Applications for the
2016 Linda Latham Scholarships Now Open
"I felt like I was truly part of a fantastic group of people wanting to make a real difference...one of the most amazing experiences of my graduate school experience."
-- 2014 Latham Scholar from UC Berkeley
DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2016
ACEEE is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to be used for attendance at the 2016 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Scholarships are sponsored by the Linda Latham Scholarship Fund which was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE's Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.
To be eligible, the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency.
For the 2016 Summer Study, Linda Latham Scholarships will be awarded to students at three different scholarship levels. Level 1 awardees will receive a full conference registration, housing and meals, and up to $500 of their transportation costs. Level II scholars will receive a full conference registration and housing and meals. Level III winners will receive a full registration to the conference. We have more Level III scholarships available than we do for Level II and more Level II scholarships than Level I; therefore, chances of selection will be highest at Level III and lowest at Level I. Find more information here.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the online application, or use the application form on our website and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted with required attachments including a copy of the applicant's student ID and proof of student status.
No applications will be accepted after the submission deadline on March 18, 2016.
Scholarship winners will be notified by April 8, 2016.
For more information visit Linda Latham Scholarship Fund.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
For more information about past programs at the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, visit http://www.aceee.org/conferences/ssb/past.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Climate and Energy Transformations
There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at Department of Geography within Climate and Energy transformation. The position is for a period of 3 years.
The official job posting can be found here:
About the project/work tasks
The Spaces of Climate and Energy Lab (SpaceLab) is a research group at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, focusing on the interrelations between climate, energy and society. With funding from Bergen Research Foundation (BFS), SpaceLab is now expanding to develop internationally leading research on climate and energy transformations.
The postdoctoral fellow will form part of SpaceLab, and contribute to the group’s research agenda by conducting a research project on the geographies of climate and energy transformation. Relevant project proposals will examine social, political, economic or environmental aspects of climate and energy transitions and transformations. The empirical context should be Europe.
Funding for the postdoctoral position comes from the Akademia agreement between the University of Bergen and Statoil, and from the Bergen Research Foundation.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a PhD within human geography or equivalent and must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
- Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
- Proficiency in both written and oral English.
Interviews will be used as part of the evaluation process and potential candidates may be invited to hold a trial lecture. Applicants should be aware that written evaluations of each candidate will be made available to all applicants, as per Norwegian regulations. Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the teaching and research profile at the Department, please see http://www.uib.no/en/geografi .
About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:
The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.
We can offer:
- A good and professionally challenging working environment.
- Salary at pay grade 57(code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 482 800,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
- A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).
- Good welfare benefits.
Your application must include:
- A project proposal (5-8 pages) explaining the intended theoretical contributions of the project, as well as the methodological foundations and the plans for empirical data collection.
- A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
- The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
- CV including a list of publications
- Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
- Relevant certificates/references.
- Up to five scientific publications
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page (above) marked “Apply for this job”. In cases of scientific work in paper version, this must be sent as ordinary post, sorted in 3 folders, to the University of Bergen, The Faculty of Social Sciences, P.O. Box 7802, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
The application has to be marked with: 16/1154
The closing date is April 1, 2015
Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.
We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to postdoctoral fellowships positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely. The guidelines are obtainable by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Researcher and project leader Håvard Haarstad, e-mail email@example.com, phone + 47 555 84 581 or Head of Department, Professor Svein Olaf Dahl, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone + 47 555 83 065. Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to senior officer Bodil Hægland, phone +47 55 58 90 53, e-mail: email@example.com.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked
SENIX Conference in Stockholm on June 13-15, 2016 – The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix
Web site: www.delegia.com/senix2016
Group workshop Community of inquiry of the concept of development, organized by Tulsa Jansson, Linköping University, Founder of Swedish Society for Philosophical Practice
SCORAI holds conferences in every other year. 2016 conference is in Orono, ME this June. Here's the information about it.
On behalf of the Program Committee for the 2016 Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) being held at the University of Maine on June 15‒17, 2016, we are pleased to release the first preliminary agenda for the event.
We are also delighted to note that the program includes papers and posters from more than 200 scholars representing 26 countries! Together we will cover a wide range of topics—from sustainable food, alternative economies, and urban transformations to theories of social movements and socio-technical transitions.
We ask that you kindly check the schedule, available on the conference website and please forward this message on to your co-authors (for whom email addresses were not provided during abstract submission). Please inform us, as soon as possible, if corrections are needed or your plans have changed.
Information about travel, accommodation, registration and the post-conference excursion to Acadia National Park is available on the conference website. Early bird registration rates are available until March 15, so please register soon! Registration rates include meals, refreshments and a one year membership to SCORAI.
We have invited several presentations from scholars traveling from developing countries, many of whom receive no financial assistance from their institutions. If you, like us, are interested in participating in an inclusive and diverse conference, please consider adding a small donation to your registration fee to support scholars in need of assistance. You can also contribute via ourcrowdfunding campaign.
Please remember that full papers are due May 1st (instructions for submission forthcoming). SCORAI –sponsored events provide a unique opportunity for deeper engagement by utilizing this format—which enables participants to read others’ work prior to the conference. We strongly encourage you to get your papers in so that your contribution will have maximum impact and our time together can be used most effectively to advance shared learning and collective knowledge.
Please note the pre-conference workshops and “dialog” sessions included in the program. These sessions invite participation in a less formal and more discussion-oriented format. The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and OneEarth have developed the workshop “Identifying Promising Strategies for Advancing Sustainable Consumption in Cities” and Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Peter Wells (Cardiff University) will be moderating a conversation on “The Burdens of Wealth: Impacts of ‘Decadent Consumption’”. We welcome your participation in these events! We have also included, with this email, a call for participation for a dialog session on teaching sustainable consumption (see attachment and note the February 15th deadline).
Finally, we’d like to remind you of SCORAI’s new Early Career Scholar Award. If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program or are within four years from the completion of your PhD, you are eligible to submit your paper for consideration. For more information, please visit the conference website.
We very much look forward to what promises to be a wonderful conference! Thank you all very much for your interesting contributions. We look forward to welcoming you to Maine in June and to a fruitful future of collaboration. If you’re not already subscribed, please consider joining the SCORAI listserv for updates, announcements, and sustained interaction with the SCORAI community!
Cindy, Philip & the Conference Organizing Committee
Cindy Isenhour, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Cooperating Faculty, Climate Change Institute and School of Economics
Faculty Associate, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine
Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice
The 7th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference will take place on September 6-9, 2016 at the Wuppertal Institute in Wuppertal, Germany.
Following the theme of IST 2016 “Exploring Transition Research as Transformative Science“ we want to focus on impact- and solution-oriented research approaches enabling transitions in practice. We invite contributions that address the following questions: How can we assess the societal impact of transition research? What are common challenges, best practices and future prospects in transdisciplinary research approaches, such as real-world laboratories, LivingLabs, transition experiments etc.?
We invite contributions focusing on key issues in the field of sustainability transitions research: the role of cities and geography of transitions, governance of transitions, transitions towards a sustainable economy, global perspectives on transitions, innovation and institutional change, modeling transitions - and all issues linked to the research agenda of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN).
Among the conference contributions, papers will be selected for a Special Issue in the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST).
For more information see the attached Call for Papers, which can also be downloaded at the conference website: www.ist2016.org
4S/EASST 2016 Conference
Barcelona, August 31st- September 3rd 2016
Invitation to submit papers to track T050:
Conceptualizing transformational change in energy systems and the built environment
Harald Rohracher (Linköping University), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Palm (Linköping University), email@example.com
Thomas Berker (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Ornetzeder (Austrian Academy of Sciences), email@example.com
Eva Heiskanen (University of Helsinki), firstname.lastname@example.org
Short descriptionThis session brings concepts of transformational socio-technical change in the energy system and built environment in conversation with each other. How are transition studies, practice theory or assemblage theory differing in questions of agency, governance or the collectives they are articulating?
AbstractDuring the past decades the energy and building sectors have increasingly come under pressure to undergo fundamental change processes. A radical transformation of these socio-technical systems towards greater sustainability and low carbon emissions is key to combat climate change and resource depletion. At the same time, the materiality of energy and buildings is deeply entangled with social practices of everyday live and energy use and broader socio-material configurations such as systems of mobility or processes of urban development and change.
The aim of this session is to bring different conceptual approaches within STS and innovation studies used in this context into conversation with each other. Some recent examples of such attempts to conceptualize socio-technical change and transformation in the energy system and built environment are social practice theory, transition studies, innovation systems analyses, assemblage theory, or concepts of social worlds and arenas of development.
The session invites both, empirical case studies on energy or buildings and conceptual papers on transformational socio-technical change, and will be organized around questions such as: How are approaches in STS and innovation studies differing in their conceptualization of socio-technical change? Which implicit assumptions about the governability and implications for the governance of change are harbored by these approaches? How are they dealing differently with questions of agency? And along with the conference theme: Do those different conceptual approaches tend to articulate different collectives implicated in the energy system and built environment?
Propose a paper to this session
Application deadline: 21 February 2016
Conference webpage: http://www.sts2016bcn.org
directs research at the Energy Trans Lab