Tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

Tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Rural Development in Sweden and Europe with a focus on environmental and agricultural politics for sustainable rural development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

The subject covers rural development in Sweden and Europe with a focus on the socio-political aspects that lead to sustainable development in the context of changing rural places. Interdisciplinary approaches to changes taking place in environmental and agricultural governance and politics across local, national and global levels are important. Analysis of how gender, class, ethnicity and other dimensions of power influence rural change is central.

The Associate Senior Lecturer shall develop his/her own research profile within the subject. This should include theoretical approaches and extensive fieldwork with attention to interdisciplinary perspectives.

Priority will be given to candidates who have received a PhD or equivalent qualifications no longer than five years before the application deadline.

For more information on the position, please see: https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1707&rmlang=UK

Questions may be addressed to Seema Arora-Jonsson, Professor, Chair for Rural Development in Europe, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Seema.Arora.Jonsson@slu.se)

Job Opportunity: Berg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geography, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN USA 

Berg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geography, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN USA 

Macalester College invites applications for a two-year Berg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geography to begin Fall 2019.  We are seeking candidates with a specialization in geospatial technologies and the environment.  The Fellow will teach three courses in each academic year: two that contribute to the department’s existing curriculum (e.g. Introduction to Remote Sensing, Environmental GIS) and one open to the candidate’s area of specialization.  Candidates should have experience and/or demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching diverse undergraduate students, show promise as an independent scholar, and have completed their PhD in Geography (or a related field) by August 15, 2019.  The Berg Fellowship includes a $70,000 annual salary, plus full time benefits and funds to support research and travel. 

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, graduate school transcript, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of research interests, and up to three publications to www.academicjobsonline.org.  Also, arrange for three references to upload letters to accompany the application.  Questions may be addressed to Laura Smith, Chair, Macalester College Department of Geography (smithl@macalester.edu). 

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota.  Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2,000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations.  The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.  As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Job opportunity: tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Community-Engaged Research in Community Development


The University of Kentucky Department of Community & Leadership Development (UK-CLD) seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Community-Engaged Research in Community Development. UK-CLD is a multidisciplinary social science unit within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE), with a mission to strengthen the capacities of individuals, organizations and communities to act on their shared visions and challenges. The successful candidate will initially divide his/her efforts among research (55%), instruction (40%), and service (5%). Faculty assignments and division of efforts are subject to annual negotiation between the chair and faculty member.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary research program, funded by competitive external grants, in community development. Research areas may include: challenges facing urban or rural contexts of the US and/or the Global South; issues concerning immigrants, and/or other underrepresented groups; and comparative analysis between US and Global South on these or related topics. The successful candidate is also expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate instructional programs offered by the department by teaching up to three courses annually and advising undergraduate and graduate students. As a national leader in community-engaged learning, UK-CLD offers a variety of courses that incorporate service learning and community engagement. A list of courses is available at http://www.uky.edu/registrar/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/CLD_13.pdf.

To apply, please include a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1), writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, first-authored journal article), and statement of research and teaching interests in community-engaged scholarship in community development (upload under Specific Request 2). The statement of interests must describe the applicant’s vision for research and explain how his/her research will contribute to UK-CLD’s mission as well as both UK’s and CAFE’s strategic goals in research, teaching, and outreach/extension.

Applicants should also submit names and e-mail addresses for three professional references when prompted in the application. References will be contacted with a request to electronically submit their letters. Application review processes will begin on January, 21, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Rosalind Harris, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Community and Leadership Development. 500 Garrigus Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215; phone 859-257-7584; e-mail: rharris@uky.edu

Funded PhD in rewilding & geography

Exciting Rewilding PhD opportunity at University of Brighton,. Fully funded by ESRC on a 1+3 (Masters plus PhD) or +3 (PhD for those already with relevant Masters). The PhD will explore the intersection of social and conservational, human and more-than-human benefits. Suited to an excellent final year undergraduate or postgraduate student of geography, anthropology, social sciences or similar, with an interest in rewilding, natureculture, more-than-human, multi-species, posthuman etc.


The deadline for applications is Sunday 13 January 2019 (midnight – UK time).

Contact Matt Adams matthew.adams@bton.ac.uk if you have any informal questions about this project; contact Fiona Sutton f.j.sutton@brighton.ac.uk if you have questions about the formalities.

Matt Adams
Principal Lecturer

School of Applied Social Sciences
University of Brighton BN1 9PH 01273 644518
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PhD studentship on the role of trust in conservation in Nepal

Dear all,

We are pleased to let you know about a PhD studentship on ‘The role of trust in conserving biodiversity and reducing conservation conflict, a case study in Nepal’, funded through the NERC E4 DTP, supervised between the University of Edinburgh (Dr Sam Staddon and Dr Aidan Keane) and Aberdeen University (Prof. Steve Redpath), and in collaboration with the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Nepal.

The deadline for applications is 10 January 2019, with a start date of Sept/Oct 2019 (Please note that there is a competitive application process with regards other projects and applicants to the E4 DTP).

Please do share this opportunity with those who may be interested. If anyone has questions please do email me at sam.staddon@ed.ac.uk

Many thanks indeed,


Dr Sam Staddon

ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Fellow

Lecturer in Environment & Development

School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

G22e, Drummond Library, Drummond Street, EH8 9XP. +44 (0)131 6502269


Job opportunity: three faculty positions at the School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)

The School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) is inviting applications from eligible candidates for three faculty positions. AUD is a university established by the Government of Delhi and focuses on research and learning in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Studies.
At present, the School of Human Ecology offers two full-time academic programmes, a MA in Environment and Development and a PhD in Human Ecology and carries out interdisciplinary research at the interface of environment and society. Other academic programmes are currently being developed.
The three positions that are open are Professor, Assistant Professor (Social Sciences) and Assistant Professor (Natural Sciences). The specialisations, eligibility criteria and requirements of the position are available at www.aud.ac.in. The last date for applications is 18.10.2018.
You are requested to share the same within your networks and with others who might be interested to apply.

Job opportunity: two tenure track positions at Rutgers University


Assistant Professor in Political Ecology

We seek candidates with a focus on patterns of uneven development and how they shape resource systems and users. We specifically look to hire a scholar with demonstrated commitment to in-depth fieldwork in a developing world region. We seek a candidate who emphasizes the history and political economy of resource use, and applies empirical insights to advance larger theoretical understandings of political ecology and international development. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, agro-pastoral or agro-food systems, conservation, environmental change, health and disease ecologies, land management, marine ecologies or maritime economies, resource extraction or conflict, rivers or water infrastructure, or urban political ecology.

For more information about this open position please go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75886

Assistant Professor in Human Geography (Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality)

We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests focus on innovative perspectives on race, gender, sexuality, and/or ethnicity. Topical sub-areas might include, for example: racial discrimination; spaces of exclusion; black, feminist, or queer geographies; immigration and (im)mobilities; liberation politics; solidarity and social movements; spaces of difference; social or environmental justice; legal geographies; and boundaries/borders. The candidate will teach courses in the field of human geography at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For more information about this open position please go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75884

For both positions: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018. For additional information about either position or the application process, please contact Professor Kevin St. Martin, Department of Geography at kstmarti@rutgers.edu. Additional information about the Department of Geography and Rutgers University can be found at geography.rutgers.edu.