Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Boise
Division/College: President's Area
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $50,356 - $55,390 annually
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic team engaged in an ambitious, multi-year, multi-institution research project, the Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment. This research project focuses on determining and empirically describing what the latest scientific research discoveries on Idaho's changing climate imply for Idaho's economy. The broader role of the postdoctoral fellow will be to work closely with research teams comprised of faculty and staff from universities and colleges across Idaho, as well as experts from state and federal agencies and Tribal Governments. Each team will develop a comprehensive, sector-specific technical report that empirically describes economic risks and opportunities. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with each research team to conduct and coordinate research efforts, produce associated high-impact written products (technical and non-technical), coordinate report dissemination activities, present research findings and engage with stakeholders across Idaho. The goal of the assessment is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how climate change is expected to influence the Idaho economy among residents, businesses and policymakers. The assessment outputs should inform decisions that minimize economic risks and capitalize on opportunities. In addition to developing publishable research papers, the postdoctoral fellow will develop skills in interdisciplinary research, workflow management, leveraging polarities, parallel thinking, dynamic presentation and communication, creativity and networking, along with meeting facilitation and participation. If you are technically trained, with a Ph.D. and experience in economics, spatial modeling, policy, geography, planning and working across large interdisciplinary teams to generate outcomes with big impacts, then we would like you to join us. This position is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2020.
A Ph.D. or D.Sc. Experience working collaboratively on a multi-investigator team. Experience writing for technical and non-technical audiences.
Ph.D. or D.Sc. in economics, applied economics, geography, planning, policy or related field. Experience working collaboratively on a multi-institution, multi-investigator team. The ability to explain nuanced concepts to business leaders, policymakers, educators, researchers and other leaders in the state of Idaho. Strong research and technical skills, with demonstrated experience telling the stories demanded by large, complex datasets. Diplomacy and discretion when dealing with a diverse set of external groups.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Potential for long and weekend hours. Expectation of travel throughout the State of Idaho.
Posting Number: SP002363P
Posting Date: 11/25/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Individuals interested in applying to this position opening should include a current resume/curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), writing sample (upload under other document 1) and a letter of qualification with their materials.Applications received by January 12, 2020 will receive first consideration.Please note the position is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2020.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.