Faculty Position: Forests & Governance

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is seeking to fill one faculty position in its programme on Forests & Governance. The programme seeks to recruit a social scientist with an interdisciplinary inclination to pursue applied research on questions of forest-based livelihoods, rural development, sustainable development and/or forest institutions and governance.

Essential qualifications

  • PhD from a reputed university and at least two years of post-PhD research experience (or equivalent pre-PhD work experience) in Political Science, Development Studies, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Ecology, Geography or related fields.
  • Strong publication record related to the area of research
  • Strong motivation towards interdisciplinary problem-solving and policy-/action-relevant research
  • Ability to work in a team and to build research teams
  • Ability to contribute to the ATREE PhD programme in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies and/or ATREE’s policy outreach efforts

Desirable qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research grants
  • Prior research and teaching experience

Appointments and emoluments

Appointments will normally be at the level of Fellow (equivalent to Assistant Professor), but candidates for more senior positions will also be considered. Similarly, fresh PhDs could be considered for ‘faculty-track’ post-doctoral positions. The position is long-term, supported by endowments. Salaries at ATREE are competitive and at par with the IITs/IISc. The position will be based in Bangalore.

About ATREE

ATREE is one of South Asia's leading conservation and environmental research organizations. ATREE seeks to address pressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research, teaching and active engagement with civil society and policy makers. ATREE fosters autonomy, professional growth, diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application process

Interested candidates should email their CV, names and contact information of three references, a concise statement (<5pages) of research to be carried out over the next five years, and a letter describing their professional goals and interests. Last date for receiving applications is 15th March 2018. Mails and queries should be addressed to:

The HR Officer, ATREE at hr@atree.org
with a copy to
Dr. Siddappa Setty, Programme Leader (F&G) at siddappa@atree.org
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bengaluru