Research Associate

The Institute for Environmental Systems Research at Osnabrück University has an opening for a
Research Associate (100% A13)
Societal Transformation Processes and Modelling of Social Systems
from the 1st of September 2010 for an initial duration of three years with the possibility of extension for another three years. The tasks comprise research and teaching in the area of complex dynamics and modelling of social systems. This should include both the development of general concepts and case-specific applications in the area of integrated and adaptive governance and management of water resources. Teaching activities will focus on the master programme “Environmental Systems and Resources Management” and include the development of joint teaching activities with
international partners, in particular with the Resilience Centre in Stockholm. The successful candidate is expected to make an active contribution to the acquisition of funding for projects and to ongoing activities in international networks, in particular the Global Water System Project a network of the Earth System Science Partnership.
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in an interdisciplinary field such as resources management, geography, ecological economics or system science. Experience in modelling social systems and in particular agent based modelling will be a major asset. The challenging tasks require good analytical skills, flexibility and the willingness to collaborate in an interdisciplinary and dynamic team. You will find an excellent working environment and the possibility to develop an own research and teaching profile.
The university is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, disabled candidates will be given priority.
For further information you can contact Prof. Claudia Pahl-Wostl ([email protected]
Applications for the position should be sent by email to the secretariat of the Chair for resources management, Ms. Irene Brink, [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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