Executive Director, Earth System Governance Project


Utrecht University (host)


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Start Date

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Job description

The Earth System Governance Project, hosted at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, is looking for an Executive Director. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with leading research groups and projects in earth system governance research all over the world.

The Earth System Governance Project is a global network for collaborative research on the governance dimensions of global environmental change and earth system transformations. While the Earth System Governance Project is first and foremost a research-based network, it also engages in global collaboration in teaching, capacity building, and stakeholder engagement.

Over the last decade, the Earth System Governance Project has grown into the largest global network of institutions and researchers in this field. It builds on a vibrant global community of hundreds of affiliated researchers; a series of annual open science conferences; a Global Alliance of Earth System Governance Research Centres; a global cluster of taskforces, associated projects and numerous smaller activities; and a network of affiliated publication series.

Utrecht University hosts the International Project Office which is the focal point for management and administration, as well as for the communication and network development efforts of the Earth System Governance Project.

The Executive Director will lead the Earth System Governance International Project Office. S/he will formally report, for scientific matters, to the Chair in Global Sustainability Governance at the Copernicus Institute, and for administrative matters to the Head of the Research Support Office at the Faculty of Geosciences. On a day-to-day basis, the Executive Director will work closely with representatives of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project.