GMU Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow Opportunity

The George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) (http://climate.gmu.edu) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to our ongoing Climate Change in the American Mind research program (conducted in collaboration with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication).  The program involves survey research (including nationally representative surveys, community surveys, membership organization surveys, etc.), message experiments, in-depth interviews, and audience segmentation research.  The post-doc may also get involved in other research and programmatic activity at 4C including collaborations with the public health/health care community, TV weathercasters, and communities that are planning climate change adaptation initiatives.

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 of inquiry including communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, and/or political communication), behavior change, applied psychology, political science, the built environment, social-ecological models, and/or informal science education. Proficiency in survey research and quantitative data management and analysis is also a requirement. Experience with qualitative data collection, strategic (program) planning, professional development, and climate science are preferred, as are excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and the ability to adapt to the changing demands of a dynamic research environment.

The position begins as soon as February 15th and no later than April 1st, 2011. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will initially be for one year, with renewal for a second year given satisfactory performance and available funds. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, interested and qualified applicants must submit the online faculty application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position #F9452z. 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 vita.

Inquires about the position can be sent to climate@gmu.edu.

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