Open positions

The DCS will be trained, supported equipped and empowered to develop new theories, approaches, and validated prototypes for action. Secondments are to allow the DCs to quickly develop through immersion and participant observation in depth understanding of a specialist domain, access to leading people, and their projects and partners and activities including through in person visits and joining via digital channels.

The candidates must not already hold a PhD. The candidates must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies etc.) in the selected country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment (i.e., first day of employment). There is no restriction on nationality.

Documents and descriptions updated on the 6th of February 2024.

Doctoral project descriptions

Prototyping new technologies and data to enhance democratic participation for climate transitions


Scaling out public participation and co-design practices for climate transitions


Investigating and amplifying practices for circular design


Prototyping policy options in spaces for experimentation and learning for urban climate transitions


Replicating and scaling up different public participation practices for circular transitions


Visualization and physicalizing of data for public sense-making in democratic circular transitions


Materialising, visualising and prototyping opportunities and dilemmas to address social conflicts around climate transitions


Evaluating the impact of prototyping, visualisation and materialisation in mediating social conflicts in transitions to carbon neutrality


Facilitating future practices and institutions for just circular transitions


Evaluating platform design for climate governance advocacy


Identifying leverage points and facilitating multi-level design experiments that enable just ecological transition


Materialising policy options in spaces for experimentation and learning for climate transition


Envisioning future practices and institutions for just climate transitions