Postdoctoral Associate - Fort Collins, Colorado

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Associate - Fort Collins, Colorado
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300072AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $54,000 to $55,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/13/2023
Description of Work Unit
Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College of Natural Resources. Postdoctoral Associate’s work falls under the direction of and contributes to a program of research led by Drs. Michael Manfredo and Tara Teel.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Position Summary
The position will involve working with an international team of researchers, led by Dr. Michael Manfredo and Dr. Tara Teel, on a project involving a global survey of human values toward nature and wildlife. The survey is being conducted across multiple countries and world regions, including North America, Latin America, Europe, and Australia, with an interest in expanding to Asia and Africa as well. Findings from this project are intended to inform biodiversity conservation and human-wildlife coexistence efforts worldwide. The position may also include work on other conservation social science research projects.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here,
The position will begin in early 2023. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of additional funding. There is a strong preference for the postdoc to be based physically at CSU’s campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Required Job Qualifications
  • PhD in psychology, sociology, social sciences related to conservation or natural resources/wildlife, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience publishing peer-reviewed social science publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform statistical analysis in software packages such as SPSS, R, and MPlus.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience presenting research findings to researchers and/or practitioners
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative social survey research techniques
  • Knowledge of psychological measurement
  • Advanced statistical programming skills (e.g., factor analysis, multilevel/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
  • Help with overall project management
Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Research
  • Assist with logistics of survey administration in coordination with commercial sampling firms and project partners in various countries

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Research
  • Manage large survey datasets, including data processing, weighting, and curation
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Research
  • Perform data analysis, including descriptive summaries, data and results visualizations, measurement reliability/validity testing, and inferential statistics including multi-level/hierarchical linear regression
Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Research
  • Develop reports, presentations, and other deliverables summarizing project findings; publish and contribute to peer-reviewed publications
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Research
  • Assist with grant writing to help secure additional future project funding
Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Research
  • Support other research activities as needed
Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 13, 2023, for full consideration at ). Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
  • Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
  • Resume
  • References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

  • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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