Pre-Announcement: 15 PhD Researchers in Env Hums in 5 EU countries; Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network

From the Rachel Carson Centre (RCC)

Dear all,

The RCC is pleased to announce the recruitment of fifteen Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Researcher positions (Early Stage Researchers). Together with Coventry University (England), University of Groningen (the Netherlands), Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (Belgium), Natural Resources Institute (Finland), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria), the RCC is participating in a Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSCA) Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission on ‘‘Building Resourceful and Resilient Communities Through Adaptive and Transformative Environmental Practice (RECOMS).”

The ESRs will enroll for doctoral study in one of the 15 projects offered by the seven hosting institutions. The 15 positions are listed below, together with links to further information on the corresponding doctoral study projects. From early January 2018, the formal recruitment of candidates for these 15 PhD Research vacancies will begin. In addition to undertaking doctoral research, the ESRs will engage in a series of collaborative research and training activities. They will be encouraged to critically, practically, and creatively explore the contribution and relationships between their individual doctoral study projects across three interconnecting research themes:

Research theme cluster 1: Unlocking and Empowering

ESR2: Urban Agroecology for Health and Wellbeing (Coventry University, England)

ESR3: Co-creating Urban Waterways as Socially Diverse Spaces (Coventry University, England)

ESR5: Perceptions of Risk: Adaptive Community Strategies (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR6: Citizenship and Responsive Governance (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR14: Environmental Justice through Resourceful Engagement (Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium)

Research theme cluster 2: Adapting and Transforming

ESR1: Transforming Urban Environments: a Collaborative Approach (Coventry University, England)

ESR8: Nature Based Cultures in Vulnerable Communities (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

ESR10: Transforming the Bavarian Forest: Historical Perspective (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU `Munich, Germany)

ESR11: Transformation and Restoration: Portland and Munich (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich, Germany)

ESR12: Farms as Coupled Social-Ecological Systems (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Research theme cluster 3: Connecting and Collaborating

ESR4: Building Coalitions: Socio-Spatial Planning (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

ESR7: Climate Adaptation and Socio-Spatial Planning: Waterways (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands)

ESR9:   Green Economies and Ecosystem Services (Natural Resources Institute Finland)

ESR13: Managing Social-Ecological Systems for Resilience (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

ESR15: Participatory GIS: Community Management of Open Space (Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium)

For more information on the recruitment process, please click here. 

 

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About Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities, and I am Director of the University's Environmental Humanities Research Centre
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