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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Sustainable Urban Water Governance
We seek a postdoctoral researcher interested in sustainable urban water policies and practices at the local level. Sustainable urban water solutions include technologies, policies, or programs that foster more resilient and resource-efficient water supplies, wastewater treatment, and/or stormwater management. Our project examines the implementation of sustainable water innovations by local public agencies as well as by networked groups of stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; /ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

This postdoctoral researcher will assist project investigators on diverse research tasks such as gathering and reviewing academic literature, design and implementation of survey protocols, interviewing water policy stakeholders, and data analysis. In addition, researchers will work with project team members to engage water policy stakeholders in a series of science-policy workshops across the state of Arizona.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in public policy, political science, public administration, public management, planning, geography, or related interdisciplinary fields

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in social science research methods, as well as social science theories of policy change. In addition, candidates should have experience with – or an interest and ability to learn – social network analysis, empirical survey research, and data management and analysis in R.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20512
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Thomas Meixner tmeixner@email.arizona.edu
(520)626-1532

Open Date 02/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/22/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant


Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a PhD in public policy, political science, public administration, public management, planning, geography, or related interdisciplinary fields?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents