Research Theme Leader: Environment, Economy and Society

United Kingdom
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Posting date:
26 July 2019

£38,794.00 to £44,785.00 per year

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Plus enrolment into Local Government Superannuation Scheme

Full time

Closing date:
25 August 2019

Thurso, Highland


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This post is based within the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) which is a distinctive research centre located in the town of Thurso in the northern Highlands of Scotland. It is part of North Highland College, one of the partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI); Scotland’s newest and most distinctive university.

The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant academic environment, and unrivalled access to some outstanding natural environments. Current activity is focused around the priority themes of ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’; ‘Carbon, Water and Climate’ and ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’. As part of our commitment to developing our international research profile, we are seeking to establish a fourth, cross- cutting research theme on ‘Environment, Economy and Society’ and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and established researcher to lead this activity.

Applications are sought from highly motivated candidates with demonstrable expertise and a track record of research in areas relevant to ‘Environment, Economy and Society’, for example:
• Sustainable development (rural)
• Environmental economics
• Environmental management (including water resources)
• Sustainable technologies
• ‘One Health’ approaches
• ‘Low Carbon’ and/or ‘Circular Economies’

Candidates with experience and a track record in adjacent relevant areas may also be considered.