Call for postdoctoral proposalspublished: September 3, 2015
The Centro de Investigaciones Regionales of the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (CIR-UADY) has opened a call for postdoctoral proposals to work on the research project ‘Modifications to urban livelihoods in Yucatan state in the context of contemporary urbanization, global climate change and sustainability’.
This project is led by World Social Science Fellow Mauricio Dominguez, and is financed by CONACYT. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.
Project’s general objective:
- To explain how contemporary urbanization/global environment interaction has modified livelihoods (subsistence) over the twenty-year study period (1995-2015) in the selected urban communities of Yucatan and how these changes affect sustainability.
Type of support offered:
- Monthly grant of $900.00 USD.
Place and duration of the postdoctoral stay:
- Place: Mérida, Yucatán, México.
- Duration: 6 months, and can be extended another 6 months based on performance.
- PhD in any of the following social science’s areas: Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics or other related.
- No more of four years of having obtained PhD.
- Verifiable experience in the study of the issues addressed by the research project.
- Good knowledge of Spanish and English languages (spoken, read and written).
- Experience in statistics, implementation of surveys and on the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods.
- Knowledge in ArcGIS, SPSS, and STATA programs will be an additional positive asset.
Content of applications:
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 sheets)
- Letter of intent.
- Essay where proven knowledge on the topics of the research project (maximum 3 sheets).
- Two letters of reference.
- Spanish and/or English proof of domain.
Submission of applications:
- Direct them to Dr. Mauricio Dominguez Aguilar.
All documents must scanned in an only PDF file in the same order are list in this call and sent by email to:
Deadline to submit applications:
- October 15, 2015.
Commence of postdoctoral stay:
- Between November 15, 2015 and 6 January 2016 (negotiable).