Friday, August 08, 2014


EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research network is seeking two to three postdoctoral research fellows to join its research team at the University of Michigan. The fellows will support IFRI research projects on forests and forest-dependent livelihoods in less-industrialized countries. In particular, the fellows will be closely involved in a new project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to evaluate the impacts of forest-sector environment and development programs.

The postdoctoral research fellows will report directly to Professor Arun Agrawal, coordinator of the IFRI research network. The fellows will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, postdoctoral researcher fellows, and students based in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, and some research colleagues outside UM.

Responsibilities of the research fellows will be to:

- Coordinate research in one or more of the following five countries: Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nepal

- Contribute to data-collection, analysis, and writing

- Travel internationally, including time in remote rural (forest and agricultural) landscapes

- Mentor graduate students

- Collaborate with partner organizations, including academic, NGO, donor, and development agencies

- Help with meeting research and outreach deliverables to DFID

The division of responsibilities between the two research fellows will depend on the skill-set of the applicant pool, but all applicants should offer some to many of the following skills, knowledge, and experience.

More information available here.

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