[URBANTH-L]JOB: Dartmouth/Ford Foundation Climate Justice Postdoc

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed May 13 14:04:56 EDT 2009

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
The Ford Foundation Climate Justice Research Project
Dartmouth College

[Two positions]

The Climate Justice Research Project at Dartmouth College, supported in part 
by a grant from the Ford Foundation, seeks two post-doctoral fellows to 
advance the research on and teaching about climate change, development and 
the economy. As the vulnerability of poor and marginalized communities is 
often exacerbated by "market solutions" to climate change, the Climate 
Justice Research Project seeks to develop tools and analysis that will 
ensure climate change mitigation will occur in a just and equitable manner. 
The project draws a comprehensive picture of regulatory and economic 
development approaches to climate change, existing and planned; it will 
identify gaps in those resources and suggest new tools to steer change.

Fellow: The project seeks two full-time post-doctoral research fellows to 
use current data to study the emergence of US carbon markets' and their 
potential effects on low-income and marginalized communities; and to a 
lesser extent how US carbon markets are interlocked with existing 
international markets. The project is especially interested in the ways in 
which regulation, compliance and enforcement in emerging carbon trading 
markets shape chances for climate justice oriented policy making. 
Post-doctoral research fellows will analyze policies with a justice/equity 
focus towards understanding alternatives to market-only approaches which 
better facilitate carbon emissions reductions, green economy revenue 
generation, and confront a host of other institutional issues to avert 
worsening climate change impacts on vulnerable and marginalized people.

Each grant-funded position involves a combination of research, co-teaching 
and fundraising. It requires a commitment to, as well as knowledge of and 
experience in, action research, multi-stakeholder processes, and participant 
observation. It also requires familiarity with and some experience in 
multilateral negotiations. Candidates must be available to take part in 
domestic and international travel to relevant and related climate meetings. 
The position starts July 1, 2009 (the start date has limited flexibility). 
It is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal, pending 
year-end review and further funding.

Successful candidates would work under the direction of professor Michael K. 
Dorsey (Principal Investigator) and in association with the John Sloan 
Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (completed no later than start date) or equivalent in 
Environmental Policy, Geography, Policy Studies, Environmental Studies or 
Science with an emphasis on policy, political ecology, economics, 
environmental anthropology/ethnology, environmental sociology and/or 
regulatory concerns.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue 
until the positions are filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with 
experience; benefits are included.

The application should include a short introductory letter accompanied by 1) 
a two- to four-page statement of research goals and the relationship between 
the candidate's goals and this program of research; 2) a curriculum vitae; 
3) three letters of recommendation including at least one from a 
dissertation advisor; and 4) at least one sample publication. These should 
be mailed or emailed to (electronic submission is preferred):

Dr. Michael K. Dorsey
113 Steele Hall
Environmental Studies Program
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Michael.Dorsey at dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship and 
excellent teaching. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative 
action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome 
applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of 
color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. 

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