As part of its plans to propose new Center for Social and Environmental Futures (C-SEF), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences seeks internal CU Boulder candidates for the following summer/fall 2022 positions:
C-SEF Research Fellows
We seek up to three scholars who are currently researchers in CIRES who wish to collaborate with C-SEF during summer and/or fall 2022 on a grant proposal, with an environmental social science focus related to C-SEF’s proposed mission. The proposed mission is stated below. Fellows will receive one month of salary support. Fellows will also be expected to participate in CIRES programming related to C-SEF during their appointments.
Please note: Candidates from DSRC should discuss their interest with supervisor and lab leadership prior to application.
C-SEF Graduate Student Summer Fellows
We seek up to three graduate students, currently enrolled in a CU Boulder graduate program, who wish to collaborate with C-SEF on an environmental social science research project in summer 2022, which is relevant to C-SEF’s proposed mission. The proposed mission is stated below. Fellows will receive a 100% summer 2022 GRA position, and will be expected to sit in CIRES for the duration of their GRA appointment. Fellows will also be expected to participate in CIRES programming related to C-SEF during their appointments.
Please note: A student enrolled in a Professional Master’s Program (PMP), a JD, or an MBA, is not eligible to hold a Graduate Research Assistantship unless they are enrolled as a dual-degree student with a traditional program.
To apply, please send a cover letter that includes a short (~2 paragraph) description of your proposed project, and a CV, to Jennifer Katzung: jennifer.katzung@colorado, by April 22, 2022.
Fellows will be selected and notified shortly thereafter. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Burgess: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed C-SEF Mission
Ensuring the well-being of humans and all living species on this planet depends on understanding how humans and the environment interact. The purpose of the Center for Social and Environmental Futures (C-SEF) is to conduct cutting-edge research, education, and outreach activities focused on human dimensions of environmental problems, with specific emphases on two broad areas, focusing on long-term and short-term futures, respectively. (i) Activities focused on ‘the big picture’ will address questions pertaining to long-term and large-scale futures, such as how economic growth, geopolitics, global security, inequality, migration patterns, and other development trends will be affected by environmental problems, and how they will affect humankind’s ability to achieve environmental goals. (ii) Activities focused on ‘the here and now’ will address questions pertaining to how we can move forward in addressing environmental problems immediately, such as coalition building, adaptation, environmental policy, links between public and private sectors, resource management, and resilience, among others. C-SEF will also serve as a hub for environmental social science research in CIRES and on campus, catalyzing collaboration between social and natural environmental scientists.