Research Fellow in Landscape Governance and Human Wellbeing in Africa

University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment

Research Fellow in Landscape Governance and Human Wellbeing in Africa

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have social science training and experience conducting fieldwork with interdisciplinary teams to advance understanding of social-ecological systems, landscape governance, human wellbeing and rural livelihoods in Africa? Do you have expertise in participatory stakeholder engagement and want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

This Research Fellow will be based in the Sustainability Research Institute of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds. The Fellow will work under the guidance of Dr. Susannah Sallu on the Global Challenges Research Fund BBSRC funded project entitled .

This interdisciplinary project, led by at Newcastle University, aims to investigate biological and human wellbeing benefits provided by agroforestry in tropical agricultural landscapes. The project, for the first time, quantifies the synergies and trade-offs with positive and negative ecological and human wellbeing impacts arising from agroforestry management in part of the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor in Tanzania. The project is implemented in collaboration with staff from Sokoine University of Agriculture, National Museums Kenya and Reforest Africa.

We are specifically looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to support implementation of qualitative social science components in the final year of this project. The researcher will work collaboratively with the research team and in-country partners to engage in participatory ways with smallholder farmers and to conduct semi-structured interviews with large-scale farmers, conservation and governance stakeholders in Tanzania, to analyse data and report findings.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

, Associate Professor of Environment and Development

Email: s.sallu@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100% - We will consider flexible working arrangements
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 6 months)
Release Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021
Closing Date: Sunday 28 February 2021
Reference: ENVEE1441

 

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