PART-TIME POSITION: Research Coordinator and Project Manager

The Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University is seeking to appoint a dynamic research co-ordinator and project manager who is an early career researcher with an aptitude for research project management and co-ordination, OR an experienced project manager keen to work in an academic environment, interested in transdisciplinary sustainability sciences and education, based in Makhanda and who is able to work in person at the ELRC at Rhodes University mornings only, and is able to work co-operatively with enthusiasm and flair in a fast-paced environment. The appointee will work on two high level projects in the NRF/DSI Community of [...]

2022-08-08T12:09:47+02:00August 8th, 2022|position, Related News & Events|

POSITION OFFERED: Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology – Senior Lecturer

 Faculty of AgriSciences | Stellenbosch University Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology  Senior Lecturer / Lecturer  Two-year contract appointment  Ref. AW02/156/0622  The Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology is a forward-thinking and dynamic department that brings together a considerable body of teaching and research in the rapidly growing and important field of the conservation of biodiversity in utilised landscapes and their surrounds. In principle, our aim is to sustain agricultural and forestry production without compromising the natural viability of the agricultural land mosaic. Our range of expertise includes integrated pest management, conservation of natural communities, management of living resources - including [...]

2022-06-09T09:30:03+02:00June 9th, 2022|position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

Call for applications: Masters and PhD bursaries for 2023 (Deadline extended to 23 June)

The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) invites applications for NRF-funded Masters and PhD bursaries for studies starting in 2023. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2022. The CST 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 [...]

2022-06-10T12:53:39+02:00May 30th, 2022|People, position, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Seeds of Good Anthropocenes Initiative: Building sustainable, just and biodiverse futures in southern Africa

Masters bursaries for 2023  Deadline for applications: 15 June 2022  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 Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require systemic transformations across multiple sectors, including food systems, economies and shared ecosystems. Escalating global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, biodiversity loss, socio-political conflict and economic volatility require unique and innovative solutions. At the same time, it has become critical to recognize the complex [...]

2022-05-30T16:54:59+02:00May 30th, 2022|People, position|

Multiple opportunities for research towards a master’s degree at the University of Cape Town in 2023

Three opportunities for research towards Master’s degrees are available for 2023 under the Eco-ACE Project: “Building adaptive capacity to ocean change at multiple scales through promoting ecosystem-based adaptation and community engagement”. The overarching aim of the Eco-ACE project is to facilitate and improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerable groups in coastal communities (including small-scale fishers, women, children and youth) to change (including climate change) using a variety of tools and approaches including ecosystem modelling and participatory art-based research approaches. Project 1: Incorporating small-scale fisheries into ecosystem models of the southern Benguela One approach to predicting the future effects of climate [...]

2022-05-30T15:59:09+02:00May 30th, 2022|People, position, SAPECS News|

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|
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