Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Governing for resilience and equity in small-scale fisheries

21 August 2017 | 652 views | Tags: Australia, Governance

This position provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to pursue research on governing for food security, equity and resilience in 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 WorldFish’s Resilient Small Scale Fisheries Research Program. 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.

WorldFish and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have common interests in improving the governance of fisheries. 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.

Applications close 27 August. For more information please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies website.

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