Environmental Social Science Research Fellow

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment

Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) seeks an exceptional environmental social scientist to join its unique interdisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to understanding and responding to environmental change. Applicants could approach this challenge from a variety of social science perspectives but with a strong emphasis on social-ecological systems analysis. 

Applicants should have research interests and expertise in environmental change impacts and societal responses, particularly in developing countries or among marginalised groups. Duties include undertaking academic research, independently and in collaboration with the ECI’s research programmes and contributing to teaching and supervision in the ECI’s highly respected MSc programme in Environmental Change and Management.

Applicants will have a doctorate in the social sciences, with a focus on environmental change, which might include climate, energy, biodiversity, water or food systems, and have evidence of high-quality research and publications commensurate with career stage. Applicants will also need to demonstrate the ability to be an effective collaborator and teacher. 

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE).

The appointment will be available full-time for 3 years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3 February 2017, and interviews will be held week commencing 13 February 2017.


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