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Geography Department Lectureship

The Department is currently recruiting for a one-year Lectureship in human geography - further details at.


PhD research assistantship available starting Fall 2018

This 3-year position is part of an NSF-funded project that examines the intersection of social inequalities and payments for ecosystem services. This position provides an annual stipend of $22,850, a tuition waiver, and health insurance.

The ideal candidate is interested in interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research; is familiar with natural resource decision making, political ecology, and/or other natural resource/conservation social science disciplines/fields; has good oral communication and writing skills; is able to pay attention to detail; and is willing and able to follow instructions carefully and work independently.

Required qualifications: (1) Competency in spoken Spanish; (2) GPA 3.2 or equivalent; (3) TOEFL 550 paper-based or 77 Internet-based if required; and (4) a master's degree prior to admission. Strongly preferred qualifications: (1) survey research experience; (2) experimental design experience; (3) statistical/econometric analysis experience; and (4) field experience in the rural Global South.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV (incl. GPA and GRE scores) via email to Dr. Zhao Ma ( prior to formally applying to the Purdue Graduate School. Review of applications will start on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Purdue University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Job opportunity for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Economic Geographies

Queen’s University, Canada

The position is supported by the Queen’s National Scholars (QNS) Program - a program that aims to enrich teaching and research in emerging areas of scholarship. We are keen to receive applications from people who are members of under–represented groups at the university – women, racialized scholars, indigenous scholars, LGBTQ scholars , and scholars with disabilities. 

PhD in Vulnerability and adaptive capacity in Indo-Pacific mangrove forests

The University of Cambridge and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) have secured funding to provide full support to a PhD student for 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress) from 1 October 2018 under the Nereus Program, a collaboration between the Nippon Foundation and the University of British Columbia which has engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary ocean research since its inception in 2011.

CMCC – Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division

The CMCC is taking into consideration the possibility to hire talented, motivated and proactive researchers to cover two open positions on data assimilation and ocean modeling.

The location is the CMCC – Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division in Bologna, Italy.

The primary purpose for this position is to perform research, development and assessment of the variational data assimilation system currently used at CMCC for reanalyses and operational forecasting. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be asked to guide the research to operations transitions of the developed data assimilation systems.

The minimum qualifications are:

PhD in Physics, Physical Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, or related disciplines with a
research background in oceanography and/or data assimilation;

Knowledge of programming languages (i.e. Fortran);

Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and script languages;

Fluency in English.

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