The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) is a collaborative association of academic researchers specialising in environmental and natural resource issues. Members of EPRU include six senior researchers and fourteen junior researchers (mostly PhD students) based in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The unit is the South African centre of an international network, the Environment for Development initiative (EfD) and receives its core funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as well as research funding from a variety of sources. It was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa through policy relevant research. EPRU strives to become a centre of excellence in environmental and resource economics in Southern Africa from which decision-makers will seek well-researched advice. More information about EPRU can be found on their website: http://www.efdinitiative.org/centers/south-africa/the-environment-for-development-initative
Job opportunities such as internships and academic positions will be posted on the website. If you are interested in working in a particular EfD centre, please contact the country's centre administration directly. N.B. Please check visa requirements as this may prevent you from being employed.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2 years): Social and Economic Assessment of Extreme Weather and Climate Events, University of Cape Town
The AXA Research Chair Programme in African Climate Risk at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town aims to (i) quantify the relative contribution of climate change and landscape management impacts of weather and seasonal climate extremes and (ii) estimate the social and economic benefit of different adaptation options to reduce the impacts these ex
We offer a PhD position at Wageningen University, the Netherlands (including scholarship) in the interdisciplinary project ‘Helping Poor Farmers Grow Money: Sustainable Cocoa Productivity and Socio-Economic Impacts of International Investments in Sierra Leone’. The position is part of an interdisciplinary NWO-WOTRO funded programme, which aims for science-based, sustainable expansion and intensification of cocoa production by smallholder farmers in West Africa. The programme focusses on investment programmes by international organisations (businesses and NGOs) in the cash crop farming sector. Programme partners are Wageningen University, Njala University, Theobroma BV and AMS Ltd, two companies operating in the cocoa sector in Sierra Leone.
Postdoctoral Scholar in environmental and resource economics with a focus on empirical energy economics. Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and more than 30 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!
The Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Unit requires an experienced and self-motivated Project Administrator. Duties The Project Administrator’s main tasks include: Managing agreements including principal grant agreements with donors and subcontracts with third parties Reviewing agreement text, budgets and appendices
The Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT, Mexico) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, USA) are searching for three PhD researchers for three complementary PhD projects on innovations that help African smallholders to establish linkages to input and output markets.
Two post-doctoral research opportunities are available at the new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan beginning summer or fall 2017.
The Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE) in the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India is looking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor.
We now announces a temporary position as a project assistant in EfD at the Department of Economics beginning 2017-02-01 until 2018-01-31 with possibility of extension for another year. The position is based at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Closing date for applications is 2017-01-09.
Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience in applied research or analytical assessment of development projects primarily in the areas of natural resources, climate change, and agribusiness. Candidates with relevant experience in the areas of transport, and MSMEs will also be considered.
Three lecturer positions at School of Economics, UCT: macroeconomics, financial economics and labour economics
The School of Economics is seeking to make three appointments, one each in the following areas: macroeconomics, financial economics and labour economics. The posts are at the Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. Deadline for applications Dec 2, 2016
Openings for Postdoctoral Researchers in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment- Resources for the Future
Resources for the Future (RFF) currently has openings for 1-2 postdoctoral researchers in its Postdoctoral Program in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment. The program is designed to provide unique opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to contribute to projects underway, pursue new lines of inquiry, and participate with RFF fellows and senior fellows in engaging fully with policymakers in Washington, DC. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis (www.rff.org). RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy application and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences.
Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy (sanford.duke.edu) seeks applicants for a tenure-line appointment at rank appropriate to seniority. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research relevant to energy policy, and help develop the University’s Energy Initiative (energy.duke.edu).
The world faces pressing global challenges, from climate change to increasing food, energy and water demands. The Nature Conservancy believes we can meet these challenges and make progress towards a future that balances the needs of people and nature through major changes in decisions about natural resource management, economic development investments, and market systems.
A number of Job openings at the Global Canopy Program with closing date on June 16th. See info here: http://globalcanopy.org/careers
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. For our operations in Ethiopia/Addis Abeba, we are looking for :
The OECD's Climate Finance and Investment team currently welcomes intern applications for a summer 2016 internship, ideally starting in May for a period of at least 3 months.
Duke Kunshan University seeks applicants for a cluster hire effort for the newly established Environment Program. Duke Kunshan will grow a core faculty with expertise in environmental economics, policy, and science as part of its interdisciplinary research and education initiative.
Two new post-doc positions are now open at the Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, both with a focus on water quality management and policy. link to the positions here:
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford Grade 8: £38,898 - £46,414 p.a. (or Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a. with reduced responsibilities)
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Paul Ferraro, at Johns Hopkins University, invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellow position that begins, at discretion of the applicant, between 1 July and 1 September 2016. Position is full-time, for one year with an option to renew for another year. No applications will be accepted after 11:59 pm ET, Tuesday, 1 March 2016.