Research Associate in the field of climate economics and governance Universität Hamburg, Department of Socioeconomics, Professorship in Environmental Economics Germany

Faculty/Department: Department of Socioeconomics


Seminar/Institute: Professorship in Environmental Economics


Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of climate economics and governance for the project “Dynamics of Climate Governance: Norms, Contestation, and
Policies” within the framework of the DFG Cluster of Excellence ‘CliCCS – Climate, Climatic
Change and Society’ in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1
st April 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter.


CliCCS is an ambitious research program at Universität Hamburg and its partner institutions.
Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), it is part of Germany’s Excellence Strategy.
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).


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 fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor
contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until 31st December 2025.


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 (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,
HmbGleiG).


CliCCS offers accompanying measures to help scientists thrive through all stages of their careers.
Responsibilities:


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.


Specific Duties:


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 Artic 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 dynamic aspects of climate governance
and directly contribute to at least one of the subprojects listed above. A preference is given to
candidates who can contribute to the climate policy instruments project.


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 highlyranked, peer reviewed academic journals, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage. Prior
working experience at the PostDoc level is a plus as is a strong expertise in the economics and
governance of climate change.


Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino (grischa.perino@unihamburg.de) or consult our website at https://www.cliccs.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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