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Postdoctoral Research Fellow -- Applied Anthropology

Boise State University, Department of Anthropology
Boise, Idaho
up to $65,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Anthropology
Full Time
Applied Anthropology
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Level of Experience

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The postdoctoral research fellow will join an interdisciplinary project (funded by the MURI program) to predict and communicate flood risk associated with climate change uncertainties. The fellow will attend full team meetings, assist in mentoring Master’s students, identify and conduct ethnographic research with key infrastructure decision-makers in the Detroit, Michigan area and Killeen, Texas, and collaborate with engineers, atmospheric scientists, psychologists, and computer scientists. The project is aimed at uncertainty quantification and the development of protocols for wider use to improve decision-making for future infrastructure projects. The fellow will be responsible for ethnographic inquiry to generate insights that can inform the models co-developed by the team as well as helping to develop best practices for communication of the resulting models, and a streamlined ethnographic protocol for wider use.


Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

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