PhD Opportunity in Sustainability, Climate Change, and Future Scenarios in Newfoundland and Labrador

We are seeking candidates for one fully-funded PhD position at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in the Transdisciplinary Sustainability (TRSU) Program, under the joint-supervision of Dr. Camille Ouellet Dallaire (School of Science and the Environment) and Dr. Rachel Webb Jekanowski (the School of Arts and Social Science). The position begins in September 2023.

The successful candidate will undertake their doctoral studies in TRSU and contribute to a NSERC-funded research project on interdisciplinary analyses of cumulative impacts and/or ecosystem services. Research topics must be transdisciplinary and may include:

• Data-driven scenario analyses for Canada and/or Newfoundland and Labrador
• Mixed-methods analyses of climate futures and environmental imaginaries
• Uses of digital media in climate adaptation strategies and narratives
• Geospatial cumulative impact assessments for Maritime, Boreal and/or Arctic Regions

Funding Package: Graduate funding begins at $25,000 CAD and guaranteed for 4 years, with additional funding for fieldwork and conference travel. Opportunities for graduate assistantships or additional top-up funding may be available.

• Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Political Science, Environmental Humanities, or a related discipline by August 2023.
• Candidate should have proficient coding skills (e.g. R, Python, etc.) and a working knowledge of data management and analysis.
• A demonstrated interest in climate action, interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary approaches, community engagement, and environmental sustainability.
• Experience working with the arts and environmental justice is preferred but not required.
• Preference will be given to candidates with projects focused on Newfoundland and Labrador.

Location: Grenfell Campus is located on the West Coast of Newfoundland in the town of Corner Brook. It is at the heart of the Blomidon Mountains and within driving distance of Gros Morne National Park, a world-renowned UNESCO site. Outdoors activity such as mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing are at your doorstep.

Grenfell Campus is located on traditional Mi’kmaw territory, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi'kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

Application: Candidates should submit a CV, an unofficial transcript, and a one-page statement of interest to Dr. Dallaire (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Jekanowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Dec 10, 2022. Following a review of applications, the successful candidate must apply to the TRSU Program and Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador by February 1, 2023.

Memorial University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, especially women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups.