The IIHS Post-Doctoral Programme: A Call for Fellows

2 Dec 2016 - 15:00

Under the ASSAR project, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, IIHS, is seeking three Post-Doctoral Fellows in Climate Change to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme at IIHS.


The ASSAR project is presently in its Research Phase (RP) that emphasizes the dynamics of i) ecosystem services ii) social differentiation and iii) governance and the importance of their interaction in the development of robust and resilient development pathways. Dimensions of gender and knowledge systems serve as cross-cutting themes.


While Fellows are hired institutionally at IIHS, each is hired into a specific and on-going research-based project in the areas of climate change: vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, including addressing challenges of climate science and exploration of linked co-benefits, particularly in the context of rural and urban settlements.


The three Post-Doctoral Fellows are expected to build on the findings of the RP towards producing high-quality and high-impact research on the following topics:

  1. Transformative pathways for a 1.5 C world

  2. Climate change adaptation

  3. Climate change governance


In doing so, the prospective Fellows are expected to emphasize research impact through exploring robust avenues for putting research into use and understanding the conditions under which implementation of solutions can be institutionalized and scaled. The Fellows will also be responsible for research, policy analysis, publication and teaching.


Further details on research topics, required qualifications and application procedure on the IIHS website