The Our Land and Water National Science Challenge is looking for the right person to join our science leadership team, as science leader of our Incentives for Change research theme.
The role and responsibilities of theme leaders are set out in the person specification. Each of our theme leaders (0.4 FTE) works across the Challenge, but with a primary responsibility for one of our three research themes.
Our current vacancy is for a leader for the Incentives for Change theme. This theme seeks to identify the rewards, signals and approaches that motivate beneficial behaviours and reciprocal relationships in the agri-food and fibre system. In doing so, we are seeking the following impact by 2030:
People and organisations in the agri-food and fibre system are motivated to prioritise the vitality of te Taiao in their decisions and actions.
The Challenge is committed to working in a way that draws on Māori world views, as well as western science systems, in a uniquely New Zealand approach to transformative change in the agri-food and fibre system.
We would expect our Incentives for Change theme leader to have a research background that includes understanding the way markets for our primary production systems respond to a range of signals, and the mechanisms by which value is shared and behaviours are rewarded throughout agri-food and fibre value chains.
If you have enthusiasm for the role, meet its requirements and have adequate time available, please submit a letter outlining your background, experience and overall fit with the person specification.
Letters should be emailed to Our Land and Water by Monday 18 May.
We look forward to hearing from you!