Driven by the increasing public awareness of the impact of hurricanes and the devastation of coastal areas, Island(er)s at the Helm will contribute to equipping (Dutch) Caribbean societies with proficient tools for confronting these challenging climatic phenomena.
This research builds on the principle that local-specific practices and ontologies of Caribbean societies are crucial for promoting sustainable WFS-nexus solutions. The project brings together researchers and societal partners to employ a mixture of technical, traditional, and contemporary knowledge practices for studying climate change adaptation through a long-term perspective.
Appointment will be according to the terms of the Collective Labor Agreement of Sint Maarten. We offer a full time position for one year starting September 2021. Extension of the contract is subjected to satisfactory review. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with VSNU standards. USM offers an attractive benefits package with 15 days of paid holiday and social insurances.
We are looking for candidates with at least the following qualifications:
- MA or MSc degree in Political Sciences or a related disciplines;
- An excellent command of the English language, both in speaking and writing, and structured writing skills in general.
Furthermore, the following qualifications would be considered a plus:
- Have the ability to work independently, as well as in collaboration with a diverse team of researchers and (non-)academic stakeholders and local communities;
- Be knowledgeable about policies of climate change in small island states;
- Have at least four years’ work experience or conducting research in the English speaking part of the Dutch Kingdom;
- Command of Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, Caribbean creole English and/or Haitian Kreyol/Guadeloupian Creole.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Sint Maarten › Philipsburg
21 May 2021
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