Funding, Study, Work Opportunities

2020

Application deadline: 29 May 2020

Doctoral Positions at INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), Paris, France

INED is recruiting 3 doctoral students on three-year contracts starting 1 October 2020. Applicants must fulfil the following three criteria:

  • Applicants must hold, or complete during the current academic year (2019-2020), a Master’s degree (M2) or equivalent in a discipline related to the population sciences and qualifying them for admission to a PhD programme in a French or foreign university.
  • Applicants must be enrolled (first enrollment) in a doctoral programme in a French or foreign university for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • The thesis director or the co-director of the thesis must be a researcher of INED. Candidates are called upon to directly solicit a researcher from INED in relation to their research theme.

There are no criteria in terms of age or nationality. 

Full information is available at: https://www.ined.fr/en/research/PhD-students/call-applications/ 

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur la page suivante: https://www.ined.fr/fr/recherche/accueil-doctoral/appel-candidature/

Application deadline: 29 May 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon, Paris time) 

Location: INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), France
 
Application deadline: 15 April 2020

2020-2021 Applications: European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD)

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2020-2021.

The EDSD is an eleven-month sponsored program that is offered every year aiming to provide students with an appropriate high-level education in demography to pursue their doctoral studies. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation, and forecasting. The School’s courses are structured in such a way that the students work on the precise formulation of a thesis topic and early steps of their dissertations. Many of the School’s courses concentrate on strengthening the quantitative and programming skills of the students. The language of the School is English.  

In the 2020/21 academic year, the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from early September to late October 2020) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from November until the end of July 2021) will be held at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

European Master’s Degree in Demography: upon successful completion of the program and presentation of a thesis, the students enrolled in the EDSD will attain an official European Master in Demography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020

For more information, see https://ced.uab.cat/en/courses/edsd/ or contact at edsd@ ced.uab.es

Location: Centre for Demographic Studies (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics – CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
 
Application deadline: 31 March 2020

Scholarship application now open: more than 650 scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach 2020 to be awarded

Become part of Europe’s “Festival of Ideas”! Every year, over 650 students from almost 100 nationalities participate as scholarship holders in the European Forum Alpbach. Join smart minds from around the world in a charming Alpine village, immersing yourself in an environment bursting with novel ideas, new ways of thinking and opportunities for making great contacts.

With the Alpbach Scholarship Programme, young people under 30 (or under 35 for African scholarship holders) can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic and artistic seminars. 

Applications for the Scholarship Programme will be open between 17 February and 31 March 2020.

For more information, see https://www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/

 
Application deadline: 31 March 2020

Call for applications - International Society for Urban Health Executive Director

The International Society for Urban Health seeks a dynamic and experienced Executive Director to provide leadership in the next phase of its development as the only global non-governmental organization solely focused on addressing the broad determinants of urban health and health inequity.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of a strategic plan and setting and implementing priorities to build a strong, effective and sustainable organization that can work across sectors to bring evidence to advocacy for changes that advance the health of cities worldwide. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in leading the successful growth and development of an organization and a track record of securing successful funding from diverse sources.

The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) was founded by The New York Academy of Medicine in 2002. It has become the only global non-governmental organization solely focused on advancing urban health and health equity by addressing the broader determinants of health.

Deadlie for applications: 31 March 2020

For more information, see https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/f0428bfc38514356a4ae7d18c365051c-executive-director-international-society-for-urban-health-isuh-new-york

Location: International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) Secretariat, United States of America
 
Application deadline: 30 March 2020

Wildfires and the Wildland Urban Interface: 1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position, UW-Madison, SILVIS Lab

Overview:  Wildfires are the biggest problem in the wildland urban interface (WUI), i.e., the area where houses and wildland vegetation mix or intermingle.  SILVIS Lab research group has spearheaded efforts to map the WUI and its growth, to find ways to minimize fire risk to people, and to identify where prescribe fires can be used for restoration.  The group is offering two new positions, one postdoc and one PhD student, to study wildfires in the WUI.  The projects are part of a collaboration between UW-Madison (V. Radeloff), the US Geological Survey (T. Hawbaker), and the US Forest Service (M. Mockrin). 

Both positions will be based in the SILVIS lab (http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/), and supervised by V. Radeloff.  The SILVIS lab is part of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The university has a long history of excellence in ecology, conservation biology, remote sensing and geography.

Positions: The postdoctoral position is offered for two years.  The appointment will be as a research associate.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and health benefits are included.  The position is available immediately, and we seek to fill it by June 1st 2020, but a later start date is negotiable.

The offering for the PhD graduate assistantship is for three years.  The student will be appointed as a research assistant with a stipend of $24,816 per year plus health benefits and tuition remission.  The PhD student is expected to start September 1st 2020 at the latest, and an earlier start date is negotiable.

Qualifications: The group seek candidates who work well in a collaborative setting and have excellent communication and writing skills. Good English writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team, are essential.  Candidates should have demonstrated skills in the processing and handling of large datasets, statistics, and GIS.  Knowledge of remote sensing, fire ecology and/or human demographics is a plus.

Applicants for the post-doc position must have completed their Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  Applicants for the PhD student position must have a completed a BS.  A MS by the time of appointment is desirable, but candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.

To apply:  Please submit your application here:  uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6P4NjL8PSpNhJ7n

Submitting an application includes filling out a small survey, and takes approximately 15 minutes.  It requires contact information for three references, and to upload (in one file in PDF format):

  • a 2-page cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences
  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate, compiled into one file)

After reviewing all applicants, reference letters and official transcripts will be required for shortlisted candidates.

The position is open to both U.S. citizens, and international citizens.  UW-Madison will assist with visa applications as necessary once offers are made.

Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications received by 30 March 2020 are guaranteed consideration.

Location: SILVIS Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of America
 
Application review begins: 01 March 2020

Two Year Post-Doctoral Researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades, Bend, Oregon

Dr. Elizabeth Marino, Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman and OSU-Cascades invite applications for a two year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020, as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project itself will examine adaptation possibilities for individuals, neighborhoods, and communities who are faced with repetitive flooding. 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for at least three references to elizabeth.marino@ osucascades.edu. Please put Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment. OSU-Cascades is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.  OSU-Cascades also strives to promote a healthy work-life balance.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2020.
Location: Oregon State University-Cascades, United States of America