Applications are invited for a 1-year postdoctoral scholar position at the University of Georgia to undertake research at the intersections of Science, Technology and Society (STS), participatory community research and strategic communication that is relevant to the NSF-funded Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research (CWT LTER) Program (http://coweeta.uga.edu/). Renewal for a second year may be possible contingent on satisfactory performance.
Coweeta LTER researchers have initiated the Coweeta Listening Project (CLP) to address the long-standing difficulties of ecological knowledge production being carried out in undemocratic ways in the hopes of accelerating the evolution from Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) to Long-Term Socioecological Research (LTSER).
In order to contribute to this project, candidates should be qualified to carry out research related to the public understanding of science and linkages between scientific expertise and public participation in ecological knowledge production.
Candidates should be comfortable working within community-based participatory methodologies.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, including science and technology studies, geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, or other related fields.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and three references electronically by November 15th, 2011, for full consideration to:
Dr. Nik Heynen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director
Coweeta Listening Project (CLP)
University of Georgia
Department of Geography