Postions Announcement - Posted on 6/15/2016

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rangeland Social Science, Dept. of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University

We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems (RSES) Lab, led by Dr. María Fernández-Giménez. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with an interdisciplinary team to investigate how individual ranchers and a multi-stakeholder group make rangeland management decisions and the ecological, social and economic outcomes of these decisions. The successful applicant will work with this team to generate publications, mentor students, and inform rangeland management through outreach and stakeholder engagement.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on multiple tasks including: (1) Analyze qualitative rancher interview and stakeholder meeting transcripts associated with the Adaptive Grazing Management (AGM) Experiment (; (2) Assist with organizing, facilitating and documenting stakeholder meetings of the AGM Experiment; (3) Conduct interviews with ranchers and other AGM stakeholders, (4) Assist in the organization and facilitation of outreach workshops for ranchers and other rangeland stakeholders, and (5) Analyze survey data from a repeated survey of ranchers and natural resource professionals in Colorado and Wyoming. Opportunities for professional development are supported and attendance at a minimum of one national conference per year will be fully funded.

The successful candidate must have an earned PhD in natural resource social science or a closely related field. Experience with both qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, knowledge of rangeland issues, and strong written and oral communication skills are preferred. Ability to work independently and in teams is essential. Demonstrated success at publishing qualitative or mixed methods social science research is highly desirable.

This position is available August 1, 2016. Salary is $50,000/year plus benefits. The position is initially for one year but may be extended based on available funding and successful performance.

To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit: Application materials include a letter of interest, a current CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references. For full consideration, submit application materials by July 5, 2016.

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