School of Global Studies - Department of Geography

Research Fellow in Sustainability

Fixed-term for 18 months.
Expected interview date: 4/5 May 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to work with Dr Pedram Rowhani (Geography), Dr Dominic Glover (Institute of Development Studies), Dr Shova Thapa Karki (Business and Management), and Dr Seife Ayele (Institute of Development Studies) on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), a collaborative initiative by the University of Sussex and Institute of Development Studies to develop interdisciplinary research in sustainability.

Entitled "Farmer organisations and the resilience and sustainability of small farms", the project will investigate the viability and potential of farmer organisations as ways to promote sustainable practices for, and build the resilience of, small farm-based commercial enterprises in a context of rural-urban and international migration, agricultural feminisation, and the aspirations of rural youth.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed interdisciplinary scientist who will play a key role in this research and contribute energetically to SSRP. Your role will also involve research design, data analysis, literature reviews, and dissemination activities, alongside general day-to-day project management. The successful candidate will be based in the School of Global Studies but will interact continuously with the whole team across the different Schools/Institutions. Informal enquiries may be made to Pedram Rowhani (, Shova Thapa Karki (, Dominic Glover (, or Seife Ayele (

Job Reference: 1772

Closing date for applications: 21 April 2017.

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