Postdoctoral Scholar in Wildfire and Wildlife Governance

Texas State University San Marcos
September 24, 2023
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Wildfire and Wildlife Governance

Job Posting Number 202425NTL Job Location San Marcos College College of Science and Engineering Department/School Biology Position Description

Dr. Chris Serenari, Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Wildlife in the Department of Biologyat Texas State University – San Marcos, is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral researcher (24-month appointment), starting Fall 2023. Applications will be accepted from early career scholars (≤ four years post Ph.D.). Preference will be given to those with skill in qualitative data collection and analysis, expertise in wildfire social science, and a track record of peer-review publication.

Dr. Serenari's labfocuses on applied and rigorous social science to improve wildlife governance, with emphasis on designs for the future. The post-doctoral researcher will serve as co-PI for a Joint Fire Science Program- funded study to investigate the socio-political antecedents of fire suppression spending costs and how wildlife agencies can help build wildfire- resilient communities through collaboration. Duties include conducting a literature review, interviews, and qualitative data analysis, as well as contributing to writing and disseminating research findings.

The candidate will also be expected to lead or assist with external grant proposal writing, study design and data collection, course instruction, science communication, peer-review publication, student mentoring, among other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in natural resource management or related field within last four years
  • Proficiency in qualitative research (e.g., interviews, coding)
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking the English language
  • Ability to lead collaborative conservation social science projects
  • Willingness to travel and present findings domestically or abroad
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the study of wildfire governance
  • Experience in the study of wildlife governance
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Proficiency in quantitative methods
  • Application Procedures

    Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https: //

    To ensure full consideration, please submit the following: 1. Current CV 2. Cover letter highlighting qualifications to conduct research in the wildfire or wildlife conservation governance domains 3. Three recent journal publications 4. Unofficial transcripts 5. Contact information for at least three references

    The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

    Type of Position Full-Time Proposed Start Date Fall 2023 Posting Date 07/25/2023 Evaluation of Applications Begins Full Consideration Date 09/15/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes EEO/AA Statement

    Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Examples of Recent Publications
  • Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • DD 214/DD1300
  • Veteran's Preference
  • Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  • Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
  • Yes
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  • Do you have a Ph.D. in wildfire social science earned within the last four years?
  • Yes, I have a Ph.D. in wildfire social science earned within the last four years.
  • Yes, ABD with anticipated completion prior to start date.
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