Phd On The Footprint Of Colonialism: Attributing Biodiversity Loss And Ghg Emissions From Colonial Land Change Processes (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
March 31, 2023
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PhD on the Footprint of Colonialism: Attributing Biodiversity Loss and GHG

Emissions from Colonial Land Change Processes (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description Quantifying the cumulative attribution of countries to biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from land change is of critical importance to achieve global environmental justice. Attribution of individual countries to past land change in an objective manner gives clear information for negotiations around loss and damage finances as recently debated at United Nations conference on climate Change (COP27) and biodiversity (COP15).

Qualifications We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate with a deep interest in land use and history. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars with strong modelling and quantitative data analysis skills. We gladly receive applications from candidates who:


You will be offered a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,541 in the first year and €3,247 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year- end bonus of 8.3% per year.

About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

Additional information For more information about this position, please contact C.G.M. Klein Goldewijk (Assistant Professor) via [email protected] or +31 6 27132148 or Brian Dermody (Assistant Professor) via [email protected]. Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

The application deadline is 31/03/2023

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