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|Position||Stockholm Resilience Centre looking for two interdisciplinary postdocs|
|The Stockholm Resilience Centre is looking for two excellent interdisciplinary postdocs to work on comparative resilience analysis and sustainability transformations.
These two positions would be part of a new cohort of postdocs working on sustainability, resilience & development at the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Stockholm.
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Interdisciplinary researcher to lead research on transformations to in social-ecological systems in the Global South.
This research will be connected to the project "seeds of a good anthropocene"
Interdisciplinary researcher comparative analysis of resilience in social-ecological systems.
Stockholm Resilience Centre is a fun, innovative, and world leading sustainability research institute at Stockholm University in Sweden. Work will be in English.
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These postdocs are affiliated with the GRAID programme at SRC
|Position||Position: Research Coordinator for a Project on Fisheries Self-Organization in Mexico|
|The goal of this project is to conduct a national assessment of the status of fisheries cooperatives in Mexico. This is the first study of its type in Mexico it is co-designed together with the organized small-scale fisheries sector (encompassing more than 1,000 cooperatives), the Mexican Federal Government and Civil Society.
The position is for one year (potentially renewable to two) and based at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. This is a great opportunity as a stepping-stone for someone interested in gaining experience before continuing towards a PhD degree.
Responsibilities and Activities:
1) Coordination of data collection activities in Mexico with the support of the national coordinator based in Mexico.
2) Database development.
3) Preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data (and perhaps geospatial data too).
4) Coordination of information and data flow among members of the lab and other researchers associated with the project but based in other geographies.
5) Assist with the elaboration of peer-review publications and promotional and outreach materials to decision makers and the general public.
6) Assist with administrative tasks related to the project
We are looking for someone with the following:
a. Excellent organizational skills
b. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
c. Excellent collegial skills: Someone that enjoys their work and has a great sense of humor.
d. Availability to travel to Mexico and to Durham (3.5 hrs from the Duke Marine Lab).
e. A Masters degree in hand at the start of employment.
f. A deep desire to learn.
g. Experience in the coordination of working teams, and/or database construction, and/or the design and implementation of economic field experiments, and/or analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and/or preparation of peer-review publications.
Our Lab is known internationally for offering the following:
• An excellent low-stress working environment (by the sea).
• A culture of friendly but intellectually rigorous and stimulating exchanges, which fosters learning among post-docs, graduate students and professors working on marine social sciences in a diversity of geographies around the world.
• Duke University offers an excellent benefit package and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Interested please send:
• CV that directly speaks to the duties and skills described above.
• Names and contact information of three references.
• Writing sample (peer-review, report, essay, journalistic note, etc).
Starting date is negotiable. We would like to have someone available as early as June and no later than August 2016.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Send information to: email@example.com
Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science,
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
|Announcement||Learning for Resilience: insights from Cambodia's rural communities|
|This publication emerged from four years of sustained research by partners in the Food Security, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management in Cambodia research program. In implementing this major program, the Learning Insti tute received financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and acted as a grant-making organization for partners.
This book summarizes lessons learned from rural communities about ways they have tried to build resilience in the face of changes that have affected their social-ecological systems. The research program consists of a diversity of projects spanning the country and focusing on a wide variety of themes and issues. Each project addresses specific dimensions of the nexus of 'climate change-food security-natural resources management' but they are integrated under one common research framework.
It was primarily witten by Khmer teams of researchers and was edited by Dr. Jean Christophe-Diepart and Ronald W. Jones for the Learning Institute in Phnom Penh.
|Announcement||New Masters of Environment at CU Boulder|
|The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder announces a new master's program: Masters of the Environment with specializations in Policy & Management, Planning & Community Engagement, and Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Now accepting applications for Fall 2016.
CU-Boulder's Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a professional degree program that prepares students for leadership in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, and planning. Designed for early and mid-career professionals, students take courses that equip them to solve real world environmental and natural resource problems and to effectively engage with stakeholders in decision-making processes.
CU-Boulder's MENV program will prepare new leaders at the local, state, national, and global levels to sustain the long-term health of the planet and pursue sustainable development. MENV graduates will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and build community in ways that achieve fair, effective, and market-friendly solutions to environmental and social problems. Students will leave the program able to promote thriving human and natural communities that balance concerns for environmental health, economic wellbeing, and social equity.
The CU-Boulder Masters of the Environment degree is a 42-credit, 17-month program. MENV students will have the choice to specialize in Policy and Management, Planning and Community Engagement, or Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
This curriculum will provide students with training in leadership, as well as the tools necessary to tackle the environmental, energy, and planning challenges of the 21st century.
All MENV students will take a common set of core requirements, and undertake a yearlong, capstone project in conjunction with a partnering organization. These might include the National Park Service, a City of Boulder Planning Department, private industry, or an environmental advocacy organization, amongst many others. Students will also be required to take a series of elective courses. These can be chosen from CU-Boulder's wide array of graduate-level courses in the environment, planning, energy, and more.
For more information, please visit: MENVinfo@colorado.edu and www.colorado.edu/menv; or contact Myles Maland, External Relations Manager, at 720.635.6101.
• January 15, priority deadline for full consideration
• March 1, final deadline
External Relations Manager
Masters of the Environment
University of Colorado Boulder
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