Thursday, March 10, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) which is being undertaken in collaboration with The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The objective of the RFGI research program is to provide insights and guidance to increase representative local forest governance and responsible natural resources management in at least 10 country-based landscapes in Africa, supported with handbooks for the design and improvement of accountable and responsive local forest-governance processes. The Postdoctoral Research Associate post is based at UIUC. The RFGI program will involve: collaborative development of research on local democracy in forestry; setting up and coordinating research teams in ten African countries; training and supervising of researchers; guiding young researchers through the research, analysis and writing process; publication of a working paper series, synthesis reports, policy briefs; co-authoring a forest governance handbook; and fundraising for future research in the arena of environmental governance. An overview of the program is attached.

More information. (Scroll down under RFGI to “CALL FOR POST-DOCTORAL CANDIDATES”.)

Deadline: April 1, 2011

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