Postdoctoral Impact Associate/ Fellow in Environmental Economics SWEEP

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Business School

The post is available from 1 July for 36 months and based at the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

Applications are invited for an environmental economist or, more generally, an economist with relevant skills to work full time as a Postdoctoral Impact Fellow on the SWEEP project. Working closely with the environmental economics group in Exeter’s Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, the postholder will join an interdisciplinary team of social and natural scientists who are engaging directly with government and business to address a range of environmental problems across the South West of England.

In the first instance, the key areas of engagement will be twofold. First, working with the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park Authorities, the postholder will advise in the development of natural capital accounts, accounts that will direct future environmental investments across the parks. Second, the postholder will work with South West Water in helping design the next generation of innovative Payment for Ecosystem Service PES schemes to be implemented under their Upstream Thinking programme from 2019. Subsequently, the postholder will work with the National Park authorities, the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the North Devon Terrestrial Pioneer in advising on the possible design of locally-focused agri-environment schemes.

The successful applicant will be about to complete their PhD if appointed on Grade E , or have completed a PhD if appointed on Grade F that provides them with a solid grounding in economics and with specialist expertise in the areas of non-market valuation with particular emphasis on natural capital accounting and/or mechanism design. They will be able to collaborate effectively within the academic team and with external partners.

For further information please contact Prof Brett Day, e-mail

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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