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Postdoc in Coastal Resiliency Planning & Policy




The Institute of Sustainable Coastal Communities (ISCC) at Texas A&M
University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to be part of a collaborative
venture to create a fundamentally different way to identify and tackle
critical coastal resiliency challenges that threaten human communities and
the integrity of natural systems.

These efforts will be undertaken through interdisciplinary, collaborative
partnerships that will be hosted at ISCC. The partnership will focus on
the *Integration of Hazard Mitigation and Land Use Planning into Coastal
Disaster Vulnerability Reduction and Adaptation*.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar who will be centrally involved in a
rigorous, national assessment that involves:

– Development of measurable indicators to quantify population, physical
development, and environmental/geophysical trends in coastal hazard zones.
– Development of a standardized method for quantitatively assessing the
effectiveness of hazard mitigation and land use policies to limit or reduce
development in coastal hazard zones.
– Engagement of local communities to develop and test policy
interventions to demonstrate the effectiveness of mitigation, and predict
future trends in vulnerability based on modeling of changes in hazard
exposure from climate change and urbanization.
– Participation in and support of the collaborative partnership on this

RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar

SALARY: Minimum of $45,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in urban and
environmental planning, landscape architecture, or environmental policy.


Ability to support cross-disciplinary collaborations,

Experience in working with governments on coastal planning, and/or policy

Strong background in research design and spatial analyses methods related
to policy-oriented research.

The Scholar will work extensively with the Hazard Reduction and Recovery
Center, Center for Housing & Urban Development at Texas A&M-College
Station, and the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M-Galveston.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after closing date.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: One year, with the possibility of extension contingent
on availability of funding and positive performance review.

TO APPLY: Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants should send: 1)
Curriculum Vitae, 2) a one-page statement of research interests, and 3)
contact information for three references to Stephanie Moglia at You will receive email verification that your
electronic submission has been received; please inquire if you do not
receive verification.

Please send application to:

Stephanie Moglia, Administrative Assistant

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled. Initial review of applications
will begin on 2/15/14. For full consideration, materials should be received
by that date.