Post-doc in Agent based Modelling (100% - 5 years)

Profile The chair of Human-Environment Interactions at the Department of Geography, University of Mu­nich, has an inter- and transdisciplinary orientation and studies the question of transition towards sustainability. Key issues thereby are the processes in Human-Environment Systems which are at the interface of individual decision-making, social structure, governance, and environment. The research fields tackled include sustainable resource management (e.g., energy, water, phosphorous); sustainable regional development; and sustainable value added chains. The methodological compe­tences range from qualitative analyses to quantitative ABM modelling, which are combined to ana­lyze, model and steer human-environment systems in the above mentioned research fields.The Post-doctoral researcher will cover the area of agent based modelling (System Dynamics of advantage). He/she should already have some experience in interdisciplinary research and acqui­sition of third party funds. Within the chair it is expected that he/she will (i) contribute to funding acquisition; (ii) support building up the modelling research capacity of the chair; (iii) support the development of the Masters Program “Human-Environment Systems and Sustainability: Perception, Decision-making and Assessment”; and (iv) take over some administrative duties. Requirements:PhD in geography, psychology, environmental systems sciences or other appropriate disciplineExcellent knowledge in agent based modeling of behavior situations (System Dynamics is of advantage)Experience in interdisciplinary researchExperience in acquisition of research fundsPleasure and involvement in the build up of a new chair in Human-Environment InteractionsExcellent English and basic German knowledgeTeaching obligation: 5hours/week in the area of Human Geography and the above men­tioned Masters Program.The working place is located at Luisenstrasse / Gablerstrasse in the centre of Munich and easily accessible with public transportation. Deadline for application: September 12th, 2011 Starting date: October 1st, 2011 or upon agreement Length of employment: maximum 5 yearsApplicants are required to send their application files (Motivation letter, CV, publication list, 2 refe­rence letters, and 3 potential referees) in electronic form in 1 pdf file until September 12th, 2011 to Prof. Dr. Claudia R. Binder ([email protected] For questions please contact Prof. Binder ([email protected]

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