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Browse current job opportunities in the field of sustainability here. The newest opportunities appear at the top of the page.
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

The School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Energy & Social Science. We seek to recruit an outstanding candidate with an excellent, international research profile to join the Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute and complement our existing expertise on the social and societal aspects of energy transitions.

Closing Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Focus: To build capacity across CECAN in relation to raising awareness and understanding of the various institutional cultures that exist within Government Departments and Agencies, which may influence the choice, use and perceptions of methodological approaches (i.e. qualitative, quantitative, hybrid and mixed) in policy evaluation (from the perspective of both commissioners and evaluators) in complex nexus settings.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Business School wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work at the University's Penryn campus. This post is available immediately, and the successful applicant will provide research assistance and leadership for the new, interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Economy.

The post will include a responsibility to:

Plymouth Marine Laboratory: social science researchers

By Robert Lyons on 2nd August 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Full time, or part time on job share basis, 1 x Open Ended Appointment, 1 x Fixed Term Appointment (12 months)

PML is seeking to appoint two enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Social Science Researchers to join our ‘Sea and Society’ group. You will provide social and economic science support for existing staff to deliver on currently funded projects involving stakeholder engagement and primary data collection, and to support similar projects in the future.

Closing Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

This PhD project will explore the nexus between the social and behavioural sciences and geosciences through a focus on public perceptions of, and attitudes to, deep geothermal energy. The candidate will be able to shape the PhD studies but research questions are likely to include people’s risk and benefit perceptions of different energy technologies and the wider psychological and social influences, including local and social identity, connectedness to nature, environmental attitudes etc.

Closing Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

This project examines media framing of geothermal energy and subsurface drilling and its impact on securing social licence to operate, with a particular focus on digital and social media. With little known about the influence of media representations on people’s levels of knowledge and their perceptions of geothermal energy, this PhD offers an exciting opportunity to track the leading narratives around this emerging technology.

Closing Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), based at Imperial College South Kensington campus. The post holder will provide expertise in environmental sustainability, with a focus on environmental and/or ecological resource management.

Closing Date: 
Monday, September 4, 2017

This position is a fixed term contract for two years. The successful applicant will be a core member of the SHARECITY team. The researcher will contribute to the third phase of the SHARECITY project, specifically focusing on a) conceptual and analytical development of metrics and measures of sustainability impacts as they are created through diverse practices of urban food sharing and b) the co-design of a toolkit to assist in the demonstration of sustainability impacts of food sharing

Closing Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Information and mobile technologies have been heralding a new wave of electrification in households, thanks to the increased use of batteries in particular. However, it is less known how the expansion of battery-based electric power across an ever-increasing range of devices is transforming people’s everyday lives, and by implication, the wider technical and cultural fabric of cities.