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Message posted on 02/09/2020

PhD Transition Pathways T4E farming

The Science, Technology and Policy Studies department at the University of
Twente is looking for
a (4 year) PhD candidate to study expectations and imaginaries and explore
possible transition pathways related to the new concept of
'Technology-4-Ecology-based farming' (T4E). The PhD project is part of the
Synergia project, which aims to develop ecological forms of arable, dairy and
horticulture farming and new types of technological and socio-technical
systems that challenge current forms of agriculture. The successful candidate
will investigate the implicit and explicit concepts and visions of these new
forms of farming and identify challenges and tensions. These insights will
feed into exploration of socio-technical scenarios and transition pathways,
which will be conducted together with stakeholders and partners in the
project. This will serve as a basis to deduce requirements and options for
responsibly governing transformative change. This PhD is part of the Science,
Technology & Policy Studies (STePS) group, and supervised by prof.dr. S.
Kuhlmann and dr. Kornelia Konrad.
The Synergia project is a crossover program funded by the Netherlands
Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). For more information see
https://technology4ecology.org.
Your profile

You have a master degree in science, technology and innovation studies,
policy studies or a closely related field;
You have experience with qualitative research methods such as
interviewing and discourse analytical methods;
You have an interest in innovations and their societal implications;
Knowledge in the agricultural sector and technologies is a pre;
You are an excellent team-player and are excited about working with
scientists from different backgrounds;
You are proficient in English, preferable also in Dutch.
Information and how to apply
Please apply via
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organisation/careers/!/1308605/phd-transition-pathw
ays before September 18,2020. The application should include :

A motivation letter emphasizing motivation and qualifications,
A detailed CV, summarizing your education, previous work experience and
contact details of at least 2 referees,
* A list of all courses attended and grades acquired during your MSc and
BSc courses.
Additional information is provided via the link above. For further questions,
please contact dr. K.E. Konrad, email k.e.konrad@utwente.nl, phone: +31 53 489
3906. General information about the Science, Technology & Policy Studies group
can be found on https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/steps.
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