SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Supply Chain Commitments

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications 
from early career scholars for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that begins 
in January 2018. The fellow will be in residence at SESYNC in Annapolis, 
Maryland as a full participant in SESYNC's Postdoctoral Immersion Program.
The selected individual will collaborate on a SESYNC Pursuit focused on 
zero-deforestation commitments, commodity flows, and land use change in South 

About the Pursuit: Expansion of globally traded commodities is the leading 
cause of tropical forest loss. Recent campaigns by NGOs have incentivized major 
corporations to make commitments to exclude products associated with 
deforestation from their supply chains. Applicants will propose ideas for a 
data synthesis or modeling project to assess effectiveness of 
zero-deforestation commitments in in South America. The selected individual 
will work with the Pursuit PIs, Dr. Rachael Garrett, Boston University and Dr. 
Kimberly Carlson, University of Hawaii. Travel funds are available for the 
fellow to visit with the PIs and to attend scientific conferences.

Successful applicants will have a background in natural resource management, 
agricultural economics, ecology, or similar field with strong geo-spatial, 
statistical, and/or programming abilities. Those with experience in spatial 
simulation or computable general equilibrium software are especially welcome. 
This opportunity is open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a 
relevant field within the last two years (no later than December 15, 2017 and 
no earlier than January 15, 2015).

Applying is a two-stage process: a qualification step and a proposal submission 
To qualify, applicants should submit their CV and a detailed cover letter by 
August 21, 5PM ET. A follow-up proposal will be requested of qualifying 
applicants at the end of August.
More information can be found at<>.

Emily S. Cassidy
Science Communications Coordinator
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
University of Maryland
Phone: 410-919-4990

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