Research Fellow in Climate Variability and Hydrological Change

Coventry University

Coventry, , GB

Coventry University has made rapid advances in recent years and has been placed 12th in the UK out of more than 150 Universities (source: The Guardian). It also has been named “Modern University of the Year” for in 2014 and 2015 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. Coventry University is now investing even more strongly in research excellence, with an additional investment of GBP 100 million in research, plus a total spend of GBP 150 million in its estate and facilities, including for Environmental Science research.  The University is also setting up several new Research Centres, one of which, the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), has hydrological and fluvial, climate research at its heart (see below).

The historic city of Coventry itself, where some buildings date back to 1300, is located in the heart of the UK, at the hub of excellent road and rail networks, and only 25 minutes from Birmingham International Airport with its frequent direct flights to numerous European cities and to North American destinations. It is also just 30 minute’s drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Country and the beautiful Cotswold Hills beyond.

The newly-established Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR*) is driving innovative, transdisciplinary research on the understanding and development of resilient food and water systems internationally. Through its focus on food and water, the Centre’s research develops and integrates new knowledge in agroecological, hydrological, and environmental processes, as well as the pivotal role that communities play in developing resilience. CAWR has an approved plan for recruiting many new early career and senior staff, including Professors, Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and PhD students. This initiative is further supported by funds for new resources, labs, software, hardware and instrumentation.   CAWR will grow from its current staff of over 50, to over 60 by 2017-18.

These Research Fellow posts are ideal for excellent early career researchers. Successful candidates will have the exceptional opportunity to help shape the work and strategy of the Centre at this exciting early phase and help drive our future growth. CAWR will build strongly on its profile of excellent research, and further develop its international impact on key scientific fields , through development and publication in international journals of novel concepts, models, relationships, analyses, methodologies, datasets, policy and practice .

This new position is located firmly in the “Hydrology, Climate and Environmental Change” stream within the Water theme of CAWR, which also contributes to Agroecological research. The four interacting research streams are:

         Climate, Hydrology and Environmental Change;

         Fluvial Processes and landscape instability modelling;

         Water Quality and Pollution Dynamics;

         Urban Water

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience Web site:

If you would like to discuss these posts, or CAWR, or future positions, please contact:

Professor Damian Lawler

Tel: +44 (0)2477 651674

Email: [email protected]

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