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1 Year Postdoctoral Visitor in Policy, Sustainability & Education

Published November 28, 2013

by hdrdla

 1 Year Postdoctoral Visitor in Policy, Sustainability & Education, 
York University, Toronto and Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

 A one-year cross-appointed SSHRC funded postdoctoral visitor (PDV) is now available in the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability at York University and the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies at Lakehead University. 

The post-doctorate appointment will be joining the PEASE project (Policy Enactments and Sustainability Education). The focus of this project is a study of contemporary enactments of sustainability and policy in higher education and schooling in Ontario. The appointment will be joining an interdisciplinary faculty research team with a focus on sustainability and education. They will conduct primary interview and archival research on situated policy enactments in specified educational contexts, support and oversee a group of active researchers (masters and doctorate students), contribute to pan university sustainability discussions and educational initiatives, publish articles, update web-based resources and seek funds for allied projects and proposals. 

The successful applicant will have completed a Ph.D. within the last 4 years and have experience of academic leadership in areas associated with Environmental Sustainability, Education and Policy. This could include, but is not limited to, doctorates in environmental studies, educational studies, policy studies and Science and Technology Studies.

This is a one-year position, continuation of which is contingent upon funding. The PDV will be based at York University in Toronto. There is possibility of being based at Lakehead University, with travel between both institutions expected. The salary range is $35,000-48,000 per year plus benefits, depending on level of experience.

Applicants should provide the following materials: a current CV; a statement (no more than 500 words) outlining their current research projects, how they relate to issues of policy, sustainability and education, and the work that they would undertake as a postdoctoral fellow with PEASE. Both documents should be provided in PDF format. The name and contact details of two academic referees should also be supplied.

Deadline to apply is January 6th, 2014. Interview are expected to take place the week of January 20th, with the postdoctoral visitor appointed commencing by March 1st.

For further information, please contact: Applications should be emailed to with the subject line Postdoctoral Visitor in Policy, Sustainability & Education.

York University and Lakehead University are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers.

The Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies contributes to the wellbeing of people and places. The Centre incubates and supports diverse place and sustainability related research, education, and action initiatives within the Lakehead University community, in the region, and internationally in order to create more socially and ecologically just environments.

 The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability is a university-wide interdisciplinary research centre at York University dedicated to pursuing multifaceted approaches to the contemporary challenges of sustainability.

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