The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy (Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld) at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, is announcing a vacancy of a Research Associate (50%) in Agri-environmental Policy and Resource Governance, with the expected date of start 1 July 2019 for duration of 3 years, with a possible prolongation. They are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree in agricultural economics, resource management, institutional economics or related fields. Tasks include research on current challenges at the intersection of agriculture and the environment. Policy and governance questions are in the focus, such as how to deal with common goods, linked resources (e.g. land-water nexus) or the role of agriculture in rural development. Institutional and behavioral economics, property-rights theory or commons theory are possible perspectives to approach a research topic. The position involves teaching (2 SWS). This is a qualification position, which aims at completing a PhD. Deadline for applications is 10 May 2019. For further information, please refer to http://www.landw.uni-halle.de/prof/agrarpolitik/ and http://www.verwaltung.uni-halle.de/dezern3/Ausschr/19_510.pdf
The Chair of Environmental Economics and Resource Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany (www.ere.uni-freiburg.de/front-page-en?set_language=en, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgärtner) is seeking a
Doctoral or Postdoctoral Researcher
in Ecological, Environmental and Resource Economics
beginning June 1, 2019 or the earliest date thereafter. The position is in the BMBF-funded project marEEshift, remunerated under state salary scheme TV-L E13, and limited to a term of three years. Employment is full-time (for PostDoc) or 75% part-time (for Doc). » Read the full article
Multiple attractive new research positions in the field of climate adaptation governance (post-doctoral and doctoral researchers)
Adapting to worsening impacts of climate change is one of the greatest modern challenges. Yet, limited action on the part of public authorities still prevails. Why is this so? What causes lock-ins in climate adaptation policies? How do they arise, manifest themselves and why do they persist?
These questions will be tackled by an exciting new three year project, funded by three prestigious national science funding organizations (DFG, NWO, and ESRC) under the competitive Open Research Area (ORA) program.
The partnering universities now seek applications from qualified candidates who are motivated to become part of this important and timely international endeavour. See the different job adverts under:
University of Oldenburg (Germany): Post-doctoral researcher, doctoral researcher
University of East Anglia (UK): Senior research associate
Applications should be submitted to the specific universities by 15 February 2019. For further details of the project see: https://uol.de/en/adapt-lockin/.
If you wish to be considered for several of these jobs at the same time, please use the same material in applying to each of the universities you are interested in, while following each university’s own application processes. Please indicate that you have done this in your application.