Call for Applications
Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts: The Contribution of Local Knowledge to Climate Change Research
(Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
The LICCI (Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts) project is a European Research Council (ERC) funded project aiming to improve our understandings of how climate change affects physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems. The project will document and analyze local indicators through the lens of local knowledge and perceived impacts of climate change across climate types in various indigenous communities using a mix-method approach. To achieve this goal, we are inviting applications from Ph.D. students, early career scholars, and practitioners who share similar interests.
What we expect from the selected candidates:
- Must be able to attend one of the three week long training workshops (in English), which are scheduled in June (17th-21st), September (16th-20th), and November (18th-22nd) of 2019 in Barcelona (UAB campus), Spain. The project will cover all the expenses related to attending the workshop, including flight tickets, lodging, and food.
- Must be able to follow a set of standard protocols designed by the LICCI team to collect data on local indicators of climate change impacts. The estimated length of fulfilling the data collection process is approximately 1- 2 months.
- Must be able to deliver the complete data set within a year after attending the training workshop.
What we offer to the selected candidates:
- Selected candidates will receive a one-time payment of €5,000 (Five-thousand Euros/gross) after the submission of the data set within the required timeline.
- Selected candidates will be invited to a writing workshop in Barcelona (UAB campus) after data collection is finished.
- Selected candidates will be invited to collaborate on publications related to the data collected for LICCI project.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
- Students enrolled in a related Ph.D. program (e.g., anthropology, biology, ecology, sustainable development, etc.), early career scholars, and practitioners, with an established field site and interests in LICCI (regardless of citizenship and nationality). Ideally, the LICCI data collection would be incorporated into the candidate’s own fieldwork.
- Applicants must have previous fieldwork experience. Preference will be given to those who have knowledge and practices of semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Preference will also be given to those who work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a well-established field site.
- Applicants must at least have the intermediate level of English. Fluency in the language of the field site you propose to work in is a plus.
- Selected candidates must be able to travel to Barcelona (UAB Campus) to attend the one-week training workshop to familiarize themselves with various protocols designed by the LICCI team before collecting data for the project.
*We encourage applications from women, minorities, and Indigenous Peoples.
How to apply:
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the collaboration via the application page. All materials must be received as a single PDF file (Last name_First name_LICCI) by March 25, 2019. We DO NOTaccept late applications nor applications sent via email. Resultswill becommunicatedin mid-April. Complete applications should include:
- A cover letter (1 – 2 pages) explaining the candidate ́s motivations and research experience related to Indigenous Peoples or climate change. Please include one paragraph description of the proposed fieldsite, i.e. demographic information, the size of the community, and geographical location.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- A letter of permission/support from the candidate ́s supervisor/current employer.
- The contact information of two references, including email address, phone number, title, and associated institution
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*LICCI is funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council [FP7-771056-LICCI]