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Spatial Statistics 2019: Towards Spatial Data Science
Conference date(s): 10 July 2019 to 13 July 2019

The conference will bring together leading scientists in the field of spatial statistics to debate and discuss how to make statistically sound decisions and judgments in the domain of spatial data science.

Issues of statistical learning, but also common methods for spatial and spatio-temporal interpolation, stochastic geometry, classifications, tessellation, networks, point processes, random sets, including Bayesian modelling will be presented in the new context of spatial data science.

Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the above topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by the 18 January 2019.

For more information, see https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/spatial-statistics

11th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses (Pryzbyla Center, The Catholic University of America)
Conference date(s): 16 April 2019 to 17 April 2019

Founded in 2009, the International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of climate change, its causes, its eco-systemic impacts, and its human impacts. The conference also explores technological, policy, strategic, and social responses to climate change.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks are invited.

For more information, see https://on-climate.com/2019-conference/call-for-papers

Special Issue of Population and Environment: Puerto Rico’s Population before and after Hurricane Maria
Submission deadline: 01 February 2019

Guest Editor: Fernando I. Rivera, Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida

Deadline: 1 February 2019

On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged the power, water, and transportation infrastructure of the island and left residents struggling to meet their basic needs. This disaster occurred in the context of a decade-long financial crisis, which severely hampers disaster recovery efforts. The scholarly response to the controversy over the death toll from Hurricane Maria has exposed the scarcity of population data and the challenges involved in collecting new data or analyzing existing administrative data or vital records. Many questions remain unanswered as a result. The goal of this special issue is to assemble demographic knowledge about Puerto Rico’s population before and after Hurricane Maria that may prove useful as scholars, policy-makers, and others as they design plans to recover from Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis.

Submission Information: Refer to the call for papers posted on the journal website: https://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/journal/11111

Submit questions prior to submission to Fernando Rivera (Fernando.Rivera@ ucf.edu), Guest Editor of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@ brown.edu), Editor-in-Chief.

Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at www.springer.com. Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website.

Editorial Manager and authors should select the category “Puerto Rico & Maria”

HAQAST5
Event date(s): 03 January 2019 to 04 January 2019

HAQAST (Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team) will be holding its fifth biannual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on 3-4 January 2019, immediately preceding the annual American Meteorological Society meeting. The meeting sponsored by NASA, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, and Arizona State University, is open to the public. The public is invited to register in order to propose a five-minute oral presentation, a poster, or just participate in the discussions.

To register, go to https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QfHuAVtnADtbSJ.

For all information on HAQAST5, visit the HAQAST website: https://haqast.org/haqast5/

CFP - 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference (Malmö University)
Submission deadline: 01 December 2018

Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches. The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century. Proposals from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, social work, public administration, demography, social geography, and others are welcome.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 December 2018 (24:00 CET). All submissions should be made online via www.imiscoe.org. Applicants will be informed about acceptance of their submission by the end of January, 2019.

To submit an Individual Paper Proposals, Research Panel Proposal and/or Workshop Proposals please visit the 16th IMISCOE conference webpage.
 
For more information, see https://www.imiscoe.org/docman-docs/892-gecomprimeerde-flyer-voor-de-website/file

CFP - IMISCOE Spring Conference: Migration and Social Protection in the European Union: Public Policies, Migrant Practices and the Politics of Welfare
Submission deadline: 30 November 2018

This conference is organized by the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège in partnership with the ERC-funded research project ‘Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe’ (MiTSoPro).

The issue of migrants’ access to social protection occupies a central position in European politics. Whether debates concern the future status of mobile EU citizens in post-Brexit Europe or the treatment received by recently-arrived asylum seekers, issues of social protection and migration trigger heated debates and motivate policy reforms across Europe. Against this background, it has been suggested once again that migration poses a challenge for national welfare states and ‘welfare chauvinist’ positions are appearing to gain new momentum among political parties in the EU.

Paper proposals including a 250-word abstract with title and contact details should be submitted by 30 November 2018 using the conference’s online form. The conference is free of charge and meals will be provided. Participants are expected to cover for their own travel and lodging expenses.

For enquiries: Carole Wenger email: ca.wenger@ uliege.be

For more information, see https://www.imiscoe.org/news/network-news/858-call-for-paper-proposals-migration-and-social-protection-in-the-european-union-public-policies-migrant-practices-and-the-politics-of-welfare

8th African Population Conference
Conference date(s): 18 November 2018 to 22 November 2018

The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) would like to officially announce the theme for the 8th edition of the African Population Conference (APC): “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond”.  The 8th APC will be hosted by the Government of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda.

The Eighth African Population Conference will bring together scientists from various disciplines, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organizations, international organizations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world to discuss the most pressing population and development issues confronting the continent and also examine opportunities and best practices that can be leveraged for the continent’s sustainable development. Twenty-five years after the ICPD in Cairo, this UAPS conference will offer an opportune platform for all these stakeholders to engage and
discuss how Africa can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development, while proposing multidisciplinary solutions to Africa’s development challenges.

Papers will respond to the following questions: From the 1994 ICPD programme of action to the 2015 SDGs, what worked? What did not work and why? Three elements will be key in measuring the conference’s success: the quality of the papers presented, the level of participation and ultimately the contribution of the conference deliberations to addressing Africa’s development challenges in the next decade and beyond.

For more information, see http://uaps-uepa.org/en/2018/08/06/8th-apc/

CFP - 10th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers". Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe (Charles University)
Submission deadline: 14 November 2018

The Department of Demography and Geodemography and the Geographical Institute (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science) would like to invite participants to the 10th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers called traditionally “Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe”.

The conference is planned for two days (7th and 8th February 2019) and will take place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, Prague 2. All participants will have the possibility to present their actual research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study. Although the conference is focused mostly on Ph.D. students of Demography, all young (or a bit older) researches (not only demographers – a section for nondemographers is planned) will be welcomed. The working language will be English and except for a few online posters all presentations are expected to be in oral form. At least one section will be devoted to presentations of research based on usage of the SAS software. The SAS Institute of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, partners of the conference, will award a prize of the best presentation using the SAS software or the best presentation with social context. On the 6th February 2019, workshop on current research and modern methods in historical demography will be organized in cooperation with Association for Young Historical Demographers. The workshop capacity is limited. The workshop program will be specified during the October 2018.
 
If interested in participating, please submit the title of the proposed presentation, a short abstract in English (maximum 250 words) and 3–5 keywords via registration form (the link could be found on the  website http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/) before the 14th November 2018. Participants will be informed about the acceptance before the 14th December 2018.

There is neither any foundation of your transport and living expenditures nor we can offer you any financial support.

For more information please visit our website (http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/).

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) Seminar Series (Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203) 137 East 22nd Street )
Event date(s): 02 November 2018

The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), in collaboration with the Population Council, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, and the UN Population Division invite you to the next presentation of the Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series: "Considering the linkages between climate and health: A focus on women’s and children’s health in sub-Saharan Africa".

Kathryn Grace, Associate Professor; University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, will discuss results from recent studies of health, food and climate in sub-Saharan Africa. Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data, very high remotely sensed imagery, and other remotely sensed data relating to geophysical characteristics is used to examine the impact of local environmental context on birth weight outcomes.

Location:
Friday, 2 November 2018
12:30pm Lunch,
1:00pm Talk begins
Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203)
137 East 22nd Street

All attendees are asked to RSVP.

5th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands
Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

IC2UHI 2019 organizing team would like to inform you that the deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to 31 October, 2018.

Submit abstract here (http://openconf.heatislandcountermeasures.org/openconf.php)

The Fifth International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI), will be devoted to the science, engineering and public policies to help relieve the excess heat and air pollution in urban environments. It has long been recognized that the excessive heat and smog in many cities, the "Urban Heat Island" (UHI), is partly due to the choices of building materials, vegetation and urban design. Scientists, engineers, builders, architects, and government officials concerned with improving the urban environment are urged to participate in the 5th IC2UHI.

Important Dates for the Conference:

New Abstract Deadline     31 October 2018
Abstract  Acceptance       30 November 2018
Draft Full Paper              30 April 2019
Return Review               15 July 2019
Revised Full Paper          1 September 2019

Series of Lectures by Roger Zetter
Posted: 29 October 2018

The Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège (Belgium) will host Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford, UK) in Liège for a series of four lectures on environmental migration during the 2018 Fall Semester.

This appointment takes place within the framework of the Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project, a EU-funded project implemented under the Horizon 2020 programme by the University of Liège, the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) and Sciences Po Paris. Part of this project’s planned activities include the hosting of a rotating Chair in Environmental Diplomacy by each partner institution. Professor Clive Hamilton (Charles Sturt University, Australia) has served as the first EDGE Chair, followed by Dr. Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia University, USA). Professor Zetter will then take over as the last rotating Chair under the EDGE project.

The lectures will take place as follows:

“Refugee Labelling – Why They Are Not Climate Refugees”
Thursday November 8th, 2018, 17:00-19:00
Salle Wittert, A1 building, University of Liège, Place du 20 août

“Climate Change and Population Displacement – A Macro and Micro Analysis of Mediating Political Power”
Friday November 9th, 2018, 14:00-16:00
Auditoire Sporck, B11 building, University of Liège (Sart Tilman Campus)

“From Macro-Economy to Political Economy: Situating the Refugee Development Discourse at the Large Scale”
Thursday November 22nd, 2018, 18:00-20:00
Le Salon des Lumières, La Cité Miroir, Liège

“Forced Displacement and Development: Evaluating Policy Coherence”
Friday Nov 23rd, 2018, 17:00-19:00
Campus d’Arlon

The deadline for registration was 26 October, but those interested can email for inquiries and registration: alihaydar.sari@ uliege.be

The Climate and Migration Coalition Newsletter and Website
26 October 2018

The Climate and Migration Coalition is led by Climate Outreach, a charitable company.  The coalition provides a newsletter with well balanced material on issues around climate change and migration. The organization’s goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by:

•    Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration
•    Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and across borders as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters

For more information see http://climatemigration.org.uk/

Funding/Study/Work Opportunities

Ph.D. Student Position in Water Policy & Economics (University of California)
Application deadline: 02 January 2019

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.

Inaugural WorldPop School on Spatial Demography (University of Southampton)
Session date(s): 04 December 2018 to 07 December 2018

WorldPop is a research and data production program, focused on spatial demography, being part of the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Primarily targeting low and middle income countries, WorldPop develops geospatial methods for integrating census, survey, satellite and other spatial datasets to improve the demographic evidence base. All methods and datasets undergo academic peer review and are published openly. WorldPop produces multi-temporal estimates of population counts, demographics and characteristics for each 100x100m grid square globally, and the datasets are regularly used by governments, UN agencies and many other organizations for planning interventions, measuring impacts and designing strategies. The WorldPop School provides an exciting opportunity to learn about WorldPop’s  methods and datasets, and get hands-on training in using them.  Participants will experience a mixture of Geographic Information System (GIS)/GDAL/R based training, lectures, discussions and interactive activities to build their expertise in producing and using geospatial population data. Case study applications will demonstrate the value of gridded demographic data and how it can be processed and used to tackle a variety of health and development issues.

Deadline: 16 November 2018

To register, visit https://wp-winterschool.org/

Assistant Professor, Human Geographer in GIScience, Geocomputation, Geovisualization, or Digital Geographies (University of Washington)
Application review begins: 30 November 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. They seek a candidate who is conceptually and empirically engaged with GIScience, geocomputation, geovisualization, or digital geographies. Anticipated start date is 16 September 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students, over 27% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/55942. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor, Human Geographer Studying Race, Diaspora or Migration (University of Washington)
Application review begins: 30 November 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. They seek a human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration. Any regional specialty is welcome. Anticipated start date is 16 September 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students, over 27% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/55941. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Professor in Demography (Université de Montréal)
Application deadline: 16 November 2018

The Demography Department of the University of Montreal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economic Demography and Population and Development.

Deadline for applications: 16 November 2018.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements

  • • Ph.D. in demography or in another related discipline obtained prior to taking office; advanced training in economic sciences
  • • Experience in quantitative analysis in the areas of economic demography and demographic change in developing countries
  • • Excellent publication record
  • • University Teaching Experience
  • • One or the other of the following expertise would be an asset: research interest in African countries; demographic analysis making use of new data sources (eg administrative data, spatial data, « big data »)
  • • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required.


The application must include the following documents:

  • •    a cover letter
  • •    a curriculum vitæ
  • •    copies of recent publications and research


Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département de démographie at the following address:

Monsieur Yves Carrière, Chair
Département de démographie
Faculté des arts et des sciences, pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The application and the letters of recommendation can also be sent by e-mail to the following address: yves.carriere@ umontrreal.ca

For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at https://demo.umontreal.ca//accueil.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sociology (Drexel University)
Application review begins: 10 November 2018

The Department of Sociology at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in environmental sociology. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, expertise in environmental sociology and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

The department is primarily interested in candidates who have expertise in environmental sociology that complements the strengths of current faculty and will contribute to positioning Drexel as a high profile sociology program with a strong research and educational identity. Applicants may investigate topics such as the global political economy of land use and environmental degradation; consumption; food systems, energy transitions, waste disposal issues, and environmental action; the material flow and circulation of natural resources, food, energy, waste, and environmental disasters and risk; and theorizing socio-natures.

It is expected that the successful candidate’s research and teaching will contribute to the Sociology Department and that our new colleague will participate in and initiate collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Teaching duties include developing and teaching courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the Sociology major.  Successful candidates will develop and teach undergraduate courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the major.

Interested candidates may direct questions to Dr. Susan Bell (seb376@ drexel.edu). Review of applications will begin 10 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted via drexeljobs.com will be considered. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2019.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, expertise in environmental sociology as demonstrated by publications, presentations, or courses taught; and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching, such as funded research, publications or teaching awards. Candidates must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 15, 2019.

Complete applications will include: 1) a cover letter with a statement of preparation for and interest in the position; 2) curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and email addresses only of at least three references.

Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. All applications must be submitted online at www.drexeljobs.com.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology (Washington State University)
Application review begins: 09 November 2018

The Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for a permanent full-time tenure-track 9-month academic appointment position. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level and we invite both Ph.D. candidates and more advanced assistant professors to apply. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2019.

Job duties: Conduct independent research leading to publication, secure external grant funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the occupant of the position will be expected to contribute to University and Departmental governance through service on appropriate committees, and to serve the university, profession, state, and national communities in ways appropriate to training and rank.

Job requirements: Earned a doctoral degree in Sociology or closely related field by August 16, 2019, conduct research in environmental sociology or related area, have an excellent record of research or potential for research, have potential for generating extramural funding, evidence of teaching ability and capacity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Must possess a record of accomplishments that demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator.

Applications: Submit: 1) A cover letter describing research, teaching, and grant experience or plans, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) two examples of recent written work, and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 5) three letters of reference.

The application materials must be submitted online at: www.wsujobs.com. Review of applications will begin 9 November 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Erik Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee, 509-335-4595 or Johnsone@ wsu.edu.

CFP - Population Young Author Prize
Submission deadline: 05 November 2018

Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (Population-E) and in French (Population-F) by INED.

The Population Young Author Prize is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.

Deadline for submission: 5 November 2018

More information:  http://www.journal-population.com/young-authors-prize-2015/ 

Postdoctoral Position in Disaster Mental Health and Vulnerable Populations (University of Colorado )
Application deadline: 05 November 2018

The Natural Hazards Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a postdoctoral research associate for a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits, beginning as early as January 1, 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, contingent on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

The person who is hired for this position will assist in developing mental health, vulnerable populations, and other training components associated with the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) and Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Extreme Events Research (ISEEER) platforms. SSEER and ISEEER—which are part of the newly established National Science Foundation CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center—are designed to advance reconnaissance research and disaster science to benefit the broader hazards and disaster field. The ultimate vision for this work is to prepare individual researchers and interdisciplinary teams to carry out extreme events research that is coordinated, comprehensive, coherent, ethically grounded, and scientifically rigorous.

The postdoctoral research associate will work under the direct supervision of Professor Lori Peek, who is director of the Natural Hazards Center and principal investigator for the NSF CONVERGE project.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated quantitative and qualitative methodological skills with a primary focus on mental health and/or public health research; strong verbal communication skills; experience working with large data sets and data repository platforms; an interest in disaster research and/or the science of team science; and experience with disaster reconnaissance field studies. A PhD in psychology, public health, sociology, or a related social or behavioral science area of study is required at the time of appointment.

Please submit applications electronically by no later than 5 November 2018. Applications received by this date will be given first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The application must include a cover letter in which the applicant describes his/her experience or interests in hazards and disaster research, a current CV, one sample published paper (co-authored papers are acceptable), a list of three references, one letter of recommendation, proof of degree, and unofficial transcripts.

Applications are to be submitted on-line through the following link: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13587

For more information, see https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/postdoctoral-position-in-disaster-mental-health-and-vulnerable-populations

Call for Applications: CLISEL Training School on "Loss, Damage and Mobility in the context of Climate Change"
Application deadline: 30 October 2018

Co-organized by KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden) World Trade Institute (WTI) University of Bern (Switzerland) Istituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo (CNR-ISSM) (Italy) Dipartimento di Architettura, Università Federico II (Italy).  The training will be 12-14 December 2018 in Naples, Italy.

The CLISEL Training School is primarily intended for early career researchers (master's students in their advanced thesis phase, PhD students and postdocs) for an interdisciplinary training school which will include perspectives from the broadly defined fields of environmental humanities, environmental history, political ecology, literary studies, critical legal studies among others. The training school will include both lecture format and group-work sessions (a more detailed description of the school is below). Travel scholarships are available for the training school.

Organized in conjunction with COP24 climate summit in Katowice, a key aspect of the training school is also to contribute to an online geo-archive currently in the making as part of H2020- funded CLISEL (Climate Security with Local Authorities) project. Geo-archive is an open-access tool containing historical cases of interactions between migration and environmental/climatic changes. It encompasses information on the description of the case, policy responses to migration and loss & damage, and reflections of this case in the literary/audio-visual productions. The tool is mainly designed for teaching and outreach purposes as well as for providing locally grounded examples for local authorities and climate/migration policy stakeholders. Each training school participant will be expected to contribute to this effort with a brief historical case study (1500 words) on loss & damage and/or climate-migration nexus. The training school will also feature special sessions on urban loss & damage as part of FORMAS (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development) project, Occupy Climate Change!

To apply for the autumn training school, please send the following by 30 October 2018 to cliseltrainingschool2018@ gmail.com:

1. Max. 2-page CV 2. Max. 1-page motivation letter (please mention if you would like to request travel support) 3. 250-word abstract on a historical case study idea on climate change and migration you would like to elaborate for the geo-archive

The selected participants will be required to submit the final version of their case study entries (max. 1000 words long, including bibliography) by 15th November 2018. Further guidance on the format will be provided to selected participants.

For further information, please contact: armiero@ kth.se or ethemcan@ kth.se

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Demography (Western Washington University)
Posted: 29 October 2018

The Sociology Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, invites applications for Assistant Professor of Sociology, Social Demography. 

About the Position:

  • •    Teach undergraduate courses within the department's existing curriculum
  • •    Develop new courses in the candidate's area of expertise within the field of social demography, broadly defined
  • •    Ability and willingness to teach Department's core courses in statistics and research methods
  • •    Participation in curricular planning of the Department's Bachelors of Science in Sociology degree
  • •    Fulfill teaching responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
  • •    Active engagement in scholarship, including scholarly publications
  • •    Active participation in service activities within the Department, University, and discipline


Required Qualifications:

  • •    Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related social science filed with specialization in social demography or quantitative social science by September 15, 2019
  • •    Demonstrated potential for excellent teaching in social demography and ability to teach core departmental courses in statistics and methods
  • •    Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • •    Demonstrated potential to maintain an active program of research/scholarship and publication

Application review begins September 30, 2018; position is open until filled

For more information, see http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495980/assistant-professor-of-sociology

Literature/New Additions to Database

Assessment of urbanization impact on groundwater resources in Hanoi, Vietnam
25 October 2018

By assessing (1) change of land use practice, and (2) increasing groundwater abstraction due to urban population growth, the study investigated the impact of urban development on groundwater resources of Hanoi City, Vietnam.

Author(s): Tam, Vu Thanh Nga, Tran Thi Viet
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.08.087
Income diversification of migrant colonists vs. indigenous populations: Contrasting strategies in the Amazon
25 October 2018

The paper studies the difference between migrant colonists and indigenous populations in their land and labor allocation in the Amazon and its implications by analyzing patterns of on- and off-farm employment of rural populations, both mestizo and indigenous, in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  

Author(s): Vasco Pérez, Cristian Bilsborrow, Richard Torres, Bolier
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074301671530019X
Gender and Adaptation to Climate Change: Perspectives from a Pastoral Community in Gujarat, India
25 October 2018

In this paper, the authors examine the socially situated perspective of women in the Maldhari pastoral community in Gujarat, Western India. Results show that climate adaptation pathways traditionally utilized by the Maldharis are constrained by the institutional, policy and social context in which the community is placed, with specific impacts on women. This limitation to traditional adaptation pathways in the face of climate vulnerability triggers coping responses for survival, livelihoods and food security, which produce gendered burdens especially in terms of women's work.

Author(s): Venkatasubramanian, Kalpana Ramnarain, Smita
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dech.12448
Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy, and Action
25 October 2018

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life. The book demonstrates the gendered distinctions in both experiences of climate change and the ways that public policy deals with it. The book draws on case studies from the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain and the US to address key issues such as: how gendered distinctions affect the most vulnerable; paid and unpaid work; and activism on climate change. It is argued that including gender as part of the analysis will lead to more equitable and stronger societies as solutions to climate change advance. (from Phttps://www.routledge.com/Climate-Change-and-Gender-in-Rich-Countries-Wo...)

Author(s): Marjorie Griffin Cohen
https://www.routledge.com/Climate-Change-and-Gender-in-Rich-Countries-Work-publi...
Global estimates of mortality associated with long-term exposure to outdoor fine particulate matter
24 October 2018

The estimates from this study are severalfold larger than previous calculations, suggesting that outdoor particulate air pollution is an even more important population health risk factor than previously thought.

Author(s): Burnett, Richard Chen, Hong Szyszkowicz, Mieczysław Fann, Neal Hubbell, Bryan Pope, C. Arden Apte, Joshua S. Brauer, Michael Cohen, Aaron Weichenthal, Scott Coggins, Jay Di, Qian Brunekreef, Bert Frostad, Joseph Lim, Stephen S. Kan, Haidong Walker, Katherine D. Thurston, George D. Hayes, Richard B. Lim, Chris C. Turner, Michelle C. Jerrett, Michael Krewski, Daniel Gapstur, Susan M. Diver, W. Ryan Ostro, Bart Goldberg, Debbie Crouse, Daniel L. Martin, Randall V. Peters, Paul Pinault, Lauren Tjepkema, Michael van Donkelaar, Aaron Villeneuve, Paul J. Miller, Anthony B. Yin, Peng Zhou, Maigeng Wang, Lijun Janssen, Nicole A. H. Marra, Marten Atkinson, Richard W. Tsang, Hilda Quoc Thach, Thuan Cannon, John B. Allen, Ryan T. Hart, Jaime E. Laden, Francine Cesaroni, Giulia Forastiere, Francesco Weinmayr, Gudrun Jaensch, Andrea Nagel, Gabriele Concin, Hans Spadaro, Joseph V.
http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1803222115, http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/115/38/9592.full.pdf
Does climate matter? An empirical study of interregional migration in China
24 October 2018

The authosr developed a robust empirical approach based on a correlated random effects model and a prefecture‐level panel dataset which allows the study to account for both within province migration flows and prefecture‐specific characteristics, to study the role of local climate conditions in spurring interregional migration in China over the period 2000 to 2010.

Author(s): Gao, Li Sam, Abdoul G.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/pirs.12335
Environmental influences on skilled worker migration from Bangladesh to Canada
24 October 2018

In this stidy, focus groups in Toronto with 44 recent skilled worker immigrants from Bangladesh, was conducted to explore whether their decisions to migrate to Canada may have been influenced by environmental problems.

Author(s): McLeman, Robert Moniruzzaman, Mohammad Akter, Nasima
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cag.12430
The impact of natural disasters on children's education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam
24 October 2018

Using a Young Lives data set and child fixed‐effects regression, the study finds a differential impact of different types of natural disasters on education and cognitive ability of children aged 12 to 15 years in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam.

Author(s): Nguyen, Cuong Viet Minh Pham, Nguyet
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rode.12406
Health Disorder of Climate Migrants in Khulna City: An Urban Slum Perspective
24 October 2018

In the last decade, the population in Khulna City, Bangladesh increased by more than 20 per cent due to migration from nearby climate vulnerable districts. This study explores the health disorders of climate migrants occupying the urban slums and squats of the city area.

Author(s): Rahaman, Muhammad Abdur Rahman, Mohammad Mahbubur Bahauddin, Khalid Md. Khan, Shakil Hassan, Shareful
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/imig.12460
Climate Migration at the Height and End of the Great Mexican Emigration Era
24 October 2018

Using 2000 and 2010 Mexican census data, this study examined the climate‐migration association in Mexico–US migration across a broader set of socioeconomic and migration conditions.

Author(s): Riosmena, Fernando Nawrotzki, Raphael Hunter, Lori
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/padr.12158
The Climate and Migration Coalition
23 October 2018

The Climate and Migration Coalition is led by Climate Outreach, a charitable company.  The coalition provides a newsletter with well balanced material on issues around climate change and migration. The organization’s goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by:

•    Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration
•    Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and across borders as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters

http://climatemigration.org.uk/