The ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team) in the Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University (SFU), is offering a post-doctoral opportunity that will support research on the empirical investigation of planning and implementing low carbon resilience (LCR) in diverse BC communities, contributing to the shift from theory about integrated climate responses to evaluating integration in practice.

This research opportunity will contribute to both scholarship and practice in important ways, and will require a unique blend of research and practical competencies. The successful candidate will:

  • Work with Dr. Shaw and ICABCCI research team, and municipal representatives to co- create practical LCR planning-to-implementation pathways in diverse BC communities, including the development of relevant M&E strategies;
  • Develop a practical and effective framework for LCR action that highlights key LCR pathways that can be mobilized and tested within other communities;
  • Work with ICABCCI team to test and refine an LCR framework for action in case communities to ensure its replicability and effectiveness;
  • Co-author both peer-reviewed journal articles, grey literature, and use innovative communication strategies for mobilizing LCR in theory and practice;
  • Conduct independent research to expand the scope and reach of the initiative;
  • Develop grant applications to support the expansion of the initiative in Canada and internationally;
  • Curate and manage communications and materials for our LCR partner network (e.g. social media, mailchimp, etc.);
  • Organize LCR events such as workshops and webinars.

Send any questions and finalized applications to Please find more details, qualifications, and compensation information in the PDF below:

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position