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Job Opportunities at Universität Heidelberg, Germany

There are two job opportunities in the research project Food for Justice: Power, Politics and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy at the HCIAS. Applications close 9 April, 2023. For more information about these positions, please follow the links in the respective position listings.

Research Associate – Postdoc (f/m/d) with a focus on qualitative research. Part-time (75%). Full position description and application instructions can be found here.

Research Associate – Postdoc (f/m/d) with a focus on quantitative research. Part-time (75%). Full position description and application instructions can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marlene Pichler.

Job Opportunity: EnviroNZ, Dunedin, New Zealand

To support a large municipal contract, and their customers, EnviroNZ have a newly created role for a Waste Minimisation & Education Advisor to join their team. This role is specific to their organisation and industry but will see the successful candidate working closely with various businesses, schools and community groups on how to minimise their waste, recycling more, and how to be more sustainable overall.

Further details and application links can be found here.

Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) Scheme: Call for Intentions to Apply

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) will offer up to 10 full-time Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2024. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2020 or submit their thesis on or before 16 August 2023 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

MQRF24 applicants must either reside in Australia and have appropriate work rights (either be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen) OR if they are applying from overseas, they must have appropriate work rights for Australia already (returning Australian Permanent Resident/Citizen) and be able to get themselves back to Australia to commence no later than 30 June 2024 or they forfeit their MQRF.

If you have an interest in applying for a Fellowship in the 2024 round through the Macquarie School of Social Sciences in the disciplines of Anthropology, Geography and Planning, Politics and International Relations or Sociology, please send: 

  1. Provisional project title and a brief (400-word) project description
  2. Name of potential Sponsor (there is no need to contact them at this stage)
  3. Your PhD conferral date (or thesis submission date if the PhD is not yet awarded).
  4. A copy of your CV as an attachment including a list of publications. Publications should be listed under the headings: books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and other. Your CV should also briefly detail any career interruptions since the award of your PhD.
  5. A copy of your Australian residency document – passport or visa.

to A/Prof Andrew McGregor, Director of Research and Innovation, School of Social Sciences, by Wednesday, 29 March 2023.

If the School is able to sponsor your application, you will be notified by Tuesday, 11 April 2023. Sponsored applicants will then be invited to work with their sponsors to develop their formal Expressions of Interest which must be submitted to Research Services by Wednesday, 26 April 2023.

Please find more details about the scheme here.

Call for papers closing soon: World Aquaculture 2023, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

The World Aquaculture Conference will be taking place in Darwin, Australia from May 29 to June 1, 2023. With 58 sessions on offer and several thousand attendees expected, it is an event not to be missed by those involved in the aquaculture community.

The deadline for abstract submission is on March 1, 2023. Please note the submission requirements and format. The guidelines and link for submission can be found here.

Scholarship Opportunities: 2023 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships, Aotearoa New Zealand

The Ministry for Primary Industries are pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships have opened to Master’s and PhD candidates from New Zealand universities. These scholarships are for candidates planning to study (or currently studying) a wide range of fields relevant to the primary sector, including (but not limited to) economics, physical or social sciences and Mātauranga Māori.

The scholarship scheme is aimed at building science, technology and cultural capability within the primary industries and provides a gateway into a career using evidence to improve the primary sector.

Each recipient receives a prize combining a financial contribution towards their study and a professional development package, including the benefit of an MPI mentor for the duration of their study and other professional development opportunities. The value of each MSc scholarship is $12,000 over 2 years and the value of each PhD scholarship is $50,000 over 3.5 years.

To apply, or for more information, please visit the MPI website.

Key timeframes for the 2023 MPI Postgraduate Science Scholarships: 

  • February 10 2023 – applications open
  • March 11 2023 – applications close
  • April 2023 – interviews with shortlisted candidates
  • May 2023 – announcement of successful candidates

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • propose research that is relevant and meets a priority need for MPI or the primary industries. The application form shows specific priority areas.
  • be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol for a master’s or PhD at a New Zealand tertiary education institution
  • have a supervisor who holds a position at a New Zealand tertiary education institution.

Further questions should be directed to the inbox with “MPI Postgraduate Scholarship Query” in the subject line.

Call for Papers: The international Transformations Conference, Sydney, July 2023 

Hosted by The University of Technology Sydney from 12 to 14 July 2023, this transdisciplinary conference focuses on achieving sustainability transformations, and the theme this year is the power of partnerships in tackling global sustainability challenges. Sub-themes include:

  • Policy, Institutions, and Organisations
  • Transformative Paradigms and Practices
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Evaluating and Assessing Transformation
  • Learning and Knowledge Practices
  • Inner transformation and Wellbeing 
  • Just Transformation
  • Transformative Innovations

Submissions are invited for T-practice sessions, workshops, oral and poster presentations, panel dialogues, arts, creative and wellbeing practices.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register your submission.

22 February: Round 1 abstracts and proposals submission deadline (primarily in-person focus)
22 March: Round 2 abstracts and proposals submission deadline (primarily online focus)

Job Opportunity: Associate Dean (Research), William Angliss Institute, Melbourne

William Angliss Institute (Melbourne) has advertised for an Associate Dean (Research) (non-teaching permanent position at Assoc Pro/Prof level). It is open to anyone in the food, tourism, hospitality or events fields. To find out more and to view position description, or apply, please visit the job listing here.

Job Opportunity: 3-year Post Doc at Lund University

The Department of Human Geography at Lund University, Sweden, are seeking candidates with an interest in the interaction of economic geography, sustainability and socioenvironmental issues. Particularly, this position will concern developing research on the links between climate change adaptation and innovation in the agriculture sector of Skåne.

Feminist and critical geographers with proved field experience using qualitative methods and a topical focus in agricultural innovation and climate change adaptation are encouraged to apply for this 3-year scholarship.

To read the position description and to apply, please visit the job listing here.