UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND FACULTY OF SCIENCE Future Ecosystems for Africa Project Coordinator (AD.09) Description: Future Ecosystems For Africa (https://futureecosystemsafrica.org/ ) is a research partnership between the Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Exeter. FEFA aims to establish, together with African project collaborators, an Africa-led, Africa-centred programme to drive change on the continent. FEFA is centred on the notion that Africa has a unique, but temporary, opportunity to guide development onto nature-supporting, rather than nature-eroding paths. Herein it prioritises ecosystem-based interventions of protection and rehabilitation, identifying whose voices need to be included [...]
The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to lead a participatory modelling study that analyses the vulnerability of Spanish rural communities to the compounded effects of climate change, depopulation and agricultural trade, and explores the feasibility and effectiveness of vulnerability mitigation policies.
UCT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Responsive and Resilient Systems – Towards a Resilience Observatory
UCT, through the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) and the Future Water Institute (FWI), is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow (PDRF), who will be one several researchers in UCT’s SDG PDRF cohort. The PDRF will undertake research that will conceptualise and scope out the potential for a Cape Town Resilience Observatory.
Post-doc position available with the SARChI Chair research group on “Interdisciplinary Science in Land and Natural Resource Use for Sustainable Livelihoods” at Rhodes University
Attention all recent PhD graduates. Applications are now open for a full-time post-doctoral position in the Department of Environmental Science at Rhodes University. Candidates who received their PhD five years ago or less are encouraged to apply. The position will start in March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
This inaugural Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability Learning is the first of its kind in Southern Africa. This exciting inter-disciplinary programme is designed for professionals who work in any area of social-ecological sustainability. The aim is to support these professionals to understand, critique, plan and implement socially-engaged learning processes that may help society transition to sustainability.
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) Communications Manager Ref. EBW13/309/1022 Continuation of the position is subject to the availability of funding. The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) is a research flagship initiative at Stellenbosch University (SU) that brings together research on transdisciplinary, complexity, sustainability, and social-ecological resilience to inform pressing national, continental and global sustainability and development challenges. CST hosts leading scientists and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, and fosters collaborations with a variety of departments across the University, nationally and globally, providing a vibrant hub for solution-oriented, transdisciplinary sustainability [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Seeds of Good Anthropocenes: Managing invasive species in South Africa Deadline for applications: 12 July 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 [...]
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 [...]