Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Oxford

Grade 6: £27,328 p.a. (pro rata)

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS), wishes to appoint a part-time Researcher in Drought and Water Scarcity to be based at CSLS, Manor Road Building, Oxford. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, you will be the researcher on a small research project on the governance of drought and water scarcity. You will locate and analyse legal regulatory tools used in drought and water scarcity management in selected jurisdictions (likely to be Australia, South Africa, USA (California and Arizona), Spain and a Latin American jurisdiction) and prepare a report comparing the regulatory tools and more broadly the regulatory approaches of the selected jurisdictions. Additionally, and as time permits, you will write or contribute to a literature review of drought and water scarcity management and governance

The successful applicant will hold a degree in a relevant subject such as law, geography, economics, sociology, political science, or environmental studies; will possess sufficient familiarity with legislation and regulation to be able to conduct the research efficiently; will have experience of undertaking research on environmental governance or sustainability issues; will have the ability to manage own research and administrative activities; and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, and produce information that can be presented at conferences.

Applicants must also arrange for two references to be sent directly to the CSLS Administrator by the closing date detailed below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 6 June 2016. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply, please visit www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and search for and search for vacancy ID: 123651.