Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 

The University of Lausanne Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research (CIRM), the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) are inviting applications for a PhD in public administration. CIRM also seeks to fill a position of First Assistant (Post-doc) on Monitoring of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems.

Application deadline 23 August 2021.


PhD position in Public Administration

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research (CIRM), the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) are inviting applications for a PhD in public administration. The person recruited will write a doctoral thesis under the joint supervision of professors Stéphane Nahrath (IDHEAP) and Emmanuel Reynard (IGD). He or she will join the CIRM team at the UNIL site in Sion and will divide his or her time between the campuses in Lausanne (IDHEAP) and Sion (IGD/CIRM). 

Composed of about 100 members, including 15 professors, IDHEAP is the most important university and multidisciplinary structure for training, research and expertise specifically dedicated to the public and parapublic sector in Switzerland. Composed of about 100 members, including 19 professors, IGD is active in the fields of geography and sustainability by combining the humanities and natural sciences. Created in 2018, the CIRM develops research on mountain socio-environmental systems from an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective.

Starting date: 01.10.2021 (or to be agreed)
Contract length: 1 year, renewable, maximum 4 years
Activity rate: 100%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, UNIL-Sion Campus, Bramois (50%) and Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Quartier Mouline, Lausanne (50%), Switzerland

The candidate will conduct personal research on the institutional regimes of water multifunctionality and Alpine reservoirs. The research will be carried out in the framework of the project "Multifunctionality of Alpine reservoirs and concessions" resulting from a collaboration between CIRM and ALPIQ. A description of the project is available from Prof. Emmanuel Reynard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

The candidate will devote 90% of his/her time to his/her personal research (PhD thesis) and 10% to CIRM activities, under the responsibility of Prof. Emmanuel Reynard.

The successful candidate is expected to have a Master's degree in public administration, political science, geography or another discipline of the humanities and social sciences. Language skills in French and English are expected. German language skills are an asset. 

Contact for further information
Prof. Emmanuel Reynard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research (CIRM): https://www.unil.ch/centre-montagne
Personal page Emmanuel Reynard: http://igd.unil.ch/reynard
Personal page Stéphane Nahrath: https://applicationspub.unil.ch/interpub/noauth/php/Un/UnPers.php?PerNum=870635&LanCode=37

Application deadline 23 August 2021.

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First Assistant (Post-doc) on Monitoring of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems


The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research (CIRM) seeks to fill a position of First Assistant (Post-doc) on Monitoring of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems.

The CIRM brings together more than 90 researchers who work on mountain issues by combining human and natural sciences. It offers an international, interdisciplinary and stimulating environment for high-level research. It regularly hosts conferences and guest researchers and develops research oriented towards the needs of mountain regions, in particular the Valais and Vaud Alps.

Starting date: 01.10.2021
Contract length: 1 year
Activity rate: 90%
Workplace: University of Lausanne, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research, UNIL-Sion Campus, Bramois, Switzerland

 

The successful candidate will work on the BlueMount project (https://wp.unil.ch/bluemount/), which aims to develop a platform for the monitoring of mountain social-ecological systems on a regional scale. By mountain social-ecological systems we mean any system at the interface between nature and society in mountain regions. 

The person recruited will be responsible for (1) developing the conceptual framework of the monitoring programme, integrating environmental and societal monitoring in a balanced way; (2) implementing a prototype for the social-ecological monitoring of the CIRM mountain study region based on multivariate indicators; and (3) publishing the results in scientific journals. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with the BlueMount project team (resp. Christophe Randin and Davnah Urbach) and the project steering committee (headed by Iago Otero). The research will be supervised by Prof. Emmanuel Reynard (CIRM Director) and Dr Christophe Randin (Blue Mount coordinator). 

The candidate will devote 80% of his/her time to his/her personal research within the framework of the BlueMount project and 10% to interdisciplinary activities of CIRM (seminars, workshops, exchanges with other researchers, etc.).

A description of the Blue Mount project is available by contacting Prof. Emmanuel Reynard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

The successful candidate should have a PhD in interdisciplinary environmental sciences, or a PhD in social sciences or natural sciences, with expertise in the social-ecological analysis of mountain environments. A good knowledge of Swiss environmental public policies and proven skills in geomatic approaches (e.g. database management, GIS, remote sensing), environmental or societal monitoring, or integrated (social-ecological) monitoring approaches are expected. Language skills in French and English are expected. 

 

Contact for further information

Prof. Emmanuel Reynard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mountain Research (CIRM): https://www.unil.ch/centre-montagne

Application deadline 23 August 2021.

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