Post Doc in Natural Resource and Wildfire Management Science

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

Posting Details


Working Title Post Doc in Natural Resource and Wildfire Management Science
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202100570AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $67,000 - $70,000
Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf .

Desired Start Date 10/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/31/2021
Description of Work Unit

Forests, rangelands, and aquatic ecosystems support human societies, the environment, and the wealth of life on Earth. The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU consists of foresters, range scientists, hydrologists, and social scientists that study natural environmental processes and how they interact with human systems. The Department is interdisciplinary and has an applied emphasis, particularly on questions related to the efficiency of wildland fire management. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of disciplines within forestry, natural resources management, and rangeland ecology.

Position Summary

The individual will plan, conduct, and disseminate results of research related to improved land management decision making, including fuel treatment activities and wildfire suppression actions; this individual will lead and support ongoing research in natural resource and wildfire management and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Required Job Qualifications
  • A PhD in natural resource economics, forest management, ecology, geography, remote sensing, or another related field by the desired start date with a proven background in analysis of forest management and disturbance ecology.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience in GIS, R, python, spatial statistics, and machine-learning algorithms
  • Evidence of publishing in refereed journals
Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Analysis
Duty/Responsibility
  • Collect and quality control of data.
  • Design new statistical, simulation or machine learning models and train those models using empirical data.
  • Improve the prediction accuracy of statistical models.
  • Identify new patterns and signals in natural resource management and fire science through data analysis and modeling.
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Project Management
Duty/Responsibility
  • Set up timelines to deliver research products.
  • Adjust analysis emphasis to meet management needs.
  • Coordinate with other team members
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
  • Literature review.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify operationally relevant research directions.
  • Prepare new research proposals.
Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials consist of the following:
Resume/CV.
Cover letter.
Three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Yu.wei@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.


The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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