CALL FOR DST/NRF SARChI-funded PhD APPLICATIONS

We seek motivated individuals interested to pursue a PhD linked to two projects, namely the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes initiative and the Social‐ecological regime shifts in the Anthropocene project. Applicants should have a keen interest in sustainability and sustainability transitions, an interest and ability to integrate across the social and natural sciences, and enjoy collaboration and working in teams. Interested individuals should have a strong academic track‐record, participate in the events and activities of the CST, and be interested in developing a career around topics such as social‐ecological systems, resilience and risk, complexity thinking, social innovation and sustainability transformations. For more information on the following PhD bursaries [...]

2020-06-19T09:34:17+02:00June 19th, 2020|Multiple Areas, position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

New PhD Positions in Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) has some new PhD positions at the Institute of Design. Strategic investments from the Ministry of Education in Norway in the wake of COVID-19, has resulted in additional recruitment through existing calls for this autumn 2020 and a doubling of our master’s program intake.   Additional proposals are invited towards an existing call for Systems Oriented Design, here:https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/186662/phd-position-in-systems-oriented-design-at-aho To enable additional applications, the call deadline is extended to 22 June 2020.   The additional PhD positions are linked to a number of themes in Systems Oriented Design connected to ongoing research inquiries at [...]

2020-06-15T14:18:47+02:00June 15th, 2020|Related News & Events|

PhD opportunity: Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management

Despite the current uncertainties, we are planning our PhD course on “Global Perspectives on Adaptive Wildlife Management”, including a 16-day field trip at the Nsasani trust campus in Kruger National Park in January 2021. This course is co-organized with the Nsasani Trust (Karen Vickers) and Nelson Mandela University (Graham Kerley) and consists of a mixture of lectures, field trips and group work. We organized this course early 2019, which was a great success and it received an award for Best PhD course at SLU. A key aspect of the course is diversity, in terms of topics and disciplines, but also [...]

2020-05-19T11:11:46+02:00May 19th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

A research group located in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) at UCT, working with the UK - led One Ocean Hub (OOH) Project, wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. This is a collaborative global research project funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund aimed at promoting integrated ocean governance for equitable and inclusive sustainability. Situated within a social justice and environmental sustainability frame, this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will focus on new approaches and methodologies for incorporating diverse socio-economic and cultural values and knowledges into marine planning and governance.  This postdoctoral research position will provide an [...]

2020-05-13T16:41:33+02:00May 13th, 2020|Related News & Events|

POSITION AVAILABLE: Future Water Institute – Junior Research Fellow

 Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

2020-05-06T14:59:09+02:00May 6th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

New opportunity for a Masters Bursary to research Knowledge & Learning

We invite expressions of interest for a new opportunity with the Tsitsa Project in 2020: 1x Masters Bursary to conduct research in the Knowledge and Learning Community of Practice. Send a CV, academic documents and 2-page motivation to: Margaret Wolff (M.Wolff@ru.ac.za) by 27th March 2020.  Background The Tsitsa Project is being implemented in the communal and commercial areas of the north-eastern Eastern Cape. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) working with local authorities and traditional leaders, conducts land restoration in the highly erodible Tsitsa river catchment, while a number of South African universities conduct related research in this [...]

2020-03-16T14:09:47+02:00March 16th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: Future Water Institute

Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

The Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University working with a team of international collaborators invites you to join us in contributing to an exciting new co-engaged research initiative focussing on Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures. Join a workshop in: Johannesburg (10 March 2020) Cape Town (25 March 2020) Makhanda (27 March 2020) Durban (6 April 2020) To explore how we can transform education for sustainable futures and what research we can do together to explore this question. RSVP to Variolique Sais on v.sias@ru.ac.za or register here.

2020-02-27T21:54:55+02:00February 27th, 2020|Related News & Events|

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS VACANCY: Senior Scientist

An exciting vacancy exists in the Knysna Scientific Services offices in the Garden Route (within the Conservation Services Division of SANParks) for a conservation scientist, comfortable to work in dynamic social-ecological contexts, preferably with some indigenous forest research background. The successful candidate will primarily operate in the southern, western and eastern Cape regions. S/he will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team and will be expected to bring a passion for conservation science, a good track-record and strong science leadership to the team. Based in the Garden Route, s/he must possess skills to take her/his science to managers, policy makers [...]

2020-02-12T17:44:13+02:00February 12th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Forecasting the timing of climate change risks to biodiversity to strengthen conservation decision- making in Africa Application Deadline: 29 January 2020 or until position is filled

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Forecasting the timing of climate change risks to biodiversity to strengthen conservation decision-making in Africa Application Deadline: 29 January 2020 or until position is filled. Call for Applications A joint research team from the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town; University College London; and South African National Parks is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) to join a project on climate change risks to biodiversity. PDRFs will be highly motivated to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, grow their research expertise, engage with conservation decision-makers and generate peer-reviewed [...]

2020-01-14T08:00:57+02:00January 14th, 2020|Related News & Events|
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