The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) are currently hiring a postdoctoral associate for the project Mitigation and Adaptation in Cultural Heritage Landscapes: Lessons from Transhumant Pastoral Systems for Managing Novel Climate Risks. This research examines the cultural landscapes of transhumant pastoralism in France, Norway, and Spain, to understand how this intangible cultural heritage (a) is threatened by climate change and other sociopolitical influences, (b) provides broader lessons regarding ecological knowledge and social organization for adaptive production systems, and (c) can be sustained through community action and policy.

We seek a social scientist with training in anthropology, geography, or a closely related field. Familiarity with pastoral systems and a strong interest in cultural heritage and climate change is critical. The position is based in the CNRS laboratory Ladyss in Nanterre, and the postdoc will conduct long-term field research in the French Basque province of Soule.

This is an interdisciplinary and international project, and the postdoc will have the opportunity to coordinate with other teams in Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Anne Sourdril (CNRS) and will work closely with Dr. Brian Burke (Appalachian State) and me. This project is an outgrowth of our ongoing work in Soule.

The postdoc must be fluent in French and English, and all applications must come through the CNRS portal:

The position start date is July 1, 2024. Applications received by April 16 will receive priority consideration.