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re-Engineered is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to expand Project Confluence

Annual salary: Approximately $47,000 (over 12 months) + benefits, per year

Location: Tempe (and possibly Phoenix), AZ

Start date: July 15, 2019, or as soon as possible

Duration: 12 months, and renewable for up to one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance and lab needs

Description: The postdoctoral fellow will build on the foundations of Project Confluence (https://www.reengineered.org/projectconfluence) to

  • continue a nation-wide survey of energy, environmental, and climate justice groups on their technological capacities and needs;  

  • increase the collaborative capacity between community groups, engineers, and scientists; and

  • reduce barriers to entry for engineers and scientists to doing community-based work.

 

This position will include conducting research, project design, building collaboration platforms, relationship building with key stakeholders, and project management.  Outputs will include publications in journals and mass media; grant applications; and blogs, vlogs, and audio pieces.  There could also be opportunities for other innovative output development (like art) given progress. 

 

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in social sciences, engineering, physical sciences, or environmental sciences completed or expected by July 15, 2019

  • At least a bachelor’s or master’s degree and training in engineering, physical sciences, or environmental sciences

  • Experience with social science research methods, including survey research, in-depth interviews, qualitative data analysis, and/or statistical analysis

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups including community groups, government officials, policymakers, non-profit groups, etc.

  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

 

Desired qualifications: In addition to the above,

  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams

  • Geospatial analysis

  • Fluency in Spanish

 

How I’ll work with you: I will be committed to your success and will mentor you toward achieving your professional goals.  We will work on building a strategic plan for your time here at ASU aimed at setting you up for success as you move into your next position.

 

To apply: Send along a two-page cover letter (which includes your motivations, passions, and thoughts on what you’re hoping to accomplish, along with descriptions related to the required and desired qualifications), your CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references to Darshan (darshan.karwat@asu.edu).  

 

As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, a Master of Science and Technology Policy, and a Master of Science in Global Technology and Development, as well as an undergraduate major, minor and certificate in Innovation in Society.  Research is coordinated through the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society (ifis.asu.edu).  

 

The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (http://poly.engineering.asu.edu/) embraces a diverse range of degree programs, perspectives, and research activities all of which are in support of achieving the design aspirations of the New American University. We value a full range of knowledge and ways of knowing, and respect the multiple disciplinary viewpoints that are necessary to develop meaningful solutions to complex technical challenges.

 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 

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