Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position and Funding

Funding Available for Post-Doctoral Fellowship Beginning Summer 2020

I am excited to announce that I have funding available for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship beginning the summer of 2020.

Throughout this program of research, the postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Ducks Unlimited Canada and other Joint Venture partners to increase knowledge about, and application of, human dimensions approaches to understanding people’s relationships with wetlands and waterfowl and their conservation. Developing repeatable measures of conservation and nature-based recreation involvement, and raising the capacity of the Joint Ventures to address human dimensions issues will represent significant milestones for the implementation of the NAWMP in Canada.

Four studies contribute to this program of research:

  1. Characterize existing stakeholder groups who are interested in/have concerns about wetlands and waterfowl conservation (uses existing data).
  2. Identify and characterize new stakeholder groups that have interests in/have concerns about wetlands and waterfowl conservation (uses existing data).
  3. Establish repeatable indicators of conservation and nature-based recreation involvement that are applicable across all four Joint Ventures.
  4. Administer a national survey of relevant stakeholders to implement indicators of conservation and nature- based recreation involvement and preferences (collection of new data).
Program of research: Objective and sequence of studies.

More information about the position and project can be found at:

A PDF of the position announcement can be downloaded here:

Qualifications: The candidates must hold a PhD degree, have (co-) authored publications and have a strong background in sociology, environmental psychology, or human dimensions. Prior expertise in survey administration, multivariate statistics, working in applied settings, or wildlife/habitat conservation will be advantageous. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and short statement (1-2 pages) of research interest to Dr. Harshaw ( Initial review of applications will begin on June 15, 2020.

Dr. Howie Harshaw
Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation
University of Alberta
2-130J Van Vliet Complex (University Hall)
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9
T: 780 907-4955 (+1 if outside Canada)