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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Position Deleted on 6/24/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fairfax, VA
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Faculty - Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography
  • Faculty - Science - Other Science
Full Time

Department: Communication

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Search extended; previous applicants still under consideration.

The George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) ( seeks to hire one or more Postdoctoral Research Fellows at the soonest possible opportunity.

The Fellow(s) will contribute to our ongoing Climate Change in the American Mind audience research program (conducted in collaboration with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication), and other projects including research to help TV weathercasters become effective climate educators. The research methods involved include surveys (including nationally representative surveys, community surveys, membership organization surveys, etc.), online message testing experiments, and in-depth interviews.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline, and a track record of published journal articles and/or conference papers on relevant topics of inquiry including communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, and/or political communication), behavior change, applied psychology, political science, social-ecological models, and/or informal science education. Proficiency in survey research and quantitative data management and analysis is also a requirement. Experience with qualitative data collection, strategic (program) planning, professional development, and climate science are preferred; as are excellent organizational skills, ability to communicate verbally and in writing, and the ability to adapt to the changing demands of a dynamic research environment.

The position(s) will be filled at the earliest possible opportunity. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will initially be for one year, with renewal for a second year given satisfactory performance and available funds. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, interested and qualified applicants must submit the online faculty application at for position number F9452z. Applications should include a cover letter including a statement of research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information of three professional references.

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