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
For more information see http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A716