Wednesday, December 14, 2011
FELLOWSHIP: Postdoctoral Fellow Position on Climate Adaptation, University of Michigan
Professor Rosina Bierbaum, University of Michigan, is looking for a 1-year postdoctoral fellow to work on adaptation issues and options across multiple sectors, with a focus on the United States. A key focus of this work is to examine the intersection of mitigation and adaptation, and how choices in one domain may affect options available in the other. The competing demands for land, water, and energy will be central to the analysis. The position is open immediately.
Familiarity with the potential impacts of climate change on various sectors and regional adaptation activities are highly desirable. Strong analytic capabilities and writing skills will make the candidate more competitive. The post-doc may be required to travel for 1-3 conferences/workshops. The postdoc will also assist Professor Bierbaum in her work as the lead author on the adaptation/mitigation chapter for the ongoing National Assessment.
Potential topics to be included in the assessment are:
- Mitigation – tracking efficacy (indicators), intended and unintended consequences, cost of alternative approaches, etc.
- Adaptation – appropriate scale, tracking efficacy, unintended consequences Links between mitigation and adaptation (case studies?) Develop inventories of activity and risk based approaches Linkages with disaster preparedness Initiate assessments of effectiveness, e.g. design alternative approaches to data gathering and analysis International linkages and priorities for the ongoing assessment
The salary and benefits package is competitive and commensurate with record and experience. Your application package should comprise your CV, names of three letter writers, and a writing sample. Please submit your application materials electronically as a single .pdf file before December 23, 2011 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: December 23, 2011
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