Funding, Study, Work Opportunities

2022

Application deadline: 03 May 2022

Professor in Risk and Disaster Reduction. UCL - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL Institute, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. The IRDR has established the Cascading Crises Group, Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies, Centre for Gender and Disaster and the Humanitarian Institute and is developing research around the themes of disaster risk reduction and resilience, cascading crises and catastrophe modelling, natural hazards, climate change risks and adaptation, humanitarian crisis response, law and economics, conflict and migration, digital health in emergencies, and gender responsive resilience, in order to integrate education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity. The IRDR has received substantial research funding (£6.5 million+) in areas such as gender responsive resilience, digital health, hazard and risk uncertainty modelling, and crisis migration.

The main purpose of the job is to carry out research, teaching and administration within the IRDR, especially in the areas of risk and disaster reduction, and to contribute to curriculum development and teaching on the IRDR. This is an open-ended academic position, available from September 2022.

The postholder should hold a PhD in a relevant field. They should have a track record of high-quality research and research impact especially in the area of risk and disaster reduction. They should have the ability to deliver public presentations, as well as the ability to write clearly for a range of audiences. They should be committed to high quality research, teaching, and fostering a positive learning environment for students. The appointment will be made at Professor (Grade 10) level.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CON598/professor-in-risk-and-disaster-reduction

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Sammonds, p.sammonds@ucl.ac.uk.

For any queries about the application process or if you are unable to apply online, please contact the departmental manager on irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 3rd May 2022

Interview date 25th May 2022.

Location: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), United Kingdom
 
Application deadline: 03 May 2022

Professor of Geophysical Hazard Risks. UCL - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL Institute, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. The IRDR has established the Cascading Crises Group, Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies, Centre for Gender and Disaster and the Humanitarian Institute and is developing research around the themes of disaster risk reduction and resilience, cascading crises and catastrophe modelling, natural hazards, climate change risks and adaptation, humanitarian crisis response, law and economics, conflict and migration, digital health in emergencies, and gender responsive resilience, in order to integrate education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity. The IRDR has received substantial research funding (£6.5 million+) in areas such as gender responsive resilience, digital health, hazard and risk uncertainty modelling, and crisis migration.

The main purpose of the job is to carry out research, teaching and administration within the IRDR, especially in the broad area of geophysical hazard risks and resilience, and to contribute to curriculum development and teaching on the IRDR. This is an open-ended academic position, available from September 2022.

The postholder should hold a PhD in a relevant field. They should have a track record of high-quality research and research impact especially in the broad area of geophysical hazard risks and resilience. They should have the ability to deliver public presentations, as well as the ability to write clearly for a range of audiences. They should be committed to high quality research, teaching, and fostering a positive learning environment for students. The appointment will be made at Professor (Grade 10) level.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CON502/professor-of-geophysical-hazard-risks

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Peter Sammonds, p.sammonds@ucl.ac.uk .

For any queries about the application process or are unable to apply online, please contact the departmental manager on irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 3rd May 2022

Interview Date: 26th May 2022

Location: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), United Kingdom
 
Application deadline: 25 April 2022

Senior Research Fellow (RiskPACC). UCL - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is a cross-UCL Institute, which aims to lead research, knowledge exchange, and advanced teaching in the area of risk and disaster reduction. IRDR aims to achieve leadership in risk and disaster reduction both in the UK and internationally. The Centre for Gender and Disaster (CGD) is one of IRDR’s research centres. It aims to develop awareness of, and responsiveness to, gender considerations in the contexts of risks, disasters and conflicts, through excellence in research and teaching.

The IRDR is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the project ‘RiskPACC - Integrating Risk Perception and Action to enhance Civil protection-Citizen interaction’ which is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission https://www.riskpacc.eu. The Centre for Gender and Disaster is one of 20 RiskPACC partners and has a particular responsibility for the development of the RiskPACC Collaborative Framework. The successful candidate will contribute to all aspects of the work contracted to CGD which includes literature reviews, conceptual design and analysis, engaging with Civil Protection Authorities and citizen groups, contributing to and evaluating the RiskPACC Co-Creation Workshops, and preparing reports and presentations to RiskPACC Partners, the European Commission and more widely to academic and technical audiences. The successful candidate will play an important role in advancing academic and stakeholder community understanding of the best means to develop collaborative and constructive relationships between Civil Protection Authorities and citizens.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/COI185/senior-research-fellow-riskpacc.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Maureen Fordham at m.fordham@ucl.ac.uk

For any queries about the application process or are unable to apply online, please contact the departmental manager on irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 25th April 2022

Location: Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), United Kingdom
 
Posted: 18 April 2022

2022 ICPSR Summer Program: Courses in Statistics & Quantitative Methods

Registration is now open for the 2022 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative and qualitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. All 2022 courses will be offered in a hybrid format, and participants can choose to attend either in-person or online.

For more information, visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog or contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu.

SHORT WORKSHOPS
For those needing to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the Summer Program offers more than 35 short workshops from May through August. Topics include machine learning, group-based trajectory modeling, multilevel modeling, process tracing, IRT, meta-analysis, mixed methods, network analysis, quantitative methods to advance DEI, and more.

FOUR WEEK SESSIONS
Held in Ann Arbor, the four-week sessions provide an immersive learning experience—think “summer camp for social scientists”! Participants in the First Session (June 20-July 15) and Second Session (July 18-August 12) can choose from more than 40 courses, including regression, Bayes, longitudinal analysis, game theory, MLE, SEM, causal inference, machine learning, multilevel models, data visualization, and more. *REGISTER BEFORE MAY 15 AND SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!*

Location: United States of America
 
Posted: 13 April 2022

Belmont Forum - Integrated Approaches to Human Migration/Mobility in an Era of Rapid Global Change

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research networking call on the theme: Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Organizers solicit proposals that contribute to an integrated systems approach to accurately characterize migration and mobility and its intersection with Global Change, both closely related and intersecting phenomena. Successful proposals will focus on illuminating the determinants of migration – why people move, do not move, from and to where and when, and on what time scale, in relation to Global Change processes like environmental and climate change, demographic changes, consumption patterns, energy use and land-use. Exploration of dependencies, linkages, and / or impacts between Global Change, migration and mobility, human constructs, social science and humanities approaches, and other studies are encouraged. Within this theme, there are three areas to consider including (1) data and methodology, (2) policy, and (3) human-centric approaches that integrate human perspectives and needs in all steps and aspects of a project and beyond.

Call themes:

    Area 1 – synthesizing, integrating, and supplementing data and models
    Area 2 – integrative governance and legal and policy frameworks
    Area 3 – human-centric approaches to studying and integrating data and frameworks on vulnerable communities

For more information, see https://belmontforum.org/cras#migration2022

 
Posted: 13 April 2022

Open Position - Tenure Track in Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon)

A junior professor position (tenure-track) entitled "Data for Sustainable Smart Cities" is available at the engineer school INSA Lyon (France), with a research assignment at LIRIS (UMR CNRS 5205) Laboratory and a teaching assignment at the Computer Science Department (IF).

The school is looking for candidates in computer science who have demonstrated an interest in interdisciplinary interactions related to the challenges of the smart and sustainable city, particularly on the following topics: Urban monitoring, data flow, big data, geometric modeling, digital twins, services, image and video analysis, digital eco-responsible.

The candidate will need to have at least two years of post-doctoral experience with a proven track record of international work and leading research results.

The position can be filled on September 1, 2022 as a 4-year fixed-term contract, followed by tenure as a university (full) professor at INSA Lyon on September 1, 2026.

A financial package is associated with the chair, including the financing of a PhD and a postdoc. A teaching load of 64 hours per year for 4 years will also be provided by the chairholder.
 
The job description is available on the LIRIS website:
https://liris.cnrs.fr/emploi/chaire-professeur-junior-donnees-pour-ville...

This chair will also soon be available on the French national Galaxie application portal:
https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/cand_postes_...

Contact persons:

- For research: Jean-Marc Petit (Director of LIRIS): jean-marc.petit@liris.cnrs.fr
- In teaching: Lionel Brunie (Director of the department): lionel.brunie@insa-lyon.fr

Candidates are invited to contact us as soon as possible.

A seminar may be proposed in April for a competition to be held in May-June 2022.

Location: Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), France
 
Posted: 13 April 2022

Public Health Sciences- Associate/Professor, University of Miami

The Division of Environment and Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is seeking an exceptional candidate for an open rank tenure track or tenured Associate/Full Professor (with competitive start-up package) in the broader areas of climate and health.

The search is open to all areas of climate and/or environmental health, with preference given to individuals whose research and teaching complement one or more of the following areas: 1) time-space modeling of the health effects of climate and/or extreme weather events; 2) environmental exposure assessment by developing and utilizing novel technologies and/or methodologies; 3) environmental and/or weather and/or climate exposures related to health risk projections/predictions; 4) the cost-benefit analysis of policies/interventions to mitigate/manage the health effects of climate, extreme weather events and/or other environmental exposures; and 5) developing and implementing evidence-based interventions to mitigate and manage the health effects due to environmental exposures, changing climate and weather patterns or climate/weather modified/mediated health environmental exposures.

The successful candidate should have an earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as environmental health, statistics, biostatistics, engineering, economics, and occupational health. The selected candidate will be expected to teach graduate classes, mentor graduate students, and actively participate in campus-wide transdisciplinary training efforts in climate and health and the resilience academy. Senior faculty will be expected to play a leadership role within the department, and to promote interdisciplinary research throughout the University in the field of candidate’s expertise.

For more information on the position or to apply for the position, see
https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Miami-FL/Public-Healt...

Location: University of Miami, United States of America
 
13 April 2022

USIP Senior Program Officer, Climate, Environment, and Conflict

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts worldwide.

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) is expected to play a critical role in advancing strategic priorities for USIP’s new Climate, Environment, and Conflict (CEC) program. The successful candidate will take a lead role in overseeing research and USIP publications, convening and leading policy conversations, cultivating partner relationships, and organizing an internal speaker and discussion series. Additionally, the SPO will support the formulation of new program concepts that integrate climate and environment issues into USIP’s core practice areas, including technical support for environmental peacebuilding programs. This position is based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Senior Advisor of the CEC program.

For more information about this position, see https://recruiting.ultipro.com/UNI1083USIOP/JobBoard/14900d11-c546-42ff-...

Position posted: 23 February 2022

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.org. Do not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Location: United States of America
 
Application deadline: 02 January 2022

Job opportunity | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

The Economic Frontiers Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is looking to recruit a research scholar with a strong background in quantitative methods and empirical data for an interdisciplinary project (Sep 2021-Dec 2023) on just transitions to Net Zero Emissions.

The successful candidate will join the JustTrans4All project and support the project team with the empirical analysis of drivers of just energy transitions and resulting implications for wellbeing using international micro and macro level data and innovative statistical and econometric methods. The JustTrans4All project contributes to novel analyses of transition pathways that are socially and environmentally just. It will inform policy design aiming at achieving high levels of human wellbeing within planetary boundaries, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. As a collaborative effort of three research programs at IIASA (Economic Frontiers (EF), Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE), Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)), the project aims at studying conditions that enable just transitions and developing a first comprehensive set of just transition scenarios towards a net-zero carbon society. For this, the interdisciplinary team combines soft-systems analysis approaches grounded in ethical reasoning with quantitative empirical and prospective modelling techniques.

For more information, see https://iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/workingatiiasa/vacancies/Vacancies.html?jh=ruc9b5gm72m86awxfarptre28m3uggx

Deadline for receipt of applications: 2 January 2022

Location: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria