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New Coastal-Ocean Studies Posts in Germany and the UK

Three new ocean-related job adverts have across my desk in the past two days, so I thought this would be a good place to spread the word. Christian Albrechts University in Kiel has made a number of hires in coastal-marine studies over the past year and is ramping up its expertise in the social sciences in what’s long been a center of ocean research. There are new two post-doc positions advertised there, one in Geography, focusing on social dynamics in coastal areas, and one in Politics, focusing on the ocean as political space and related topics in ocean governance. German language skills are helpful, but not required, for either post, but fluency in English is a must. Also, I’ve been led to believe that there’s some flexibility to the disciplinary qualifications spelled out in the adverts.

At the other end of the career spectrum, the University of Southampton has put out a call for applicants for its Regius Professorship of Ocean Sciences. Although they clearly are envisioning a physical scientist (or perhaps an economist), again I have the impression that they’ll be somewhat flexible if the right applicant comes along.

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