International Call – Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership 2018 and beyond

Now accepting Expressions of Interest for the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University – 2018 and beyond

Deadline for submission: February 1, 2018

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With a 10-year series of visiting professorships (2015-2025) in climate change leadership, Uppsala University will actively engage with the most challenging questions that climate change poses to humanity. With funding from Zennström Philanthropies and in close collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (Cemus), this unique and transdisciplinary initiative will catalyze critical research, education and collaboration at the nexus of science, policy, and innovation, making a substantive contribution to the global effort to address climate change.

Climate Change Leadership is a new and emerging transdisciplinary field of inquiry, addressing critical questions at the core of the challenges facing humanity and the planet in the 21st century. The latest science provides compelling evidence that unprecedented institutional, cultural and socio-technological transformations are required to address the global challenges that underpin climate change. In so doing, innovative and bold approaches to climate change leadership are required across all sectors of society, from the local to the international level.

Zennström Professor Doreen Stabinsky with student Delegation that went to COP21 in Paris. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.

The initiative emerged from the learning and involvement of an international network of researchers and practitioners in an interdisciplinary student-led course in Uppsala: Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture. The series of professorships has been enabled by a generous donation from Zennström Philantrophies and was inaugurated in the spring of 2015 when Doreen Stabinsky, Professor in Global Environmental Politics became  the first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership. In August 2016 Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, became the second Zennström Visiting Professor, carrying on the work initiated by Professor Stabinsky: the establishment of a world-leading node in Climate Change Leadership that is unique in both Sweden and Internationally.

Zennström Professor Kevin Anderson discussing climate change leadership in Uppsala. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.

As a Zennström Visiting Professor you will interact with a growing network of researchers, educators, students and practitioners, thereby contributing to the development of the field of Climate Change Leadership that builds on, expands and complements the work initiated by Professors Stabinsky and Anderson. The visiting professorship is to be held for 1 year, with the possibility of extension into a 2nd year. This call is seeking candidates able to begin the professorship during 2018 or later. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your expressions of interest for becoming the Zennström Visiting Professor in 2018 or beyond!

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome Expressions of Interests from people of all sexes and with different backgrounds, functionalities and life-experiences.

For further information and details on the visiting professorship, including the terms, appointment process and format of an Expression of Interest that we need from you by February 1, 2018, please contact:

Marika Edoff, Professor at Department of Engineering Sciences
Phone: +46184717249, +46704250895


Isak Stoddard, Coordinator for the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership
Phone: +46184712708, +46703147236

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