New PhD position in IMAGINE adaptation

Marta Olazabal
November 13, 2023
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New PhD position in IMAGINE adaptation through Fundación ”la Caixa” Inphinit incoming program hosted at the Basque Centre for Climate Change.

The position

  • The technical and scientific objectives of the PhD research will involve conceptually developing a framework for devising and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for urban adaptation in cities that are co-created with local actors and communities and enable learning processes that can pave the way for successful transformative adaptation. This will involve looking at the politics of monitoring and evaluation in urban planning and policy making in general as well as specific barriers for evaluating adaptation to climate change in particular. The research will feed from interdisciplinary studies and will be highly informed by local actors.
  • Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are expected to be part of the research methods, including field work in case studies. We are looking for people that are able to develop quality research independently as well as work well in teams.

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Information about IMAGINE adaptation

  • IMAGINE Adaptation addresses the urgent need to evaluate climate change adaptation in urban areas and understand progress across governance levels. It argues that the current focus on policy progress can be a useful first step, but it is not indicative of effective adaptation.
  • The project aims to revisit the concept of adaptation success and go beyond technical framings to consider equity, justice, and maladaptive issues. In doing so the project will pioneer new ways to evaluate adaptation, and contribute to discussions on how local progress can inform global goals.

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Requirements of the call

  • Experience: candidates must not have carried out more than four years of research activity before the closing date of the call.
  • Studies pursued: at the time of recruitment, candidates must have completed the studies that allow them to enrol in an official PhD programme in Spain/Portugal. The verification of the required level of studies will be carried out by the host university when the admission procedure begins.
    Candidates must not have been enrolled in a doctoral programme prior to the start of the fellowship.
  • Mobility: candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain/Portugal for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call.
  • Level of English: candidates must accredit the required level of English by submitting one of the certificates specified in the rules for participation.

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You can submit your application up to 24 January 2024 for Incoming fellowships.

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