Primary Purpose: MUST in an international research initiative funded by the National Science Foundations (NSF) and is a collaborative project working with the Arctic and sub-Arctic communities of Fairbanks, Alaska; Yellowknife, Canada; Luleå, Sweden; and, Yakutsk and Naryan-Mar, Russia. MUST focuses on the multiple challenges from social and economic transformations, deteriorating infrastructure, a changing environment, and pressures confronting Arctic communities.
To respond effectively, mayors, city councils, agency leaders, local citizens and residents, and other stakeholders MUST aims to co-develop a clear set of indicators to help communities understand changes in Arctic conditions and provide guidance in devising infrastructure and governance strategies to achieve future prosperity and spur sustainability.
Nature of Work: We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) with an interest UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arctic. Working with partners from Canada, Alaska, Sweden, and Russia, the PDF will focus on co-designing and co-producing—with Arctic and sub-Arctic communities—indicators that connect with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are gaining increased attention in the U.S., Europe, and Russia. Through the development of Arctic appropriate SDGs, MUST hopes to contribute to strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity of the urban Arctic through integration of climate-ecosystem-social open space values into urban planning. Candidates with an interest in SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy are especially encouraged to apply.
Typical Duties or Accountabilities: The project will actively engage in participatory, convergent knowledge co-production with local communities, Indigenous leaders, and diverse stakeholders with the goal of facilitating evidence-based policy making.
Education: The ideal candidate should have recently completed a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Experience: Applicants must have a strong background in social science methodologies and formal training in political science, public policy, geography, economics, sociology, environmental studies, or similar disciplines and must have a record of peer-reviewed publications.
Skills: Applicants must have record of peer-reviewed publication.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a brief expression of interest to [email protected] including a brief (maximum 1-pg statement of your suitability for the position, maximum 1-pg curriculum vitae, and unofficial academic transcript). Positions will remain open until filled.
The MUST PDF positions are fully funded and based in the School of Environment and Sustainability .
For information about the University of Saskatchewan: https://www.usask.ca/
Department: School of Enviro&Sustainabilty
Employment Group: Post-Doctoral Fellows - PSAC
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 1/26/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Number of Openings: 1
Work Location: On Campus
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