Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Regional Governance of Fisheries

Location: James Cook University, Townsville
Vacancy number: 15218
Salary:
Academic Level A: $75,353 – $80,635 per annum; Academic Level B: $84,700 – $99,942 per annum. Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Appointment period: Three years.
Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd July 2015

WorldFish and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have common interests in improving the governance of fisheries. We are seeking an early to mid-career postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in geography, development studies, politics, economics, sociology, and/or law or a cognate discipline. This position provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to pursue research on multi-scale governance of Pacific small-scale fisheries. The position benefits from an exceptional mix of research excellence, policy relevance, and access to development networks.

Position Overview

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is an internationally renowned research centre encompassing >200 researchers and graduate students, with ongoing research projects in 30 countries. The vision of the Centre is to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for understanding the world’s coral reefs and their interactions with people in order to foster their sustainable use, secure the benefits they provide to the tropical societies and economies, and enhance the effectiveness of coral reef management world-wide. WorldFish is an international non-profit scientific agency working in Africa, Asia and the Pacific to ‘reduce poverty and hunger through improving fisheries and aquaculture’. WorldFish has a global staff of about 330, permanent offices in 7 countries and ongoing projects in 25 countries. This position will benefit from an exceptional mix of research excellence, policy relevance, and access to development networks.

This position provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to pursue research on multi-scale governance of Pacific small-scale fisheries. The appointee will work alongside a WorldFish team working with regional authorities (e.g., the Secretariat of the Pacific Community) and national governments (e.g., Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu). The research will contribute to a broader WorldFish program of work to improve governance of small-scale fisheries. The joint appointment will provide the opportunity to collaborate with leading social scientists in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies program on policy, institutions and governance. The candidate will be provided with exceptional support to develop an ongoing social science program of research linked to the objectives of the position that suits her or his interests and abilities.

 

Principal Accountabilities

1. Conduct research independently and as part of a team which contributes to the achievement of the aims of the ARC Centre of Excellence
2. As a core member of the WorldFish Pacific team, contribute to planning and research centred around improved governance of small-scale fisheries
3. Provide expert input, as required, to components of multi-disciplinary projects that may include development, fisheries, and climate policy and governance.
4. Publish research in high-quality journals.
5. Work collaboratively with research and other partners, including communicating research process and findings in policy venues
6. Co-supervise graduate students enrolled at James Cook University, if appropriate.

Selection Criteria

1. PhD in related discipline.
2. Exceptional publication record for stage of career.
3. Evidence of exceptional research ability, including a demonstrated capacity to work effectively in developing-country settings with minimal supervision.
4. Demonstrated research skills in a cognate discipline (e.g., geography, development studies, politics, economics, sociology, law).
5. Established links (national and international) with appropriate research organisations and personnel.
6. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.

 Appointment period

Appointment will be fixed term for three years.

Application Procedure

Applications must be uploaded through James Cook University’s jobs@jcu, vacancy number 15218.
Applicants must provide the following:

  • Covering Letter
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests and up to 3 research publications

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Additional Information

Contact:
Dr Tiffany Morrison, Centre of Excellence Tiffany.Morrison@jcu.edu.au phone 61 7 4781 6825
Dr Pip Cohen, WorldFish p.cohen@cgiar.org phone 61 7 4781 3197

 

 

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