communities and businesses to discover wise infrastructure solutions that deliver a broad array of social, economic and environmental benefits.

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Position is available immediately but start date is negotiable.

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Commensurate with experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position is available immediately but start date is negotiable. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Please contact Don Nelson [email protected] with any questions.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Nature-based feature design research

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

The postdoc will co-develop and implement ethnographic and survey-based research, coordinate data collection, curation, and analysis. This is primarily a research position with potential duties related to the management of graduate and undergraduate students.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

A PhD in a related social science field is required. Experience working on interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Special considerations will be given to candidates with expertise in systems-based research and with methodological expertise that may include qualitative and quantitative data collection/analysis, collaborative modeling, geospatial methods, and field experience.

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Typical lab environment.

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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 1/10/2021
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