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Urban Resilience SRN Opportunities

Educational and Employment Opportunities

The UREx SRN is hiring staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduate students across the network. Watch this space for opportunities.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

A Postdoctoral fellowship position is available at Georgia State University beginning fall 2018 to work directly with the UREx SRN Scenarios Working Group.

Postdoctoral fellows will be full participants in annual All-Hands meetings, receive training in science communication and leadership, and lead the development of research projects. The goal of this training program is to provide an environment and programs in which diverse people (in terms of career stage, sector, ethnicity, culture, and discipline) may collaboratively learn about the impacts of extreme events on urban areas and how to promote the resilience of urban SETS infrastructure.

Inquiries: Prospective postdoctoral fellows should contact the mentor(s) listed in the table below. Hiring will be subject to the policies and procedures of the respective institutions. For full position details, click the link under the “Apply here” column.

Institution Mentor(s) Topic (Apply Here)
Georgia State University David Iwaniec Scenarios Working Group
Arizona State University Nancy Grimm, Charles Redman City Comparisons Working Group

Graduate Associateship Opportunities

We announce opportunities for Graduate Associates to work with an exciting multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research project—Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN)—focused on generating the knowledge and promoting actions that will ensure resilience of cities in the face of extreme events. The UREx graduate program will be distributed among ten institutions with degree programs in ecology, social science, engineering, physical science, and sustainability. The cities in this network include Baltimore MD, Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico), Miami FL, New York NY, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, San Juan PR, Syracuse NY, and Valdivia (Chile).

Graduate associates will have access to the opportunities as described above, but will not receive academic year stipends. They will be eligible to apply for UREx summer funding, small UREx research grants for graduate students, international experiences, and travel to UREx meetings. Associates will participate in the ongoing Urban Resilience Reading Group with their peers.

To apply: Students apply individually to work with mentors for graduate programs and institutions in which they are interested (see Table below). Students are encouraged to contact prospective mentors included in this Table as soon as possible.

Institution Mentor(s) Programs(s)
Arizona State University Nancy Grimm
Charles Redman Sustainability
Mike Chester Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment – Sustainability Engineering
Thad Miller
Clark Miller
Enrique Vivoni
Arizona State University + Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora Agustín Robles Morua with Vivoni or Grimm – Hermosillo, Mexico ASU programs as above
Clark University Rinku Roy Chowdhury Geography
City University of New York – Hunter College William Solecki Earth & Environmental Sciences
Florida International University Tiffany Troxler Biological Sciences
Evelyn Gaiser Biological Sciences
John Kominoski Biological Sciences
Georgia State University David Iwaniec
North Carolina State University Kenneth Kunkel Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Pennsylvania State University Lauren McPhillips Civil and Environmental Engineering
Portland State University Vivek Shandas School of Urban Studies and Planning
Heejun Chang Geography
Syracuse University David Chandler Civil & Environmental Engineering
Charlie Driscoll Civil & Environmental Engineering
The New School Timon McPhearson
University of Maryland Baltimore County Alan Yeakley Geography and Environmental Systems
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus Pablo Méndez-Lázaro Environmental Health
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Jennifer Santos-Hernández

RULA IRES Opportunity

The Resilient Urban Latin America (RULA) International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project offers one undergraduate and three graduate students the opportunity to conduct eight to ten weeks of onsite research in a Latin American or Caribbean urban community facing climate extremes. For a full description, including the application process, see here.