Tuesday, May 14, 2013
SCHOLARSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: University of Goucestershire Research Assistants (2) in Environmental Dynamics and Governance
The Faculty of Applied Sciences is looking to appoint to the Countryside & Community Research Institute (CCRI) an enthusiastic and suitably-qualified individual who will make a valued contribution to the activities of the CCRI and the Faculty. This will include providing support and assistance to a portfolio of externally-funded research projects, as well as developing and undertaking research towards their own PhD. We welcome applications from postgraduate students with disciplinary backgrounds in social or bio/geo-sciences, economics or related disciplines, with research experience and interests that align well with the work of the CCRI (see www.ccri.ac.uk).
The University is currently investing in a number of areas of research excellence, one of which is Environmental Dynamics and Governance, jointly led by the CCRI and the School of Natural & Social Sciences (SNSS). Active participation in the team that is consolidating and developing this research theme forms a key focus for the post, as well as making a contribution to the wider research, knowledge exchange and consultancy of the CCRI.
The part-time position comes with four years of guaranteed tuition fee and supervision for undertaking a PhD in a suitable field of study relevant to the CCRI areas of interest. It therefore provides a rare and exciting opportunity to undertake advanced study within a dynamic research environment. The CCRI is one of the leading social science rural research centres in the UK, with current programmes of research on rural community development, agro-food systems, resource governance, EU rural policies, and land use. It has an enviable track record in successful sponsored research for the UK Government and its agencies, the European Institutions and other EU member state governments. In addition to a commitment to providing a high quality evidence base for rural policy, CCRI strives to maintain international academic excellence through Research Council funding and publishing activities.
Deadline: May 31, 2013