Job Offers & Opportunities

German Version only: DAAD Langzeitdozentur in Meereswissenschaften am CEMarin / der Universidad de los Andes

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Der DAAD vergibt eine Langzeitdozentur im Bereich Meereswissenschaften am Deutsch-Kolumbianischen Exzellenzzentrum in Meereswissenschaften CEMarin in Bogotá/Kolumbien. Weitere Informationen: Ausschreibung und Bewerbung.

Call for 2 European Marine Board (EMB) Young Ambassadors

Deadline: March 15, 2019

The European Marine Board is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general.

The EMB Ambassadors will:

– use and showcase their talent in order increase general awareness about marine science and the role that EMB plays in promoting marine science;
– create excitement about the launch of one of EMB’s flagship strategic publications (e.g. Navigating the Future) or events;
– promote and communicate on specific marine science foresight activities.

The ideal EMB Young Ambassador is any PhD or post-doc student (maximum of four years post-PhD at the time of application), preferably linked to an EMB member organisation, who can show experience in marine-based research, and is willing to use their creativity, imagination, communication and interpersonal skills to help promote marine science and EMB activities.

Starting in April 2019, potential Ambassadors should be able to engage with EMB for a period of 2 years. This long term programme will help the ambassador to get involved in the assigned project from the start to finish, and meet and liaise with European and international experts on the project. EMB ambassadors will be requested to participate in various activities and attend relevant events. EMB will refund reasonable travel and subsistence for these events up to a total amount of 3,000 EUR over the full 2-year period. The Ambassador will also receive a total grant of 2,000 EUR, to be paid in parts per semester, upon delivery of demonstrable outputs.

Interested candidates should send their CV and the filled out application form to by Friday 15 March (close of business). From the candidates, 2 Ambassadors will be selected by Friday 22 March 2019.

You can find detailed information about the EMB Young Ambassador programme and how to apply on our website:

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships (SKO 1017) in Asian Studies are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

Deadline: February 15, 2019

The PhD candidates will take part in the ERC-funded project Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia, led by Aike P. Rots. Whales of Power is concerned with the comparative study of human-cetacean relations in maritime East Asia, as expressed in popular worship practices and beliefs. We will examine several of these traditions in different parts of the region, through a combination of historical and ethnographic research. Marine mammals and associated worship practices will serve as a prism, through which we approach human responses to socio-economic and environmental change in Asian coastal communities. The project has three important theoretical objectives: 1) apply recent theoretical developments associated with environmental humanities to the comparative study of popular religion; 2) reconsider the role of local worship traditions in the Asian Secular Age, examining the new meanings attributed to ritual practices; and 3) establish a new comparative paradigm in Asian studies.

Each of the three PhD candidates will be connected to one work package, supervised by the project leader. They will contribute to the main project through their respective case studies. The contents of these work packages are as follows. Prospective candidates should indicate clearly for which of the three positions they are applying.

For further information, please refer to the website of University of Oslo.

PhD Position in Development and Knowledge Sociology at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen, Germany

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Research Group ‘Development and Knowledge Sociology’ at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research, in collaboration with Fiction Meets Science II, and the Fachbereich 8 at the University of Bremen, is seeking a PhD candidate in the social sciences with grounded expertise in marine/coastal sociology, anthropology, area studies, human geography, gender, develoment, postcolonial or science and technology studies, working on tropical regions for a three-year VW funded PhD project as part of a work package entitled “Narrating Science as a World-Making Activity: Sea Level Change in Singapore”, that forms part of the larger interdisciplinary project “Fiction Meets Science II: Varieties of Science Narratives”.

For further information on the project, please refer to the website of Fiction Meets Science.

The full description of the position can be found here.

3 Positions at the SeaUseTip Project in Bremerhaven, Germany

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

The Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries announces three positions (Postdoc, PhD & project coordination) for the SeaUseTip project. SeaUseTip is a transdicipinary project, which aims to assess the vulnerability of the sociological systems (SES) of the North Sea to ecological tipping points. With a special focus on fisheries resources in the southern North Sea, the project will develop operational tools for a better understanding of the effectiveness of management measures.

For further information on the position, please refer the the website on the Thünen Insitute (in German only).

CfP: Special Issue in Frontiers in Marine Science “Vulnerability of Fisheries to Climate Change”

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Call for Contributions from Francisco Leitão (member of WG 5: Ocean, Climate Change, and Acidification), who is co-editing a volume on the vulnerability of fisheries to clime change together with Ruben Hernan Roa-Ureta and Fernando G. Canovas. A description of the issue’s research topic and the submission procedure can be found on the website of Frontiers in Marine Science journal.

Funding Opportunity – CfP from Belmont Forum, Future Earth Coasts, and JPI Oceans

Application deadline: February 28, 2019

Belmont Forum, Future Earth, and the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), announce a call for proposals which aim to bring together researchers and experts across the globe to innovate solutions that accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change.

Please refer to the full announcement for further information and details on the procedure.