Postdoc Position in Climate Economics and Governance (Germany) Deadline: Feb.17, 2019

Universität Hamburg

Application Deadline

February 17, 2019

Program Commencement

April 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

(Upto) 6 Years

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Program Details

Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) the Cluster of Excellence ‘CliCCS – Climate, Climatic Change, and Society’, the Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the field of Climate Economics and Governance for the project “Dynamics of Climate Governance: Norms, Contestation, and Policies”. The position commences on 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The program aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. Thus CliCCS’ overarching research question is: Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible? CliCCS will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. It will identify those climate futures that are consistent with both climate and social dynamics (possible), and those we expect to unfold with appreciable probability (plausible).

Duties of the research associates include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. The person holding the post will play a crucial role in linking approaches and results from the three subprojects (Global review process within the Paris agreement; Norm contestations in sensitive regions such as the Arctic and Mediterranean; Political economy and design of climate policy instruments) and in connecting with other natural and social science projects within CliCCS. The post holder’s own research is expected to focus on the dynamic aspects of climate governance and directly contribute to at least one of the subprojects listed above. Preference is given to candidates who can contribute to the climate policy instruments project.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 39 hours per week. This position is suitable for part-time employment. The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality. CliCCS offers accompanying measures to help scientists thrive through all stages of their careers.

 

Eligibility/ Requirements

A university degree and doctorate in economics, political science or sociology or another social science field relevant to the project. Applicants should be able to demonstrate prior experience in conducting interdisciplinary research while also having a strong foundation in their own respective discipline. Familiarity with a variety of different scientific methods ideally including both qualitative and quantitative skills is important. Applicants should show evidence of developing a track record of internationally recognized research worthy of publication in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage. Prior working experience at the PostDoc level is a plus as is strong expertise in the economics and governance of climate change.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Application Process

Click here for more details. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino (grischa.perino@uni- hamburg.de)

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s) submitted as one single PDF file. The application deadline is 17th February 2019. Please send applications to Katharina Fischer (Katharina.Fischer-2@uni-hamburg.de).

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