Announcing an open position for a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods in the Natural Resources Social Science (NRSS) Lab at Purdue University. The NRSS Lab is a highly productive and vibrant group that primarily focuses on the intersections between water quality, climate change, and agriculture in the Midwestern United States. PI Dr. Linda Prokopy has a number of grants to support this ongoing work and the successful applicant will generate a number of publications, gain experience in grant writing, learn about project and data management, and have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students. For more information about the NRSS lab and Dr. Prokopy, please visit:

This position requires a background in environmental social science research, knowledge of Midwestern agriculture, excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.  Expected topics the postdoc will work on include understanding the persistent use of conservation practices, evaluating the effectiveness of outreach events like field days, and understanding the spatial distribution of cover crop adoption. Opportunities for professional development are encouraged and attendance at a minimum of one national conference per year will be fully funded.

This position is available immediately but will ideally be filled by May 15th, 2020. The position pays $47,500/year plus benefits. This position is initially for one year but is renewable for a second year based upon satisfactory performance. 

 To apply for this position, please email Dr. Prokopy at [log in to unmask] and attach a letter of interest, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting April 1.  All applicants must be eligible to drive for Purdue University business.  


Linda Stalker Prokopy, Ph.D.
Professor Natural Resources Social Science, 
Forestry and Natural Resources

Co-Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Science Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Program

Director, Indiana Water Resources Research Center

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Society and Natural Resources

195 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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