Call for a 3-year Ph.D. position at the Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna, Austria

The Institute of Social Ecology (Alpen- Adria University) invites applications for a 3-year Ph.D.
position based in Vienna, Austria. The candidate should have finished his/her Master’s
degree with a focus on participatory and stakeholder processes and should be familiar with
some of the tools (e.g. SMCE, FCM, etc.) used to mediate science and society. Candidates
with an interdisciplinary background and exposed to research fields such as ecological
economics, social and human ecology, and sustainability science in general will be preferred.
The Ph.D. position will be part of the newly launched Doctoral School in Social Ecology (DSSE
- http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/socec/eng/inhalt/297.htm) and the scientific work embedded
within an on-going EU project. The Ph.D. topic will be centred around participatory /
stakeholder process, the exact details of which are negotiable with the project leader and
supervisor. The Ph.D. is to be written in English, but knowledge of German and/or Spanish
will be an advantage. The position is expected to start as early as 1st October 2012.
Candidates shortlisted for this position will

be invited for a direct interview. Interested
candidates to apply via email with a cover letter describing your background, motivation and
experience (no longer than 2 pages), along with a CV that includes list of publications and
names of three

referees who we could contact.

Please send application to:
Mag. Barbara Smetschka (Deputy Director, Administration)
Barbara.Smetschka@aau.at

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