The New School's Environmental Studies program seeks an urban systems post-doctoral scientist to study urban social-ecological systems in the context of climate change resilience and/or sustainability planning in cities. This research program can be focused on New York City but may also be linked to related local and international interdisciplinary teams of urban social-ecological system researchers in related projects including the Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-related Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN) project and others.
The New School is committed to diversity in higher education and particularly invites applications from those individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectual community through research, teaching, and service.
The Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to teach two undergraduate courses per year in an area of their expertise in the Environmental Studies program and be affiliated with the Urban Systems Lab at The New School and conduct original research. The Fellow will be able to participate in an ongoing research program and develop new research based on their interest and expertise with faculty in the Environmental Studies program as well as with other university and external colleagues.
Potential areas of research include:
Green infrastructure and urban climate change adaptation
Economic valuation of urban ecosystem services
Ecological resilience and functional diversity of urban vegetation
Land use and land cover change modeling and scenarios
Urban climate change resilience an adaptation to heat and flooding
The expected start date is July 1, 2019, but is flexible. The primary location for this 12-month postdoctoral position will be at The New School's Environmental Studies Program. This is a one-year position with possibility for renewal to an additional year. The New School offers competitive salary and a full benefits package. For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
The New School, a private university in New York City's Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.
The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
This interdisciplinary position is open to scientists from diverse backgrounds including in urban ecology, urban planning, ecological economics, landscape ecology, urban geography, and related areas of the social sciences. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the position start date. Prior experience with urban ecosystem research is desirable. The successful applicant must be adept at working with multiple researchers in interdisciplinary teams with varying backgrounds and expertise. Strong organization, communication and writing skills are also required for coordinating research with international colleagues and research dissemination. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
This position is open to candidates with expertise in the natural or social sciences. The following skills are highly desirable:
Undergraduate teaching experience especially in ecology and urban related sciences
Excellent geospatial analytical skills including in ArcGIS and related software as they apply to environmental and social phenomena and/or landscape ecology applications
Strong statistical analysis skills
Familiarity with ecosystem services analysis and/or scenario modeling
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
Excellent research design, organization, communication, writing, and statistics skills
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 24 when review of applicants will begin. However, review of applications may continue until the position is filled. Using The New School's human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit: 1.a cover letter that highlights the applicant's skills and abilities in areas relevant to this position 2.curriculum vitae 3.teaching and research statement 4.up to three representative publications 5.names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references
Internal Number: 17317
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