Postdoctoral position in environmental and natural resource economics

Країна: Швеція;

Місто: Huddinge

Додана: 07.12.2018

Роботодавець: Södertörn University

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачі: 08.02.2019


Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. 
Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. 
Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Postdoctoral position in environmental and natural resource economics at the Department of Social Sciences, Södertörn University
Applications are welcome for a two-year postdoctoral position in environmental and natural resource economics. The position will be part of a dynamic and dedicated economics research group with a focus on environmental and sustainability issues. We work in national and international projects in cooperation with other economists, and social and natural scientists.

Job description
The position implies research on scientific analysis of economic policy instruments and institutions for efficient ecological compensation in the agricultural landscape. Ecological compensation is suggested as a tool to secure overall biodiversity when economic and social projects negatively affect biodiversity in connection with exploitation. The design of such policy instruments and institutions need to account for both ecological and economic risks, and their development over time. Ecological compensation is often suggested to be applied according to similar principles as emission trading schemes. The advertised position is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency within the framework of the research project ECOPAL (Ecological Compensation Pools in the Agricultural Landscape).

The position consists of research, combined with up to 20% administrative and general duties.

An applicant is considered to be eligible for the postdoctoral position if she or he has a doctoral degree in Economics, completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants whose degree was completed earlier due to special circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, clinical residencies, union commissions or similar reasons can also be considered eligible.

Basis for assessment
Applicants for the postdoctoral position will be assessed primarily on the basis of their scholarly merits. Additionally, the following criteria will be considered:

- Documented research experience in environmental and resource economics and in economic modelling.
- Quality of the research plan.
- Documented cooperative and administrative skills.
- Experience of outreach activities.
- Good skills in English.

Emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability when assessing the applications.

The postdoctoral position is a two-year appointment, beginning on 1 April 2019, or as agreed upon, and placed at Södertörn University in South Stockholm, Flemingsberg. The following documents should be included in the application:

- Research plan (2 pages)*
- CV incl. scholarly qualifications
- List of publications
- Contact details for 2 reference persons

* The research plan should outline the applicants ideas for research to be undertaken within the framework of the postdoctoral position, including theory, method and material of relevance to the research project.

The application should be written in English.

Application deadline: 2019-02-07
For more information, please contact:
Senior Lecturer Katarina Elofsson, Department of Social Sciences (ISV), Södertörn University E-mail:

Observe that:
- Publications referred to must be attached to the application.
- An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.
- On the website there is a template for applications that the applicant needs to follow.

Union representatives:
SACO: Antonia Ribbing, tel: +46 70 602 87 61,
ST: Karin Magnusson, tel: +46 8 608 41 75,
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80,

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.

Södertörn University may apply CV review.

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