The position is funded by EfD and will have two main objectives. One is to help WinEED support women in economics in the Global South. EfD researcher Rebecca Klege initiated this work by collecting data on the involvement of women in the EfD centers, their host institutions, and also other economics departments.
"For the first objective, the postdoc will build on this previous work by analyzing the patterns of representation, recruitments, advancements, identifying barriers that women are facing, and proposing what types of interventions are needed to promote their success and remove those barriers," explains Erin Sills.
The other objective of the position is to contribute to gender analysis of sustainability transitions and to look for linkages and synergies between gender and other dimensions of inclusive green transitions.
In that role, the person will be working closely together with the IDRC-funded EfD collaborative program A research agenda for low-carbon transitions in the Global South.
"It's important that we find a person who is interested in both fostering the success of women environmental economists, and ensuring attention to gender in research on sustainability transition."
"This person will have a lot of contacts with all the centers, partners, and the Global Hub, and will pull in all the best practices and spread them in the network," says Erin Sills.
The position, which has a time span of at least one year, will be hosted at North Carolina State University. The priority application deadline is April 20th, 2022. Applications will however be considered until the position is filled.