Deadline: May 18, 2012
Applications are invited for appointment to this position, which will be offered on a full-time fixed-term basis, for a period of 2 years, commencing on 1 July 2012.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to the Social & Institutional Futures Project of the Landscape and Policy Hub funded under the Australian Governments’ National Environment Research Program. Based in Hobart at the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in collaboration with Hub researchers from the University of Tasmania, Murdoch University and Australian National University.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have a significant contribution to the Hub through the application of social science theories and methodologies to the governance and planning of landscape-scale biodiversity conservation. Specific areas of interest include identification of social, economic and institutional drivers of future biodiversity outcomes; deployment of scenario planning and social-ecological systems thinking to analyse the performance of policy regimes; and development and evaluation of policy and planning reform options.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in environmental social science, understanding of the social and institutional dimensions of environmental planning and management, competency in the design and deployment of qualitative research methods, and understanding of Australian environmental policies, planning frameworks and institutions.
The appointment will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $86,572 per annum (comprising salary within the range $55,386 – $73,993 plus 17% superannuation, with the option of an additional 3% salary loading in exchange for 14% instead of 17% superannuation).
For further information about the position please contact Dr Michael Lockwood, on telephone (03) 6226 2834 or email Michael.Lockwood@utas.edu.au
The following occupational health and safety risk factors have been identified for this position:
Keyboard/Mouse Work, Repetitive physical actions, Lifting (minimal), Driving, Sitting (including travelling between campuses) and/or standing for extended periods, Laboratory or Workshop activities, Working in remote locations, Working under pressure, including working to constant deadlines and/or in the resolution of conflict.
All potential applicants should take these risk factors into consideration when determining their capacity to undertake the duties of the position.
You may submit your application by post or fax – address and fax numbers are provided on the Final checklist for Applicants in the Job application Package – alternatively you may email your application to Nicole.Brown@utas.edu.au