Postdoctoral Research Position in Ecosystem Service Valuation

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Ecosystem Service Valuation

A joint postdoctoral position is available at the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College for a motivated candidate with expertise in ecosystem service valuation. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working on a recently funded project that seeks to develop a framework for linking the health of small streams to water quality indicators, ecosystem services, and human preferences.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Richard B. Howarth (Dartmouth College) and Assistant Professor Georgia Mavrommati (University of Massachusetts Boston) to apply multiple methods (e.g. discourse-based decision analysis and choice modelling) to characterize and value ecosystem services.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental/ecological economics, decision science, or a related field and a motivation to develop cross-disciplinary approaches within social-ecological systems and sustainability science research. Applicants’ experience, ability and willingness to work with a transdisciplinary team and stakeholders is an asset. We offer a two-year appointment and a competitive salary plus health benefits. The starting date is flexible, but the expected start day is February 2017.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees combined in a single pdf to Dr. Georgia Mavrommati (Email: Georgia.mavrommati@umb.edu) by November 1, 2016.

For questions about this position, please email to Dr. Georgia Mavrommati (Georgia.mavrommati@umb.edu).

This is an equal opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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