Announcements > Duke University, postdoctoral associate two-and-a-half year fellowship

Small-scale fisheries play an important role in food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and local and national economies. This study aims to document the global, national and subnational contributions of small-scale fisheries, and through this understanding help facilitate the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines), adopted by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in 2014.

The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time postdoctoral associate for a two-and-a-half year fellowship, available immediately to work with an interdisciplinary team to evaluate the social, environmental, economic, and governance contributions of small-scale fisheries using available subnational, national and global data as well as data generated from case studies. The fellow will be in residence at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast and will also spend time at FAO headquarters in Rome as needed. The Postdoc Associate will be mentored by Professor Xavier Basurto, in coordination with Nicole Franz, FAO and will be part of a larger team at Duke working on social and natural science fisheries and small-scale fisheries issues in particular.

To apply, submit a single pdf that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) Up to three scholarly works; (4) names and contact information for three references. For earliest consideration apply by November 1st, 2017 Applications should be submitted at Academic Jobs Online: See Job # 9964 Further inquiries may be directed to Dr. Xavier Basurto (t: 252-504-7540) Please find the full position description attached.