PhD studentship to work on a Leverhulme Trust funded project: ‘Evaluating the impact of austerity upon environmental policy in Europe’

Institution:University of York Department: Environment Duration: 3 years

Fully Funded PhD

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD in the Environment Department at the University of York, to work on an exciting and timely project investigating the impact of austerity upon environmental policy in Europe funded by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Dr Charlotte Burns. The project will evaluate the impact of austerity upon EU level environmental policy and four EU national case studies.


Applicants should have at least a good 2:1 degree in political science/public policy or a cognate discipline and have, or be close to completion of, a Masters degree. Applicants should have fluent written and spoken English to academic standard, and be able and willing to travel within the EU. Further European languages will be an advantage.


Full awards (UK/EU fees plus maintenance stipend of £14,000 p.a. approx) are open to UK and EU Nationals.

To Apply

Please go to our on-line application system and apply via the Environment Department, Environmental Economics and Environmental Management PhD programme.

Closing Date for Applications: 8th August 2014

Start Date: 1st October 2014

Informal Enquiries can be addressed to Dr Charlotte Burns (

Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Human Geography

Department  Environment
 Based at University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work Full-time
 Contract Status Open
 Salary £46,400 - £57,031 (Reader), £46,400 - £53,765 (Senior Lecturer), £36,661 - £45,053 (Lecturer)
 Closing date 12th August 2014

Role Description

The Environment Department continues to grow rapidly and will move in 2015 into a dedicated new building at the heart of York’s Heslington West campus. As a component of its post-REF strategy, the Department is offering exciting opportunities to be involved in this continued expansion. You will have an interdisciplinary outlook and an international reputation for research in an area of human geography that will complement and enhance the existing strengths of the Department and the York Environmental Sustainability Institute. You will play a central role in the development of human geography at York as part of a major investment into this discipline over the next five years. Both positions are available from January 2015.

Informal enquiries about the posts should be made to Professor Colin Brown (

Salary will be commensurate with experience within the range: £46,400 -£57,031 per annum (Reader), £46,400 - £53,765 per annum (Senior Lecturer) or £36,661 - £45,053 per annum (Lecturer).

Further information and how to apply.

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