Postdoctoral Associate in Coastal Urban Sustainability and Resilience

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Oct 30, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
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Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

The Sea Level Solutions Center in the Institute of Environment and Earth and Environment Department at Florida International University (FIU) ( is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research that advances understanding of coastal urban systems at the interface of sustainability and resilience in the Southeast Florida region, beginning immediately. FIU is a public research university in Miami with a highly diverse, vibrant, and growing faculty and student body located near the eastern boundary of the Everglades and western boundary of Metropolitan Miami. This position is affiliated with the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program (, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network ( and a number of other projects at the intersection of sustainability and resilience.

The candidate will: 1) synthesize available social, ecological and infrastructure data to advance multi-sectoral analyses of sustainability and resilience interventions, 2) design new experiments focused at the urban-natural interface and collect new data to support the expansion of coastal urban observation systems and monitoring and 3) collaborate with local practitioners and academic scientists to apply synthetic information and modeling to advance coastal urban sustainability and resilience in the Southeast Florida region. The selected candidate will join an existing collaborative team of graduate students, faculty, and local practitioners with a shared goal of advancing coastal urban sustainability and resilience in the face of multiple shocks and stresses.

A PhD in geography, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics or environmental engineering is required. A multidisciplinary background is preferred. Required skills include proficiency in computational modeling. Experience with scenario modeling and analysis is preferred. Coastal or urban systems field monitoring experience is desired.

Interested applicants should visit the lab (, affiliated program and center websites before applying. The position is available for a one-year term with possibility for renewal based satisfactory performance and available funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522299 at and attach a short letter of interest and a CV a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 22, 2020.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.