Lecturer / Associate Professor in Sustainability, Economics, and Low-Carbon Transitions

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated environmental social scientist with a focus on sustainability, economics and low-carbon transitions. The post will contribute to building the University of Leeds strategy and themes (in particular the Energy, Climate Change, Water, Food and Cities and Sustainable Societies themes), including in upcoming interdisciplinary and interfaculty teaching at the postgraduate level.

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 8 to Grade 9
Salary: £38,896 to £55,389 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 15 April 2016
Reference: ENVEE1098

Job sharing arrangements can be considered

Your research should be in one or several of the broad areas outlined below. It should be interdisciplinary, and can bridge social science, business, management, economics, engineering, environmental science and climate science.
• Ecological economics of transition, including radical alternative models of future sustainable economies;
• Political economy of sustainability transitions: taking into account existing power structures, institutions, vested interests and their role in national and international policies;
• Business models and strategies required to achieve a transition to sustainability;
• Social practices and behaviours in sustainable transitions, energy savings and emissions mitigation;
• Earth Systems Governance: interaction between the organisation of societies and large scale environmental phenomena including planetary boundaries;
• Integrated Assessment Modelling of climate-energy-economy systems, including agriculture and land use;
• Socio-technical sustainability of low-carbon transitions: considering socio-economic aspects of the widespread deployment of low-carbon technologies;
• Innovative mitigation scenarios, including cumulative emissions budgets, forcing-based scenarios, burden-sharing, and technological implications of non-CO2 GHGs and land-use.

You should have a PhD (or for Lecturer level be close to obtaining), research and teaching experience and publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment. In terms of teaching, you will be expected to contribute to the established Masters and Bachelors programmes within the Sustainability Research Institute, but also to support new postgraduate teaching across faculties, for instance the MSc in Ecological Economics (joint between SRI and the Leeds University Business School), MSc in Sustainable Cities, MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems (joint with the Faculty of Engineering). These initiatives are closely aligned with the University of Leeds strategic emphasis on key interdisciplinary themes, such as Cities and Sustainable Societies, Climate Change, Energy, Water, Food and Health.

The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).  The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment and work in these areas.

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor William Young (Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Institute), email c.w.young@leeds.ac.uk, or Dr Julia Steinberger (Leader of the Economics and Policy for Sustainability research group), email j.k.steinberger@leeds.ac.uk

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