Post-Doctoral Associate in Forest Livelihoods and Policy in South Asia


University of Minnesota


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a postdoctoral associate who will work on the project titled “South Asian smallholder forests and other tree-based systems: synthesizing LCLUC data and approaches to foster a natural climate solution that improves livelihoods,” which is funded by the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change program. The initial term of appointment will be for 1 year, with possibility of renewal for an additional year contingent on performance. The postdoctoral associate will work on the portion of the project examining how policies influence tree-based livelihoods, in collaboration with scientists located at several institutions in the US, South Asia, and beyond who will be focused on synthesizing land cover and land use change data.

The work will involve synthesizing existing data on policies and livelihood outcomes related to trees and forests in South Asia and analyzing that data to produce both scientific research publications and practical policy advice, as well as coordinating with other members of the research team on broader syntheses and outreach. The postdoctoral associate will receive training in scientific publication, grant-writing and outreach, relevant research techniques and skills, and have opportunities to build connections with broader networks of scholars studying restoration social science in general, and particularly the network of land cover change scientists collaborating on this project.