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April 12, 2008

Climate Researcher Opportunity in HK

PLEASE FORWARD TO INTERESTED MASTER'S STUDENTS/GRADUATES/POST-DOCS A great opportunity for a young scholar to work and live in Hong Kong/China:



A New Era for Liberal Arts Education in Hong Kong


Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), seeks to provide its students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West. Applications are invited for the following position, which will be tenable from June 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter:


Research Fellow / Research Assistant in Climate Change Policy Environmental

Studies Programme (Post Ref.: 08/36/W)


The University has an active research agenda on the environment and has recently set up the Environmental Studies Programme (ESP). The Programme, in collaboration with the University¹s Hong Kong APEC Study Centre, seeks an experienced and/or highly committed and proactive appointee to conduct and participate in research on environmental change, with focus on climate change policy in the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute independently and work closely with the Director of the ESP in conducting research, co-authoring and writing papers for publication, and other activities associated with the development and administration of research and the ESP.


Applicants should ideally have a postgraduate degree in International Relations, Political Science or another relevant discipline with significant research experience in environmental policy issues. Familiarity with international environmental affairs is desirable and excellent written English is essential to this position, while knowledge of climate change in the Asia-Pacific context would be highly advantageous. Applicants are invited to contact Professor Paul Harris, Director of the ESP, at tel. no.

(852) 2616-7199, fax no. (852) 2773-6546, or email pharris [AT] LN.edu.hk for further information.


Salary and Fringe Benefits

The monthly salary for Research Fellow will in principle be up to HK$25,000 and the monthly salary for Research Assistant is up to HK$18,800. [NOTE: The HK dollar is fixed to the US dollar. US$1 = HK$7.8.] Rank and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, and mandatory provident fund. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of around one-year, with a possibility of renewal subject to funding availability.


Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to forward a cover letter indicating research experience and relevant interests, a resume, and a personal data sheet (Form

R1) obtainable from the University¹s homepage at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/appform.htm, to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by fax (852) 2891-5782, or by

email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word or PDF format).

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin in mid-April 2008. Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. The University reserves the right not to fill the post or to fill the post by invitation or by search.




P.G. Harris

Environmental Studies Programme

& Department of Political Science

Dorothy Y.L. Wong Building

8 Castle Peak Road

Lingnan University


TEL: +852-2616-7199

FAX: +852-2616-5602




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April 4, 2008

Call for Papers: Regional Environmental Change

Call for Submissions

Journal of Regional Environmental Change


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E-mail: rec@pik-potsdam.de



The Journal of Regional Environmental Change wishes to broaden its base of authors by inviting new research communities to use its pages for high-quality publications. The journal is a young ISI-listed Springer journal and offers fast, high quality reviewing, online-first publication, and broad access to readers through numerous library subscriptions worldwide.


The mission of the journal is to publish scientific research and opinion papers that improve the understanding and the extent of environmental changes, their causes, their impacts on people, and the options for society to respond. Solutions are needed most at the regional level, where physical features of the landscape, biological systems, and human institutions interact.


The editors encourage submissions on interdisciplinary research across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and on more focused studies that contribute toward solutions to complex environmental problems. Journal topics include:

- The regional manifestations of global change, especially the vulnerability of regions and sectors

- The adaptation of social-ecological systems to environmental change in the context of sustainable development

- Trans-boundary and cross-jurisdictional issues, legislative and governance frameworks, and the broad range of policy and management issues associated with building, maintaining and restoring robust social-ecological systems at regional scales.


Primarily, the journal accepts research articles, presenting new evidence from analyses of empirical data or theoretical investigations of regional environmental change. In addition to research articles, the journal also publishes editorials, short communications, invited mini-reviews on topics of strong current interest, as well as special features that provide multifaceted discussion of complex topics or particular regions.


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E-mail: rec@pik-potsdam.de


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