Research professor in arctic sustainable livelihoods
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Helsinki, Finland
6d ago
source : Euraxess

The arctic environments and their natural resources have a high importance to local societies and national and global stakeholders, including arctic indigenous peoples.

Companies and actors representing different sectors, including forest industry, mining, tourism, as well as primary production, are planning investments that simultaneously utilize and have various kinds of effects on the sensitive natural resources of these areas.

Global environmental drivers such as climate change further affect local livelihoods, changing the availability and utilization of natural resources.

The research professorship in arctic sustainable livelihoods searches and develops solutions in which arctic natural resources are utilized in an economically optimal way that increases holistic sustainability and the well-being of communities in the Pan-Arctic region, including European, North American and Russian arctic areas.

The research work recognizes the importance of social license to operate (SLO) among companies, through actions in corporate social responsibility (CSR) to strengthen both competitive advantage and meet the needs of indigenous groups and other local communities in arctic areas.

The developed solutions support responsible utilization of renewable arctic natural resources for sustainable local livelihoods.

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Our expectations of the applicant

The research professor (tenure track : associate or full professor) should have a doctoral degree in relevant field, such as environmental social sciences environmental and resource economics).

The track record of the selected research professor should include good knowledge and experience of the aspects that are affecting the operations in arctic areas.

In addition, experience in working in a multi-disciplinary setting is considered an advantage. The task requires internationally valued and recognized know-how, strong publication records, evidence and experience of managing the entire process of broad research or development entities from need assessment to implementation, and putting the knowledge into practice in a versatile manner.

We expect that the candidate will actively develop the interdisciplinary strategic orientation of ambitious research projects and lead the development of large-scale project entities.

Close interaction with entrepreneurial stakeholders is seen as an advantage. The research professor is expected to have established international networks and to be actively engaged in national and international collaborations.

The research professor should also have a strong track record in managing international research projects, building attractive research environments, acquiring external funding and publishing and disseminating scientific results.

Information about pay

The position is at complexity level 12 - 13 in Luke's salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 5 002,26 - 5 650,29 per month.

In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component.

The applicant may also present a separate salary request.

Other information about the job

Please note that the application period expires on 14 December 2020 at pm (time in Finland, UTC + 3). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.

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