Applications are invited for a 2-year position as a Postdoctoral Research
Associate as part of a newly NASA-funded interdisciplinary project titled
« The Global Land Rush: A Socio-Environmental Synthesis ». This project will
conduct an integrated global synthesis of large-scale land acquisitions
(LSLAs), a growing phenomenon in the global South as governments and
transnational investors seek to secure access to land in developing
countries to produce food, bio-fuels, and non-agricultural commodities.
Consequences of LSLAs vary widely across the globe, ranging from land
improvement and creation of new livelihood opportunities to land
degradation and dispossession of land from local inhabitants. The project
brings together researchers at the University of Maryland and University of
Alabama, and offers an exciting opportunity for a rising scholar to engage
in globally impactful, interdisciplinary research.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in one or more disciplines
associated with Land System Science (e.g., geography, natural resource
economics, sociology, political ecology, remote sensing). Proficiency with
the management and analysis of geospatial data in geographical information
systems (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) and experience with acquiring, managing,
and harmonizing heterogeneous data types are required. Preferred candidates
will also have experience with spatio-temporal statistical analysis (e.g.,
spatial regression, survival analysis), synthesis methods (e.g.,
meta-analysis, archetype analysis, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)),
and/or familiarity with remote sensing data and time series analysis.
Application Details: This position is based in the Department of Geography
at the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, AL. Salary will be
commensurate with experience and includes benefits. This is a full-time,
12-month, fixed-term position with a start date of January 15, 2018, but
that is flexible. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2017 and will
continue until the position is filled.
See full details and how to apply at the link below:
Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Nicholas Magliocca (