IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLICY
Starting date: 1 February, 2017 (negotiable)
Application deadline: 27 January 2017
Full Or Part-Time: Full-Time
Proposed duration: 12 months (renewable)
Unit Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy invites applications for a full-time Research Assistant position related to the study of sustainability transformation and transition of urban systems. Initially offered for a period of 12 months but renewable, the position is tied to the recently started 4-year NATure based URban innoVATION (NATURVATION) project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 mechanism that will conduct research on the potential use of nature based solution (NBS) in cities. The Research Assistant will work as an integral member of CEU’s project delivery team and the broader international NATURVATION consortium led by Durham University in the United Kingdom.
In the face of global change and increasing environmental, economic and social pressures in an increasingly urban world, sustainable development and resilience are more important than ever for cities in Europe and beyond. NBS are seen to hold significant promise in enabling the urban transition to sustainability and meeting sustainable development goals. They have potential to provide multiple benefits across a range of sustainability challenges facing cities – such as managing flooding, supporting improved health outcomes or increasing resilience in the face of a changing climate and other closely interlinked global and local challenges. Yet despite their significant potential, the use of NBS remains marginal, incidental, and highly uneven.
The NATURVATION project will bring the required branches of science and expert practitioners together to forge a unique transdisciplinary partnership capable of advancing the use of nature-based solutions in urban environments. More specifically, the project will:
We are looking for a Research Assistant interested in understanding the potential of cities as key driving forces in the global sustainable development agenda, tracking, analyzing and learning from the many technical innovations taking place related to NBS, including their technical, social, environmental, governance and business aspects. The Research Assistant will work with members of a network of urban-regional innovation partnership (URip), with particular emphasis on Győr, as a URIP member in Hungary. The position will be based at CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy in Budapest with travel to project meetings in Hungary and occasionally abroad.
The Research Assistant, working closely with other project team members, will undertake the following activities:
The position is for 12 months, starting from February 1, 2017, with a possibility for extension.
Central European University, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, 1051 Budapest, Nador utca 9., Hungary
This is a full time position, for a fixed term of 12 months (maternity leave replacement) with possibility of extension. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.
Applicants need to submit:
Please send your complete application package - including job code in subject line: 2017/024 Only complete applications will be considered.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences and humanities, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.