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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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The University of Arizona

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TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate I

DepartmentHydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)

LocationMain Campus

Position Summary

Sustainable Urban Water Governance

We seek a postdoctoral researcher interested in sustainable urban water policies and practices at the local level. Sustainable urban water solutions include technologies, policies, or programs that foster more resilient and resource-efficient water supplies, wastewater treatment, and/or stormwater management. Our project examines the implementation of sustainable water innovations by local public agencies as well as by networked groups of stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; /ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of Americas Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please .

Duties & Responsibilities

This postdoctoral researcher will assist project investigators on diverse research tasks such as gathering and reviewing academic literature, design and implementation of survey protocols, interviewing water policy stakeholders, and data analysis. In addition, researchers will work with project team members to engage water policy stakeholders in a series of science-policy workshops across the state of Arizona.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in public policy, political science, public administration, public management, planning, geography, or related interdisciplinary fields

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in social science research methods, as well as social science theories of policy change. In addition, candidates should have experience with - or an interest and ability to learn - social network analysis, empirical survey research, and data management and analysis in R.


Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40

Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of PayDOE

Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberP20512

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date07/01/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Thomas Meixner **************************


Open Date02/01/2018

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Review Begins On02/22/2018

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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