In a joint venture with the Stockholm Environmental Institute, Stockholm Resilience Centre seeks a researcher to be scientific leader in an Arctic Resilience Report (ARR). The ARR has been approved as an Arctic Council project and is a priority for the Swedish chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The goal of the project is to better understand impacts and risks related to integrated processes of change in the Arctic with focus on the risk for rapid shifts in ecosystems services that affect human well-being. The ARR will furthermore explore strategies to build social-ecological resilience among Arctic communities.
The ARR includes activities until 2015. It is based on active engagement with stakeholders both in identifying valuable aspects of social-ecological systems in the Arctic and identifying drivers that affect them. This will be followed by an analysis of potential tipping points that can affect important ecosystems services and human well-being. An integral part of the assessment is also to identify policy and management options that may be needed for strengthening resilience, for adaptation, and for transformational change when this is necessary. The method for the project will build on and extend the approach developed in the Resilience Assessment workbook.
You will be the scientific leader of the ARR and work closely with the project leader and other staff at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and Stockholm Environment Institute and also with international networks, including the “Resilience Alliance”. Roles and responsibilities of the ARR Scientific Leader include:
- Provide the scientific leadership in developing and carrying out the resilience assessment in the ARR.
- Initiate and support different project activities under the ARR, and lead the method development for the resilience assessment.
- Be the lead person in synthesizing insights and in structuring the interim and final reports of the ARR, and function as one of the lead authors.
- Together with the ARR Project Leader, establish knowledge partnerships (international research networks, interactions with Arctic Council working groups and core programs, and engagement with key stakeholder groups) required in the assessment work.
- Work closely with the Project Leader and the rest of the project team on all matters, including raising additional funds.
- Start establishing an Arctic research group at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, together with the centre leadership.
- Mid-level to senior academic experience in resilience research and integrated assessments.
- Experience from research on social-ecological systems and resilience.
- Research experience from the Arctic region.
- Experience from policy oriented assessments/studies and participatory research processes.
- Experience or familiarity with the Arctic Council.
Conditions of Employment
Employment is part-time to full-time (50-100 %), depending on the applicant and to be negotiated individually. Fixed-term contract of one year, subject to renewal up to four years in total. Access immediately. Stockholm University administers individual wages, therefore, please indicate salary requirement.
For more details see the full position announcement.