Postdoc Fellow to work on NSF-funded grant: “Understanding social networks within complex, nonlinear systems" - GIS and History

Idaho State University - Post-doctoral Researcher

Location: Idaho, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Submitted: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009


Main Category: Research/Professional
Secondary Categories:  World History
Women/Gender
Social and Cultural History
Religious Studies
Latin American History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
Humanities Computing/Distance Education/Educational Technology
History of Science/Medicine/Technology
Global Studies
Geography
European Studies
European History
Early Modern History
Diplomatic/Military History
Digital Humanities
Business and Economic History
British History
Atlantic Studies
Asian History or Studies

 

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of History, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA

Position will work on NSF-funded grant entitled “Understanding social networks within complex, nonlinear systems: geographically-integrated history and dynamics GIS” (NSF award # OCI-0941371; 2009-2013). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary, multinational project. Non-Classified; Full-time; 12-month appointment beginning immediately, with the employment contract ending June 30, 2010. There is a possibility of employment contract renewal beyond that date.

Responsibilities
Assist the lead Principal Investigator in conducting collaborative, multidisciplinary research, supervising a graduate research assistant, and writing a manual-tutorial in English for researchers in history and the historical social sciences on the use of geographic information systems (GIS).

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in History or Historical Geography with a focus on the first global age, 1400-1800 (any region, any time period, any thematic emphasis); interest in geographic information systems (GIS). If the candidate does not have adequate GIS preparation, training will be provided as part of the workload.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience using GIS; effective written communication skills in English; reading knowledge of Spanish.

Salary
$50,000/year plus full benefits. Non-Classified; Full-time; 12-month appointment beginning immediately, with the employment contract ending June 30, 2010. There is a possibility of employment contract renewal beyond that date.

Questions may be sent to Dr. J. B. Owens, Professor of History, at: owenjack@isu.edu

Application
Please submit a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, a dissertation chapter or article in English, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Idaho State University
Office of Human Resources
Post-doctoral Researcher, History Dept. Search
921 S. 8th, Stop 8107
Pocatello, ID 83209-8107
or
Email: hr@isu.edu

Review of applications will begin upon receipt; search will remain open until position is filled. For further information about ISU, please visit www.isu.edu; phone (208) 282-2517; fax (208) 282-4976.

Idaho State University is an AA/EEO Employer. Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Idaho State University
Office of Human Resources
Post-doctoral Researcher, History Dept. Search
921 S. 8th, Stop 8107
Pocatello, ID 83209-8107
or
Email: hr@isu.edu

Website: http://www.isu.edu/humanr/

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