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Ph.D Fellowship in International Environment and Development Studies - Climate, conflict and food security – Ref.no 17/01088
The Faculty of Landscape and Society invites applications for a doctoral fellowship in International Environment and Development Studies at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric). The selected candidate is expected to start the doctoral studies in August/September 2017.
The Faculty has 1300 students and 180 staff. It consists of five sub-units, carrying out research and education in the fields of urban and regional planning, property management and law, landscape architecture, international environment and development studies, and public health.
The Department of Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) is engaged in education, research, institutional collaboration and assignments within international environment and development studies. The Department has a PhD programme, three Master programmes and a Bachelor programme. The Department has approximately 35 doctoral candidates and 380 students. Research at Noragric is organised within four research clusters: Climate Change, Agriculture and Development; Conflict, Human Security and Development; Environmental Governance; and Rights and Power in Development. For further information regarding Noragric’ s thematic areas and ongoing research programmes, please visit: http://www.nmbu.no/noragric/.
The Faculty hereby invites proposals for PhD projects that develop new research on climate, conflict and food security within the broader field of International Environment and Development Studies. Priority will be given to creative and innovative proposals addressing “climate, conflict and food security” within or across the following thematic foci:
1. Sustainability, climate resilient development pathways, and food security
2. Political change, contestation and conflicts in the context of climate stressors and climate measures
3. Social, political and cultural dimensions of agricultural transformation
The relationship between climate, food insecurity and conflict is complex and non-linear. Climate change and climate measures often take place in conflict/post-conflict/political transition contexts. At the same time, transformational change to systems, structures and practices is increasingly seen as necessary in order to move towards more climate resilient, sustainable and food secure futures. Such transformational change - include how beliefs, norms, values and worldviews influence institutional arrangements, decision-making processes, as well as policies and practices - is necessarily contested and conflictual. For example, changes in practices towards climate smart agriculture takes place within a context of changing social, economic and political relations. We are seeking proposals that address the conflict-climate-food security nexus from across this disciplinary spectrum.
The PhD programme consists of mandatory and elective courses with oral and written examinations and a major research component. The applicant is advised to visit the website for detailed information regarding PhD regulations at NMBU and information about the PhD programme at Noragric.
Required Academic qualifications
- a research-based master’s degree (see PhD regulations § 5.1) with a GPA of B or above in a relevant field
- Proficiency in English
Desired Academic qualifications
- Research and/or working experience in developing countries will be considered an additional desirable qualification.
- An optimistic academic institution with focus on professional development, dissemination and competence.
- An interdisciplinary and inclusive environment that provides exciting research, education and development opportunities.
- Daily contact with inspiring students and skilled colleagues.
- Various welfare schemes.
- Beautiful surroundings just outside Oslo.
The selected candidate will be appointed as a doctoral research candidate for a period of three or four years, depending on duty work for the department. The salary starts at level 50 (NOK 435 100 per annum) and follows ordinary meriting regulations. There are additional funding available for running expenses for the PhD studies.
For further information contact Siri Eriksen, Associate Professor in International Environment and Development Studies; email@example.com, tel (+47) 6723 1373, or Josie Teurlings, PhD Programme Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel (+47) 6723 1309.
Applications should include a letter of intent, a draft research proposal not exceeding 4000 words, the applicant’s complete CV with certified copies of relevant transcripts and the names and contact details for two references. The topic of the proposal should fall within International Environment and Development Studies, concentrating on the thematic foci mentioned above. Please use the “jobbnorge format” for your CV
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their academic qualifications, the quality of the draft research proposal and previous research as well as other relevant experience. The shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview as a part of the evaluation.
Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.
The application, including the required documentation, should be submitted via the link: “Søk stillingen / Apply for this job' at the top of this page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Application deadline: 02.04.2017
A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of gender, physical ability or cultural background. The workplace will if necessary be facilitated for persons with disabilities.
According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25 the list of applicants for this position may be made public irrespective of whether the applicant has requested that his/her name be withheld.
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