Research Associate – EGr. 13 TV-L HU 65% (third-party funded for 2 years, extendable)

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New deadline. Please, apply until 5 September


1 Research Associate – EGr. 13 TV-L HU 65% (third-party funded for 2 years,
Key number: DR/048/12
Work place: Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture – Department of
Agricultural Economics Temporary Professorship for Environmental Governance
(Prof. Andreas Thiel (Ph.D.))

Research in the DFG (German Research Council) funded project “The scalar
organization of natural resource governance: an institutionalist perspective
on the transformation of water and marine governance in the EU”. In
coordination with the overall project the successful candidate is expected
to develop a research concept and a methodologically innovative approach for
the assessment and evaluation of institutional change in the context of the
scalar reorganisation of governance of natural resources with specific focus
on marine and freshwater ecosystems in the European Union, and in selected
Member States (Spain, Portugal, Germany). The research may focus on the
changes in the role of the state, changes in actor constellations and
behaviour, changes in problem perceptions and approaches to solutions. The
successful candidate is expected to carry out the research and produce
scientific results for publication.

Support for the overall project and the
establishment of a new research area at the Faculty in close collaboration
with the leader of the project and the overall team. Preparatory works for a
doctoral dissertation.

Necessary: Master of Science or equivalent; very good knowledge of
institutional approaches and social scientific qualitative and also
quantitative research methods, enthusiasm for academic research, very good
knowledge of English, experience in scientific work, team spirit.
Desirable: experience with self-organized, effective scientific work,
experience in researching environmental problems from a social scientific
perspective, good command of Spanish / Portuguese or German..

Please, send the usual documents to apply for this position (cover letter,
cv, main certificates). Additionally, we would encourage candidates to draft
a sketch of a

research idea and design concerning this position (< 1000
For further information, please contact: Professor Andreas Thiel (Ph.D.): ; homepage:

Application till
05. September 2012

Application to
Applications with key number are expected at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,

Gärtnerische Fakultät, Department für Agrarökonomie,
Temporary Professorship in Environmental Governance, Prof. Andreas Thiel
(Ph.D.), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, or by email to:

Professor Andreas Thiel (Ph.D.)
Einstein Junior Fellow
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie / Department of Agricultural Economics
Gastprofessur für Umweltgovernance / Temporary Professorship for
Environmental Governance

Mail: Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Office: 1.10, Haus 12, Phillippstr. 13

Phone FRG: 00-49-30/2093-6068, Fax: 00-49-30/2093-6497, Skype: thielandreas