The University of Washington and San Diego State University are seeking a Post Doctoral research scholar to participate in a funded 2 year research project evaluating adaptive capacity in fisheries decision making in the United States.  The goals of this project are to assess the degree to which principles of adaptive capacity are currently understood and applied in fisheries decision-making, evaluate decision-makers’ attitudes and beliefs about adaptive capacity and its usefulness for decision making, identify scientific, institutional, and socio-political barriers towards wider adoption of this concept in fishery management, and identify alternative pathways by which adaptive capacity can better inform decision-making.

The post-doc will be jointly supervised by Dr. Tim Essington (University of Washington) and Dr. Arielle Levine (San Diego State University), and will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of project members and advisors.  This is a 12-month initial appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, with an anticipated start date of June 1 2021.

• PhD or foreign equivalent in geography, anthropology, environmental management, fisheries science, or a related field.
• Experience with key informant interview methods, survey design, application, and analysis
• Superior written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work and write in a collaborative setting.
• Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary and/or climate-related research.
• Knowledge of fishery management processes in the U.S.
• Experience analyzing secondary data sources

For more details, and to apply to the position, see:

For more information, contact Dr. Tim Essington ([email protected]) or Dr. Arielle Levine ([email protected]).