Employment Opportunities

Job Opening ID: 137673

Project: Evaluating Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs in the Design, Planning & Management of Urban Forests

A Research Associate is sought to assist with a novel multidisciplinary research project that will investigate new approaches to community engagement and urban reforestation that integrate structured decision making, 3D landscape visualization and video game technology. The goal of the project is to design, develop and evaluate a decision support system (DSS) based on the Unity3D game engine and Rhino 3D/Grasshopper software to be applied in urban forest decision making in Detroit.

Working with Dr. Mark Lindquist, Dr. Victoria Campbell-Arvai, Dr. Bruce Maxim and a team of computer science students on the development and programming of the DSS as well as contributing to the design, coordination and conduct of focus groups with community partners to identify required inputs to the DSS. These efforts will also include the review and interpretation of transcripts from the focus groups. The Research Associate may be asked to contribute to the preparation of reports and manuscripts from this research.

Job Opening ID: 137298

Postdoctoral Fellow sought for a multidisciplinary research project investigating novel methods for Evaluating Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs in the Design, Planning & Management of Urban Forests. The goal of the project is to design, develop and evaluate a decision support system (DSS) based on the Unity3D game engine and Rhino 3D/Grasshopper software to be applied in urban forest decision making in Detroit.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Lindquist, Dr. Victoria Campbell-Arvai, Dr. Bruce Maxim and a team of computer science students, and will be responsible for the development and programming of the DSS as well as contributing to the design, coordination and conduct of focus groups with community partners to identify required inputs to the DSS. These efforts will also include the review and interpretation of transcripts from the focus groups. We expect the Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and reports from this research.

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan invites individuals to apply for the position of Intermittent Lecturer. SNRE's mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. The successful applicant will be expected to teach our graduate students during the Fall 2017 semester.