Posted on: 18 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Postdoctoral and PhD positions – Climate Adaptation Governance, various locations:D, NL, UK

Multiple attractive new research positions in the field of climate adaptation governance (post-doctoral and doctoral researchers) 

Adapting to worsening impacts of climate change is one of the greatest modern challenges. Yet, limited action on the part of public authorities still prevails. Why is this so? What causes lock-ins in climate adaptation policies? How do they arise, manifest themselves and why do they persist?

These questions will be tackled by an exciting new three year project, funded by three prestigious national science funding organizations (DFG, NWO, and ESRC) under the competitive Open Research Area (ORA) program (https://uol.de/en/adapt-lockin/).

The partnering universities now seek applications from qualified candidates who are motivated to become part of this important and timely international endeavor. See the different job adverts under:

University of Oldenburg (Germany): Post-doctoral researcher (https://uol.de/stellen/?stelle=66415), doctoral researcher (https://uol.de/stellen/?stelle=66416)

Open University (Netherlands): Post-doctoral researcher  (https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/52008/post-doc-researcher-climate-adaptation-policy-lock-ins-10-fte/). (Please note that the Open University has another vacancy in this field, which you can find here: https://www.academictransfer.com/nl/52009/post-doc-researcher-equity-and-justice-in-flood-risk-governance-08-fte/.)

University of East Anglia (UK): Senior research associate (https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?vacancyRef=RA1580)

Applications should be submitted to the specific universities by 15 February 2019. For further details of the project see: https://uol.de/en/adapt-lockin/.

If you wish to be considered for several of these jobs at the same time, please use the same material in applying to each of the universities you are interested in, while following each university’s own application processes. Please indicate that you have done this in your application. Project leader is Prof. Bernd Siebenhüner (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg). I am co-investigator at the Open University of the Netherlands.