Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate Adaptation
- Develop your academic career and contribute to research projects and engagement on climate adaptation, resilience, and disaster management
- Full-time, 3-year fixed term, Academic Level A starting salary $100,717 plus 17% superannuation and Leave Loading
- Preferred start date: January 2023 (negotiable)
Sydney Environment Institute - Reference no. 0096767
About the opportunity
Reporting to Professor David Schlosberg, Director of Sydney Environment Institute, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be affiliated with the USYD department/school most closely aligned with their expertise and the SEI Climate Disaster and Adaptation Research Cluster. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will assist in the development and management of research projects that examine environmental issues and approaches relevant to climate adaptation.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who has:
- completed a PhD in any area related to climate adaptation studies, broadly defined, including humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, planning and design, law, and/or public health
- demonstrated knowledge and an emerging profile in climate resilience and adaptation
- ability to address key research themes of the SEI (biocultural diversities, environmental imaginaries and storytelling, environmental justices, climate transition and transformation)
- evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research projects and publications
- an emerging track record in academic publications and the potential to develop further research expertise through various projects
Key duties of the role include:
- conducting research under limited supervision as part of the broad research themes of the Climate Disaster and Adaptation research cluster of the Sydney Environment Institute
- coordinating, incorporating, and communicating research - both individual and with collaborative teams
- taking a leading role in organising and promoting seminars and workshops in relation to these projects (including communication, logistics, web content, and managing social media feeds)
- writing peer review publications and preparing competitive grant applications
- actively contributing to the research seminars and workshops, as well as contributing to the broader research activities of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) https://sei.sydney.edu.au/
The central aim of the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney is to address and respond to key environmental challenges. SEI crafts a leading role for environmental humanities and social sciences in understanding, confronting, and transforming social and academic responses to environmental crises. Our affiliates across the university are productively engaged in cross-disciplinary local, national, and international collaborations. SEI fosters and supports interdisciplinary work through making connections, hosting topical workshops, and seeding projects. We have developed both leadership and engagement on a range of topics, from food systems to ocean cultures, from adaptation policy to the cultural losses of species extinction.
Through these means and processes we create not only new academic outputs, but also participate more broadly in urgent cultural and political discussions about how we can evaluate and intervene in the broad set of environmental crises, engage a broad set of internal and external partners and stakeholders, and develop models for positive social and environmental transformations.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor David Schlosberg at email@example.com
For information about the recruitment process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Nicole Cunningham, Recruitment Partner on 0449973799 or via email Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 11:30 pm, 30 September 2022 (Sydney time)
We are currently planning to hold interviews on the 10th or 11th of October
Preferred start date: January 2023 (though this may be negotiable)
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
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