PhD scholarship opportunity - Water Governance
Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: http://www.waterways.ac.nz/
An opportunity is available to undertake a PhD in Water Resource Management, on a 3 year scholarship ($21,000/yr + tuition fees). The research will be in the field of urban and/or rural water governance, and supervised by Dr Ed Challies at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
The research will focus on collaborative or community-based management of water resources in the Canterbury Region or in Christchurch, and possibly more widely in comparison with other regions or cities in New Zealand or beyond. Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:
Candidates should have:
The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management and University of Canterbury
The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching centre, and a joint partnership between Canterbury and Lincoln Universities, located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Centre coordinates teaching and research in freshwater issues and management, and offers undergraduate courses and postgraduate qualifications, including the PhD in Water Resource Management. It maintains strong links to key organisations and stakeholders in the water sector, and aims to improve skills, knowledge, and awareness in the sector, and to train the next generation of water resource managers. The Waterways Centre is made up a small group of core staff, and a wider multi-disciplinary group of approx. 50 academic staff members with expertise in freshwater issues, drawn from both Universities. Postgraduate students working with the Waterways Centre members make up a large and diverse freshwater research group. More information on the Waterways Centre is available here: http://www.waterways.ac.nz/ . More information on the University of Canterbury is available here: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ . More information on Christchurch can be found here: https://www.christchurchnz.com/new-zealand/
Resourcing and remuneration
The successful candidate will receive a fees scholarship and full 3-year stipend, as well as a research and conference budget. Workspace and standard resources will be provided at the Waterways Centre, University of Canterbury.
Please send a letter of motivation, a one-page outline of a PhD research idea (this need not be a fully formed research proposal), your CV and academic transcript, and a sample of your academic writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 December 2019. Non-native English speakers please include evidence of English competence as per the University of Canterbury entrance requirements: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/international/english/#d.en.101610
For more information about this position, please contact Dr Edward Challies: email@example.com
Dr Edward Challies
Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management
University of Canterbury & Lincoln University
Private Bag 4800
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