This Spur Sustainable Research Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to help structure and launch a long-term, sustainability-focused research program as part of the creation of a one-of-a-kind campus. The Fellow will focus on using the Spur Campus, and its location within the National Western Center, as a “living laboratory” that will serve as a platform for ongoing research. This position provides the opportunity to set up structures that 1) support study of the impact of a large redevelopment project, 2) facilitate long-term research in sustainability, building and campus performance, etc., and 3) support community-engaged research. Research will include short- and long-term projects, including community and youth engagement, and outcomes will be showcased at the Spur campus.
We are seeking someone with a passion for sustainability and research to develop recommendations and structure for a long-term research program. The Fellow will work on a six- month contract basis to perform and summarize research and offer recommendations. Work will include various research methodologies. Some research has begun, with some initial social, ecological, environmental, health, and economic data collected for the site, the South Platte River, and surrounding communities.