Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) recruits
PhD students at Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University
Position: Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) of Shanghai University (Shanghai, China), collaborating with the University of Vermont (UVM, Burlington, USA) and McGill University (Montrell, Canada), seeks up to 2 PhD students to join the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) partnership in Fall 2019. This L4E cohort will focus broadly on developing and applying systems-based approaches to population studies, ecological economics, law, ethics, and related transdisciplinary efforts to research and chart pathways to the Ecozoic.
Background: The Ecozoic represents a vision for the future founded on mutually enhancing relationships between human societies and the global community of life. Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) is a global partnership initially based at McGill University and the University of Vermont to work toward that vision by: (1) advancing transdisciplinary scholarship in select doctoral programs to educate and empower new leaders for the Ecozoic; (2) co-creating a global research-to-action network to heal and restore Earth’s life support systems and foster a mutually-enhancing human-Earth relationship; and (3) mobilizing and focusing higher education resources and communication on multi-faceted, human-induced, planetary disturbances. A central L4E goal is to enable the development of thought leaders for the Ecozoic era. The partnership builds on the strengths of UVM and McGill in ecological economics and the initial Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) partnership that has included over 40 graduate students, 80 collaborators, and 25 academic, government and NGO partners. Asian Demographic Research Institute of Shanghai University join the L4E partnership, building on the multidisciplinary International Postgraduate Program for Asian Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, - a program reflecting the ADRI’s mission of training new generation of demographers for in-depth comparative analysis of the world population.
Offer: PhD students will be jointly selected by the L4E partnership and be based at ADRI of Shanghai University. Qualified candidates will receive supports from the government and the University to study at UVM and McGill for at least one year for the L4E shared coursework, their research, internship with a partner organization, and other partnership-related work assignments. Tuition support will be available via scholarships and supplementary research and teaching assistantships. Travel and research funds are also available.
Application: Interested students should contact:
Leiwen Jiang: email@example.com
Applicants must apply to the Asian Demographic Research Institute of Shanghai University by
March 15, 2019.
Female applications and applications from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged.