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Latest Jobs in the Field

Published: 24 July 2013
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Current job vacancies in the field of Sustainability Science

Please see a list of current job vacancies in the field of Sustainability Science:

5 Research Associates (PhD candidate) in human geography and related fields

University of Bonn

The research project „Resilience through translocality. Climate change, migration and social resilience of rural communities in Thailand" research framework "Nachwuchsgruppen Globaler Wandel Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):  5 Research Associates (PhD candidates) in human geography and related fields for the initial period of 3 years with the possibility of extension. grant of the sponsor. mployee status: 50% E13 TV-L. Starting date: 1st October 2013

Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application by 14th July 2013.

For full details, please see:

Research Fellow (Fixed Term) in the governance of infrastructure transitions
University of Sussex


Full Time, Fixed Term for 18 months
Salary range: starting at £30,424 and rising to £36,298 per annum
Closing date for applications: 25 July 2013
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Interview date:  31 July 2013 

Full details available at:



FEEM/CMCC, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics -
5 Research Positions

Deadline: FEEM and CMCC will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM, a leading research institute on sustainable development - and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC, a research institution that manages and promotes scientific and applied activities in the field of international climate change research - aim to recruiting motivated and talented researchers to cover five open positions on climate change and sustainable development economics.

details can be found at: 


Environmental/Ecological Economics-Postdoctoral Research Officer

Closing Date- 12-06-2013

Project co-investigator at the University of Southampton: Dr Kate Schreckenberg (member of SSS).

Applications are invited for a three year post-doctoral research officer post in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography to work on a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, and the Department for International Development (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme) called ‘Can capturing global ecosystem service values reduce poverty in low income countries?' This is a major project involving 10 institutions in four countries, led by Bangor University.

More details are available here:


Up to 4 Lectureships in Sustainability

(Lancaster University -Lancaster Environment Centre)

Closing Date: 20 June 2013

The interviews will take place 11 and 12 July 2013

Full details available at:



International Institute for Environment and Development- Postdoc Researcher

IIED is looking to recruit to its team a post doctorate researcher to work on a 12 month consultancy contract. The project is to work with IIED in collaboration with CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research) and the Institute of Zoology to undertake a systematic review of the effectiveness of alternative livelihood projects - the post doctorate researcher would lead the review process. More details can be found on IIED's website:


University of Sussex Lecturer in Energy Policy and Sustainability

SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research University of Sussex

School of Business, Management and Economics
Permanent, Part Time 0.5 FTE
Salary range: Lecturer A: starting at £33,230 and rising to £36,298 per annum
Lecturer B: starting at £37,382 and rising to £44,607 per annum
Expected start date: 1 August 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter

Full details can be found at:


Visiting Research Position for PhD Students or Post Docs

Deadline 31st May 2013.

 The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) - a think tank focusing its activities on climate policy design and governance - is calling for applications for a six-month visiting research position for PhD Students or Post Docs. Research activities will be carried out in the ICCG's offices, based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy.

During the visiting period, the researcher is also expected to hold seminars and to contribute to the ICCG publications.

A full range of the ICCG activities is available at


RSPB Gola Rainforest National Park Programme

Technical Advisor - Co-management, Livelihoods & Agriculture (Sierra Leone). Closing date 22nd April 2013.

Full details available at:


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich

Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Social Geography with emphasis on Sustainability Research. Commencing as soon as possible.

Full details available here.


UNEP is recruiting new staff members for the UN-REDD Programme

* Environmental Economist (P4) to lead the UN-REDD Programme work on private sector engagement and linkages between REDD+ and a green economy transition (duty station: Nairobi)

* Regional Technical Advisor for Africa (P4) to coordinate UNEP's support to African UN-REDD Programme partner countries (duty station: Nairobi)

* Programme Officer (P3) to support implementation of UN-REDD Programme activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (Duty station: Quito)

* Associate Programme Officer (P2) to support research and policy analysis on REDD+ (duty station: Nairobi)

* National Officer to support the implementation of the National Joint Programme in the Republic of the Congo (duty station: Brazzaville)

* National Officer to support the implementation of the Phase 2/Tier 2 activities in Viet Nam (duty station: Hanoi)

All applications must be submitted through the UN recruitment portal:<>

Further details can also be found at:



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