Reminder 2 Postdoc Positions @ University of Twente

At the University of Twente, the Netherlands, we are looking for two postdocs who would like to explore with us the interconnections between the energy transition, climate adaptation and circular agriculture (in urban and rural areas). The positions are part of a two-year project that is funded by our national science foundation and the Province of Overijssel.

For details, see: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/872340/2-year-post-doctoral-positions-integrated-approaches-to-regional-energy-transition-challenges

Deadline Feb. 29th!

2020 Call for IFRIS (Paris) post-doctoral positions

Four (4) post-doctoral positions are available at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society (ifris.org).
IFRIS welcomes science, technology and society scholars in all social science disciplines: history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, economics, management sciences or law.
Full information (read first): http://ifris.org/en/actualites/2020-call-for-ifris-post-doctoral-positions/Application website: http://labex.ifris.org/post-doc-application-gdpr/
Useful dates

* Deadline for the receipt of proposal: February 23th, 2018 

* End of pre-selection phase :  March 30, 2020

* Selection of the applications by the IFRIS Executive Committe and decision transmission to candidate on July 10, 2020.

Marc BARBIERDirecteur de recherche / Research Director  INRAEmarc.barbier@inra.fr
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9868-7546

UMR LISIS – Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences, Innovations, Sociétés
Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée
5, bd Descartes
F-77454 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 02 – France
www.umr-lisis.fr

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melb: climate change and built environment

The University of Melbourne is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a 3 year research project that aims to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation across Australia’s built environment sectors: design, urban planning, construction and property.

Applications close 26 Feb 2020. More information on the project, position and application here:

http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/902218/postdoctoral-research-fellow-climate-change-adaptation-and-mitigation-in-cities

Dr Judy Bush | Lecturer, Urban Planning

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Room 334, Level 3, Building 133

The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

T: +613 8344 7065M: +61 477 879 738 E: judy.bush@unimelb.edu.au

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PhD Course Design and Planning for Sustainable Transitions

Place and time: Aalborg University in Copenhagen, 9-11 March 2020 Registration deadline: 14 february 2020

The course is free of charge. 

Teachers: Idil Gaziulusoy (Aalto University); Arne Remmen, Monia Niero, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Christian Clausen, Jens S Jensen, Birgitte Hoffman, Maj-Britt Quitzau, Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda (Aalborg University)

Course description: There is an increasing interest to develop tools, methods, theories and knowledge on how to support design and planning processes that are part of sustainability transitions. This emerging interest builds upon a scholarship on Sustainability Transitions, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Design, Strategic Planning and Engineering. The course will provide the students with a state of the art of this academic initiative and an overview of examples of Design for Sustainability Transitions projects in Finland, Australia, Denmark and the US.

Prerequisites: Being enrolled in a relevant PhD program.

Learning objectives:

The students who take this course will by the end of it be capable of:

… describing the main bodies of theoretical and practice-relevant knowledge and the main theories that can inform Design and Planning for Sustainability Transitions.

… describing exemplary projects that integrate insights from the fields of Sustainability Transitions, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Design, Strategic Planning and Engineering

… position their own project in relation to the state of the art of Design and Planning for Sustainability Transitions

… evaluate existing design methods and tools and adjust and improve them for Design and Planning for Sustainability Transitions

… justify how their project is a contribution to this emerging field and the sources it builds upon

For more information: write to Associate Professor Andrés Valderrama at afvp@plan.aau.dk

Kind regards,

— 

Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda

Associate Professor at the Department of Planning

Coordinator of the MSc Sustainable Design Engineering www.en.aau.dk/education/master/sustainable-design

Researcher at the Center for Design and Innovation for Sustainable Transitions www.cdist.dk

Aalborg University – Copenhagen Campus

Tel. +45 23967843

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Assistant Professor in Energy Systems TU Delft. Deadline 8 March

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Energy Systems. The position is established within the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) department, more specifically in the Energy and Industry (E&I) group, where research on energy systems integration, the energy systems transition and smart-grids takes place. The department hosts, in addition to these energy system experts, industry (decarbonization), mobility (passenger as well as freight) and ICT experts (cyber, distributed systems, IT architectures), as well as choice modelling and decision making scholars. This combination of expertise guarantees that the cross-sectoral and socio-technical characteristics of the energy transition are addressed, involving e.g. electric and automated mobility, cybersecurity, carbon-neutral fuels and the shift to a fully circular economy. We are looking for a faculty member to strengthen our research and education on energy system modelling and the energy transition.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

More info: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/289121/assistant-professor-in-energy-systems-tenure-track/

New 3-year PostDoc position on Accelerating Sustainability Transitions, deadline 31/1-2020

We are looking to employ a postdoctoral candidate that is well-versed in innovation and transition studies starting summer 2020. The position is part of the project “Conflicting Transition Pathways for Deep Decarbonization” (PATHWAYS), see https://www.sv.uio.no/tik/forskning/prosjekter/pathways/index.html.  

Please find the job announcement and further information on the following link: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/178847/postdoctoral-fellowship-on-accelerating-sustainability-transitions

Please help us spread the word by sharing the vacancy in your networks. Thanks.

Best wishes,

Allan

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Allan Dahl Andersen

Associate Professor

Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK)

University of Oslo, Norway

+47-22841615

5 year Postdoc (100%) at SPRU on accelerating sustainable energy-mobility transitions

Dear all,

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the University of Sussex Business School, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work with me on my new ERC project EMPOCI on ‘Governing sustainable energy-mobility transitions: multi-level policy mixes, transformative capacities and low-carbon innovations’. EMPOCI will investigate how low-carbon transitions can be accelerated in the increasingly interconnected energy and mobility systems.

We are looking for a candidate with a political science background, strong quantitative skills and knowledge of (energy-) mobility transitions.

The post is full time and fixed term until 31 May 2025, closing date for applications is  16 February 2020.

Full details and how to apply: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/research-fellow-governing-energy-mobility-ref-3030

Thanks for circulating this in your networks.

All the best, Karoline

PS: We also offer two fully funded PhD studentships within the EMPOCI project:https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/phd-funding/view/1150-3-5-years-PhD-fully-funded-studentship-offered-by-SPRU-within-the-European-Research-Council-ERC-project-EMPOCI

Postdoctoral Researcher in Global Sustainability Transitions (0.6 – 1.0 FTE) at Utrecht University

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for one or two motivated Postdoctoral Researchers in the field of global sustainability transitions, specifically for the projects ‘Deep Transitions’ and ‘MOTION’.

Deep Transitions: Learning from History to Imagine the Future
A new research project led by Professor Johan Schot examines the concept of ‘Deep Transitions’ (DT) – the coordinated change of many socio-technical systems in the same direction, over a period of time, which result in large-scale social, ecological and economic impact, transforming the nature of world societies. The Deep Transition work focuses on developing socio-technical scenario’s for the Second Deep Transition as it may unfold the coming decades. This Second Deep Transition will have to incorporate the sustainable development challenge. The scenarios need to take into account the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (digital transformation). The scenarios will be developed together with an International Panel of private and public investors. This is a project in close collaboration with the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex.


MOTION: Building a Methodology and Community of Practice for Catalysing Transformative Change through System Innovation
Limiting Global Warming to within a 1.5-degree Celsius target requires an unprecedented speed of de-carbonisaton. Incremental changes are not enough and what is required is a fundamental transformation of socio-technical systems developed to deliver societal services (heat, power, mobility, food, water, and healthcare) – also known as systemic change. In its strategy a ‘Transformation in Time’ EIT Climate KIC articulates an ambitious aim – to act as an orchestrated innovation eco-system, connecting demand side actors and supply side innovation to catalyse such systemic change. This project aims to make a substantial contribution to this aim by developing a methodology for working on catalysing system change and enabling viable alternatives at scale, something which currently does not exist. The methodology will articulate and define “transformative outcomes” and corresponding indicators, and will integrate these outcomes into a formative evaluation approach focused on monitoring and learning for place based innovation initiatives in cities, and regions, and nation-states. Through a process of co-creation with other universities as well as our funder, the project will test the methodology in three geographies – DACH, Benelux and the Mediterranean, aiming to build a community of practice with the skills to implement the methodology.

More info: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/postdoctoral-researcher-in-global-sustainability-transitions-06-10-fte

Deadline: 24 January 2020.

Call for papers Eu-SPRI 2020 conference. Deadline February 15

New Horizons for Science, Technology and Innovation Policies

We would like to invite you to submit paper proposals for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Eu-SPRI Forum: “New Horizons for Science, Technology and Innovation Policies”. The conference is organised by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University and will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 3-5 June 2020. 

The annual Eu-SPRI conference is the leading research conference on science, technology and innovation policy in Europe, with a broad attendance of scientists as well as policymakers. Research on Science, Technology and Innovation policy has changed considerably in the recent years, has diversified in terms of topics and applications, and has deepened with respect to theories and methods. These developments reflect the ongoing development of new technologies, how novel ideas are put to use in the economy and society, and how policies and institutions affect the growth and direction of innovations. In each of these interrelated areas we are witnessing accelerating changes, frictions and puzzles that call for new horizons in terms of new views, analyses, policy designs and co-operation partners.

This year’s conference theme – NEW HORIZONS – will explore future directions for Science, Technology and Innovation policies with a special emphasis on the topics Digitization, Science Policy and Futuring. We expect more than 200 participants. The key objectives of the conference are to provide a forum for scholars in the areas of research and innovation policy analysis to exchange ideas, and to present findings across disciplinary boundaries.

More info: https://euspri-forum.eu/eu-spri-forum-conference-2020-in-utrecht-3-5-june-2020/ And https://euspri2020.nl/

And: https://euspri2020.nl/

You can follow us on twitter @EuSpri.

All proposals should be made through EasyChair.org.

Important dates:

–              Opening of Submissions for paper proposals: 1 January 2020

–              Closing of Submissions for paper proposals: 15 February 2020

–              Announcement of selected papers, speed talks and roundtables: 15 March 2020

–              Registration open: 1 March 2020

–              Conference: 3-5 June 2020

Local organizing committee:

Gaston Heimeriks, Koen Beumer, Wouter Boon, Koen Frenken, Iris Wanzenböck

Practical informationeuspri2020.nl

Scientific committeeeuspri2020.nl

Secretariateuspri2020@uu.nl

15 Postdoc positions in the Social Science Group of Wageningen University! Deadline January 20th

The aim of the Social Science Group of Wageningen University and Research is to understand social processes with regard to today’s global challenges of disparities and poverty, of responsible production and consumption, of natural resource use and the environment, as well as of knowledge in society.

Do you want to use your passion for one of the Postdoc programmes Circular Food Systems, Health or Digitalisation in social sciences as a Postdoc? We are looking for 15 candidates for different postdoc positions in the three mentioned themes.

For more info: https://www.wur.nl/en/article/We-are-looking-for-15-Postdocs-in-social-sciences.htm

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