We are searching for a full-time, post-doctoral scholar in geography, spatial science, sociology, applied economics, public policy or a related field with skills in quantitative spatial and social science to collaborate on the EPPSA program. The faculty leads for this project are Michael Emch (Geography), Barbara Entwisle (Sociology), and Pam Jagger (Public Policy). The geographic focus is Southern Africa, and the position will involve extensive fieldwork in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The outcomes studied in this interdisciplinary program are diverse e.g., biomass use, deforestation, particulate matter emissions and exposure, and health impacts. The first year of the position will involve building and analyzing study datasets by integrating Living Standards Measurement Study, Demographic and Health Survey data, and other population representative data with satellite-derived land cover-land use and other spatial and environmental data, and using the data to analyze the state of energy poverty, energy transitions, and its implications. Subsequent years will involve managing teams to conduct quasi-experimental evaluations of interventions in collaboration with our African partners. The position will also involve supporting the PIRE PIs in managing the training program and fieldwork for graduate and undergraduate students.  The position will be housed at the Carolina Population Center and part of a highly successful postdoctoral program based there.  Additionally, there will be ample opportunities for connecting with a wider network of scholars and career development. If interested, please contact Drs. Emch, Entwisle, or Jagger who can be directly contacted via email if desired.


Link to apply: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/131137


Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 1 May 2018 (or as soon as possible)
Estimated Duration of Appointment 2-3 years
Position Open Date 15 November 2017
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Educational Requirements A PhD in geography, spatial science, sociology, applied economics, public policy, or a related field with strong quantitative training
Qualifications & Experience We are seeking a productive, self-driven, and collaborative scholar with a strong background in GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, special econometrics, and multilevel modelling and an interest and some experience in interdisciplinary research. Experience in a developing country region preferred.
Application Instructions Applicants must attach their curriculum vitae, a publication or dissertation/thesis paper, cover letter summarizing qualifications, and a list of 3 references.