Postdoctoral Fellowships at Dartmouth College (30.09.2014)
The Institute of Arctic Studies in the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College encourages early career scholars to apply for the Society of Fellows postdoctoral program. These fellowships will run from September 2015 through June 2018 and are open to scholars who have completed a PhD no earlier than 1 January 2013. The program is based in Hanover, New Hampshire.

The Society of Fellows program fosters the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their PhD degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows:
- Participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work;
- Hold appointments as lecturers in a department and/or program, this appointment is not tenure-track;
- Teach one course each of the three academic years;
- Are in residence for the fall, winter, and spring terms, and during one of two summer terms;
- Receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning;
- Are not asked to teach basic language courses;
- Have access to college resources such as the library and computing center; and
- Do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space.

Off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 15 October 2014. For further information about applicant qualifications, application instructions, and to apply online, see here.

 

Conference: Gender Equality and the Arctic - Current Realities, Future Challenges (18.09.2014)
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Venue:
Hof Cultural and Conference Center Center,Akureyri, Iceland
Time: 30-31 October 2014

This conference will focus broadly on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing key issues such as access to and control over resources, representation in decision-making positions, political participation, regional development, human security, and material and cultural well-being.

The conference will bring together government representatives, policy makers, academics and a wide range of other stakeholders from the business community, resource managers and users, community leaders and NGO representatives. The conference will lay the foundation for a cooperation network of the various stakeholders researching, teaching and discussing and promoting gender equality in the Arctic.

Themes and topics will be divided into the following plenaries:
    - Gender Equality and the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges
    - Political Representation and Participation in Decision-making: Gendered Dimensions
    - Regional Socio-Economic Development and its Gendered Impacts
    - Climate and Environmental Change, Natural Resource Development, and Gender
    - Human Security: Gendered Aspects
    - Human Capital and Gender: Migration, Mobility, Education and Adaptation
    - (Re-)Construction of Gender in the Arctic

Sessions will consist of three brief presentations in addition to panelist contributions with questions and answers.
Information concerning confirmed speakers and panelists can be found on the conference page.
Early bird registration of 150 USD for the full program and conference dinner until 5 October 2014.
Link to the conference webpage.

CNARC Fellowship Program for 2014 (30.04.2014)
The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) fellowship program offers opportunities for excellent researchers from both China and Nordic states, under the collaborative framework of the CNARC, to conduct join research within leading research organizations in Arctic studies.The program allows researchers to advance their own research projects while contributing to an increased awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its impacts for both China and the Nordic states.

See more detailed information about the fellowship and application form.

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