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Post-doctoral researcher Reflexivity in Marine Governance to improve implementation and performance – Wageningen University, Netherlands

We offer you an employment contract for 0.8 FTE for a period of 48 months with a preferred start as close to 1 February 2023 as possible. The maximum gross salary is € 3.974,- per month for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities.

To apply, please upload your letter of motivation and a CV online via our online application button before 11 December 2022.

We will be interviewing in week 51 (19-20 December). There is a possibility we will do a second round of interviews in January; if so the date will be determined later.

The Environmental Policy (ENP) group of Wageningen University has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher for the Horizon Europe funded programme it coordinates entitled Improving the PERformance of MArine GOVernance (PERMAGOV).

PERMAGOV focuses on improving the implementation and performance of EU marine policies to reach the goals set in the European Green Deal. It aims to identify and overcome critical institutional barriers to effective policy implementation and enhance the vertical and horizontal coherence of EU marine policies. PERMAGOV will develop and demonstrate the applicability of a Marine Governance Performance Assessment Framework. Within PERMAGOV, social scientists, decision-makers, industry and NGOs co-develop and apply this assessment framework to plan the implementation of Multi-layered Collaborative and/or digital Marine Governance Strategies, aimed at improving the capabilities of actors to implement EU marine policies within the realms of Marine Energy, Maritime Transport, Marine Life and Marine Litter. For each of these four issue areas, cases have been selected that include a dedicated stakeholder (end-user) that is willing to develop a case-specific Marine (e-)Governance Strategy. The cases for which ENP is responsible fall within the realm of Maritime Transport, Marine Life and Marine Litter.

The successful candidate will explore the role that reflexivity plays in overcoming institutional barriers to change. You will contribute to the development of the Marine Governance Performance Assessment Framework by analysing, together with a PhD student, the existing institutional barriers and collaborative and e-governance strategies that shape the governance and reflexive capacities of the end-user to improve the performance of EU marine policies. You will do this in three case studies: (1) decarbonizing EU shipping, (2) the regional action plan for marine litter in the Mediterranean sea, and (3) sustainable fisheries in MPA development in Italy. For two of these cases, you will co-develop – together with the end user and an e-governance specialist – a case-specific Marine (e-)Governance Strategy and analyze the potential effect that this strategy has on the governance and reflexive capacities of end-users. Additionally, you will support the coordinator of PERMAGOV Dr. Judith van Leeuwen with project and data management and the organization of project meetings

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