3 Post-Doctoral Research Associates

3 Post-Doctoral Research Associate Positions

Job call will open on 22 December 2023. The link to apply will be posted in due course. Please read below for preliminary information on the call.

Duration: Fixed term for 24 months (potentially extendable), start between 1 April and 1 December 2024

Salary: €32,000 per annum

Deadline: 22 January 2024

The University of Turin is seeking to appoint three Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) for the Politics of Wildfire (FIREPOL) project.

FIREPOL is a five-year, €1.5 million project funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant, based within the Inter-university Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) at the University and Polytechnic of Turin.

The FIREPOL project will deliver a cross-continental study of the political drivers of wildfires in the Global South. Through a multi-methods approach and a comparative perspective, FIREPOL combines and analyses newly compiled fire policy and remote sensing data with qualitative case studies and ethnographic research. The aim will be to understand and explain how a range of political factors (policies, power dynamics, social contention etc.) shape the geographical distribution and impact of wildfires, and public narratives about them.

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