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  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health
    Application deadline: December 15, 2020

    The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks an exceptional data scientist for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health, to explore connections between exposure to nature and mental well-being. Of particular interest is how patterns of nature visitation and resulting impacts on mental health are changing due to COVID-19.

    The postdoc will be based at the Gund Institute and will join a growing cohort of Gund Postdocs. The Gund Institute is a campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where more than 220 scholars and leaders collaborate to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems

    This particular postdoc is shared with UVM’s Vermont Complex Systems Center, which employs data science to understand mental health issues, including those related to nature exposure. (A recent example of this work is here.) This postdoc will be cosupervised by Chris Danforth and Taylor Ricketts, and is likely to collaborate with other Gund Fellows as well.

    This two-year position has an annual salary of $52,000 plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. Professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training, are available to all Gund Postdoctoral Fellows. While relocation to Vermont is expected, we are open to remote work if COVID-19 or other factors require it.

    Interested candidates should contact Chris Danforth or Taylor Ricketts directly. We will begin vetting candidates on December 15, 2020. The Gund Institute strives to build an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.ent where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community

Things about the University of Vermont and Burlington and Vermont (also awesome):

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The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in CEMS, and throughout UVM, are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. UVM has state of the art core facilities, including the Vermont Advanced Computing Center and the Advanced Genome Technologies Core, and offers generous benefits packages, including health, dental, retirement contributions, and tuition remission.

The University is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, veterans, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of CEMS through their teaching, research, and/or service at UVM.