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University of Oxford

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

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.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form


University of Luxembourg

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The University of Luxembourg is looking within its Research Unit IPSE – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning for a

Research Associate (PostDoc) in Economic Geography (M/F)

  • Ref : R-AGR-3168-10
  • 3 year fixed-term contract
  • Employee status
Your Role

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:

  • Support the PI in the everyday coordination of the project
  • Conceive and prepare empirical fieldwork 
  • Independently conduct field work in Sweden
  • Co-supervise a PhD candidate associated with the project
  • Edit, author or contribute to project related scientific publications
  • Help disseminate project findings to a wider audience

For further information please contact: 
Prof. Christian Schulz, christian.schulz[at]uni.lu, phone: +352-466644-6327

Your Profile
  • PhD degree in Economic Geography, Ecological Economics, Industrial Sociology or cognate disciplines
  • Solid background in one of the following areas: Sustainable transition research, environmental management studies, circular economy, industrial ecology
  • Experience in qualitative/interactive research approaches dealing with corporate and civil society actors
  • Languages: Excellent working knowledge in English. Fluency in Swedish would be considered an advantage
We offer

An exciting multi-disciplinary and international research environment offering manifold opportunities for exchange with scholars from related areas.

Further Information

Please send your motivation letter, CV and scanned diplomas ONLINE by 
February 5, 2017.


University of York

Post-Doc Fellowship

Based in DPU’s vibrant hive of activity, a full time post doctoral research associate is required to work in a new British Academy project to understand the interactions between energy access and conflict in Mozambique. The project "Sustainable Energy Access in Mozambique: Socio-political factors in conflict-laden urban areas" is funded by the Sustainable Development Programme of the British Academy. This scheme is provided under the Global Challenges Research Fund, which is part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. 



The project is aimed at understanding the uneven geographical patterns of energy access in Mozambique; examining how the political economy of Mozambique influences energy access; and examining the everyday processes of symbolic and economic violence constraining energy access and will be delivered in partnership with the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, in Maputo, Mozambique; University of Oxford; and the University of York, supported by local organisations in Mozambique. The project follows a methodology of knowledge co-production, combining traditional quantitative and qualitative methods with processes that integrate the knowledge of infrastructure managers and communities through participatory and co-design workshops. 



The postholder will join an active research environment in DPU consisting of PhD students, research associates and academic staff members. The postholder will have the opportunity to visit research groups in partners’ organizations. The post holder will be invited to contribute to the DPU’s research clusters and contribute to the intellectual life of the department. 



The post is funded for a period of 15 months in the first instance, starting 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 


Candidates must possess PhD or equivalent in a relevant area (e.g. urban studies, development studies, human geography, development planning, African studies) and have fieldwork overseas experience and have the ability to analyse, write up data and present complex information effectively to a wide range of audiences, with quantitative research skills or willingness to develop them under the PI’s guidance. 



Candidates must also have strong interdisciplinary analytical skills, the capacity to manage and organise information, with proven experience of working in a research environment. Evidence of a flexible approach to working as part of interdisciplinary team, ability to successfully and independently co-ordinate and prioritise varied workload within deadline is require, with the ability to communicate research verbally and in writing, to individuals and groups, with impact.






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
Tenure track
Full Time
Permanent
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:

  • ●  Environmental politics and movements for environmental justice

  • ●  Intersections of social power and sustainability

    ●  Environmental anthropology

  • ●  Extractive industries and urban environments

  • ●  Human dimensions of climate change

  • Pay range: Commensurate with training and experience.

    To Apply: Electronic applications only. Submit online a curriculum vitae; writing sample in which you are sole author or primary author; a statement of teaching that includes areas of strength in teaching; a statement on plans to enhance the College’s interdisciplinary research; a sample course syllabus; a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, the foci you are applying for; the names and contact information of three references; and official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire) to http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework/.

    Review of applications will begin February 16, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The University of Hawaii is an EEO/AA Employer. Inquiries to Cindy Scheopner: scheopne@hawaii.edu, or 808-956-8999. 


St. Mary's University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies 

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.
 
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 CV
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
 
For questions about this position, please contact Professor Sue Johnson, Chair, Search Committee at srjohnson@smcm.edu


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