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[Met-jobs] 4 Lectureships in Sustainability at Lancaster Environment Centre, UK

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Date Wed, 15 May 2013 17:25:14 +0000

Lectureships in Sustainability

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £32,267 to £44,607 
Closing Date:   Thursday 20 June 2013
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 July 2013 
Reference:  A716

Lancaster Environment Centre is making a major investment in Sustainability Science by creating up to four Lectureships with an emphasis on social and inter-disciplinary science. This initiative is part of our mission to become a key global player in Sustainability research which focuses on the search for solutions to major global challenges while going beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. 

Ideal candidates will apply social science approaches to sustainability research in a way that addresses the interactions between natural and social systems and identifies pathways to meeting human needs and dignity whilst conserving the planet’s life-support systems. We welcome candidates whose research promotes the design of institutions, policies and practices that support sustainable development and links knowledge with actions.  In particular, we seek exceptional early-career researchers who address grand challenges of global environmental change, including: climate change mitigation and adaptation; governance of social-ecological systems; vulnerability and resilience; sustainable development and poverty alleviation; food security; demography, migration and consumption; urban development; land-use change and biodiversity loss; and the sustainable management of natural resources. We seek future research leaders from across the social and economic sciences, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches, working at local to global scales.

Lancaster Environment Centre offers a unique platform for developing sustainability research. Our large world-class community has established strengths in inter-disciplinary global change research. Applicants will be welcomed into relevant inter-disciplinary research themes, but we are also interested in talented individuals demonstrating leadership in their own area of research.

You will contribute to undergraduate teaching in Human Geography and other LEC programmes such as Ecology and Conservation and Environmental Science. You will also help develop a distinctive and internationally-leading post-graduate programme to advance education and training in Sustainability

The interviews will take place 11 and 12 July 2013

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