The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) offers 4 post-doc fellowships available to candidates from all over the world. ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network whose aim is to promote European research and advanced training on the field of political ecology, including the study of the commons, environmental conflicts, movements, disasters, ecological democracy and environmental justice. One applicant will be hosted in the coordinating unit at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (www.eco2bcn.es) and one in each of the non-academic partners of the network in Rome (www.cdca.it), in Bethelem-Palestine (http://wedo-pal.org/) and Barcelona (ent.cat). For information on eligibility criteria, conditions and application procedures visit www.politicalecology.eu; or email for further information firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications: 4th of July 2012.
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The European Network for Political Ecology (ENTITLE) offers 4 post-doc fellowships available to candidates from all over the world.
ENTITLE is an EU-funded Initial Training Network under the Marie Curie actions of FP7, coordinated by ICTA at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (www.eco2.bcn) and with the collaboration of 11 research and NGO partners. ENTITLE will train 17 researchers in the emerging supra-disciplinary field of Political Ecology, giving them the theoretical, analytical and complementary skills that will make them employable in jobs related to environmental policy analysis and advocacy. Research and training are framed around five key cluster sub-programmes concerned with the analysis of: environmental conflicts; environmental movements; natural disasters; changes in the commons; and environmental justice and democracy. Research is based on a series of empirically-based investigations of a geographically and thematically diverse set of case-studies. The researchers of the network will collaborate to offer a theoretical and methodological framework for the empirical research and will synthesise the results of the individual cases in a series of publishable outputs. Research will be action and policy-oriented culminating in a series of Action and Policy Briefs targeting civil society organizations and policy-makers.
Training includes an integrated curriculum of local and intensive network courses, summer schools, secondments and training through work. Researchers will be seconded to and recruited by one SME and two NGO partners of the project, building bridges between academia and practice. ENTITLE builds on an on-going collaboration in training between the participating institutions, manifested in a series of successful summer schools (www.environmentalconflicts.com). It brings together some of the world ́s top scholars in political ecology, and overcomes the fragmentation of existing political ecological research in Europe, offering a critical mass of research and training. The researchers trained in the network will be employable in academia, public administration and NGOs.
This is a call for 4 experienced researcher positions (post-doc level), which will work alongside our 12 recruited early stage (PhD level) researchers. Experienced researchers are expected: i) to participate and contribute to the training activities of the network (intensive courses on political ecology and theory, and Summer School on Environmental Conflicts), ii) develop their research and publish in one of the core research areas of the network (conflict, commons, movements, disasters, justice) ideally in collaboration with other partners of the network, iii) contribute to project and other related activities of the host organization. In general, fellows are expected to devote 50% of their time on research and publication and 50% in management, training and collaboration activities with their host.
Successful applicants will be given a contract with a salary, mobility allowance and additional funds for research-related costs. The salary includes a living allowance (58500 € annually -/+ a correction factor for each country that can be checked at the Marie Curie website). This is a gross salary; net salary will be derived after deductions that will apply in the host country, such as taxes and social security. In addition, recruited researchers will receive a mobility allowance (700 - 1000 euros per month, depending on country correction factor and family situation); in some countries this mobility allowance is subject to taxes, in others not.
Post-doc fellow at CDCA
Duration: one year, starting October 2012
We are looking for a researcher with an activist profile who will support the scientific activities and competences of the Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts. Among the tasks of collaboration, these include database and geo-referenciation work on environmental conflicts and environmental justice; research development on local, national and/or international dimensions, functional to social sectors; local action research; communities and social sectors’ (social movements, associations, trade unions, local authorities) capacity building. We will particularly value researchers with expertise on: environmental conflicts and environmental justice; just sustainability and climate change; environmental crime, institutions and jurisprudence; - ecological conversion of the economy and energy conversion of cities and industries; common goods, public basic services and privatization; social movements and new political subjectivities. Valued skills include experience with: advocacy and campaigning; work with communities and social movements; capacity building; action research; cartography and related ICT tools; participation methodologies and multi-stakeholder dialogue facilitation; project development and management. Working knowledge of Italian will also be a plus.
1- should have a PhD, have filed their dissertation or be committed to file it by October 2012. Applicants who plan to file their dissertation at a latter date will not be considered.
2- should have less than 5 years of research experience counting from the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided.
The degree from which time counts is typically the Masters´ degree or its equivalent in non-European countries. Only full-time research experience counts (part-time counts as part-time, i.e. one year at 50% counts as half a year). For example, a researcher who did a 3 years PhD after finishing the masters and then a 1.5 years post-doc is eligible to apply for our network. A researcher who did a 4.5 years PhD and then is unemployed, or worked in a non-research job, is also eligible to apply. A researcher who did a 4-year PhD and has more than one year of additional full-time research experience (defined as being contracted by a research institution), either before the PhD (but after the Masters), or after the PhD, is not eligible.
3- must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host institution for more than 12 months in the 4 years between October 2008 - October 2012.
Applicants should submit by email:
(i) an application form that can be found here.
(ii) A max 2-page motivation statement explaining the reasons for their interest in the position, their skills in relation to the profiles for the posts, and the contribution of their past and future research to the field of political ecology.
(iii) a curriculum vitae.
(iv) a published (or in press, or accepted) peer-review publication in an English-speaking journal or if not available, a chapter from the dissertation, together with its Table of Contents.
The application should be sent by email to email@example.com. The subject of the email message should have the following structure <”Entitle Application”>
In addition the applicants should ask an academic referee to send a reference letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, email and attachment titled with the name of the applicant.
The deadline for applications is the 4th of July 2012, 9pm Central European Time (please take into account time differences). Decisions will be communicated to applicants by the end of July. Fellowship contracts should start by the 1st of October 2012.
ENTITLE is an equal opportunity network.
All the info: http://www.politicalecology.eu/