Tuesday, July 22, 2008


University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography, invites applications for a post-doc position in Human-Environment Dynamics in the Developing World.
The Department seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on compelling science questions and approaches towards observing and modeling the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment and human adaptations to environmental change. The successful candidate is expected to have research expertise in one or more of the following skill areas: Statistical modeling, household survey design and analysis, remote sensing, and GIS. Disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged in geography and cognate fields, including demography, public health, ecology, economics, and anthropology.
Applicants are welcome with interests in all thematic areas of human-environment research. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to 1) human drivers of and adaptation to climate change; 2) agricultural change, including land intensification and intensification and crop cover change; 3) population, environment and health linkages and 4) protected area conservation and human dynamics.
The Department has strengths in three systematic areas: (1) modeling, measurement, and computation; (2) human-environment relations; and (3) Earth system science. Candidates should be able to support one or more of these areas in their research program. The Department has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research, and provides opportunities for interactions with other departments and research units on the campus, including unique facilities such as the Center for SPOT Imagery (www.spot.ucsb.edu). Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2009 in Geography or a related field, excellent promise for quality teaching, and evidence of outstanding potential for developing a vigorous research program. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The application deadline is November 15, 2008, and the starting date is July 1, 2008. Candidates will also be considered for earlier or later starting dates. Qualified applicants should send their complete curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and names of three referees with addresses preferably by email to David Carr (carr@geog.ucsb.edu). To learn more about the department, visit our website at www.geog.ucsb.edu. University of California is an EO/AA Employer.
Lori M. Hunter, Ph.D.Associate Professor of SociologyResearch Associate,
Institute of Behavioral Science, Environment & Society ProgramCore Faculty, Environmental Studies ProgramUniversity of Colorado at BoulderCampus Box 468Boulder, CO 80309 303-492-1006Lori.Hunter@colorado.eduHome page: http://spot.colorado.edu/~hunterlm



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