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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res (2412)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring a postdoctoral research associate with the Coupled Natural Human Systems Soto Lab at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), one-year position – with second year renewal pending on funding availability. Expected start date is August 1, 2018. Salary is competitive plus benefits.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/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

Primary responsibilities include: conducting economic analyses on the value of ecosystem services and mechanisms for capturing that value (e.g., ecotourism; carbon sequestration); survey design and implementation; focus group and interview data collection and analysis; analysis of stated preference valuation data using statistical and econometric methods; and writing research and outreach publications. Other responsibilities include collaborations with graduate students working on related projects including appropriate co-authorship on manuscripts, preparing grant reports and manuscripts, as well as participation in grant writing.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Natural Resource, Environmental, or Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field; experience with survey design, implementation, and analysis tools. Strong writing skills will be highly valued.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years’ experience applying survey design, implementation and analysis skills in a stated preferences context; experience with focus group and interview methods, including qualitative data analysis; strong knowledge of the ecosystem services valuation literature; and strong communication skills.

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 $47,659-$50,000 (commensurate with experience)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20519
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jose Soto

Open Date 02/09/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/19/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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 Ph.D. in Natural Resource, Environmental, or Agricultural Economics, or a closely related field; experience with survey design, implementation, and analysis tools?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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