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Senior Research Fellow/ Reader at Countryside & Community Research Institute

The CCRI is seeking to appoint a senior researcher to develop its capacity and reputation in the area of sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security, with a strong preference to recruit someone with excellent quantitative and statistical analytical skills. Initially, about 60% of the post-holder's time will be dedicated to a new Horizon 2020 research project entitled 'Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries' (SUFISA), which will run from 1st May 2015 to April 2019.

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities - School of Natural Resources and Environment The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data.

Faculty position at UNH - Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy and the Earth Systems Research Center in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire seek outstanding applicants for an open-rank research professor position to enhance ongoing and new interdisciplinary investigations into sustainably managed systems. UNH actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all.

PhD Position in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg offers a vacancy for a Research Associate (50%) in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance, starting April 1, 2015 for 3 years.

ICARUS 4th Global Meeting - "Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor"

Mark your calendars. Start writing those abstracts! ICARUS – the Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences – will hold its fourth global meeting from 7 to 9 May 2015 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. We are inviting research and policy papers from investigators worldwide on two interlinked climate-change themes: Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor. The deadline for submitting a 150 word abstract is January 30, 2015.

Job posting: Tenure Analyst (Manager Level) at Rights and Resources Initiative

Update - January 28, 2015: the position has been filled.

Tenure Analyst (Manager Level)

The Tenure Analyst is responsible for conducting and managing original, high-quality research on forest and land tenure, climate, conservation, and women’s land rights in the world’s developing and forested countries, maintaining and advancing RRI’s global tenure methodologies and databases, coordinating collaborative work on RRI priority themes, and contributing to other aspects of RRI’s Global Programs and the Coalition.

Keynotes recordings of the 2nd IASC Conference on Knowledge Commons available online

The keynotes of the 2nd Thematic Meeting on #knowledgecommons are now available on our YouTube channel. It features lectures from Michael McGinnis, Eric von Hippel and Yochai Benkler:

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor - Marine Ecosystems and Society

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami is one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. We seek to improve understanding and prediction of Earth’s systems and to provide the scientific basis for management of Earth’s natural resources and for adaptation to extreme events and global climate change. Please see video:

IASC President Leticia Merino to present IASC and the EU's Intergroup and Manifesto for Commons at the Ostrom Workshop

As part of the activities of the Applied Community Commons working group of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, on Friday, November 7th, 2014, IASC President Leticia Merino will present "The International Association for the Study of the Commons and the EU's Intergroup and Manifesto for Commons".

Deadline Extension - Call for abstracts for IASC 2015 Global Conference open until December 1st

The deadline to submit Individual Presentation Abstracts has been extended until December 1st, 2014.

The XV IASC Global Conference, titled The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change, will take place from the 25th to the 29th of May, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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