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PhD Vacancies at the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology

Applications will be open until May 14. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews on June 4 or 5 in Utrecht. Please note that a Skype interview on May 23 could be part of the selection procedure.

There are seven PhD projects:

We offer, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, a salary of € 2.222 gross per month in the first year up to € 2.840 gross per month in the fourth year based on a full-time position. Tuition fees do not apply. For up to date information about employment conditions (including salary) in Dutch universities please consult this website.

Want to know more about our PhD program? More information can be found here.

Please use the link below to apply. Do not forget to indicate your first and second preferred project. Only online applications submitted via this link will be accepted.

APPLY NOW VIA THE WEBSITE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Associate Social Scientist – BRANZ

Are you an enthusiastic and developing social scientist with an aptitude for research?

Are you passionate about the built environment and its role in making places great to live and work?

Do you want to be part of a high performing, highly regarded team in a leading research organisation?

If so, we want to hear from you!

BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation focussed on inspiring the building and construction industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders.

At BRANZ’s heart is a commitment to investing in and delivering insightful research. But BRANZ’s work doesn’t stop there, they work hard to make sure that research can be turned into knowledge that the industry can access and use to solve problems, reduce cost and improve the quality of buildings.

Reporting to the Industry Performance and Social Research Team Leader, this emerging scientist role is responsible for working in the general area of social science. The person in this role will carry out applied research to deliver evidence in the area of social science and the built environment. They will work in the Industry Research group of social scientists, economists, sustainability scientists, building physicists and others as part of a collaboration delivering industry good research.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and dynamic organisation at a critical time for the building and construction industry.

To be considered for this role ideally you will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in a social science discipline
  • Experience in planning, scoping and delivering research
  • Ability to write publishable reports
  • Developing project management skills
  • At least 12 months experience in working in social science research
  • Knowledge of the built environment sector in New Zealand would be an advantage, particularly housing.

For more information on BRANZ, see : www.branz.co.nz

How to apply

To find out more about this role contact Russell, the Recruitment Specialist at [email protected]

Applications are only accepted online, so please press the ‘apply now’ button

Applications Close: 2nd May 2018

Onboard Education Officer/Teacher at Sea – Volunteer

Fancy volunteering to work with scientists on cutting-edge research projects on a floating Earth science laboratory?
The JOIDES Resolution, a state-of-the art research vessel has been undertaking a series of scientific expeditions offshore New Zealand and in the Southern Ocean over 2017 and 2018. These expeditions are being undertaken by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), the largest geoscience collaboration on the planet and involving scientists from 23 countries.

Applications are open to take a New Zealand communicator or teacher on board the ship for the final expedition in our region:

Expedition 378: South Pacific Paleogene Climate, 12 October to 14 December, 2018

This expedition aims to discover how the southern Pacific Ocean was affected by pronounced climate changes in the early Cenozoic, between 60 and 35 million years ago. Knowledge from this poorly studied but critical region will greatly advance our understanding of how oceans function during times of global warming.

The successful applicant needs to be able to commit for the full two months of the expedition, as there are no stopovers. The ideal person would be a great communicator, outgoing, adventurous and able to translate exciting science to the general public and schools via video, blogs, live ship-to-shore video events, and social media. Knowledge of Te Reo Māori and experience working with Māori and Pasifika students or communities is an advantage. All expenses are covered while on board the JOIDES Resolution but no salary is provided. Travel to and from the ports where the vessel docks (Lyttelton and Papeete, Tahiti) is covered by the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium.

More information on the outreach officer position can be found here.

To apply, send an up-to-date CV and expression of interest to the New Zealand IODP Office at nzodp(at)gns.cri.nz

Your expression of interest should list two referees and include a one-page outline of what projects you’d like to undertake while on board.

Applications close 30 April 2018.

Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor  Vacancy 77615 – LINZ

An opportunity to make your mark!
LINZ is seeking a Senior Research and Evaluation (R&E) Advisor to join our small Insights, Research and Evaluation team. The R&E function is still relatively new to LINZ so you will not only need to think and operate in terms of the big picture but also deliver on the details in terms of R&E processes, protocols and frameworks. In addition, the ability to explain what is important (and why) in lay terms, and to build constructive relationships and influence stakeholders of all kinds will be invaluable.
Your expertise will underpin the advice you give to the business on how R&E supports LINZ’s strategic priorities and enables our outcomes while at the same time supporting our people to build an evidence base to inform core business activities.
In a nutshell, we are seeking someone with:

  • proven expertise across a broad range of qualitative R&E approaches, including developing and implementing evaluation frameworks (such as logic models) and an understanding of the application and analysis of quantitative approaches
  • successful experience in developing and implementing organisation wide R&E practices, protocols and frameworks
  • proven ability in procuring, and project managing, external providers to support R&E activity
  • the requisite relationship management skills to influence business groups on how to use R&E evidence to drive and monitor business outcomes
  • a communication style that is clear, succinct and compelling whether it is spoken or in writing.

At Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), we underpin New Zealand’s success with information about ‘where’ – that is, location information. From the best way to develop farm land, build a new suburb, manage a high country farm or navigate on land or at sea, our work and location information help people make better decisions and create economic, social, environmental and cultural value for New Zealand.
LINZ is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a fantastic place LINZ is to work. You will be joining a large, friendly family that keeps a balance between high-quality outputs, and social activities.
Please apply online and submit your CV, and cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role. We are looking for evidence of how you meet each of the key selection criteria listed above.
For further information on this role please contact Dave Hipkins, Manager Insights, Research and Evaluation on [email protected].
Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 8 April 2018.
Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor Position Description

Research Associates – Canterbury University

University of Canterbury, Rotorua & Waimakariri based
Closing Date : 15 Mar 2018

Research Associate in Urban/Town Planning and Māori Development (two positions: Rotorua and Waimakariri based).
Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE), or part-time (subject to agreement)
  • 5 years fixed term

The Geospatial Research Institute (GRI) Toi Hangarau at the University of Canterbury has secured funding from New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for the projectMap-based tools for Community Rūnanga-led sustainable town planning in small and medium settlements in New Zealand.

The aim of this project is to improve current urban planning frameworks through a better integration of Mātauranga and local knowledge in decision-making.

The questions it will address include the following:

  • Which planning tools can support a better integration of Mātauranga and Tikanga, as well as other forms of local knowledge in urban/town planning?
  • Which engagement methodologies are the most appropriate to collaborate and cooperate with Rūnanga and other local communities (e.g. urban Māori and other non-Māori)?
  • How can the tools and methods be evaluated, and improved to fit the needs of specific communities in collaboration with local governments?

The project integrates the co-creation of new tools with Rūnanga and other local communities in two case studies: Waimakariri and Rotorua. The research ultimately aims to support other New Zealand cities to either implement the map-based tools or use the engagement methodologies to develop their own tools.

Map-based tools can include web-based modelling and assessment tools, mobile map application to engage the community, 3D visualisation models, or other forms of spatial mapping; the result of the project and the specificities of the co-created map-based tools will depend on current needs and priorities identified by communities.

Researchers will be based in Christchurch, with but also spend some time in the Waimakariri and Rotorua.

The project includes two Research Associate positions in Urban/Town Planning and Māori Development. The ideal candidates should have demonstrated experience in Māori development and/or related disciplines, and community engagement experience in one of the case-study locations (Rotorua and Waimakariri). Good interpersonal and organisational skills, and knowledge of local Māori communities in one of the case-study locations are essential. One of the Research Associate will be based in Rotorua and another in the Waimakariri or Christchurch.

For further information on these two positions please contact [email protected]

Located on a picturesque campus, the University of Canterbury offers an extensive range of services and facilities, inclusive of library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, bookshop and cafe’s. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 15 March 2018

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, [email protected]

Further information about the GRI contact Professor Simon Kingham, [email protected]

For more information about the University, How to Apply and recommended browsers please visit us online at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Māori Support Coordinator – Lincoln University

Closing Date : 14 Mar 2018
Permanent, full time
Ref: 2017-1789

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university; future focused and providing academic programmes informed by three adopted causes of global significance: namely to, feed the world, protect the future, live well. We provide students who have a passion for land-based sciences and related disciplinary areas, with qualifications to help them pursue rewarding careers.

The Role

Right now we are looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual to join our dynamic Student Support team. In this role you will be involved in managing approved projects, initiatives and other activities which contribute to improved Māori participation, achievement and success at Lincoln University. You will be engaging directly with students, academic departments, support services and monitoring student outcomes.
This role may be right for you if you have the following knowledge or experience:

  • An understanding of Te Reo and Tikanga Māori is essential;
  • Credibility in the Māori community resulting from previous experience of working effectively with Māori communities and organisations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Māori development and advancement;
  • Proven ability to develop new initiatives and to manage a project through to conclusion in a manner that meets agreed outcomes;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong and enduring working relationships that contribute to the achievement of organisational goals and;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively to achieve agreed outcomes.

To Apply

All applications must include a completed electronic application form, CV and letter of application addressing requirements as outlined in the position description.

Further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437.

All applications must be received by 9:00am on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

Please visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/lincolnuniversity to apply.

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

Research Fellow/Officer (Mobile Solutions to the Mexican Kidnapping Epidemic) – University of Leeds

Location: Leeds
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 20th February 2018
Closes: 19th March 2018
Job Ref: ESLLW1088

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a research interest in crime and security in Mexico? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will work with Dr Conor O’Reilly, within the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, to conduct and support research activities for the Newton Fund project, ‘Mobile Solutions to the Mexican Kidnapping Epidemic: Beyond Elite Counter-Measures, Towards Citizen-Led Innovation’. You will play an important role in this project, assuming significant fieldwork responsibilities and liaising between members of its international and interdisciplinary team. The University of Leeds hosts the project, with academic partners at Durham University, as well as various project collaborators and consultants in Mexico, Colombia and the U.S.A.

With a doctorate (or close to completion) that is relevant to this research field and proven experience of empirical research, you will work with and support project work, that will include: conducting research activities and fieldwork; developing research collaborations, organising events; and, engaging with academic, practitioner and policy communities – specifically in the US-Mexico border region, Mexico and Colombia.

You will have a sound grasp of crime and security issues (preferably regarding Latin America), skills in qualitative analysis, and excellent analytical and writing skills. Applicants with prior research experience of security issues in Mexico, transborder/ transnational crime and security, or familiarity with STS (‘science and technology studies’) are particularly welcome. The ability to work alone or as part of a team is essential, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks delivered to set deadlines. The post will involve significant travel, for example to undertake fieldwork or to attend international conferences and project events. You will be supported to develop your own research skills profile through a dedicated training allowance as part of the project.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Conor O’Reilly, Associate Professor in Transnational Crime and Security

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9588; email: [email protected]

Senior Communications Advisor – Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge – NIWA

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your communications and outreach skills to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation.

  • Based at NIWA on Wellington’s waterfront
  • 12-month fixed term full-time (parental leave cover)

NIWA hosts the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge. This is a government-led multi-disciplinary and multi-agency research programme. Its vision is that New Zealand has healthy marine ecosystems that provide value for all New Zealanders. To achieve this, Sustainable Seas brings together an interdisciplinary research programme – including ecologists, social scientists, economists and experts in policy and mātauranga Māori – focused on developing the framework for ecosystem-based management (EBM). EBM is a holistic and inclusive way to sustainably manage New Zealand’s marine environment.

We’re looking for a great all-rounder for this 1.0 FTE role.

You will be responsible for the ongoing review, refinement and delivery of the Challenge’s communications and outreach strategy, working with the Senior Leadership team, researchers, stakeholders and Challenge parties. You’ll play a key role in managing in the brand and reputation of the Challenge. You will work closely with, and report to, the Challenge Director.

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent industry experience. You will have executed successful communications – including events – for large organisations, be an excellent writer and be able to communicate with a wide range of audiences using a variety of channels. Experience working within the science/government sector would be an advantage.

We are offering a competitive remuneration package, free on-site carparking and the opportunity to work alongside NIWA’s professional, friendly and supportive Communications & Marketing team.

Ideal start date is early April to ensure a good handover period.

For more information about the Challenge, see http://sustainableseaschallenge.co.nz
For a position description and application details, visit the careers page at Science New Zealand

Senior Evaluation Specialist – University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This position will report directly to the Director of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services and will be responsible for managing and implementing evaluation projects as well as funded projects and grants within OAERS (OAERS). This work requires overseeing the day-to-day operations of projects, including involvement in project design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Ensuring high standards of quality and managing client expectations is a key part of this work.

The position will require leading and conducting program evaluation projects, working with clients to establish the scope of work associated with program evaluation projects, designing evaluations, developing program evaluation plans, developing instruments used in conducting evaluation, collecting relevant data, conducting relevant data analysis, and writing up results. This work also will involve overseeing graduate students who will also be working on the program evaluation teams, which requires scheduling of meetings, delegating student responsibilities, and ensuring student work is of high quality and meeting the expectations of the project. Job responsibilities might also include developing and submitting proposals for grants and contracts.

Minimum qualifications

A master’s degree or equivalent degree in Program Evaluation, Assessment, Educational Psychology, or a related social science field with emphasis in program evaluation and educational research is essential. A doctorate in one of those fields is highly desired. A minimum 3 years of experience in social science research or program evaluation, some of which may be obtained as part of an educational program, is required. Experience with mixed-methods research methodologies, data management, and analysis techniques is required. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people are also required. Experience with writing and managing grants or contracts is highly desirable.

Applications close 02/08/2018

For more information and application details, visit the University of North Carolina at Greensboro website.

Lecturer in History, University of the South Pacific

Build a legacy with us!

The USP is one of the two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South pacific. With students around the Pacific region, we are supported by 12 Pacific Island countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The School of Social Sciences is composed of four major disciplines including History, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. We are presently involved in a period of growth and restructuring to create a ‘culture of research and teaching excellence’. We have staff that have excellent publication records in addition to exemplary teaching records. The History discipline is in a growth phase and is designing new courses for face to face and online delivery across the countries in the region. History courses are structured around the theme of Pacific in the World; the World in the Pacific ? with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Pacific Islands and World histories. The History team is active in the community, engaged with colleagues across the region and contributes to international historical scholarship.

We seek a scholar-educator in Pacific History with a strong publications record in addition to exemplary teaching records in face-to-face and online teaching. The appointee will contribute to the History team through active engagement in teaching and administration, community service across the USP’s region, and contributes to historical scholarship.

Nature and Scope
Planning, teaching and coordinating courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, on face-to-face, blended and online modes;

  • Delivering a high standard of teaching;
  • Supervising thesis students at the Post-Graduate, Masters and or PhD level.
  • Maintain a strong record of research;
  • Design and develop new or existing courses.

Qualifications and Skills Needed

  • A PhD qualification in Pacific History or relevant discipline;
  • Good relevant tertiary teaching experience;
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision at the University level;
  • Experience in teaching online courses and familiarity with online course design and pedagogy;
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • A strong record of internationally recognised research and publications;
  • The ability work co-operatively in a term-oriented environment and evidence of this should be provided;
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the Pacific Region would be an advantage.
  • Experience working in a diverse and multi-cultural environment in the Pacific;
  • Online course development and/or online teaching.

For more details and application information visit the University of the South Pacific’s website

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