5 Assist. Professor Positions on ‘Strategic Intelligence for Digitalization of Societal Domains’, Univ. Twente

Rethinking Digitalization for Societal and Individual Well-being!

The Department Technology, Policy and Society (TPS) at the University of Twente (UT) builds a future oriented platform ‘Strategic Intelligence for Digitalization of Societal Domains’ (SI4DS) with five Assistant Professors at the core. The positions will be clustered around five profiles that can also be combined:

  • Digitalized sustainable energy
  • Digital knowledge and higher education
  • Digitalized innovation
  • Health innovations and digital futures
  • Philosophy, ethics and regulation of the digital society

The SI4DS platform will support society, science and policymakers to anticipate impacts of digitalization and develop responsible innovations. Candidates will have a track record in interdisciplinary research and teaching, with a keen interest in relating social science and humanities, in particular Science and Technology Studies (STS), to natural and engineering science innovations. The deadline for applications is June 12.

For full details and descriptions of the five profiles visit:  5 TPS assistant professors SI4DS

PhD project on designing sustainable urban practices and their governance – U. of Amsterdam

The Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences invites applications to PHD positon within a project which is part of a wider, NWO funded project Beyond adaptation and mitigation to regeneration:  Transforming behaviour by changing the recursive relationship between behaviour and transition-relevant systems (TransB). This project is a collaboration between the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Maastricht University, the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research and a consortium of public and private partners in Helmond, Kerkrade, the Province of Limburg and Amsterdam respectively. The project team will consist of three PhD candidates (2 based at Maastricht University, 1 at Amsterdam University) and 2 postdoctoral researchers (one in Maastricht and one in Amsterdam).

Deadline: June 1st, 2020

Join Us for the ‘Outlook for the 6th NEST Conference – First Thoughts’ Meeting!

Just two weeks after the great success of the online 5th NEST Conference, the first thoughts are already circulating about the organization of next year’s conference. A group of enthusiastic early career researchers will meet virtually on Tuesday, June 2nd @ 16:00 CEST. If you are interested in thinking along or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information or to join the meeting by sending an email to abe.hendriks@rug.nl

Hope to see you there!

transitions.nest@gmail.com

1st NEST Webinar! – May 26th with Dr. Jochen Markard

On Tuesday 26 May 15.30-17.00 CEST, we will have our first NEST webinar. The chair of the STRN community, Dr. Jochen Markard will give us an introduction to the field of sustainability transitions. The focus is on providing an introduction to and discuss key concepts in the field, as well as to address current developments. In further webinars we will go more into detail about some of the key concepts.
In this webinar series, we aim to facilitate both the online dialogue between early career researchers and senior researchers in the field, as well as creating a platform where the recordings of the webinar will be stored and can be watched later again. We will do this via YouTube and after the first webinar the YouTube channel can be reached via the NEST twitter (@TransitionsNEST) and the NEST blog (https://transitionsnest.wordpress.com/)
Please sign up for this first webinar via the following link and we will soon provide you with a Zoom link: https://forms.gle/13GtKXRHYQhttx718 .

If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Abe Hendriks (abe.hendriks@rug.nl)

NEST in times of Corona: looking for personal transition snapshots from the NEST community

We are collecting short and personal insights into YOUR world in times of Corona. These snapshots can be about “personal transitions“ (one aspect in your life/attitude/perspective that has changed in and through the crisis) or a transition you see in your close environment (one aspect that you have observed to have changed in your neighborhood/your favorite café/the street that you live in……). This can be connected to your life as researcher/your research but does not have to be! We invite you to be personal and creative – in ONE paragraph 🙂

Length: One paragraph (150 words max)

Use: We will publish these insights on the NEST Website/Blog. Also, a few of these insights will go into the STRN newsletter in June, which will be a special issue related to NEST and edited by Verena Hermelingmeier and Adriaan van der Loos (NEST representatives for the STRN Steering Group). For the latter, we would get back to you and ask for your confirmation before publishing your insight. 

DeadlineFriday, May 22nd via email to: transitions.nest@gmail.com
Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Position on the social sustainability of energy transitions at IASS Potsdam, Germany

Full-time position at IASS Potsdam to conduct empirical research on the social sustainability / acceptance of the German energy transition, based on a representative panel survey. The research will part of a large consortium that will conduct an integrated, multi-disciplinary assessment of the energy transition and related policy options in Germany.

Here the link to the advertisement in German, which is required for the position:

https://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/default/files/2020-05/ARIADNE-2020-01.pdf

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2020

For questions please contact: Ingo Wolf, ingo.wolf@iass-potsdam.de

Post-doc positions in the field of Urban Sustainability and Innovation Policy Research

Université Gustave Eiffel in Paris/Marne La Vallée opens two post-doctoral positions within the project conducted by LISIS, Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Sciences, Innovations and Societies entitled “Urban Sustainability: from ‘de facto’ via ‘proactive’ to ‘transformative’ innovation policies”.

The project is managed by Mireille Matt (LISIS), Matthias Weber (LISIS and AIT) and Philippe Larédo (LISIS and MIOIR, University of Manchester). See text attached for a short project description.

The positions are for two years, starting September 2020. 

In term of location, the position is split between Paris (LISIS) and Vienna (AIT), with temporary stays at both locations.

Candidates need to have obtained their PhD with a specialisation either in urban studies (and in particular Urban Planning) or in innovation policy studies, with demonstrated interest to the other domain. Candidates need to be fluent in English and at least in one of the two national languages French and German.

Candidatures should be made of a detailed CV, a motivation letter and one relevant piece of text. They should be addressed to Mireille Matt, Mireille.matt@inrae.fr by 12 June 2020.

Research Fellow position at SPRU: Social innovation in energy transitions

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK) is hiring a Research Fellow working on sustainable energy transitions, with a focus on social innovation in energy transitions. The post is embedded in the EU Horizon 2020 research project SONNET on the diversity of social innovation in energy transitions in six European countries and cities. Application deadline is June 5, 2020. It is a joint project between Fraunhofer ISI, DRIFT, SPRU, GEM, Kozminsky University, ZHAW and ICLEI as well as the cities of Mannheim, Antwerp, Bristol, Grenoble, Warsaw and Basel. 

You can find more information about the position and SONNET online: 

Position: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/re-fe-social-innovation-energy-transition-ref-3712

SONNET: https://sonnet-energy.eu 

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. 

Thanks for sharing this position with qualified candidates.

Best wishes, Sabine 
Sabine HielscherSPRUSenior Research Fellow

s.hielscher@sussex.ac.uk

13 fully-funded PhD positions in water governance – NEWAVE

13 PhD fully funded 3-years positions in the area of water governance with the NEWAVE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.

Here the 13 available Early Stage Researcher/PhD positions descriptions.

We are looking for top candidates. The requirements and preferred academic backgrounds and skills for each PhD position are different. These are defined by the PhD supervisors involved in each position.  

Overall we are particularly interested in candidates that have strong professional experience in the field of water and environmental governance (for example NGOs, International Organizations, etc) and candidates that have very strong analytical capacities. 

All candidates need to qualify as early stage researchers (mainly no other PhD obtained before and less than four years of full time research experience) and satisfy the specific EU eligibility requirements for this program.

The deadline for the application has been extended to May 24, 2020. Candidates are expected to start in September-October 2020 and NEWAVE is prepared to adapt to the Covid-19 situation by leveraging remote connection and remote work.

The selected candidates will become the backbone of a stellar actionable research network that includes some of the leading academic and non-academic organizations in the world of water governance including 10 host organizations and 19 partners.

Interested candidates are invited to submit online a proposal only for their preferred option, additionally they can list two alternative preferences among the available positions.

Before applying candidates should read carefully the application information on the NEWAVE website.

Due to the large numbers of queries I will not be able to reply to individual emails of interested candidates but if their questions are not addressed by our FAQs they can get in touch with us through the contact form.

If you could please spread this email among your contacts or send it to specific people that come to your mind this would be extremely important for us!

Thank you,

Kind regards, Jampel

_________________________________________________________

Dr. Jampel Dell’Angelo,

NEWAVE Principal Investigator & Coordinator

World Development Associate Editor

Asst. Professor of Water Governance,

Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Research Affiliate,

Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management (ESPM),

University of California, Berkeley.

Our documentary on: videos4water

Join the NEST Conference Keynote Lectures May 7-8!

The 2020 NEST conference on May 7 and 8 lives up to its own slogan “Widening sustainability transitions” and is going 100% digital!  

To make as many members of the community benefit from this first ever fully digital sustainability transitions conference, we warmly invite you to register now for our public keynotes: 

May 7,  13:15-14.45:

Guiseppe Feola, Associate Professor of Social Change for Sustainability in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Title: “Why sustainability transition research cannot ignore capitalism”

Flor Avelino, Assistant Professor, Academic Director TAC, Drift

Title: “Power in transition: studying power dynamics in processes of change & innovation”

Register here for Guiseppe and Flor’s joint keynote webinar:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7815881817571/WN_yqMX-3C1Suie01D1hNUyhw  

May 8,  9:00:

Bernhard Truffer, Professor chair “Geography of Transitions in Urban Infrastructures”, Eawag / Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University

Title: “Why bother about the geography of sustainability transitions? Illustrations from the looming challenges in the urban water management sector” Register here for Bernhard’s keynote webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8915881825623/WN_lkwxFEe1T_SYlSPuZGJU3Q                

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