Postdoctoral scholar for interdisciplinary NSF-funded project


Department of Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University


Monday, October 31, 2016

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral scholar position for an interdisciplinary NSF-funded project. The project uses a participatory approach and mixed methods to evaluate household access to food and water, diversified farming, and livelihood vulnerability in the context of the market fluctuations and climatic variability and change affecting the coffee-growing regions in northern Nicaragua and similar regions across Central America. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary team, led by Christopher M. Bacon (Environmental Studies), and including Iris T. Stewart-Frey (Environmental Sciences), William Sundstrom (Economics) and Edward P. Maurer (Civil Engineering), as well as farmers and leaders from community-based partner organizations in northern Nicaragua.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, or a closely related discipline; training in Political Ecology and experience in Latin America are preferred. The successful candidate will present evidence of high scholarly potential.

While the job posting is open until filled, review of applications will begin October 15th, 2016. All application materials must be submitted online through the appropriate posting on the SCU Human Resources web site.

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Chris Bacon

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