Friday, November 24, 2006


EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral Fellow, International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to help coordinate its research, data collection, and networking activities. The IFRI network comprises a group of approximately 50 researchers interested in forestry, livelihood, and governance. Currently the program is coordinated through the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan and the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. Collaborating research centers are located in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Nepal, Thailand, Bolivia, Columbia, Guatemala, and Mexico.

The fellowship will involve some travel, and close coordination with Arun Agrawal (the network coordinator), and other IFRI network researchers. It will lead to approximately 50% of the fellow's time being available for research, and 50% of time being committed to IFRI-related activities. The position will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan The selected candidate will have a strong background in forestry-related issues in developing countries, demonstrate evidence of ability to publish independently, and be able to work with survey data. The Fellowship will provide $38,000 plus benefits, and a budget for travel and research expenses.

We are interested in appointing the IFRI Fellow as early as possible. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their CV, and two letters of recommendation to Natalie Dushane by email at or by mail at Natalie Dushane, the IFRI program, SNRE, University of Michigan, 440 Church Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109. We will begin to review applications from December 31, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.


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