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The Vanderbilt University Law School Climate Change Research Network (CCRN) announces the immediate availability of a one‐ to two-year post‐doctoral fellowship for recently graduated PhDs to support research regarding environmentally significant behavior, with a focus on climate change. The successful candidate will have a background in social psychology or a related field with research interests related to climate change, the uptake of electric vehicles, and/or partisan identity. To be eligible, candidates must complete the PhD before starting the fellowship.

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Post‐Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Behavior at Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt University Law School Climate Change Research Network (CCRN) announces the immediate availability of a one‐ to two-year post‐doctoral fellowship for recently graduated PhDs to support research regarding environmentally significant behavior, with a focus on climate change. The successful candidate will have a background in social psychology or a related field with research interests related to climate change, the uptake of electric vehicles, and/or partisan identity. To be eligible, candidates must complete the PhD before starting the fellowship.

The postdoc will be expected to work with a collaborative project team involving faculty from the Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt, to participate in a research program examining the role of social influences on the uptake of electric vehicles in rural, suburban, and urban communities, and related work. In addition, the postdoc will be expected to work with the project team on new research projects, while making progress towards publication of their current work. The strongest candidates will be those whose research interests align closely with these research goals. 

The fellowship will begin as soon as possible, with the latest start date in January or February of 2023. In additional to salary and benefits, postdocs receive an annual allowance for research/conference‐related travel and expenses. In addition, the school provides computers and computer support. During the period of the fellowship, fellows are expected to be in residence (subject to current conditions), work with faculty on research projects, participate in research seminars in the school and contribute to the teaching and research mission of the school. 

Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University is an internationally recognized research university with student body of some 12,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and approximately 1,430 full-time faculty (excluding faculty employed by the Medical Center), of whom 50 have their primary appointment in the Owen School. The university is situated on a 330-acre campus located a mile and a half south of downtown Nashville.

The Vanderbilt University Law School offers a rigorous legal education delivered by a world-class faculty in a uniquely collegial and supportive environment. It has an enrollment of about 550 students in its J.D., LL.M., and Dual Degree programs. The Climate Change Research Network is a part of the Law School’s Energy, Environment and Land Use Program. The CCRN assembles research teams from multiple disciplines to bring social and behavioral insights to bear on climate change. Recent research by CCRN members has been published in Nature Climate Change, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and other leading peer-reviewed publications as well as leading law and policy journals. Former CCRN post-doctoral fellows are now in tenured positions at major universities, in government, and in the private sector. 

The Owen Graduate School of Management is engaged in graduate and undergraduate management education. It has an enrollment of over 550 students in its MBA, Executive MBA, Americas MBA for Executives, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Accountancy, Master of Marketing, and Master of Management in Health Care programs. In addition, Owen School faculty members teach in the Vanderbilt University undergraduate business minor. The Owen School enrolls students from all parts of the U.S. and 35 countries. 

Vanderbilt seeks to attract an active, culturally, and intellectually diverse faculty, staff, and student body. More information about Vanderbilt’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is available at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/inclusion/.

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working on the research of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a sample research paper to michael.vandenbergh@vanderbilt.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, although applications should be received no later than November 1st, 2022, to receive full consideration. 

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Vanderbilt has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and particularly encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working on the research of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a sample research paper to michael.vandenbergh@vanderbilt.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, although applications should be received no later than November 1st, 2022, to receive full consideration.

Maggie Milam
: margaret.k.milam@vanderbilt.edu
: (615) 322-7939
2022-10-14 18:49:16

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