JOB – Postdoc, Justice & Climate Change, UNSW (Australia)

A postdoctoral position is available within the area of justice and climate change as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative within the philosophy stream of the School of Humanities and Languages at The University of New South Wales. The area of specialisation is flexible, however the program of research will be expected to enhance the research focus of the Practical Justice Initiative. Deadline: 14 September 2015.

The position has been created as part of the Practical Justice Initiative within UNSW Arts & Social Sciences (Climate/Justice Stream), which has been funded through the University’s Strategic Priorities Fund. During the 2-year fellowship, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for developing and undertaking new research projects in collaboration with Professor Jeremy Moss. Topics covered by the program include (but are not limited to): Ethical issues in climate transitions, ethical issues in resource use and renewable energy, climate change and distributive justice, as well as carbon budgets and energy ownership models.

Job description:
Full time, Fixed term for 24 months
The successful applicant will be expected to commence by November 2015
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will provide high quality assistance with the production of research papers, reports, organisation of events, as well as producing individual research. The incumbent may also be required to apply for or assist with funding applications.

Application requirements:
PhD in Philosophy or related discipline or evidence of near completion
Demonstrated research excellence in research areas related to climate justice, political philosophy, political theory or related discipline
The ability to coordinate a research project on climate justice involving research from several disciplines
Willingness to contribute to a wider program of multi-disciplinary research in the area of climate justice
You must systematically address the selection criteria in your application and attach a curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least two referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).

Applicants may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

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Application close: 14 September 2015