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Schumacher College: Economics for Transition

Schumacher College is hosting  residential postgraduate and short-course study in radical economic thinking, activism and entrepreneurship through Economics in Transition.

Postgraduate Program

Prepare yourself to be a leader in the low carbon, high well-being, resilient and equitable economy of the future, in a programme that delivers both inner and outer transition. Applications are due April 30th for September 2014.

Short Course Study

Ranging from weekends to six month programmes, short courses bring together leading international thinkers, activists and practitioners, in a unique brand of small-group transformative learning experiences. With a focus on interactive and participatory learning, we offer the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st Century.

 

New York Lecture by Tim Jackson, Ecological Economist

The Architectural League of New York is hosting a lecture by British Ecological Economist Tim Jackson in New York on April 24.

Tim Jackson will speak about the shifting paths for achieving prosperity in our lives and discuss the changing relationship between economic growth and prosperity stemming from his book, Prosperity without Growth. While economic growth was once essential in reaching our current level of development, perhaps continued growth not only sees diminishing returns, but also detracts from our present happiness and future prosperity. In a world with finite ecological limits, how do we make what we need, get it to the people who need it, and nurture what we already have? A conversation with New York Times journalist Eduardo Porter will follow Jackson’s talk.

Further information and tickets here.

 

Earth Economics: Hiring Director of Development and Marketing

Background: Founded in 1998, Earth Economics applies new economic tools and principles to meet the challenges of the 21st century: achieving the need for just and equitable communities, healthy ecosystems, and sustainable economies. We are based in Tacoma, WA and have a current staff of 15 supported by a 25-person team of advisors and interns.

For more information about Earth Economics, please visit: www.eartheconomics.org.

Development and Marketing  Position Announcement:

Earth Economics is excited to be hiring our first Director of Development and Marketing to join our senior team.  Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development and Marketing will be a key leadership team member, actively participating in making strategic decisions for Earth Economics. 

The Development and Marketing Director will be responsible for building effective and efficient fundraising processes, as well as for organizational branding and telling the story of the importance and impact of Earth Economics’ work.   We recently adopted an ambitious Long Range Plan that will require strong growth in capacity in the years ahead.  Our 2014 budget anticipates approximately $2 million in revenues, and the Development and Marketing Director will ensure this target is met, while positioning the organization to ramp up revenues in subsequent years.  The two primary sources of Earth Economics revenue are and will be foundation grants and fee-for-service contracts, primarily with public agencies.   In addition, we anticipate developing smaller but growing revenue centers in major gifts and fee-for-service contracts with private sector entities.  Salary to be commensurate with skills, experience,and ability to be successful.

Could this be you or someone you know?
 For more information or to apply, visit Earth Economic’s Careers page on our website:

Online Course Offering: Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice – Deadline for Applications March 24th, 2014

This in an interactive online course taught in English over sixteen weeks. It features lectures based on Civil Society Organizations and Environmental Justice Organization case studies across a broad range of topics, taught by well known ecological economists / political ecologists including Joan Martinez Alier, Bernardo Aguilar, Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos and Hali Healy. It has been designed for activists interested in understanding and applying the tools of ecological economics to their work, and for researchers of the sustainability sciences interested in the real world application of the concepts and methods of ecological economics and political ecology.

Full information on the course can be found at: http://www.ejolt.org/2014/02/new-online-course-from-ejolt-subscribe-now/

Structure:

  • Each module is tutored by a leading researcher or practitioner of ecological economics. It consists of a recorded lecture, an assigned case study reading from the core text, and further optional readings. A key feature is the online discussion forum – a virtual classroom where trainees interact with each other and with tutors. Each module ends with the submission of a short assignment that is assessed by the module tutor. The time needed to complete a module depends on depth that students choose to go into with the materials, however a rough estimate is 10-20 hours per module.
  • The course requires trainees to submit an additional final assignment in the form of a contribution to an interactive map of environmental (in)justices, along with a corresponding “factsheet”, on a particular issue they are familiar with or interested in.
  • All course elements can be accessed whenever it is convenient for trainees – within the time period (one week) dedicated to each specific module. However, as the lectures cannot be downloaded and have to be watched online, a strong, reliable internet connection is a must.
How to Apply: Send a one-page letter of intent, outlining your relevant experience and interests, and why you wish to take the course, and email it to hhealyatceecec@gmail.com

University of Vermont – Community Development Lecturer

The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applicants for a lecturer position within the Department of Community Development and Applied
Economics (CDAE) with expertise in the theory and practice of Community Development, with an emphasis on community development in the United States. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2014, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Funding has been secured for the position and the successful candidate is expected to start in the fall of 2014.

The CDAE Department is a transdisciplinary unit with its scholarly activity focused on sustainable local, regional and international communities through interdisciplinary research, education, and associated outreach. CDAE offers undergraduate majors in Community Entrepreneurship, Community and International Development, and Public Communication. We also offer a Master of Science degree in Community Development and Applied Economics, and the Master of Public Administration degree (MPA).

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the UVMCDAE website: www.uvm.edu/cdae and the city of Burlington, Vermont:
www.ci.burlington.vt.us/.

The full position listing is attached as a PDF: UVM_CID lecturer position and listed at www.uvmjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1395339118151 

IARU Sustainability Science Congress: Call for abstracts

Sustainability Science Congress 2014
Global Challenges: Achieving Sustainability
Copenhagen, Denmark from October 22nd – 24th 2014

The call for abstracts has just opened for the international congress on sustainability science. The congress calls for much more than natural scientists discussing climate change – we are calling on the humanities, social scientists, and experts from various disciplines and businesses to address global challenges together and work toward sustainable solutions.

Visit http://sustainability.ku.dk/iarucongress2014/ for more information and to submit an abstract in sustainability science.

Abstract submission is open until March 31st, 2014

Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice: Online Course

EJOLT, in collaboration with Fundación Neotrópica, a Costa Rican NGO, and UCI (Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional) is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”, taught through civil society organisation (CSO) case studies. It will run starting April 1st 2014.

This in an interactive course taught in English over sixteen weeks. It features lectures based on CSO and EJO case studies across a broad range of topics, taught by well known ecological economists/political ecologists including Joan Martinez Alier, Bernardo Aguilar, Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos and Hali Healy. It has been designed for activists interested in understanding and applying the tools of ecological economics to their work, and for researchers of the sustainability sciences interested in the real world application of the concepts and methods of ecological economics and political ecology.

Further information: http://www.ejolt.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/flyer-EJOLT-NEO-v6.pdf

Deadline for Application: March 1st, 2014
How to Apply: Send a one-page letter of intent, outlining your relevant experience and interests, and why you wish to take the course, and email it to hhealyatceecec@gmail.com

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Idaho

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in Ecological Economics at the University of Idaho

A 3-year PhD assistantship is being offered in the areas of ecosystem services and ecological economics at the University of Idaho as part of a large interdisciplinary project focused on feedbacks and interactions in coupled social-ecohydrological systems in Mexico. The selected PhD student will contribute to this project through economic analysis on (1) institutional design and behavioral changes in payments for hydrological services programs and (2) valuation of ecosystem services outcomes.Desired skills for this position include interdisciplinary problem solving skills, experience with geospatial, statistical, and economic analyses, and Spanish language skills. Preference will be given to students already holding a master’s degree.

To apply to this position, please send your CV and a 1-page letter describing your qualifications by February 28, 2014 to Dr. Kelly Wendland at kwendland@uidaho.edu. Please put “PhD Assistantship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on March 3rd and continue until this position is filled. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. You should not start the University of Idaho graduate school application until contacted by Dr. Wendland. The Ph.D. assistantship includes tuition, fees and health insurance for 3 years; all conditions may not apply for international students. The selected student will complete their degree program in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences in the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources. The preferred start date is fall 2014.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at Allegheny College

Allegheny College
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Visiting Assistant Professor – Environmental Social Scientist

The Environmental Science Department at Allegheny College invites applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2014.  We seek an individual with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in environmental studies and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research expertise in the social sciences.  A Ph.D. and previous teaching experience strongly preferred. Teaching load is equivalent to 6 courses per year and will include core courses in the department’s curriculum as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Such courses may include political ecology, environmental policy, environmental geography, global environmental governance, and ecological economics.  Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.

E-mail application material (cover letter, CV, teaching and research interests, and list of three references) as a single PDF file (with candidate’s last name as file name) to EnvironmentalStudies2014@allegheny.edu.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered.  Review of applications begins on February 24, 2014.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

The job posting can be found at: sites.allegheny.edu/hr/job_post/visiting-assistant-professor-environmental-social-scientist/

Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference

The 7th Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference: “Local action for the common good”, will be held in Costa Rica 8-12 September 2014.
In addition to the ESP working group sessions, the conference will present examples of Ecosystem Services practices in Community Based Ecosystem Management from several EU funded projects in the region. The conference is organised by ESP with local organizer Fundacion Neotropica, in collaboration with CATIE, Universidad Nacional and IUCN-CEM Meso-America.
 
For information on the conference visit www.espconference.org
For information on ESP visit www.es-partnership.org