Post Doctoral Fellow (University of Utah)

University of Utah

Job title: Post Doctoral Fellow (University of Utah)
Hiring institution: University of Utah, City & Metropolitan Planning
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | United States
Application deadline: 06/30/2024

Job Title/Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location: College of Architecture & Planning, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

This position will begin on July 1, 2024, and run through June 30, 2026.
The position is a 9-month appointment at 1.0 FTE.

Open Application Date: February 15, 2024

Close Application Date: open until filled

Salary: $50,000-60,000 USD.

Employee Status: Full time

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in collaboration with Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar.
  • Engage in quantitative analysis of existing datasets on disaster planning and recovery collected as part of grant-funded, collaborative projects on disaster relocation and nonprofit recovery capacity and small business mitigation and recovery;
  • Assist in writing and publishing of research results;
  • Provide grant-writing support for interdisciplinary proposals to national-level funding organizations;
  • Teach two courses per academic year in the Master’s and undergraduate programs of the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, preferably within the topics of planning analysis methods and GIS.
  • Participate in faculty governance at the department, college, and university levels.

Opportunities for Career Development:

  • A chance to build your research agenda, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and expand your professional network;
  • Grant-writing experience with different types and levels of funding agencies;
  • Front-seat exposure to managing grant projects with big budgets and large teams;
  • Mentorship from a highly supportive, collaborative, and friendly faculty community;
  • Engagement with a highly diverse and interdisciplinary research community in the field of hazards research and disaster planning;
  • Critical teaching experience in a well-regarded urban planning program; and
  • Experience with undergraduate and graduate student mentorship and advising, if desired.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment.
  • D. in urban planning, geography, public administration, or other social science disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in disaster studies.
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis techniques, including statistical modeling.
  • Teaching experience at the university level.
  • Peer-reviewed research and grant writing experience.

The review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled.

Qualified Applicants must submit:

  • A letter of intent including research and teaching interests;
  • Curriculum vitae;
    A statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Two writing samples, which may include dissertation chapters, journal articles, book chapters, and works-in-progress
  • Names and contact information of three references (with phone, mail, and email addresses).

References will not be contacted prior to receiving the candidate’s consent to contact. Candidates may be asked to provide additional information during the search process.

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