Thursday, March 19, 2015

Postdoc position in ATREE- Political Ecology of Market-based Instruments in Conservation

From: Nitin Rai <>

Post-doctoral position in ATREE- Political Ecology of Market-based Instruments in Conservation.


Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work as part of a team studying the outcomes of biodiversity conservation policy and practice in India. The research project uses a political ecology approach to a) explore how benefits from conservation accrue to select actors and b) investigate claims that market-based instruments and current conservation practice lead to win-win outcomes.


The researcher will be responsible for primary data collection in two conservation landscapes in India and in the writing and dissemination of research findings. The research includes socio-economic surveys, ethnographic field research, policy and discourse analysis, and dissemination workshops.


The applicant should have

  • A PhD in Environment and Society, Political Ecology, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography or related fields. Exceptional candidates with Masters or M.Phil degrees are encouraged to apply.
  • Good skills in ethnographic and survey methods and textual analysis.
  • Competence in English writing and communication.
  • Ability to speak Kannada and/or Hindi.


The appointment will be for one year, to be renewed for 2 additional years based on satisfactory progress. The position will be based in Bangalore. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience of the candidate and based on ATREE's salary structure.


To apply, please email the following to Please mention 'ATREE APPLICATION' in the subject line of the email.

1. Curriculum vitae.

2. Copies of relevant publications (research paper; selected chapter(s) from your dissertation),

3. Names and contact information of 3 referees, and

4. Covering letter detailing your research interests and stating your reasons for applying to the position.


Review of applications will begin on 30 March 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


ATREE encourages diversity and gender equity at the work place. Persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please visit for more information on ATREE. Please direct your questions regarding this call to Nitin Rai at

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