Job purpose - To conduct applied research into marine and coastal social-ecological systems. To support and develop social research in Blue Growth industries such as aquaculture, marine renewable energy, fisheries and other rural economies such as tourism. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the natural and physical sciences available at SAMS, developing trans and cross-disciplinary research agendas which suit and interact with and/or impact national, UK, and international policy agendas.
Types of activities - Identifying, planning and initiating major research within specialist subject area, for example where gaps in knowledge exist, or leading investigation into significant matters
Lead strategic planning for research and research funding of the Centre for Society and the Sea, plan future engagement of research, teaching and enterprise activities, and contribute to SAMS overall strategic planning.
Attributes required - You will have a PhD in Marine Social Science, Sustainability or Regional Studies, Sustainable Environmental Management, Environmental or Ecological Economics or related field. A broad knowledge of international policy relating to sustainability goals, action research, social and environmental valuation, and social impact assessment with a proven track record of high-quality publications (REF3/4* standard).