The Institute for Ecological Economics – a fulltime Assistant Professor

The Institute for Ecological Economics is currently inviting applications for a fulltime Assistant Professor, non-tenure track position (post-doc, employee subject to the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff – Angestellte/r gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten; gross monthly salary, paid 14 times per year: € 3,546). This employee position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on January 01, 2016 (commencement date subject to change).
Please note that under the terms of the WU personnel development plan, the position of Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, is limited to an employment period of not more than six years. Applicants who are already employed at WU as substitute employees can therefore only be employed for the time remaining to complete the six-year period. Persons who have already been employed at WU in an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track position cannot be re-employed in this position at WU (except as a substitute employee) due to legal restrictions.

Assistant Professor non-tenure track, wanted in the area of ecological economics. A key aspect of this work concerns modelling and empirical analyses in the area of “Macroeconomics and the Environment” and “Sustainable Work”. Responsibilities include contributing to research work, and teaching and administrative tasks as required; assisting with examinations; participating in organizational and administrative duties; student support activities; independent research activities; holding classes independently and conducting examinations.

The candidate should be committed to excellence in teaching both on a bachelors’ and masters’ level. Teaching load will be eight hours a year (e.g. four courses with a minimum of 22.5 contact hours each). Depending on his or her background, the candidate may teach courses of Sustainable Economy for Bachelor students, the elective of Environment and Economy (theory & methods) as well as courses in the MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy and the MSc Socio-Economics.
The candidate is specifically expected to get involved in research projects and shall fulfil his or her duties in research in cooperation with representatives of the relevant fields both in and outside the University.

Your Profile:
Applicants should have:
– have a doctoral degree or PhD in Economics, Socio-economics or Ecological Economics
– a strong research focus, the capability of publishing in top-tier journal in economics and other social sciences and of writing grant proposals
– strong research record in Ecological Economics, especially ecological macroeconomics
– ongoing international collaborations
– strong methods skills (dynamic systems, agent-based modelling, time series and panel data analysis)
– areas of interest should include dynamic macroeconomics with a focus on climate change and socio-ecological transformations as well as economics of inequality
– evidence of ability to critically appraise and understand the drawbacks of orthodox economic approaches
– advanced understanding of environmental issues and their relationship to economic structures, human behaviour and institutions
– commitment to excellence in teaching on a bachelors’ and masters’ level and supervision of research assistants
– commitment to serving the scientific community and taking part in academic self-governance activities
– capability of disseminating the research findings to a broader audience (policy makers, media)
– excellent written and communication skills in English essential. Good written and communication skills in German recommended. International and cross-cultural experience and understanding.

Reference Number: 2936

Application materials can be submitted online until November 04, 2015.

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Travel and lodging expenses:
We regret that WU cannot reimburse applicants for travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.

Equal opportunities:
WU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members, especially in management positions. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference. WU has an Equal Opportunities Working Group (information in German).