Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Equity and Water Research Planning

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R15221P

Working Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate AD: Social Equity and Water Research Planning

Department:

ENGR-Env Civil Agr & 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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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 College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is to pursue and disseminate anthropological knowledge of human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction. The Department of Anthropology does not merely apply to the study of humans the insights gained in other fields from the study of non-human organisms, but theoretically and methodologically advances understanding of the culture-bearing human species with its complex behavioral patterning. It thus contributes to a key institutional strength of the University of Georgia, which are the number of departments and programs that emphasize an ecological and environmental approach to their subject matter.Additional information is available at https://anthropology.uga.edu/

College/Unit/Department website:

http://www.engr.uga.edu/

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advertised Salary:

$52,000 - $56,000

Anticipated Start Date:

11/01/2021

Posting Date:

10/06/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Start date flexible – dependent upon candidate availability.

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Co-develop and direct research related to social equity aspects of Nature-Based Solutions and water resources planning.

Percentage of time:

35

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop tools, methods, and guidance that translates perspectives for stakeholders and project planners in ways that build empathy and incorporates diverse perspectives into the technical, procedural, and operational aspects of water resource and engineering decision making.

Percentage of time:

35

Duties/Responsibilities:

Co-authoring journal manuscripts and research reports for project sponsors and oral presentations of research to sponsors and at scientific meetings.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Communicating regularly and in a timely fashion with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the operation of coastal laboratories.

Percentage of time:

15

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at the University of Georgia is hiring a 1 year postdoc position, with possibility of renewal. The individual hired will work as part of an interdisciplinary team from the University of Georgia, the Tribal Nations Technical Center for Excellence (TNTCX), Tribal partners, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC). The project is funded by the Network for Engineering with Nature (https://n-ewn.org/) and is part of the People and Policies research theme. The postdoc will work with the broader team to develop and direct research related to Nature-Based Solutions and water resources planning. The objective is to co-design and implement methodologies and methods to incorporate a range of worldviews on landscapes and waterscapes into the technical, procedural, and operational aspects of water resource management and engineering planning. The position will be co-supervised by Brian Bledsoe, Director, IRIS, and Professor, College of Engineering, and Don Nelson, Professor, Department of Anthropology.

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia is one of the fastest growing programs at UGA and one of the fastest growing public colleges of engineering in the nation. Since our founding in 2012, enrollment in the College of Engineering has grown to over 2,400 students. Students and faculty alike are attracted to our setting in a comprehensive, land-grant, research institution that’s consistently ranked among the 20 best public universities in the nation. The rapidly expanding UGA engineering program focuses on opportunities for learning, discovery and innovation at the confluence of disciplines. Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.

The mission of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia is to pursue and disseminate anthropological knowledge of human behavior, human biology, and human-environment interaction. The Department of Anthropology does not merely apply to the study of humans the insights gained in other fields from the study of non-human organisms, but theoretically and methodologically advances understanding of the culture-bearing human species with its complex behavioral patterning. It thus contributes to a key institutional strength of the University of Georgia, which are the number of departments and programs that emphasize an ecological and environmental approach to their subject matter.Additional information is available at https://anthropology.uga.edu/.

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

PhD in a related field (e.g. Anthropology, Geography, Ecology, Public Planning, Hydrology). Experience working with Tribal Nations and on interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Methodological expertise that may include qualitative and quantitative data collection/analysis, collaborative modeling, geospatial methods, and field data collection experience, are desirable.

Physical Demands:

Typical lab environment.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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