The Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany (www.ere.uni-freiburg.de/front-page-en?set_language=en, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner) is seeking a
Doctoral or Postdoctoral Researcher
in Ecological, Environmental and Resource Economics
beginning June 1, 2019 or the earliest date thereafter. The position is in the BMBF-funded project marEEshift, remunerated under state salary scheme TV-L E13, and limited to a term of three years. Employment is full-time (for PostDoc) or 75% part-time (for Doc). » Read the full article
Dr. Deepak Malghan, who is a recognized ecological economist and an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), has received a censure order from IIM-B for sending a mail to the Placement Committee, saying they should “disinvite” Unilever during campus placement. Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has been in the midst of a controversy related to its decision in 2001 to carelessly dump mercury, a hazardous chemical, when closing down a plant located at Kodaikanal. This issue is disheartening because it exposes once again the narrowing of spaces for critical research in Indian academia and more specifically the usurpation of business education by corporate interests. Together with the Business and Human Rights Network India (HRBN-I), the European Society of Ecological Economics Executive Board request the Board of Governors at IIMB to reverse the decision to censure Dr. Malghan, and thereby reiterate the protections of academic freedom at IIMB.
You can read more on this here:
Want IIM-B to Walk the Talk on CSR: Prof on Disinviting Unilever
EJAtlas: “Unilever refused responsability for Kodaikanal mercury poisoning, India”
Civil society raises concerns over censure of IIM Bangalore professor in connection with statements about Hindustan Unilever’s environmental record
IIMs have used autonomy for self-aggrandisement, says professor pushing for faculty diversity
Adapting to worsening impacts of climate change is one of the greatest modern challenges. Yet, limited action on the part of public authorities still prevails. Why is this so? What causes lock-ins in climate adaptation policies? How do they arise, manifest themselves and why do they persist?
These questions will be tackled by an exciting new three year project, funded by three prestigious national science funding organizations (DFG, NWO, and ESRC) under the competitive Open Research Area (ORA) program.
The partnering universities now seek applications from qualified candidates who are motivated to become part of this important and timely international endeavour. See the different job adverts under:
University of Oldenburg (Germany): Post-doctoral researcher, doctoral researcher
Open University (Netherlands): Post-doctoral researcher (Please note that the Open University has another vacancy in this field)
University of East Anglia (UK): Senior research associate
Applications should be submitted to the specific universities by 15 February 2019. For further details of the project see: https://uol.de/en/adapt-lockin/.
If you wish to be considered for several of these jobs at the same time, please use the same material in applying to each of the universities you are interested in, while following each university’s own application processes. Please indicate that you have done this in your application.