Funding, Study, Work Opportunities

2019

Application deadline: 01 May 2019

Course in Living conditions and demographic change in pre-industrial societies

Event Dates: 2-12 September 2019

The Center for Economic Demography and Department of Economic History at Lund University will host a two-week intensive course on Living Conditions and Demographic Change in Pre-Industrial Societies. 

This advanced course in economic demography equips students with sources and methods for analysing living standards in the past. Using event-history analysis and combining longitudinal individual level demographic data with information on socioeconomic factors at household level, and macro data on food prices, wages, temperature, and rainfall, we investigate short and long-term economic stress and early life exposures on later life outcomes as well as intergenerational social and biological transfers.

Apply via email to jeanne.cilliers.7367 @ekh.lu.se, by sending:

•    a two-page curriculum vitae, including a list of your scholarly publications
•    a one-page letter from your supervisor at your home institution supporting your application
•    a one-page statement of your research and how it relates to the course and discipline

More information can be found here https://www.ed.lu.se/news/course-in-living-conditions-and-demographic-change-in-pre-industrial-societies-apply-now and here https://www.ed.lu.se/media/ed/documents/Living%20conditions%20-%20syllabus.pdf.  

Questions regarding application can be directed to jeanne.cilliers.7367 @ekh.lu.se

Information of admittance will be sent on 31 May 2019. A maximum of 20 students will be admitted.

Location: Lund University, Sweden
 
Application deadline: 31 March 2019

Global Development Institute Merit Awards

The Global Development Institute Merit Awards are open and provides six full master's scholarships for outstanding students from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe available.

The Merit Awards cover tuition fees, living expenses, flights to the UK and visa costs for our campus-based master’s courses commencing in September 2019. They're open to people who haven't previously studied outside Africa, have a first class undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.

Eligibility - Applicants must:

•    be a resident citizen of Ghana, Kenya, Zambia or Zimbabwe and have not previously studied outside Africa;
•    hold a bachelor’s degree with a First Class Honours (1st) classification or its international equivalent;
•    have at least three years of relevant post-graduation work experience (this does not include unpaid internships or voluntary work);
•    have a clear idea of how studying in Manchester will benefit both their career and the wider community.

Applicants are also required to hold one of the following English tests:

•    An overall score of 6.5 in IELTS, with 6.5 in writing and no other subsections below 6.0.
•    West African Education Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with a B3 or above.
•    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), with a B in English.
•    General Certificate of Education (issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia), with a 4 in English.

For more information and an application form for the Global Development Institute Merit Awards, see https://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/opportunities/gdi-merit-awards/.

 
Application deadline: 31 March 2019

Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (GOSES): Pre-registration Open

The GOSES Summer School is specifically designed not only for doctoral candidates, but also for pre-docs, post-docs, junior and senior scholars, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting and discussing their own research, exploring the science-policy interface and modeling socio-ecological systems. It will also be an opportunity to be exposed to both Chinese and Western scholarship in sustainability science. The language of instruction will be English.

To pre-register to the GOSES Summer School, go to
https://enquete.univ-reims.fr/limesurvey/index.php?sid=41945

Actual inscriptions will be opened approximately three months before the event.  The deadline for pre-registration is 31 March 2019.

For more information, contact goses-school @univ-reims.fr

 
Application deadline: 30 March 2019

Vacancy announcement: IAI Director, Science - Anuncio de vacante: Director Científico del IAI

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) is recruiting a Director to manage the IAI’s science program and activities. This Directorship is an executive position that reports directly to IAI’s Executive Director, with responsibility for implementation of the IAI scientific agenda focused on global change.

The Science Director is expected to identify key scientific strategic issues, opportunities and risks and assist the Executive Director in generating and communicating broad and compelling institutional scientific strategies and direction. He/She should also be able to communicate clearly links between the IAI’s Strategic Plan and Scientific Agenda and national priorities as articulated in a regional context.

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in program management in the sciences, scientific research and analysis, policy formulation, application of research principles in research programs, global change issues at the level of theory and practice, and a track record of publication in the domain of global change and related areas are required. Compensation is based on United Nations salary scales with a cost-of-living-adjustment. Additional benefits include health insurance, housing allowance, home leave and educational benefits for children. Directorships at the IAI have the UN equivalency of P5 step 1 professional posts.

Applicants to the post of Science Director must be a citizen from a Party to the IAI.

For more information, see http://www.iai.int/36607-2/?noredirect=en_US   and  http://www.iai.int/wp-content/uploads/Director-Science-Programs-post-2019_ENG.pdf   or  http://www.iai.int/wp-content/uploads/Director-Science-Programs-post-2019_ESP.pdf

 
Application deadline: 29 March 2019

London School of Economics (LSE) Fellow in Health and International Development

The LSE Department of International Development promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of political, economic, and social development and change. The department is dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems. The appointed candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.

Based in the Department, the Fellow’s teaching will be concentrated in the MSc in Health and International Development with some teaching on Development: History, Theory and Policy. This is a Fellowship for an early-career scholar; it is intended that you will dedicate a significant amount of time to your own research, writing and professional development.

Successful applicants will also contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department. A key part of the work will involve supervising, teaching and examining Master’s level students through lectures, seminars, course work and tutorials.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD from a social science discipline such as Politics, Development Studies, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Social Policy, Health Policy or related subjects. A strong knowledge of health and international development, combined with a developing research record in health as related to broader issues in the field of international development, is required. 

For further information about the post, please see the job posting

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Ernestina Coast (e.coast @lse.ac.uk).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 March 2019 (23.59 UK time).

 
Application deadline: 29 March 2019

European Forum Alpbach 2019 scholarships: Call for applications

Every year, 700 students from about 90 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 can attend this leading interdisciplinary conference and a variety of academic seminars. A basic scholarship covers the participation fee to all events at the European Forum Alpbach. Additional subsidies are available for accommodation and daily allowances.

All information about the application procedure can be found online: www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/

 
Posted: 22 March 2019

Opening for a Land System Assistant Scientist at Conservation International

The Moore Center for Science at Conservation International is currently hiring for a post-doc level position for a Land System Assistant Scientist.  

The Resilience Team within the Moore Center division of Conservation International conducts high impact innovative and applied research to support communities, businesses, and countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The group uses interdisciplinary science approaches and cutting-edge technological resources to support its mission through science innovation, tool development, and capacity building in close collaboration with key global and local partners. The Resilience Team is seeking an early career land system scientist with experience in remote sensing and programming to support a multi-institution multi-scale project to enhance land degradation monitoring at national and sub-national scales. The successful candidate will make contributions that may include research and implementation of innovative monitoring methods for tropical forests at fine temporal and spatial scales, developing methods for assessing vulnerability to droughts in relation to land degradation, guiding the development of a mobile application tool, performing field verification, and implementing capacity building efforts both in person and on line. The successful candidate will be driven and motivated to work in an organization which uses the best scientific knowledge to support nature conservation, and as part of the Moore Center for Science, that person will be part of the team generating that critical knowledge.

Please contact Mariano Gonzalez-Roglich mgonzalez-roglich @conservation.org with any questions.

For more information, visit https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONSERVATION&cws=1&rid=1175

 
Application review begins: 06 March 2019

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment Interactions

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2019. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible subject to performance evaluation.

CUPC, housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science, is a national leader in demographic research on population health, environmental demography and migration patterns and processes. This postdoctoral research position builds on CUPC’s strengths in environmental demography, and within that area, candidates should have research expertise in migration-climate within livelihoods and potentially including health linkages, rural demographic processes, social vulnerability and natural hazards, and/or urbanization processes and their effects on the environment and health.

Key Responsibilities:  Candidates must have experience in quantitative methods, the use of computational, statistical or data scientific approaches applied to social science or interdisciplinary research settings as well as data integration involving spatial and non-spatial data. They are expected to bring particular interest in interdisciplinary research and to participate in, and develop, projects collaborative with Earth Lab Boulder, an initiative harmonizing the wealth of Earth observation data to facilitate innovative scholarship using combinations of satellite, survey, and field data at various spatial and temporal scales.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend time working independently as well as collaboratively with CUPC faculty affiliates on large-scale research projects and grant proposals. Postdoctoral researchers will be resident within CUPC in the Institute of Behavioral Science, will coordinate and/or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend and present within the CUPC speaker series and other CUPC workshops and mentoring activities. We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, submit two or more population-focused articles for publication during their time at CU Boulder, and help strengthen connections between CUPC and Earth Lab.

Qualifications:  Candidates must be Ph.D. degree in social sciences related to CUPC research themes.

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.

Application review will begin 6 March 2019.

The candidate’s cover letter should describe research interests and a 2-year plan including potential collaborative links as related to above substantive areas of interest.  Application materials will not be accepted via email and must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CUPC-PostDoctoral-Associate/15689.

For questions or additional information: Please contact Lori Hunter, Director, CU Population Center:  Lori.Hunter @colorado.edu

 
Application deadline: 15 January 2019

Two Post-doctoral Research Opportunities on Land Use and Governance

GLP Fellow Eric Lambin seeks two post-doctoral associates for a 2-year appointment to conduct cutting-edge research on public and private governance of land use in the developing world. Start date is January 15, 2019.

The successful candidates will be based at Stanford University, in northern California. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and must demonstrate a deep knowledge of the land system science and governance literature, and strong skills in data collection and multivariate statistical analysis. A publishing record in peer-reviewed journals is required.

These positions require creativity, strong analytical skills, and experience with conducting interviews in the field. The successful applicants will be part of a team of researchers that conduct pioneering research on land use and coupled human-natural systems. The exact research topics will be defined in conversations with Eric Lambin.

The interdisciplinary nature of the research environment will provide opportunities for interactions with researchers from a range of natural and social science disciplines at Stanford University.

These are 2-year appointments, with the possibility of a six-month extension, and a competitive salary and benefit package. Applicants should send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and the names and email of three potential references to Eric Lambin (elambin @stanford.edu) as one PDF file attached to an email.

Location: Stanford University, United States of America
 
Application deadline: 02 January 2019

Ph.D. Student Position in Water Policy & Economics

The Department of Urban Planning & Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, is recruiting prospective PhD students interested in pursuing water policy research. 

The focus areas of the projects are: 1) improved strategies for flood risk management through quantifying broad socio-economic impacts of floods and community response; 2) incorporating consumer behavior into decision support tools for urban water systems.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and a background in water resources, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or related disciplines.  Previous experience with econometric modeling and statistical software are preferred.
 
Funding is available for one graduate student to start in Fall 2019. Application deadline is 2 January  2019.

For application information, see https://students.soceco.uci.edu/pages/graduate-application-information.

Location: University of California, United States of America