Postdoctoral Research Associate Durham on Naturvation project with Harriet Bulkeley

Job Specification


Job Title :Post Doctoral Research Associate at Durham University

Department :Department Of Geography

Position Type :Research

Grade 7 (£32,004)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

This post is full time and fixed term with a planned end date of 30 September 2019.

The Department of Geography at Durham University wishes to appoint a full time Postdoctoral Research Associate for 24 Months, the post will start on 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work on the research project Nature Based Urban Innovation (NATURVATION) with Professor Harriet Bulkeley and Dr Andres Luque and the rest of the project team. NATURVATION ( is led by Professor Bulkeley and funded under the H2020 Smart & Sustainable Cities Programme of the European Commission. It involves partners from Universities, Research Institutes, Environmental Agencies, Municipalities and NGOs in Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK, supported by an international task force of public and private organisations involved in the development and use of nature-based solutions to urban sustainability challenges.

For further details regarding this post please contact Professor Harriet Bulkeley:- 

Closes midday on :23-Aug-2017

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007550 Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or equivalent on art and climate change

Location: Oslo - Norway

Salary: NOkr490,900 to NOkr569,000
£45,506.43 to £52,746.30 converted salary* per annum depending on qualifications

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Closes: 15th August 2017

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO1352) in Human Geography or equivalent. The position is either for a period of three years (with no compulsory work), or for a period of four years including compulsory work (primarily teaching). A decision regarding the duration of employment will be made by the Department Board upon appointment to the position and in light of the Department's teaching needs. 

The position is associated with a research project called "AdaptationCONNECTS" funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The objective of the project is to develop new understandings of whether and how different types of transformations can contribute to successful adaptation to climate change. The announced position is linked to the “Art Connects” work package, which explores the role of art in adaptation processes. The first phase of the project involves semi-structured interviews with Norwegian and international artists who address climate change in their work. The second phase builds on principles of action research to develop a creative lab that fosters transdisciplinary dialogue and interaction among artists and scientists. The lab will engage with artists, students and academics in diverse disciplines, and the broader public through artist residencies, exhibitions, lecture series, publications, and creative workshops. 

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research group on climate change and society lead by Professor Karen O´Brien at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained at the project website

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in (aktuelle fagområder). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Applicants must have a good understanding of both the human dimensions of climate change and cultural geography, as well as experience with transdisciplinary research and working with artists.

Residence in Norway is expected, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 490 900 - 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply: Please follow this link for more information and to apply:

Postdoc on values of nature. Deadline 15th May

Dear everyone 


We are very happy to announce that the Ecosystems and Sustainability Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IIES-UNAM) has open the call for a postdoctoral position on the 'Integration of multiple values into decision making across scales, from global to local scales'

The selected candidate will explore how multiple values of nature and it's contributions to people have been incorporated in decision-making across scales. Its main purpose is to recognize and suggest mechanisms or processes to explicitly incorporate multiple values of nature at a range of scales in agreement with the conceptual proposal of IPBES. 

The position is composed by a part-time technical component as part of the IPBES TSU on Values and a part-time research component supervised by Patricia Balvanera (IIES-UNAM) and Unai Pascual (BC3).

Interested candidates must contact David González, Project Official of the TSU on Values (

Feel free to share this call within your networks. 


You can use this link to access all the instructions


All the best!

Patty and David


written by Zahra Mohamed-Saleh

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster invites applications for the position of Research Fellow (Spatial Design) for Monsoon Assemblages, ERC Starting Grant no. 679873.

As a member of the project research team, the post holder will work with the PI, Lindsay Bremner and anthropologist, Beth Cullen, the “MONASS” Research Fellow (Environmental Humanities) to advance research of urban environments as monsoonal ecologies. You will undertake field work in Chennai, Delhi and Dhaka and propose strategies for intervening in these cities through design. You will have prime responsibility for developing and delivering the data, representation and design strategies for the project. You will ensure that results are prepared for publication and exhibition to an internationally recognised standard.

The full remit of the post and how to apply is described in the advert and job description here.

For further details contact Lindsay Bremner at

Research Assistant required for a Project on Climate Change and Sustainable Transport in urban Africa and South Asia.


Temporary Contract, Grade 6, 47 Days (part-time) between March and August, 2017

The project is based at The School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.

Professor Edward Simpson and Dr Matteo Rizzo.

Project Outline: A qualitative synthesis of the literature with a broad focus on South Asia and Africa will explore the institutional and political issues which divert, absorb or enable transformational reform in urban transport initiatives. The research will review existing forms of thinking about multimodal transport and low carbon urban transport technologies with a focus on particular case studies across South Asia and Africa to (a) highlight best practice and failure (b) explore barriers to change (c) look at the regional language/terms/concepts in which such debates occur.

Case studies will explore in depth the ways in which low carbon transport solutions have been accepted, rejected, delayed or taken up and then abandoned in particular urban contexts. Attention will be given to placing successful and unsuccessful initiatives against the backdrop of (a) the state and other institutions and (b) users/inhabitants of urban space.

Timeframe: You will be available to work for 12 days in March/April (exact dates to be determined); and for a total of 35 days between April and August.

Required Skills: Experience of literature collection, synthesis and summary; ability to assess quality of research and evidence base; background in social sciences (broadly conceived).


Desirable Skills: Experience of primary and secondary research on urban transport/climate change/governance in Africa or South Asia; NVIVO.

For further information and to express interest in the post write to Professor Edward Simpson at SOAS ( with a cover note outlining relevant experience, cv and the names of two academic/policy referees by Monday 27th of February.