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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences has an opening for a highly motivated early-career postdoctoral researcher to join a project examining the politics of pipeline development in the United States. In particular, this research will explore the social and environmental impacts surrounding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Southern Illinois and Iowa. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and advance research that examines linkages between environmental regulation, public participation, and social justice in US energy policy. S/he will draw on a variety of social science methods to explore stakeholder perceptions of the process of pipeline construction and its impacts, as well as assess the state of the literature with regards to EIAs, energy infrastructure, and social justice. The position will require out-of-state travel to field sites and engagement with affected stakeholder groups. The selected candidate will not be expected to teach. Click here for more information.