The department of forest economics is focused on research and education within business administration and natural resource economics and policy, with a particular focus on forest-related natural resources. Departmental activities have strong connections to sustainable development. The department contributes to education at the Faculty of Forest Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, and is responsible for bachelor- and master programs as well as offering PhD education within business administration and resource economics. Geographically, the department is located at two campuses: Ultuna (Uppsala) and Umeå. The department also has very strong research connections locally and internationally: It is a key part of an inter-University (together with Umeå University) research center, CERE (www.cere.se); it is involved in SSFE (Scandinavian Society Forest Economics) (www.ssfe-network.org); and is responsible for the editorial office of the Journal of Forest Economics (www.nowpublishers.com/JFE); and the head office of the research- and knowledge network “Forest Bioeconomy Network” – closely connected to the EFI (European Forest Institute) (www.forbioeconomy.com), is located at the department.
We are looking for a PhD candidate to join the Department of Forest Economics at SLU in Umeå. The student will engage in the study of sustainable management of forest resources, applying economic principles combined with policy analysis. In this context, forest resource management can range from forest owner decisions, societal benefits of forests, to industry-level behaviors responding to public policies, to the value of forest ecosystem services. The candidate will be part of a research project, focusing on forest policy and stakeholder analysis related to forest ecosystem services and climate change mitigation. Candidates are encouraged to review research conducted by the Principal supervisor of the candidate, Dr. Camilla Widmark, Associate Professor (see here and Google Scholar).
The PhD candidate will be involved in interdisciplinary work, develop research topic that expands the state-of-knowledge integrating economics, policy and forest resource management; developing relevant research questions, developing a theoretical framework and an appropriate research design; writing scientific manuscripts and compile a PhD thesis for examination. Course work is also included in the PhD program. PhD candidates are evaluated continously.
To be eligible to apply the PhD program, you have to have a master’s degree in economics or related topics, with at least 30 ECTS of economics subjects included at the master’s level. Knowledge of natural resource economics, forest policy, demonstrated capacity to integrate forestry and economics concepts are considered an extra merit. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.
Of extra merit is experience writing scientific manuscripts and advanced knowledge of qualitative methods and tools.
Place of work:
Umeå, Sweden (more information about Umeå you find here: Visit Umeå )
Forms for funding or employment:
2 year employment. The PhD program consists of 4-year full-time studies, with 2+2 contract, where the first stage is a licentiate degree (2 years). Upon successful licentiate degree and upon funding, the contract may be expanded 2 years for a PhD degree.
Negotiable, upon agreement.
We welcome applications until June 23, 2021 using the button below.
Individuals have basic eligibility for third cycle education if they have taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits (ECTS), including at least 60 higher education credits (ECTS) at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.
Final selection is made with reference to a written application including a CV, a one-page proposed research outline, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, a copy of the MS thesis, and the names of at least two referees familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language, and an interview. Applicants offered the position shall provide certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college), along with proof of English proficiency. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, SLU requires a certified copy of the passport page disclosing personal data and photograph.
Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/
Academic union representatives:
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
URL to this pagehttps://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=4997&rmlang=UK
21 07 00002 Post Doctoral Offer In Multi Objective Decision Making For Biodiversity Restoration And..., Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain, 13 days ago
Reference: 21-07-00002 The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), located in Solsona (Pre-Pyrenees, 120 km from Barcelona), Spain, employs app. 100 staff, produces >100 scientif...
Post Doctoral Position In The Research Field Of Wood Bonding Technologies, Empa, Switzerland, about 12 hours ago
Empa - the place where innovation starts Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and th...
Ph D At The Faculty Of Forestry And Wood Sciences (# Of Pos: 2), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech, 10 days ago
Get your PhD at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the heart of Europe – Prague. We offer a beautiful ...
Postdoctoral Position For Atlantis Project, BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain, 27 days ago
The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), is looking for a post-doctoral researcher interested in (1) understanding how current forestry practices may affect long-term soil conservation and futu...
Ph D Positions – Creep Mechanics Of Cellulose Materials (# Of Pos: 2), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 27 days ago
The Institute for Building Materials (IfB) at ETH Zürich focuses on fundamental and applied research in novel and established building materials. The lfB consists of 5 research groups with a wide ...
Announcement About Recruitment To The Poznań Doctoral School Of Institutes Of The Polish Academy Of..., Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, 15 days ago
Position type: doctoral student Number of vacancies: 1 Discipline: biological sciences Application deadline: 31/08/2021 Detailed information about recruitment process can be found on the website: ...