Primary Purpose: Measuring Urban Sustainability in Transition (MUST) is 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 in energy transitions in the Urban Arctic. Working with partners from Canada, Alaska, Sweden, and Russia, the PDF will focus on co-designing and co-producing with Arctic communities across the circumpolar north effective indicators for addressing challenges posed by climate change and evolving economy. This position will contribute to the broader MUST objectives of working with the five communities to identify the most salient issues confronting Arctic and sub-Arctic region; to identify appropriate, meaningful, and measurable sustainability indicators; and to contribute to the goal of facilitating evidence-based policy making.
Applicants must have a strong background in economic methodologies and formal training in economics, economic geography, or similar disciplines and must have a record of peer-reviewed publications. To be considered for the position, candidates are expected to show evidence of solid research potential and expertise in economic theory and modelling of regional and local economies, including growth theory, general equilibrium models, and local factor markets and nonmarket goods and services; and in methodological areas such as data collection and management, modelling simulation, and impact evaluation using econometric methods to identify socio-economic impacts of projects and programs.
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 economics or a relevant discipline.
Experience: Applicants must have a strong background in social science methodologies and formal training in economics, public policy, economic geography, economic development, or similar disciplines and must have a record of peer-reviewed publications.
Skills: Knowledge of energy systems, and a record of a peer review publication is a requirement.
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
Status: Term 2 years other
Employment Group: Post-Doctoral Fellows - PSAC
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary: The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 10/17/2022
Closing Date: Until filled
Number of Openings: 1
Work Location: On Campus
The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where 'Yes' is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php
Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable
Driver's License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable
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