Thursday, April 14, 2011

Postdoc opportunity at Yale

Yale University: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to our ongoing research on public climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program involves survey research (including national, international, and globally representative surveys, community and membership organization surveys, etc.), message experiments, in-depth interviews, and audience segmentation research. The program also includes several national outreach projects to engage the public and policymakers in climate change science and solutions.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant social science discipline, and a track record of published journal articles and/or conference papers on relevant topics such as risk perception, communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, or political communication), behavior change, applied psychology, political science, social-ecological models, or informal science education. Proficiency in survey research and quantitative data management and analysis is a requirement. Experience with qualitative data collection, strategic planning, and climate science are preferred, as are excellent organizational and project management skills, and writing and presentation skills.

The review of applications will begin on April 22, 2011 and the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is a full-time appointment for one year, with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit an application to
Applications should include (a) cover letter including a statement of research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of two professional references, and (b) a curriculum vita.

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