Postdoctoral Associate

Updated: 3 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 10 Oct 2021

Posting Details
Working Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202101025AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,000 - $55,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 12/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/10/2021
Description of Work Unit
As an academic department at Colorado State University we conduct research in the area of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) and prepare students for careers in conservation leadership and tourism. This area of study focuses on understanding and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society, and culture as they relate to the natural environment. The mission of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources is to contribute to the conservation, stewardship and enjoyment of natural and cultural resources and the management of those resources in a way that produces both land health and sustainable human benefits. 
Position Summary
The position will involve working with a team of researchers, led by Drs. Michael Manfredo and Tara Teel, on a project involving a global survey of values toward nature and wildlife. The survey is being conducted across multiple countries and world regions, including Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. The position may also include work on other conservation social science research projects.  
Required Job Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in human dimensions of natural resources, conservation social sciences, psychology, sociology, or related field

  • Demonstrated experience publishing peer-reviewed social science publications

  • Demonstrated ability to perform statistical analysis in software packages such as SPSS and R
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience presenting research findings to stakeholders/practitioners and/or researchers

  • Demonstrated experience with mixed methods, including quantitative survey research and qualitative (e.g., interview, focus group) techniques 

  • Demonstrated experience with online surveys for social science research

  • Knowledge of psychological measurement

  • Advanced statistical programming skills (e.g., factor analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, Bayesian inference)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop visual graphic displays (e.g., geographic maps, figures) of social science research findings for reporting purposes
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 Project Management
Duty/Responsibility
-Overall project management including assisting with project management, data collection, data analysis, and reporting 
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
-Conducting surveys and interviews to gather social science data on conservation-related topics 
-Assistance with logistics of survey administration in coordination with commercial sampling firms and project partners in various countries
-Data processing, analysis, and curation 
-Development of reports summarizing project findings and contributions to peer-reviewed publications 
-Assistance with grant writing to help secure additional future project funding 
Percentage Of Time 90

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials consist of the following:
  • Resume/CV (including GPA, publication history, and prior experience)
  • Letter of interest specifying how the candidate meets the qualifications
  • 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 Dr. Tara Teel: Tara.Teel@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
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