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Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change hiring a Professor of Climate Change and Societal Impacts

  • 1.  Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change hiring a Professor of Climate Change and Societal Impacts

    Posted 24 days ago
    The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences (University of Graz) is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Climate Change and Societal Impacts 


    (40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date January 1st 2020) 

    We are looking to appoint a full professor (f/m) who will form and lead a new research group "Climate Change and Societal Impacts". This endowed chair and the new group will be part of the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change and will be embedded in and benefit from the University´s interdisciplinary Field of Excellence "Climate Change and Sustainable Transformation". https://jobs.uni-graz.at/content/C_PR_EN_ClimateChange.pdf

    As a group leader, the professor will have the exciting opportunity to develop an innovative line of research related to the transformation to a low carbon and climate robust society. We expect research with a strong theoretical foundation. We are seeking an outstanding scholar, with a proven track record, preferably with a background in the social sciences (e. g., sociology, psychology, political science) who has experience in working with researchers in the natural sciences or engineering (e. g., geosciences, physical climate science, life sciences). Alternatively, we are open to receive applications from researchers with a background in natural sciences who have a proven record of working in the area of social sciences. We are looking for an internationally oriented, ambitious, yet collegial scholar who shares our dedication for climate change research and will contribute to Wegener Center's collaborative research. The selected candidate has been successful in acquiring third-party funds as well as has experience in international research collaboration. He/she is expected to initiate and strongly engage in interdisciplinary research projects. The position includes teaching and supervision responsibilities and offers possibilities for developing innovative learning formats. In addition, we expect gender mainstreaming competence.  

    Should you require any further information on the perspective or background please do not hesitate to contact  karl.steininger@uni-graz.at.
    Please submit your applications stating the reference number BV/2/98 ex 2018/19 by March 13th 2019 at the latest. For information about the application procedures and other prerequisites, please visit https://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/BV/2/98.