Post-Doc position: Economics and Sustainability

Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Global Economic Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability. Closing date 31 May 2016.


GEDB is hiring one (possibly two) Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) to develop our work to understand how various aspects of the global economy are driving and affecting social-ecological dynamics across multiple scales. Possible avenues for exploration include the role of finance in driving patterns of global environmental change, material use and its links to sustainable development, or food production and trade. However, we are open to other research foci and therefore ask all applicants to include a brief research proposal (max 1 A4) outlining the ideas you would like to pursue during the fellowship and how it will contribute to the overarching goal of the program as outlined above.

Closing date 31 May.

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The PostDoc will be employed at GEDB, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. However, GEDB works in close collaboration with the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Stockholm Resilience Centre and there will be ample opportunities for accepted fellows to collaborate with researchers from these organizations and partake in their activities and networks.

Supervision of the PostDoc will be undertaken by Executive Director Beatrice Crona, as well as senior researchers affiliated with the program, to be specified once the specific direction of the fellowship has been defined in discussions with the applicant.

Qualification requirements and selection

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record in research, including publications, related to sustainability and/or economics. Applicants who can demonstrate an engagement in both fields, or other interdisciplinary experience, will be prioritized. Demonstrated experience in working with large global data sets or models will also be favorably looked at.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on:

•experience working with issues related to sustainability – more specifically various aspects of the interplay between global economic dynamics and environmental sustainability;

•experience conducting interdisciplinary research;

•demonstrated academic outputs in the form of scientific publications;

•the applicants personal references;

•willingness and ability to work as part of a transdisciplinary team;

•communication and presentation skills.

Terms of employment

The term of the initial contract is two years with conditional extension of contract depending on evaluation of academic outputs.

Please note that selection decisions cannot be appealed.

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