Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Political Ecology of Natural Climate Solutions commencing 01.09.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The PhD study will be hosted by the Global Development group at the Department of Food and Resource Economics. This group constitutes 10 permanent staff, 5-6 post.docs/assistant professors and 8-10 PhD students and engages in inter-disciplinary research on economic, political, environmental, and institutional dynamics in developing and post-colonial societies. The Department of Food and Resource Economics has an excellent research environment with a well-functioning administrative section. The candidate will also collaborate with research project partners at Lund University and University of Melbourne.
The PhD study is part of a research project that examines the imaginaries embedded in and produced through Natural Climate Solutions. Theoretically, the project draws inspiration from the fields of political ecology and science studies. Empirically, it emphasizes narratives as the entry point to understand how Natural Climate Solutions (re-)produces ideas about past, present and future natures and nature-society relations. The project will examine, among other, narratives that promote and contest Natural Climate Solutions by actors across academia, policy, industry, and civil society, how different actors selectively mobilize research in Natural Climate Solutions narratives, and how on-the-ground policy implementation is translated into narratives of Natural Climate Solutions potential.
The PhD study should contribute to one or more aspects of the overall research objectives of the project described above. Emphasis could, for instance, be placed on the ecological assumptions in studies estimating mitigation potentials of Natural Climate Solutions. Or on the implicit ideas about human-society relations embedded in narratives about Natural Climate Solutions floating on social media platforms. Or on the political economies enabled and obstructed by Natural Climate Solutions.
Principal supervisor is Professor Jens Friis Lund, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Email: email@example.com.
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate your research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in geography, forestry, development studies, biology or related with good results and good English skills. The candidate should have interdisciplinary interests and experience. The assessment will emphasize previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Cover Letter
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- List of publications (if any)
- 1-3 names of references
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday March 31, 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee. Selected applicants will be informed by April 20 and invited to prepare 2-page (excl. references) project proposal that must be submitted May 20 ahead of an interview that will be scheduled during June 1-2. The final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the
PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Jens Friis Lund, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd .
Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.
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