Climate Change Adaptation Survey Research Project

Short-term post-doctoral research fellow sought to oversee analysis of a mail survey data regarding adaptation to climate change among individual forest landowners. The goal of the research is to describe and explain how individuals perceive and respond to local hazards and risks from global climate change. The post-doc will process and analyze data from owners of a random sample of forested parcels in areas that have experienced climate change impacts in the Upper Midwest, and have the opportunity to write manuscripts and make presentations based on the work.

Title: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Start date: ASAP
Term: 3-9 months, depending on full or part time; potential for extension if funds become available
Location: Negotiable; preferably Ann Arbor, MI
Salary: $49,000
Institution: School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan


  • Overseeing data management, processing, and analysis
  • Supervising research assistants
  • Preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations based on analysis


  • PhD in social science field
  • Experience with social surveys, survey data entry and data management
  • Expertise in statistical analysis

To apply, please submit the following in a single PDF file to Paige Fischer at [email protected]:

  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience and interests
  • Resume
  • References
  • Examples of any published papers

Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

The School for Environment and Sustainability’s overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help society manage and conserve environmental resources sustainably.

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