Post-Doc in the Department of Geography
The position involves research (80%) and teaching at all levels (20%).
This position is primarily connected to the research project Where does the Green Economy Grow? The Geography of Nordic Sustainability Transitions (GONST) financed by NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research (see https://tinyurl.com/zkqnlqh). This project is run in collaboration with partners in Denmark (Aalborg University), Finland (University of Tampere) and Norway (SINTEF and NIFU). The overall objective of the project is to understand why some regions forge ahead in terms of transition processes towards green growth while others lag behind. Methodologically, the project utilises a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to study the role of human capital (WP2), technological specialisation (WP3), institutional entrepreneurship (WP4) and policy learning (WP5) for system change and new path development towards green growth (WP6).
The postdoc to be hired is expected to carry out research of relevance for the GONST project, in particular WP4, WP5 and WP6. However, within this scope, the postdoc will have extensive freedom to decide on research issues, develop theoretical ideas and choose research methods. The postdoc is also expected to support the principal investigator in the overall project management.
In addition to working in the GONST project, the postdoc to be hired has the opportunity to work in one of the following two projects, which thematically relate closely to the GONST project:Greening the Fleet – Sustainability Transitions in the Maritime Shipping Sector. Financed by the Research Council of Norway, led by SINTEF (see http://tinyurl.com/jlbzjvx).
REINVENT – Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation. Financed by the European Commission, Horizon 2020, led by LTH, Lund University (see http://tinyurl.com/j4m56al).
Candidates are asked to indicate in their application if they are interested in contributing to one of these two projects.
To be appointed as a postdoc requires a PhD in a field of relevance to the position, i.e. economic geography/human geography, other relevant social science or interdisciplinary research. The PhD is to have been obtained within the past three years at the time of the application deadline (exceptions can be made only under special circumstances). Candidates are expected to have research experience in at least one of the following fields: economic geography, innovation studies and sustainability transitions.
The basis for assessment is the ability to develop and conduct high quality research, as well as teaching skills. Research expertise is primarily considered.
The applications are assessed with regard to the following criteria: the relevance and strength of the research plan, and its relevance for the project(s) described above; the quality of previous research output, and its links to the topic of the postdoc; other qualifications proving the applicant’s research skills; teaching expertise within subjects of relevance to the Department of Human Geography.
Applications must be written in English and include:
Copies of grades and examination certificates
List of publications
Up to 3 representative publications (e.g. PhD thesis and academic papers)
Research plan (maximum 5 pages), is to be attached to the application, showing what research the applicant intends to pursue, and how it relates to the project(s) described above.
Two letters from academic references
Account of other experience and competences of relevance to the position (not covered elsewhere in the application), e.g. policy work.
Simon Fraser University
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography
The Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental economic geography. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin 1 September 2017.
The ideal candidate will be a geographer with expertise in the interdependent processes of economic and environmental change with a focus on political economies of transition and crisis, at and across varying time periods and spatial scales. They will build an externally-funded research program that complements and contributes to our research strengths in geographical political economies, the city, and/or global environmental change. Research foci might include (but are not limited to) environmental and climate justice, decolonization, sustainable economies, international environmental governance, and geographies of energy and infrastructure. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence, in research and teaching, and will pursue collaboration across campus and beyond. They will develop an effective graduate training program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in economic and environmental geography and other courses in the Human Geography program. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in community building and collegial governance.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in the greater Vancouver area, is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; people of colour; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D at the time they apply for the position. They should submit a single pdf including a cover letter outlining their research strengths and plan as they relate to the position and departmental research foci, a curriculum vitae, and a one page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application. Applications should be submitted by webform at www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in-geography/.... References should be submitted by webform at www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in-geography/.... The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the Chair’s Secretary at geogsec[at]sfu.ca.
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice and Geography
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Justice
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in Human Geography or Physical Geography, doing research relevant to questions of environmental justice, and an interest in working to promote diversity within environmental disciplines. This is a three-year position with potential for renewal based on performance. The position involves three distinct roles: (1) conducting a varied portfolio of teaching activities, including undergraduate geography courses, student advising and senior thesis mentoring; (2) designing and implementing a summer program for undergraduates that promotes diversity in environmental studies and sciences; and (3) conducting research and publishing in relevant fields. It is expected that the course load will be around 2 courses per academic year, depending on advising load, and may include courses that contribute to a new Environment and Inequality Track offered by the IBES undergraduate program. Because of the summer programming, this position is paid a full 12 months per year and salary support from grants and contracts is not required. The successful applicant may act as a Principal Investigator on proposals.
Applicants are sought with expertise within any subfield of Geography with relevance to the environment and environmental justice. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence or potential in teaching; those with experience working collaboratively across disciplines; and those who have engaged in activities promoting diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of commencing work. The start date can be July 1 or Sept. 1, 2017 or Jan 1, 2018.
All candidates should submit: (1) a teaching statement, (2) a research statement, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and if available (5) copies of teaching evaluations and course syllabi. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2017; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/40526
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a nationally-ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts public honors college located on the Chesapeake Bay 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies starting August 2017. St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, a rigorous scholar, and an innovative member of our growing academic community.
University of Guelph
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography
The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in the human dimensions of digital technology and big data. This position will build on our existing strengths in food security, environmental governance, and energy transitions and extend departmental research and teaching proficiencies into the human geographies of the information age.
The successful candidate will be a social science scholar whose research examines intersections among digital technology, big data and analytics, society, and the environment. Application packages should illustrate potential to advance understanding of how digital technology and big data transform or reinforce interactions among communities, economic sectors, firms, government and government agencies, and/or consumers. Applicants whose research thematically focuses on environmental and/or food systems will be prioritized.
Possible research and teaching foci may include (but are not limited to): adoption and diffusion of digital technology and big data in natural resource management or agricultural harvesting (e.g., ‘smart’ agriculture, satellite monitoring technology in fisheries); economic, political, and ethical implications of digital technology and big-data across multiple scales (e.g., conservation-motivated surveillance at the global, landscape, and village/farm levels); development and implementation of digital technology and big data by transnational corporations across food and resource commodity chains (e.g., transportation logistics and consumer analytics); potential for digital technology and big data to restructure labour and labour relations in resource and agricultural sectors and/or to re-center power relative to rural people and places (e.g., mechanization/offshoring in food or resource processing; specialized genetic or cultivation techniques that allow production for high-end niche markets); and, digital technology and big data use by non-governmental organizations and/or community groups in environmental and food security campaigns (e.g., campaign-related social media and/or mobile apps etc).
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Geography or a related discipline, an established record of scholarly research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. The appointee will be expected to: contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs; advise graduate students; develop a strong, externally funded research program; and serve on departmental, college and/or university committees.
An application, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2017 to Dr. Janet Mersey, Acting Chair, Department of Geography, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1 care of Jennifer Beehler (jbeehler[at]uoguelph.ca).
The Department of Geography at the University of Guelph has developed a reputation for outstanding research, innovative curriculum and teaching, dedicated service to the community and discipline, and collegiality. We are home to two Canada Research Chairs (one of whom is a Trudeau Fellow), a 2013 SSHRC Gold Medal Professor Emeritus, and multiple teaching award winners. For more information about the Department, see www.uoguelph.ca/geography. For information about joining the University and life in Guelph, see www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/ .
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.
Arizona State University
3 Post Doc Fellowships at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for three non-tenure-track positions at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. The positions are available from as early as April 1, 2017 and preferably should be filled by Fall 2017. All positions are for one year although extensions may be possible dependent on funding and performance.
The Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC) is a newly formed GIScience and earth observing center within the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU). SPARC’s goals are to advance the science and technology of GIScience and earth observing and to lead the transdisciplinary application of spatial data science solutions for addressing novel and impactful research questions. The ASU Tempe campus has approximately 60,000 students and is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities and is especially desirable for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, and other activities in the exquisite Arizona canyon lands and rugged terrain.
SPARC is seeking three Post-Doctoral Fellows that will contribute to at least one of the areas listed below. These positions present a unique opportunity to contribute to and expand upon the research thrusts of several ongoing and emerging projects while also helping to develop new collaborative research efforts within SPARC and ASU. The successful candidate will be expected to articulate a specific plan of research to build on existing research and take research in new directions. The candidate will also assume a leadership role in helping to develop integrative proposals and will also take responsibility for day-to-day operations of the lab.
Ongoing research areas of interest include:
Wildlife Movement: Research will focus on the development and application of methods to quantify movement of wildlife telemetry data and relate movement to habitat using earth observing data. Study species may include bears, deer, and sea turtles.
Spatial Data Analysis: Research will emphasize development of spatial models accounting for spatial heterogeneity and spatial dependence
Mobility and Big Data: Research will demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of fitness app data for understanding cyclist and pedestrian movement and informing planning decisions and transportation monitoring.
Cyberinfrastructure and Big Data: Research will focus on developing new spatial-temporal data analytics and machine learning techniques to solve data- and computation- intensive geospatial problems, including large-scale climate analysis, terrain mapping and/or biomass prediction.
Other area may include spatial modeling of movement data, machine learning, and remote sensing.
Contribute to existing research projects and publications
Assist in mentoring current graduate students in their research
Collaborate with faculty to develop and submit research proposals
Provide guest lectures as appropriate and consistent with your expertise for graduate and
Take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the SPARC lab
A Ph.D. in geography, statistics, computer science or a related field by time of appointment.
Strong data analysis skills with software such as R, SPSS, Matlab, ArcGIS, etc.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (in English)
Demonstrated research and publication record in the peer-reviewed literature within some
aspect of the field of spatial research.
Strong programming skills (e.g., C, Fortran, Python, scripting languages, etc.)
Experience working within a unix/linux environment
To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF document: to email@example.com with “SPARCPostDoc 11889” as the subject line text. The file name for your PDF should be of the form <surname>_<firstname>.pdf
A Statement of Research Interests (not to exceed 2 double-spaced pages);
A complete Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and the names/email address/phone
numbers of three references;
Further inquiries should be made to Prof. Stewart Fotheringham sfotheri[at]asu.edu (SPARC Director) or Prof. Trisalyn Nelson Trisalyn.nelson[at]asu.edu (SGSUP Director and Foundation Professor) The initial review of applications will begin March 13th, 2017; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
5 Post Doc Fellowships at the Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals
ICTA, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) offers 5 two-year post-doc fellowships for research on climate change within the ICTA-UAB Unit of Excellence ‘María de Maeztu’.
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. degree obtained before the beginning of the contract, with a maximum of seven years since completion of the PhD (not including maternity leaves or other health-related breaks of career). Only very strong candidates with a very promising research trajectory and excellent capabilities will be considered. The successful applicants will become core members of the ‘Unit of Excellence’ funding programme (which will include research supervisors, 19 PhD students, the 5 postdoctoral researchers, and a research manager). They will have full freedom to develop their research agenda, a competitive salary for Spanish standards (minimum 30.100 Euros gross per annum, varying depending on experience) and a travel budget with possibility for visiting research stays.
The call is open to candidates from all disciplines including the natural and social sciences, humanities and engineering. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record and the strength of their research agenda.
The application includes:
Deadline for applications is 8 pm (CET) on 17th April 2017: contracts should start during 2017. Please write to pr.mdm.icta[at]uab.cat for further information or to apply for the positions.
About ICTA-UAB María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence:
The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology was accredited as ‘María de Maeztu’ Unit of Excellence 2015 (MDM-2015-0552) by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). The award is the highest institutional recognition of scientific research in Spain. ICTA-UAB is confirmed as a leading research institute on environmental science and global change.
ICTA-UAB is implementing a Strategic Research Programme (2016-2019) intended to consolidate its scientific capabilities on the field of climate change, contribute to the leadership of Spanish research and act as an international pole of attraction for talent. The plan addresses major global environmental and sustainability challenges related to anthropogenic climate change, focusing on establishing the current state of knowledge on climate change and its socio-economic impacts, and on putting forward transformative solutions at the local and regional levels. ICTA researchers follow a trans-disciplinary approach that ranges from the natural sciences to engineering and social sciences.
University of Oxford
We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Transport Studies Unit (TSU). The purpose of the role is to conduct theoretically informed, empirical research on the adoption and governance of various innovations in urban mobility, in particular on-street charging for electric vehicles and car sharing; and engage and collaborate with stakeholders in UK local and national government and in industry.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in transport studies, geography innovation studies or related disciplines. You will have in-depth understanding of different theoretical approaches that can be used to understand the adoption, use and experience of socio-technical innovations in urban mobility. You will also have excellent skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods, in particular in-depth interviews and questionnaires, as well as experience with non-academic stakeholder engagement. A record of publications for academic, policy and industry audiences is essential.
The appointment will be available from 1 March 2017 for a fixed-term period of 18 months.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 February 2017, and interviews will be held in the week commencing 13 February 2017.
University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The PostDoc will coordinate and execute qualitative case study research in the framework of the CIRCULAR project funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR). The project deals with the challenges for the implementation of Circular Economy policies by looking at entrepreneurial practices, institutional settings as well as intersections between corporate, public and civic actors. Case study regions are the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Gothenburg/Västra Götaland (Sweden).
The PostDoc’s tasks include:
For further information please contact:
An exciting multi-disciplinary and international research environment offering manifold opportunities for exchange with scholars from related areas.
Please send your motivation letter, CV and scanned diplomas ONLINE by
University of York
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Three Tenure Track Assistant Professors of Environmental Stability
The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) is undertaking a strategic initiative focused on environmental sustainability. The initiative seeks a cluster of three tenure-track assistant professors in complementary social science disciplines who can significantly contribute to this strategic effort. The initiative is aimed at synergizing interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach that address important aspects of environmental sustainability.
Position Numbers: Date Posted: Closing Date: Monthly Type: Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time: Temporary/Permanent: Other Conditions:
82680; 83713; 83935
January 10, 2017
Continuous - application review begins February 16, 2017 9-Month
To begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds.
The term “environmental sustainability” in the context of this social science cluster hire, has three foci: (1) environmental justice, (2) climate change (human dimensions), and (3) resource management (energy, food, water and land). We seek scholars who approach environmental sustainability from a critical and biocultural lens, which treats culture and the environment as co-dependent, mutually reinforcing, and intertwined. At the heart of the College’s globally-connected Hawaiian Place of Learning lies an ethos of Aloha ‘Āina.
The College of Social Sciences seeks applications from interested and qualified candidates for three (3) new tenure-track positions at the assistant professor rank.
Duties: All candidates are expected to show a willingness to collaborate with researchers in other disciplines, and demonstrate a capacity for sustained high-quality research and student and civic engagement. The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and university focus on Hawaiʻi, Oceania, and Asia. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in their area of expertise as well as in the College’s sustainability-focused program, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, develop and conduct research with interdisciplinary partners as well as internal and external groups, sustain strong community relations for teaching and research purposes, work collaboratively towards solving challenging and complex problems in Oceania and beyond, seek extramural funding, and participate in departmental, university, and professional activities. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications – Assistant Professor (I3):
Earned PhD in one of the following Social Sciences disciplines: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Political Science, Women’s Studies, or equivalent field, from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. A record of research achievement
commensurate with time in field. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of environmental sustainability.
Desirable qualifications: Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research; ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary team in cooperative, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors. Research and experience in Asia, including Island Southeast Asia, Oceania, Hawai‘i, and Indigeneity. Practical experience in issues of environmental sustainability. Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we also seek candidates with a demonstrated interest or the potential to contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
The successful candidate(s) will be able to teach and conduct research in one or more of the following areas:
St. Mary's University
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
St. Mary’s currently has a newly established and popular major in environmental studies. We are most interested in finding a colleague equipped to develop our newly established major into a signature program. We seek a faculty member who is broadly trained in Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar who will work collaboratively with the existing ENST faculty to develop the major and minor curriculum in ENST. While the specialty area is open, a competitive candidate for this position will contribute expertise that crosses and engages with at least two of the three ENST Tracks (Environmental Science, Social Science & Policy, Arts & Humanities), with a preference for a candidate capable of teaching upper level environmental science topics courses in addition to teaching a regular rotation of common core courses in the major. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels, and advising.
We encourage applicants who wish to create local, national or international field-studies opportunities. Service responsibilities include helping to develop the Environmental Studies program and to participate in our shared college governance. Regular teaching responsibilities will include ENST 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies, ENST 490: Environmental Keystone Seminar, Topics courses in one or more of the ENST Tracks (Environmental Science, Environmental Humanities, and Environmental Social Science and Policy) and supervision and mentorship of students completing a yearlong St. Mary’s Project.
A competitive candidate will be able to demonstrate clear evidence of and a commitment to place-based, experiential, and applied learning. Two of the College’s core values focus on civic engagement and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate will demonstrate the application of these values in a teaching and/or research agenda, ideally in ways that can directly engage with and capitalize on the geographic region, history, or mission of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Applicants should have a PhD in hand before March 2017, previous experience teaching in a liberal arts context, and a high level of commitment to creative, undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year at the introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced levels, and advising. The development of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected. Additional desirable qualifications include: demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment; and evidenced ability to help students and community partners identify, analyze, and participate in real-world problem-solving.
Applications accepted online only. To apply, applicants must submit the following application materials to Professor Sue Johnson, Chair, Search Committee, Environmental Studies Search at apply.interfolio.com/39735.
a cover letter (describing academic interests, experience, and brief description of potential courses)
a statement of teaching philosophy incorporating an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity
a research statement
evidence of teaching effectiveness
three letters of reference