We are looking for
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to explore the ways in which globalisation can be shaped to contribute to environmentally positive outcomes. You will have a PhD in environmental sociology or geography with a demonstrated interest in how global trade, investment and international relations affect environmental policy and practice in the field of food, energy, climate and/or transport. Your research will take a comparative empirical approach to understanding how these policies and practices (involving China, Europe and the US) contribute to different modes of ‘environmental globalisation’ in both the global North and South. In doing so you will analyse the processes and practices as well as limits and constraints of environmental globalisation in achieving positive sustainability outcomes.
Your work will contribute to the development of a new theoretical field working with a team of established environmental social science scholars.
You will also be a strong team player. The Environmental Policy Group is divided into five thematic research areas of food governance, marine governance, urban transformations, climate futures and environmental mobilities. You are expected to collaborate with colleagues across these themes in the development of environmental globalisation as a field of inquiry. Above all, you are a personable, social colleague willing to balance your personal interests with those of the group.