Job Offers & Opportunities

Position as Post-Doctoral Researcher in the project “Cephs and Chefs – Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish, Sustainable Fisheries and Chefs” at the University of Aveiro, Portugal

Deadline: Mai 17, 2019

The Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, announces a position as post-doctoral researcher in the project “Cephs and Chefs”, financed by INTERREG Atlantic Area, European Regional Development Fund.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work closely with another postdoctoral fellow in the project. The work will include develop research on markets and market opportunities for cephalopod products, and seafood consumption patterns and preferences. The candidate should hold a PhD in economics, social sciences, or related areas. Candidates should demonstrate experience quantitative and qualitative survey data analysis. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience working in research projects and a good track-record of publications (especially related to seafood, consumer surveys), and capacity to work in English and Portuguese.

For more information on the position, please refer to the full announcement.


Position as Post-Doctoral Researcher in Development and Knowledge Sociology at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany

Deadline: Mai 31, 2019

The Research Group ‘Development and Knowledge Sociology’ at the Leibniz-Center for Tropical Marine Ecology in Bremen seeks an accomplished social science researcher with grounded expertise in marine/coastal sociology, anthropology, human geography or political sciences, working on tropical regions, with a prior interest in tropical and coastal Africa, and its concomitant marine spaces. Precisely the Group is looking for someone with a keen interest in – together with the Group Leader – developing a project for analysing the discourses surrounding ocean resource governance (i.e. deep sea mining). Thus expertise in the field of discourse analysis would be useful. Self-motivated candidates with an interest in collaboratively conceptualising research projects, in which they may later work on, are particularly encouraged.

Please refer to the website of the ZMT for more information on the announced position.


Position as Associate Professor in Transitions in Coastal Communities in Aalborg, Denmark

Deadline: Mai 17, 2019

The IFM – Center for Blue Governance, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, announces a five year position starting 1st September 2019.

The Associate Professor will do research within coastal communities. The successful applicant will have a proven track-record and documented experience in this area such that he/she can contribute to the continued development of the research centre’s position as one of the leading research centres investigating the social, cultural and political transitions taking place in coastal communities. The position will especially have a strong focus on understanding the transitions and peripherality of coastal communities in relation to maritime activities. This may include transition from exclusive fisheries dependence or on seafood products to diversified livelihoods combining production and amenities, but is also adaptation, transformation, and innovation processes in coastal communities in general.

For further information please refer to the website of the IFM – Center for Blue Governance.