Based in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), this post offers an opportunity to join a dynamic, transdisciplinary team engaged in research that aims to create resilient food and water systems worldwide.
The successful applicant will develop and manage research projects that help CAWR and its partners to better understand how shifts in water policy and practice are enabling or stifling gender equity, community self-organization for resilience, food and water sovereignty, and socio-ecological resilience in the face of change, including climate change.
The successful applicant will help CAWR and its partners to:
- Critically analyse the gender and poverty dimensions of re-municipalisation processes now taking place on different continents to re-establish community-public partnerships on water supply (domestic water) as opposed to privatization or private-public partnerships
- Use the lenses of feminist political ecology and environmental justice to do comparative research on the impacts of water grabs that happen through land grabbing/investments for food, biofuels and other industries such as mining
- Explore the politics of difference and intersectionality and how they affect water security and resilience within and between communities and also at difference scales - from the local to the global.
- Conduct research to critically analyse and map sectorial disjunctions in arguments, policies and interventions relating to gender, equality and justice in order to innovatively support and strengthen justice/sustainability collaborations across water sectors, agencies and actors. The post holder will seek funding opportunities for applications and routes to disseminate research findings that enhance knowledge, generate impact , and build the reputation of the Centre whilst advancing knowledge in this field.
The post holder will seek funding opportunities for applications and routes to disseminate research findings that enhance knowledge, generate impact and build the reputation of the Centre whilst advancing knowledge in this field.
We seek an enthusiastic and committed mid-career researcher with knowledge and experience in this field to become a part of an active community of practice at CAWR on policies and institutions, and to develop ideas and agendas for the expansion of CAWR into new areas.
For an informal discussion about the post, please email Professor Michel Pimbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 27 March 2016
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