Funding, Study, Work Opportunities


Application deadline: 15 January 2019

Two Post-doctoral Research Opportunities on Land Use and Governance

GLP Fellow Eric Lambin seeks two post-doctoral associates for a 2-year appointment to conduct cutting-edge research on public and private governance of land use in the developing world. Start date is January 15, 2019.

The successful candidates will be based at Stanford University, in northern California. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and must demonstrate a deep knowledge of the land system science and governance literature, and strong skills in data collection and multivariate statistical analysis. A publishing record in peer-reviewed journals is required.

These positions require creativity, strong analytical skills, and experience with conducting interviews in the field. The successful applicants will be part of a team of researchers that conduct pioneering research on land use and coupled human-natural systems. The exact research topics will be defined in conversations with Eric Lambin.

The interdisciplinary nature of the research environment will provide opportunities for interactions with researchers from a range of natural and social science disciplines at Stanford University.

These are 2-year appointments, with the possibility of a six-month extension, and a competitive salary and benefit package. Applicants should send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and the names and email of three potential references to Eric Lambin (elambin as one PDF file attached to an email.

Location: Stanford University, United States of America
Application deadline: 02 January 2019

Ph.D. Student Position in Water Policy & Economics

The Department of Urban Planning & Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, is recruiting prospective PhD students interested in pursuing water policy research. 

The focus areas of the projects are: 1) improved strategies for flood risk management through quantifying broad socio-economic impacts of floods and community response; 2) incorporating consumer behavior into decision support tools for urban water systems.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and a background in water resources, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or related disciplines.  Previous experience with econometric modeling and statistical software are preferred.
Funding is available for one graduate student to start in Fall 2019. Application deadline is 2 January  2019.

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Location: University of California, United States of America