Senior Research Fellow in Agroecology and Agriculture Policy

Senior Research Fellow in Agroecology and Agriculture Policy
£46,404 - £57,900 pa Ref: REQ004019
Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) aims to drive innovative transdisciplinary research on the development of resilient food and water systems throughout the world. Central to this is the study of the relationships between political, economic and social factors with environmental changes, and how these relationships influence agri-food system dynamics and their resilience at different scales. Grounded in the traditions of political ecology as well as environmental science and justice, this research theme explores the complex interaction between economics, politics, technology, society and the biological environment, and seeks to identify enabling policies and institutions for the development of equitable and resilient food systems through agroecological transformations.
This new post is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to work with an existing team to develop the long term strategy and thought leadership for this research theme on policies and institutions for equitable and resilient food systems. You will work with senior and junior academics in CAWR to develop research programmes, to secure funding, to build and strengthen networks with national and international partners, and to lead and manage research projects, particularly within the theme of ‘Policies and Institutions for Resilient Food Systems’.
Playing a leading role in the development of transdisciplinary research you will actively contribute to the strategic direction of the Centre. Some very limited teaching will be required, primarily at postgraduate level and you will be expected to join PhD supervisory teams, as appropriate. The active dissemination of research results and a commitment to delivering high impact research individually and as part of a team will be a critical success factor.
With a PhD, or equivalent, in Ecology or the Science of Dynamic Complexity, you will ideally be a member of relevant professional bodies or learned societies and will have significant experience of research in at least one of the following areas:
  • Agroecology and Policies for Food and Agriculture
  • Agricultural, environmental and rural policy and governance
  • Agroecology and sustainable development
  • Environmental Science and Justice
  • Agroecology and socio-ecological resilience
You will demonstrate success in preparing bids for and obtaining research funding, and should have a good record of published research in a relevant discipline in an international setting.
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Closing date: 16 February 2016

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at www.coventry.ac.uk/job-vacanciesor click here to apply.