Theme Leader - Environment, Economy & Society

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) is a distinctive research centre located in the town of Thurso and part of the North Highland College, one of the partners in the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant academic environment, and unrivalled access to some outstanding natural environments. Current activity is focused around the priority themes of ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’; Carbon ‘Water and Climate’ and ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’. As part of our commitment to developing our international research profile, we are seeking to establish a fourth, cross-cutting theme on ‘Environment, economy and society’ and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and established researcher to lead this activity.

Applications are sought from highly motivated candidates with demonstrable expertise and track record of research in areas relevant to ‘Environment, economy and society’, for example:

– Sustainable development (rural)
– Environmental economics
– Environmental management (including water resources)
– Sustainable technologies
– ‘One health’
– ‘Low carbon’ and / or ‘circular economies’

Candidates with experience and track record in adjacent areas may also be considered.

Closing date: Monday 3rd June 2019, 9am.

Please apply via the link.