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CU-SEI Joint PhD Student (Scholarship)

Application closing date: 4 December 2020

Contract: The contract will be with Chulalongkorn University

 

CU-SEI Joint PhD Student/Research Associate Positions: CU and SEI are recruiting 1 joint position in Public Policy and Economics of Water Resource management research area.

 

Chulalongkorn University (CU, https://www.chula.ac.th/en/) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI, https://www.sei.org/) are jointly recruiting highly motivated candidates for a Joint Ph.D. Student/Research Associate position (hereafter refer to as “joint-position”) in fields related to either Water Resources Management, and or Policy Analysis for Environment and Development.

 

The successful candidate’s main responsibility is to work on research activities that will be mutually agreed by CU, SEI and the successful candidate, from the design stage through to implementation, as well as to communicate the results to the targeted users of the research findings.

 

The successful candidate can enroll as a doctoral/Ph.D. student at Chulalongkorn University, where their tuition fee will be exempted (or be awarded with the full scholarship). A completion of the degree will be mainly based on research publications. The publications will be considered as joint publications of CU and SEI.

 

It is not compulsory for the joint positions to take any study course. However, they are entitled to do so without any charge if it is recommended by co-supervisors of both parties.

 

The successful candidate will report directly to two co-supervisors assigned by CU and SEI and respective project leaders/managers for which s/he/they work with, and is under the overall supervision of SEI Asia Centre Director and Ph.D. Program Director at CU.

 

Research area/topics and required qualifications

 

1. Joint Position on Public Policy and Economics of Water Resource management in ASEAN

 

1.1 Research topic

  • To address key policy and practice questions governing sustainable development of water resources in ASEAN region.
  • Research topics focus on the role, impact and influence of public policy in delivering and managing water resources in ASEAN. Specific priority will be in areas that relate to and build on transdisciplinary approaches to understanding and delivering sustainable development outcomes, with interest in Ecological Economics.  

 

1.2 Required qualifications and experience

To succeed in this role, you can work both in teams and independently in a highly flexible and exciting research environment. You are able to combine theoretical knowledge with practical, people-based skills.

  • Master’s degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience in, natural resources management, sustainable development, public policy or applied economics.
  • GPA of the master’s degree is 3.50 or higher
  • Good record of research publications.  At least one peer review publication as first author or corresponding author
  • Comfortable working in English language as proven by fluency and proven excellent skills in spoken and written English. If the candidate is selected, English testing score is required for the application of Ph.D. student program (shortlisted candidates will have to provide a English score; CU-TEP, IELTS or TOEFL score at least 67,5.5,525, respectively)
  • Work experience in ASEAN region is desirable
  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of the ASEAN region
  • Work experience in working in inter or transdisciplinary projects and with skills engaging with variety of stakeholders is desirable.

 

Additional information

 

Starting date and duration of PhD program: 5 January 2021- 31st December 2023

 

Benefits:

  • Exemption for tuition fee and other fee related to the proposal defense and final defense for 3-year Ph.D. program at CU
  • Monthly scholarship equivalent to 30,000 THB/month.
  • Allowable direct cost for any travels required by SEI work
  • Other work facilities as the CU Ph.D. student and staff of SEI
  • Other potential benefits including a possibility for internship/exchange visit with other centre of SEI or opportunities for traveling abroad for field work or present their research work in the international conferences. These benefits are subject to the interest of all concerned parties, funding availability and relevancy of research of the joint position holders against those opportunities 

 

Note: The student needs to cover the traveling cost from his/her home country, visa application fee and health insurance for the study in Thailand by him/herself.

 

How to apply: Please submit all application documents in ONE email with subject “CU-SEI Joint PhD Scholarship application (applicants’ full name)” to eds2023.cu@gmail.com no later than 4th December 2020.  The Application Form can be downloaded HERE.

 

Required documents for the application include:

  • Completed application form of Ph.D. study program of CU EDS (See attachment) with 1-inch photograph attached
  • A photocopy of passport and ID card
  • English score (CU-TEP, IELTS or TOEFL score at least 67,5.5,525, respectively)
  • 1-page cover letter specifying your intention to apply for this position and highlighting relevant qualifications and experience required
  • Curriculum vitae or resume including 2 references (not longer than 5 pages)
  • A proposal for future research that are you interested in pursuing in your Ph.D. study (not more than 500 words)
  • 1-2 writing samples where you are lead author or corresponding author (in English). This should include at least one peer review paper.
  • An official transcript of academic records of your master study
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Note:  - Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the opportunities to interview.

 

The Ph.D study program at CU is expected to start from 5th January 2021 and will last for 3 years. For more details, please refer to the Ph.D. study program of CU Environment, Development and Sustainability (EDS) offered for this joint position at https://www.facebook.com/ChulaEDS/ and http://www.eds.grad.chula.ac.th/.

 

For further inquiries about the position, please contact Mr. Wiwat, EDS Program Coordinator at eds2023.cu@gmail.com

 

About SEI: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI was ranked as the most influential environmental think tank in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2019, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

 

SEI has approximately 270 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. Our Headquarters and the Stockholm Research Centre are located in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to SEI Asia, there are centres in Estonia (Tallinn); United Kingdom (York and Oxford); the United States (Seattle, Boston and Davis, California); Kenya (Nairobi); and Columbia (Bogota).

 

SEI is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants on the basis of qualifications and competencies regardless but not limited to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and marital status. We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organization and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

About CU: Chulalongkorn University (CU) was established in March 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and named after his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who had laid the foundations for modern education in Thailand. Currently, CU is composed of 19 faculties, 23 colleges and research institutes with over 37,000 students, including 24,620 undergraduates and 10,530 postgraduates (7,990 in the Master’s Degree and 2,540 in the Doctoral Degree programs), and over 2,800 faculty members. As the year 2017 marks the beginning of the second century of CU, new strategies have been formulated for 2017–2020 to raise the University to many aspects of excellence according to the vision of CU as a world-class national university that generates the knowledge and innovation necessary for the creative and sustainable transformation of Thai society. Divided into the four areas of Human Capital, Knowledge and Innovation, Local Transformation and Global Benchmarking, CU strategies 2017–2020 are devised to fulfil the University´s missions, which are as follows:

  • Develop graduates that have the academic ability, latest skills, public consciousness and leadership,
  • Pioneer and integrate knowledge, create teaching and learning and research innovation,
  • Produce local and international academic research,
  • Exploit knowledge for the sustainable development of the country and society.

Contact : eds2023.cu@gmail.com


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