Scientist Resource Use Transitions
Sustainable Ecosystems is seeking a highly motivated and innovative
social scientist to investigate technological and social transitions
of societies. This person will have a strong background in interdisciplinary
sustainability research, and be able to apply existing knowledge about
social change, society-nature interrelations, and social metabolism
to develop insights into the co-evolution of social and resource use
transitions. He or she will identify policy options and intervention
points for facilitating transitions to sustainable resource use in
Australia and the Pacific. The successful applicant will have a sound
conceptual knowledge of social and biophysical accounting, quantitative
methodology, be able to work with large data sets at various scales,
and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
data for applications is April 16, 2007. For further details please
(careers/positions vacant/reference number 2007/146).
Contact: Dr Heinz Schandl, (02) 6242 1673, email@example.com
Academic Research Fellowship in Adaptation of Natural and Agricultural
Systems to Climatic and Environmental Change in the Faculty of Environment
or Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
are seeking an established researcher with the capability to identify
and lead research across traditional disciplinary boundaries looking
at future challenges of adapting to climatic and environmental change.
Some key issues of interest include: Ecosystem Function & Services,
Sustainability & Climate Change, Eco-hydrology, Agri-environmental
change & biodiversity. You will join a leading international research
group that spans the School of Earth & Environment, School of
Geography and Institute of Integrative & Comparative Biology.
The Fellowship will be for five years and will guarantee a permanent
academic post afterwards subject to satisfactory completion of probation.
Early in the Fellowship there will be a strong emphasis on research,
with teaching and outreach to schools increasing in year five to a
maximum of 50 % ordinary faculty members load. Candidates should
have postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience with an established track
record of achievement.
Grade 8 (£32,795 - £39,160) or Grade 9 (£40,335
- £46,758 p.a.).
date May 4th 2007, Interviews to be held in week commencing June 4th,
Fellow must take up the post by 30th September 2007. The RCUK rules
are that people already in permanent employment will not normally
be eligible for appointment. Further information on the fellowship
scheme is available at www.rcuk.ac.uk/acfellow/.
Further details concerning the schools, their research activities
and structure are available at the University of Leeds web site:
enquiries can be made to: Dr Andy Dougill (Sustainability) 0113 343
Dr Joe Holden (Geography) 0113 343 3317, firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Professor Tim Benton (Biology) 0113 343 2842; email@example.com.
should be submitted to Mrs Kate Higham, School of Earth & Environment
Apply online at www.leeds.ac.uk:
click jobs. Application packs are also available via email
or tel 0113 343 5771
positions as assistant professor open
positions as assistant professor (forskarassistent; four-year positions)
are open at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala.Deadline
for application is April 2.
For information check:
or www.slu.se "In
English", "Job opportunities" (under "Shortcuts").
Several of the positions have an ecological focus. Three are located
to the new Department of Ecology (merge of Conservation Biology, Entomology,
Ecology and Environmental Research), with the following directions:
1. Global environmental change and biodiversity- effects and consequences.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Global environmental change and ecosystem dynamics.
For more information, contact Goran.Agren@eom.slu.se
3. Global environmental change - population dynamics and expansion
For more information contact Henrik.Andren@nvb.slu.se
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
is looking for an
Environmental Economist (80%)
work will address socio-economic issues about the use and protection
of natural resources in landscapes and forests and how to deal with
natural hazards. Your research will involve the following fields:
environmental and resource economics, ecological economics, political
economics and institutional economics. You will take an interdisciplinary
approach cooperating with other natural scientists, and involving
actors in the field. You will develop research projects and take part
in WSLs research activities and programmes, as well as collaborating
on (inter)national project submissions. Your research will be geared
not only to obtaining new findings but also to implementing them.
You will head the Research Group Environmental and Resources Economics
and help it expand.
qualifications: Studies and Ph.D. in economics, research experience
in environmental/ecological economics, familiar with political and
institutional economics, fluent in English and German (French is an
advantage), experienced in publishing scientific articles, previous
experience in management and in obtaining funding (desirable). You
have good communication and social skills and are ready to take the
job advertisement and application procedure please visit: http://www.wsl.ch/info/stellen/471.pdf
positions for the Marie-Curie Research Training Network GoverNat
Marie-Curie Research Training Network GoverNatMulti-level Governance
of Natural Resources: Tools and Processes for Water and Biodiversity
Governance in Europe is proud to offer 3 positions for experienced
researchers from July 2007 to January 2010 at
Leipzig, Germany: Legal possibilities and constraints for participation
in water and biodiversity governance
2.SRI, Leeds, UK: Policy needs on public participation in the governance
of biodiversity and water
3.SAV, Bratislava, Slovak Rep.: Socio-economic aspects of environmental
governance in transition economies - water and biodiversity governance
for applications is 15 April 2007.
appointed fellows will link and transfer the inter- and transdisciplinary
work done by 9 doctoral fellows in the network back to their disciplinary
traditions (economics, political and legal sciences, respectively).
The partners in GoverNat consortium include:
1.UFZ Environmental Research Centre Leipzig - Halle, Germany
2.SRI - Sustainable Research Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom (J.
3.SAV - Institute of Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava,
Slovak Republic (T. Kluvánková-Oravská);
4.ECOMAN - Ecological Economics and Management, Lisbon, Portugal (P.
5.NERI - Danish Environmental Research Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
(M. S. Andersen);
6.ICTA Institute for Environmental Science and Technology,
Barcelona, Spain (S. v.d. Hove);
7.CSWM Centre for the Sustainable Water Management, Lancaster,
United Kingdom (W. Medd);
8.UStutt - Institute for Sociology, Stuttgart, Germany (O. Renn);
9.IELM-SIU - St. Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary (G. Pataki);
10.IREAS - Institute for Structural Policy, Slovak Republic (V. Chobotova).
several committed praxis partners in different countries.
of project, of position requirements and of application procedure:
Master in Social Policy Analysis by Luxembourg, Leuven and Associate
CALL FOR APPLICANTS - Academic year 2007-2008
The IMPALLA program is organized jointly by the CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg)
and the University of Leuven (Belgium). Its broader academic network
includes the following partners: University of Nancy 2 (France), University
of Tilburg (The Netherlands) and University of Luxembourg.
academic program has three major objectives:
- to offer a solid theoretical foundation in comparative socio-economic
policies, at the European level and beyond,
- to provide a thorough training in advanced research methodology,
- to give a well-founded expertise in policy evaluation, while developing
corresponding technical skills.
The program leads to an advanced Master Degree issued by the University
of Leuven where the IMPALLA students are registered as regular students.
deadline is the 31st May 2007.
Complementary information concerning the IMPALLA program can be found
the web site: