Nicholas School of the Environment - Durham, Duke University

2864 9356
Position ID:Duke-NSOE-Durham-POSTDOCHEFFERNAN [#9356, PostdocHeffernan]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Urban Macrosystems Ecology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Ecology / Ecohydrology
Biology / Landscape Ecology
Starting Date:2017/10/01
Appl Deadline:2017/08/01 finished (posted 2017/07/13, finished 2017/09/07, listed until 2018/01/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Heffernan Lab in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University is seeking a post-doctoral associate to conduct an integrated assessment of local and regional-scale consequences of urbanization. This position is support by an NSF Macrosystems award whose goals are 1) to evaluate the effects of varied land management practices on the ecological structure and function of lawns and other urban green spaces; 2) to assess the factors that influence the adoption of these practices at the household scale; and 3) to evaluate whether, how, and for what ecological functions parcel-scale management has the potential to mitigate the landscape- and regional-scale consequences of urban land use change.

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral associate will be to conduct the regional-scale analyses and to oversee field studies in Miami, FL. The position will allow a large amount of autonomy in aligning the project's broad goals with the interests of the successful applicant. Minimum qualifications are a PhD in urban ecology, geography, earth science, or related field; and experience with GIS. Preferred qualifications include expertise in any of the following: insect, bird, or plant taxonomy; ecohydrology and biog eochemistry; habitat connectivity; scenario-building. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required. Preferred start date is October 1, 2017 with some flexibility. Initial appointment is for one year; second year is contingent upon funding and performance. Salary will depend on experience and reflect NIH-recommended payrates ( ). Duke offers benefits to post-doctoral associates (see: ).

The Nicholas School of the Environment strives for a new paradigm that views and attempts to understand the earth and the environment, including humans, as an integrated whole. Its mission is to create knowledge and global leaders of consequence for a sustainable future. As a result, it seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students varied perspectives, ways of knowing, and approaches to learning.

To apply, submit cover letter (including statement of interest and qualifications), Curriculum Vitae, and copies of up to 3 manuscripts to http://… For questions regarding this position, contact . Review of applications will begin August 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Box 90328
Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708

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