The International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network, located at the University of Michiganís School of Natural Resources and Environment, seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year appointment beginning Fall 2011.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the direct supervision of Professor Arun Agrawal who coordinates the IFRI network. The Fellow will conduct and support research for several existing projects on institutional and social dimensions of forest outcomes and climate adaptation, community forest governance, and land cover change. As necessary, the Fellow will also assist with the preparation of new grant proposals, coordination of IFRI field research, and organization of research workshops in national and international contexts. A combination of scholarly imagination and rigorous interdisciplinary empirical and analytical skills will provide applicants a competitive edge. Strong statistical training, experience working with complex social-ecological datasets, and some spatial analysis skills (GIS and Remote Sensing) are especially desirable. Qualified applicants may come from a range of fields, including Political Science, Public Policy, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Ecology, and Environment programs.

To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter, names of two recommendation letter writers, and a copy of a recent publication (all as a single file with your full name in the filename) to Joan Wolf at ifri at The initial appointment will be for a year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance and final approval of funds. We will begin reviewing applications August 15, and will accept applications until Sept. 1, or until the position is filled.

For more information on the IFRI research program please visit:

Professor, Research Associate Dean
SNRE, 4028 Dana Building
440 Church Street
Ann Arbor MI 48104
734 647-5948 (O); 734 647-5047 (F)

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