Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Associate - The Impacts of Green Courts in India
12 month term

A 12-month postdoctoral position is available for an experienced interdisciplinary scholar interested in conducting research on environmental justice in India, with a focus on development decisions affecting water resources. The successful candidate will join an international project involving an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Canada and India, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program. The goal of the project is to understand the impacts of the decisions of Green Benches of state High Courts and regional National Green Tribunals on marginalized communities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat.


  • Fieldwork in India using observational techniques, semi-structured interviews, and other participatory appraisal methods
  • Working in collaboration with Gujarat National Law University, the Foundation for Ecological Security and other project partners
  • Supporting student Research Assistants


  • Demonstrated experience with community-based research in India
  • Good knowledge of qualitative data analysis software
  • Track record of producing high-quality, peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability and willingness to travel and conduct fieldwork in India

For further information, contact:

Dr. Kirit Patel

International Development Studies

Menno Simons College

Canadian Mennonite University



Dr. Alan Diduck

Environmental Studies & Sciences

The University of Winnipeg


To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your background and interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to environmental.studies@uwinnipeg.ca. The application review will begin April 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation, The University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural urban campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and social and environmental sustainability.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. However, all qualified individuals are invited to apply.

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We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. For more information regarding employment opportunities at Menno Simons College, please contact Canadian Mennonite University's Director of Human Resources.