Thursday, July 8, 2010

Job Offer: ARC Super Science Fellows in sea level rise impacts across the biophysical and social sciences (5 positions)

Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland, Australia

Applications are invited for up to five Super Science Fellows to undertake exciting research on the future impacts of, and responses to, sea level rise on the Australian coastline. International applicants are encouraged to apply. The prestigious ARC Super Science Fellowship scheme targets early career researchers (within three years of completing their PhD) who have a strong track record in research and discovery. The Fellowships are funded through two projects which will explore the impacts of sea level rise on the Australian coastline, and developing decision support, adaptive guidelines and strategies for responses to these impacts.

The Fellowships require expertise in one or more of the following areas (as related to sea level rise and other coastal issues):

1. Spatially explicit modeling;
2. Analysis of wetland or marine ecosystems responses;
3. Economic geography;
4. Urban planning,
5. Legal, policy or governance frameworks.

The Fellowships will be based at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland headed by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and will be supervised by leading international experts from across the relevant disciplines including Peter J Mumby, Hugh Possingham, John Quiggin, Andrew Griffiths, Stuart Phinn, Colin Woodroffe, Sarah Derrington, Catherine Lovelock, and Tiffany Morrison. The five Fellows will be expected to interact closely as group in order to develop multidisciplinary solutions and outcomes for responding to rapid sea level rise. Five Fellows will be offered a full-time position, fixed term for three years from commencement date. Start dates are negotiable, but Fellows applying under Project One will need to start before 31 December 2010.

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria in their application and indicate the chosen project area on the cover letter.

All documentation can be downloaded from the GCI website at Having read all the documentation you may then direct any enquiries to Melanie King on email m.king4(at) Applications close: 30 July 2010

Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
Please contact research manager: Melanie King on email m.king4(at)

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