Date:    Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:43:47 +0000

From:    "Fletcher, Robert" <robert.fletcher@WUR.NL>

Subject: Vacancy for five postdocs and 1 PhD position on ‘convivial conservation’

 

Dear all,

 

 

We are excited to announce openings for a number of ECR positions in our new research project. Details below and through the corresponding links. Please consider applying and do not hesitate to contact me for more details. Apologies for x-posting.

 

 

Best, Rob

 

 

Vacancy for five postdocs and 1 PhD position on ‘convivial conservation<https://convivialconservation.com/>’


 

 

For the recently funded CON-VIVA<https://convivialconservation.com/con-viva/> project, we seek candidates for five postdoc positions and 1 PhD position. CON-VIVA is a three-year research project to understand the prospects for a new conservation paradigm, called convivial conservation,<https://convivialconservation.com/> within the broader context of contemporary ‘Anthropocene’ conservation discussions. CON-VIVA is funded through the Norface / Belmont Forum ‘Transformations to Sustainability’ (T2S) programme with a budget of €1,3 million over three years (from 1 December 2018 – 1 December 2021). It is implemented by a consortium led by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and with Sheffield University (UK), University of Sao Paolo (Brazil), University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), University of Dodoma (Tanzania) and University of Helsinki (Finland) as principle collaborators.



 

 

 

CON-VIVA investigates the prospects for convivial conservation by comparing cutting-edge conservation cases that address human-wildlife conflict involving apex predators in Brazil, Finland, Tanzania and USA. Across the four cases the project seeks to ask four questions:

 

 

 

1.     How are combined effects of austerity, habitat fragmentation and human-wildlife conflict influencing global conservation debates and policies?

 

2.     How do these dynamics affect the relations between apex predators and people in diverse local contexts?

 

3.     What common patterns and lessons for effective conservation can be learned from comparison across these different sites?

 

4.     What novel landscape, governance and funding mechanisms can be developed or scaled up to address both global and local challenges in pursuit of convivial conservation?

 

To address these questions we seek to fill five post-doctoral research fellowships and a PhD studentship. Each post-doctoral research fellowship will entail a mixture of empirical, theoretical and conceptual research and project administration that combines duties required by the project, and a programme of work devised by the post-holder in consultation with their mentors.

 

 

Position details and application deadlines can be found via the corresponding links (updated here<https://convivialconservation.com/2018/08/21/vacancy-for-five-postdocs-and-1-phd-position-on-convivial-conservation/> as they are published):


 

  1.  Postdoc position (three years), based at the Sociology of Development and Change group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands<https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies/Show/Postdoc-CON-VIVA-3-years.htm>: position is meant to help lead the coordination and management of the project and do comparative research addressing RQs 1,3 and 4;

  2.  Postdoc position (33 months), based at the Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield, UK: position is meant to help lead the knowledge exchange, communication and dissemination work package of the project and do comparative research addressing RQs1, 3 and 4;

  3.  Postdoc position (three years), based at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil: position to study human-wildlife conflict in the Mata Atlantica area involving Jaguars to address RQs 2, 3 and 4;

  4.  Postdoc position (three years), based at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania<https://www.udom.ac.tz/announcements/single_announcement/19/udom%20co-viva%20postdoctoral%20announcement>: position to study human-wildlife conflict in northern and southern Tanzania involving lions to address RQs 2, 3 and 4;

  5.  Postdoc position (two years), based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA: position to study the reintroduction of Grizzly bears in California and its potential impacts on local communities to address RQs 2, 3 and 4;

  6.  PhD position (three years), based at the University of Helsinki, Finland<https://convivialconservation.com/2018/08/29/con-viva-phd-position-at-university-of-helsinki-finland/>: position to study human-wildlife conflict in eastern and western parts of the country involving wolves to address RQs 2, 3 and 4.

 

For more information or possibilities for collaboration, please get in touch:

 

bram.buscher@wur.nl<mailto:bram.buscher@wur.nl> or robert.fletcher@wur.nl<mailto:Robert.fletcher@wur.nl>



Dr. Simon Batterbury |  Professor of Political Ecology, LEC, Lancaster University, UK, Europe. S.batterbury@lancaster.ac.uk

Principal research fellow| School of Geography | University of Melbourne, 3010 VIC, Australia | simonpjb @ unimelb.edu.au | http://www.simonbatterbury.net