Job Offers & Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Position in Development and Knowledge Sociology

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Science in Bremen, Germany, is announcing a full-time position in the project: “Clean Air for a Sustainable Future: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Mitigate Emissions of Black Carbon in Metro Manila, Philippines (TAME-BC). The Project is a cooperation including two key Leibniz partners, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospherical Research (TROPOS) and the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF). In the framework of the definition phase (18 months) the postdoc (in cooperation particularly with Filipino academic and NGO partners) will be responsible for two work packages within TAME-BC:

  1. Assesment of the institutional environment of air pollution regulation an governance.
  2. Analysis of the institution workings of the air polution related innovation system.

For further information please refer to the full announcement on the website of the Leibniz Association.

Call for Papers – Edited Volume – Ocean Governance. Pasts, Presents, Futures

Deadline: August 5, 2019

The aim of the proposed book is to provide an internationally visible compendium of salient discussions about the past and present contradictions and future outlooks of and on the governance of our oceans. Particular emphasis will be placed on the different narratives, logics and rationales involved in constructing oceanic pasts, the shaping of its present and the imaginaries of future ocean governance. The subject of governing oceanic systems and coastlines has arrived in the centre of European and global strategic and sustainability interests, exposing and addressing the high degree of policy fragmentation and the lack of cross-scalar approaches to tackle existing challenges. This book aims to contribute to these ongoing debates in academia and policy-making by offering a range of historical and contemporary case studies from Europe and beyond relating to ocean governance in the thematic fields of (a) land sea interaction; (b) area-based management; (c) seabed resource management; (d) nutrition security and food systems; (e) ocean, climate change and acidification; and (f) fisheries governance.

Contributors are invited to submit a 250-500 word abstract by August 5th, 2019. The editors will then – based on the received abstracts – develop the structure of the textbook further and invite full texts of maximum 9000 words each to be submitted November 30th, 2019. At the current moment, the book is planned to be published with Mare Series of Springer (to be confirmed with series editors once the volume structure is put together).

Please refer to the full announcement.

Ph.D. Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme – Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Deadline: June 30, 2019

The World Maritime University (WMU) WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI), with the support of the the Government of Canada through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), has launched a Ph.D. Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme on Gender Empowerment in support of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development through research, education and capacity building.

Please refer to the website of the World Maritime University for the full announcement.

15th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas in Malta

Deadline: September 6, 2019

The International Ocean Institute (IOI) announces 5-week Training Programme in the period November 4 – December 6, 2019.

This training programme builds upon the more than 35 years’ experience of the International Ocean Institute in conducting training and capacity building programmes on ocean governance. The Ocean Governance content covers contemporary approaches to coastal and ocean management, with an emphasis on moral, ethical and legal values in Ocean Governance (equity and peaceful uses of the ocean) under the governance architecture of UNCLOS and related international instruments and agreements.

The programme:

  • draws upon the conduct of maritime affairs at the international and regional level in a holistic and integrated approach;
  • focuses on linkages between natural, social and economic sciences, the research-management interface and the support of technology to enable the effective achievement of ocean management and sustainable development;
  • considers the implications of international and regional policies, including the EU Integrated Maritime Policy for the European regional seas, with a science-based and holistic approach to policy undertakings that takes into account the impact of international governance structures;
  • brings to the forefront the characteristics of seas as different and sensitive as the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian within the ambit of ocean governance.

For further information on the course programme and application, please refer to the course website.