IDS seeks 3 new fellows in environmental change

The Institute of Development Studies is seeking to recruit up to three new researchers with international reputations for innovative interdisciplinary work broadly within the area of ‘Environmental Change’.

A particular concern is to understand the challenges posed by climate change, in interaction with other environmental and social changes, and options for climate resilient pathways in the context of increasingly complex development challenges. All three appointees will have a strong emphasis on the political economy and political ecology of human-environment interactions in developing and emerging economies. These are questions strongly associated with the STEPS Centre’s work.

Applicants should have a PhD in social science with a strong commitment to working across disciplines, including with the natural sciences (or very exceptionally, comparable research and practical experience) and an excellent research and publication record with experience and interest in bridging research with practice and policy.

A demonstrated capacity to work in a multidisciplinary team and highly creative and cutting-edge group of researchers, teachers and communicators and partners from a wide range of backgrounds is essential along with practical experience in the field.

Finally, it is vital that applicants demonstrate a track record of fundraising, obtaining grants, research awards and consultancies to allow them to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

Salary: £33,467 – £54,500 per annum, depending on experience
Closing Date: 19 February 2014 (10am)
Telephone interview: W/C 03 March 2014
Interview date: W/C 17 March 2014

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORMS ONLY, CVs are not accepted. Please click on the links below for an application form and further information.