CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Postdoctoral fellowships at UCT

The Marine Fisheries and Ecology research group based at the University of Cape Town is offering two postdoctoral fellowships for 2022. One is related to our research on integrated ecosystem assessments, where we are looking for a marine researcher with a keen interest in ecosystem processes and system-based approaches to management, and with a good understanding of anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems. The other is related to our new NRF project Eco-ACE, and will identify, enable and implement system-based stakeholder processes in three coastal communities in the southern Benguela. Here, we are looking for a researcher with a background in the marine social sciences and/or policy [...]

2021-11-25T12:06:21+02:00November 25th, 2021|position, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Seeds of Good Anthropocenes – Transforming southern African food systems

Project background There is growing consensus that significant transformations at local to global scales are required to place humanity and the Earth on a more sustainable and equitable trajectory of development. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require systemic transformations across multiple sectors, including energy systems, technological systems, food systems, economies and cities. Fostering such transformation is likely to be highly complex, as the substantial interdependencies between sectors will lead to tensions and synergies among efforts in different sectors and amongst different SDGs. At the same time, a more sustainable future may be achieved through different pathways that each has a different set of associated [...]

2021-07-28T09:26:57+02:00July 28th, 2021|Associated Projects, position, SAPECS News|

POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY: Managing invasive species in SA

Seeds of Good Anthropocenes: Managing invasive species in South Africa  Deadline extended to: 15 August 2021 Project background We live in the Anthropocene, an era of escalating global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, biodiversity loss, socio‐political conflict and economic volatility. It is increasingly recognized that meeting these challenges demands new approaches to governing our environment and societies - approaches that recognize the complex inter‐relationships between human well‐being and ecological sustainability. Developing new governance and management approaches may be helpfully informed by successful examples of alternative ways of doing things. Such examples can help us build alternative [...]

2021-07-22T14:08:13+02:00July 22nd, 2021|People, position, SAPECS News|

BURSARIES AVAILABLE: PhD bursaries available in the Dept of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, South Africa

The Department of Environmental Science at Rhodes University in Makhanda is a participant in an international, transdisciplinary research consortium investigating the ‘Challenges for Inclusive Urban Development in Africa (CHIDA)’. The project seeks to (1) capture and assess cumulative stresses and concurrent or cascading impacts that critically undermine urban livelihoods, (2) identify innovative, beneficial paths for Nature-based Solutions to support socially inclusive urban development, (3) provide insights for urban decision-makers and residents to plan desirable urban development paths, and (4) co-design an adaptive planning, decision-making and monitoring tool, particularly for urban green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. We have two PhD bursaries [...]

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: USAID’s Resilient Waters Program

USAID’s Resilient Waters is a five-year program (June 2018- June 2023), implemented by Chemonics International in collaboration with a consortium of partners. The Resilient Waters Program is seeking full grant applications from eligible entities for implementation of activities designed to address a multi-faceted program whose goal is to build more resilient communities and eco-systems through improved management of trans-boundary natural resources and increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation services. In contributing towards strengthening the resilience of institutions and communities to respond to impacts of climate change, Resilient Waters Program seeks the services of a subcontractor to support an engagement [...]

2021-06-07T11:01:18+02:00June 7th, 2021|Associated Projects, position, Related News & Events|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Masters bursaries for 2022

The Centre for Sustainability Transitions builds on a strong history of transdisciplinary research and complexity studies at Stellenbosch University, providing a vibrant hub for solution-oriented sustainability science that hosts leading scientists and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in a state-of-the-art research centre. The primary objective of the CST is to provide transformational knowledge on the dynamics of multi-scale social-ecological change, and strategic insights into the new modes of research and governance that can bring about a just transition to a more equitable and sustainable society, in southern Africa and globally.  We seek motivated individuals interested to pursue a Masters on the [...]

Postdoctoral Researcher on Social Justice of Water, Energy and Food Governance in South Africa

Job description The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our research project 'Water-Energy-Food communities in South Africa: multi-actor nexus governance for social justice?’. The project is led by Dr. Marjanneke Vijge, Assistant Professor of Sustainability Governance in the Developing World at Utrecht University, and Prof. Willemien du Plessis, Professor of Law at the North-West University in South Africa. Partners in this project are the University of Groningen, the University of Fort Hare and WWF South Africa. The project studies the consequences of implementing the so-called water-energy-food nexus, or decision-making around synergies [...]

2021-05-17T11:16:15+02:00May 17th, 2021|People, position, Related News & Events|

POSITION: Social-Ecological Systems Scientist

POSITION:           Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Natural Resources and the Environment College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 START DATE:      January 2022 or as negotiated POSITION DESCRIPTION: We invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the area of social-ecological systems analysis, at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position will be 50% research and 50% teaching (2.5 courses per academic year). The successful candidate will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that advances theory and practice related to social-ecological systems analysis concepts, methods, and applications. We value scholarship that addresses [...]

2021-05-12T11:31:21+02:00May 12th, 2021|position, Related News & Events|

POSITIONS OFFERED: Harvard Center for African Studies postdoctoral fellowships

The Center for African Studies Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is aimed at providing opportunities for postdoctoral candidates to conduct independent research, publish, and increase knowledge in their fields of study that will be beneficial to the African continent and to prepare them to be successful in their chosen career paths. An applicant should have received their PhD (preference will be given to those who completed PhD in past five years) and hold an academic appointment at a university or research institution in Africa. This includes those with a commitment of appointment at the time of application. The fellowship will support [...]

2021-05-10T10:24:59+02:00May 10th, 2021|People, position, Related News & Events|

POSITION OFFERED: Research Assistant for AFRICANFUTURES

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) is a leading international centre in sustainability science for biosphere stewardship, at the Stockholm University. Project description for AFRICANFUTURES: Seeding transformative futures for people and nature in Africa AFRICANFUTURES is a 4 years Formas funded project led by the Stockholm Resilience Centre with the aim to co-produce scenarios of how transformative change could lead to more sustainable futures for people and nature in Africa. The failure to meet global sustainability goals, most notably for biodiversity, highlights the need to develop transformative strategies to restore the planet. Scenarios are powerful tools to examine how different choices [...]

2021-05-10T10:19:00+02:00May 10th, 2021|People, position, SAPECS News|
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