Tenure-track Position at the Assistant Professor level, University of Waterloo

The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise that combines business and environment.  Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a completed Ph.D. by the commencement of employment, and should demonstrate the potential for high-quality research and teaching.  The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $115,000 per annum.

 

Individuals with degrees in business, economics, economic geography, planning, entrepreneurship or public policy are encouraged to apply.  Preferred candidates will have research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainability management, innovation, international business, sustainable operations, and qualitative and quantitative methods. The position will support teaching and research activities in SEED’s environment and business, economic development and innovation, international development, and sustainability management programs.

 

Applications will be accepted until February 16th, 2018 with interviews commencing in March 2018. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vita, a statement explaining how their abilities and interests relate to SEED with regard to research and teaching, as well as the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three referees. Please send an application package to:  Marion Brown, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1, or submit electronically to ma4brown [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca

 

Located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, one-hour west of Toronto and serving over 35,000 full- and part-time students, the University of Waterloo (UW) is among Canada’s finest universities. For 26 straight years, UW has been ranked as the most innovative university in the country, and for 18 of those 22 years, educational leaders have ranked it Canada’s best university overall. UW stands out among its peers not only for its strong research profile and innovative approaches to education, but also for its uniquely positive and enterprising relationships with business and the world of practice.  Waterloo has been ranked one of the best places in the world for start-ups, which is why start-ups like FleetCarma have chosen to call Waterloo Region home. The Region also boasts of hundreds of technology-driven enterprises, including offices of OpenText, Square, and Google.

 

Founded in 2009, SEED, located in the biggest Faculty of Environment in Canada, has quickly established itself as a recognized leader in integrated approaches for sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental, social and development challenges. SEED offers comprehensive and highly inter-disciplinary professional programs, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in sustainable business and development, with degrees in environment and business, sustainability management, international development, and local economic development. SEED offers two undergraduate programs (Environment & Business, International Development) and four graduate programs (Environment & Business, Sustainability Management, Economic Development and Innovation, and Development Practice). SEED has a current enrolment of approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is experiencing further growth. The School is adding faculty members, developing new programs and growing research capacities. SEED is located in a 57,000 sq. ft. LEED© Platinum building with classrooms, student space and offices. For details about the school and its programs please visit: http://seed.uwaterloo.ca.

 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­“Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why.”

 

ProjekmitarbeiterIn im Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und Nachhaltigkeit, BOKU

Am Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und Nachhaltigkeit kommt es, im Rahmen eines drittmittelfinanzierten Projektes, zur Besetzung einer Stelle als:


Wissenschaftliche/r Projektmitarbeiter/in mit Doktorat
(Kennzahl 120)
Beschäftigungsausmaß: 20-30 Wochenstunden
Dauer des Dienstverhältnisses: 01.03.2018, befristet bis 01.02.2022
Einstufung gem. Univ.-KV, Verwendungsgruppe: B1 lit. b
Bruttomonatsgehalt (abhängig von der anrechenbaren Vorerfahrung) mind. (für 30 WStd.): € 2.720,00
(14x jährlich, zusätzlich bieten wir ein attraktives Personalentwicklungsprogramm und umfassende
Sozialleistungen)


Hintergrund zum Arbeitsbereich:
Das CSA (H2020 Coordination and Support Action) SINCERE unterstützt die Ziele und
Programmaktivitäten der Joint Programming Initiative JPI Climate, welche als Allianz von
ForschungsförderInnen in Europa darauf ausgerichtet ist, die Gesellschaft bei der Bewältigung des
großen Herausforderungen des Klimawandels wissenschaftlich zu unterstützten.
SINCERE hat die Mission, die gesamteuropäische Klimawandelforschung in Zusammenarbeit mit
internationalen PartnerInnen zu stärken um zur Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabgkommens und der
UN Sustainalbe Development Goals beizutragen.
Die österreichischen Beiträge zu SINCERE werden am Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und
Nachhaltigkeit an der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien in enger Abstimmung mit JPI Climate, dem
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW) und dem Climate Change
Center Austria (CCCA) durchgeführt.
http://www.jpi-climate.eu
http://www.globalchange.boku.ac.at
http://www.ccca.ac.at


Aufgaben
Verantwortliche Mitwirkung an einem EU-Projekt (CSA SINCERE) zur Vernetzung von
Klimaforschung: Workpackage Lead und Task Lead (inklusive inhaltlicher, administrativer &
finanzieller Berichterstattung)
Enge Zusammenarbeit mit JPI Climate
Planung und Durchführung von Workshops, zum Großteil in internationalen Teams
Teilnahme an internationalen Arbeitssitzungen (virtuell und physisch)
Erstellung von Berichten


Aufnahmeerfordernis
Abgeschlossenes Doktorat in einem für Klimawandelforschung relevanten Bereich (Natur-,
Human- oder Sozialwissenschaften)
Sichere und professionelle Kommunikation in englischer Sprache
Bereitschaft zur inter- und transdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit
Bereitschaft zu klimafreundlichen, internationalen Reisen und flexibler Arbeitszeitplanung
Interesse an strategische und forschungspolitischen Überlegungen
im Bereich Klima- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung


Weitere erwünschte Qualifikationen
Kenntnis der europäischen Forschungslandschaft „Klimawandel“ sowie gesellschafts- und
geisteswissenschaftlichen Beiträgen zu diesem Themenfeld
Kenntnis der europäischen und internationalen Strukturen der Forschungsförderung
Erfahrungen mit europaweit und international agierenden Institutionen, etwa der Europäischen
Kommission oder UNFCCC
Aktive Erfahrungen in Forschung, Antragstellung und Projektmanagement
Professioneller Umgang mit Office-, Präsentations- und Kommunikationssoftware
Erfahrung in der internationalen Forschungskollaboration


Erscheinungstermin: 23.10.2017
Bewerbungsfrist: 13.11.2017


Die BOKU strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an und fordert daher qualifizierte Frauen
ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Bewerberinnen, die gleich geeignet sind wie der bestgeeignete
Mitbewerber, werden vorrangig aufgenommen, sofern nicht in der Person eines Mitbewerbers
liegende Gründe überwiegen.


Wir freuen uns über Ihre Bewerbung an das Personalmanagement, Kennzahl 120, der Universität für
Bodenkultur, 1190 Wien, Peter Jordanstraße 70; E-Mail: kerstin [dot] buchmueller [at] boku [dot] ac [dot] at;
Bitte Kennzahl unbedingt anführen!


Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung aufgelaufener Reise- und
Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstanden sind.
www.boku.ac.at

Assistent Professor Sustainable Urban Systems, New York

State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Environmental Studies

1 Forestry Drive

Syracuse, New York 13210

 

September 22, 2017

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

SUSTAINABLE URBAN SYSTEMS

 

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic year tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Sustainable Urban Systems.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong, extramurally funded research program in sustainable urban systems. S/he will teach undergraduate and graduate course(s) in Sustainable Urban Systems, Environmental Sustainability and seminars within his/her area of expertise. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues and students in other disciplines at the College and engage the broader academic community. We seek a new faculty colleague with robust analytical skills (e.g. in systems analysis, spatial analysis/ geographical information systems, and/or quantitative modeling) and strong academic training and experience in a field of study related to Sustainable Urban Systems. Topical research areas are open, but we are especially interested in candidates with

a research focus on one or more emerging areas of importance in the domain of sustainable urban systems, such as: sustainable transitions, sustainable urban infrastructure, sustainable community development, public engagement/ participatory planning, urban ecology, sustainable urban food systems, coastal urban communities, among others. The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to ESF’s Minor in Urban Environmental Science, and the college’s Center for the Urban Environment. The ideal candidate would be an advanced Assistant Professor with an established track record of sponsored research, scholarly engagement and publication, and excellence in teaching. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration, research, and teaching at a specialized, PhD-granting STEM institution is highly desirable. While not required, experience engaging with urban issues in US ‘rust belt’ cities is a plus. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning, Environmental Studies, Human Geography, Sociology, Sustainability Science, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of excellence in research and teaching.
  • Strong theoretical grounding in one or more disciplines.
  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • Post-doctoral or equivalent experience.
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
  • A quantitative scholar with experience using mixed methods, (i.e., survey design, network analysis, synthesis, SEM, Bayesian modeling).

The College and the Department:  Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson’s Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

The Environmental Studies program integrates the social and biophysical sciences and the humanities to enhance environmental policy, the communication of environmental perspectives, and decision making processes. The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Environmental Studies. Ph.D. degrees supervised by departmental faculty are offered through ESF’s interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Science.

Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/. Applications should include a letter summarizing qualifications as well as a statement of research interests and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by October 31, 2017, to assure optimal consideration.

For More Information:

Dr. Theresa Selfa, Search Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Studies
SUNY-ESF
106 Marshall Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210-2787
E-mail: tselfa [at] esf [dot] edu

PhD opportunity in industrialecology, Uni Freiburg

PhD opportunity in industrial ecology:

Method and software development for supply chain studies
70% position, starting January 1st, 2018

As part of the Swiss-funded research project OASES (Open Assessment of Swiss Economy and Society), which runs under
the funding stream NFP 73 «Sustainable Economy», the industrial ecology group in Freiburg seeks to employ a talended
scientist to work on method and software development for the integration of supply chain databases.

Background
Existing supply chains models either rely on scattered process data that only partially cover global supply chains (Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) databases like ecoinvent, ‘bottom up’) or contain complete, but very aggregate accounts in form of environmentally extended multiregional input-output models (MRIO tables, ‘top down’). While LCA and IO share the
same computational structure, they differ in their resolution, system coverage, and unit of measurement, leading to differences in calculated impact scores of individual products between 20 and 50 percent.

Both database types are often combined (‘hybridized’), but this procedure happens in an ad-hoc fashion and a
commonly accepted methodology to integrate both methods to produce detailed and accurate product footprints has yet to be established.

There is a need for a set of scientific principles and computational routines to
a) Determine the optimal sectoral and product resolution of the hybrid supply chain model given the available information and its reliability,
b) Quantify and maximize the information content of the combined hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) model,
c) Quantify the uncertainty of the datasets and the footprint results.

Work description
The successful candidate will
 Contribute to the development of a general methodology for data integration for supply chain studies bas
ed on the maximum entropy principle.
 Estimate the entropy (complement of information content) of different process, trade, and emissions databases,
including ecoinvent and EXIOBASE
 Design an open source software library to apply maximum entropy estimation to combine different life cycle databases
A pply the software developed to determine the optimal resolution and uncertainty of supply chain models for
the environmental footprint of Swiss consumption.
 Develop sample datasets for unit-testing and teaching purposes
 Help to integrate the work into the OASES project and disseminate it at conferences and in scientific publications

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in im Forschungsschwerpunkt Wasserinfrastruktur und Risikoanalysen, ISOE

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in im Forschungsschwerpunkt Wasserinfrastruktur und Risikoanalysen

Das ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung gehört zu den führenden außeruniversitären Instituten der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung mit Sitz in Frankfurt am Main. Seit über 25 Jahren entwickelt das Institut sozial-ökologische Konzepte und wissenschaftsbasierte Entscheidungsgrundlagen für Politik, Zivilgesellschaft und Wirtschaft. Das ISOE trägt damit zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung bei und setzt Impulse für eine kritische und nachhaltige Wissenschaft.

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt im Forschungsschwerpunkt Wasserinfrastruktur und Risikoanalysen eine/n

Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in

Ihre Aufgaben

Sie arbeiten in transdisziplinären Forschungsprojekten zu den Belangen der kommunalen Planung bei der Transformation der Wasserinfrastruktur. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf der Weiterentwicklung der Wasserinfrastruktur zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel unter Berücksichtigung blauer und grüner Infrastrukturen. Dazu nutzen Sie u.a. Experteninterviews und räumliche Analysen. Sie unterstützen die Projektleitung jeweils in der Organisation der inhaltlichen und administrativen Prozesse, der Berichtslegung und der Ergebnisvermittlung im nationalen und internationalen Kontext.

Ihr Profil

Sie haben ein einschlägiges Hochschulstudium erfolgreich abgeschlossen und besitzen die Bereitschaft zur disziplinübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit. Sie haben sich in Ihrem Studium bereits mit Fragestellungen zu Klimagerechtigkeit und nachhaltiger Gestaltung städtischer Infrastrukturen sowie (urbaner) Landwirtschaft beschäftigt. Idealerweise sind Sie darüber hinaus mit den Konzepten der Ökosystemleistungen und neuartigen Wasserinfrastrukturen vertraut. Sie besitzen eine hohe Kommunikationskompetenz, arbeiten selbstverantwortlich und teamorientiert und verfügen über sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift. Publikations- und Vortragserfahrungen sind vorhanden.

Unser Angebot

Wir bieten Ihnen ein innovatives und kollegiales Umfeld, Offenheit und Gestaltungsräume für neue Ideen sowie ein verantwortungsvolles Arbeiten. Die Stelle ist auf 3 Jahre befristet, Teilzeittätigkeit ist möglich. Das ISOE unterstützt Ihre wissenschaftliche Weiterqualifikation. Die Vergütung erfolgt in Anlehnung an TV-H.

Für Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Dr. Martina Winker, winker(at)isoe.de.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung bis 8. Oktober 2017 per E-Mail an das Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE) GmbH, Dr. Thomas Jahn, bewerbungen(at)isoe.de. Bitte legen Sie Ihren Bewerbungsunterlagen auch die Namen von min. zwei Referenzpersonen bei.

PhD scholarship: Sustainable Energy Transitions in Developing Countries

The Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, part of the UNEP DTU Partnership, invites applications for a PhD research project focused on development implications of sustainable energy transitions in Sub Saharan Africa.

Over the past 25 years, the Centre on Climate, Energy and Sustainable development of the UNEP DTU Partnership (www.unepdtu.org) has become a leading international research and advisory hub on energy, climate and sustainable Development. The Partnership is an integrated part of the Department of Management Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The Centre works in close partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and has project activities in more than 50 developing countries. The Centre collaborates with a large number of national and international government and research institutions, especially in developing countries.

Background
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently witnessing a rapid increase in private investments in energy infrastructure, such as large-scale grid connected solar and wind energy, privately operated mini-grids and individual solutions in terms of solar lanterns and solar home systems. This opens opportunities for locally based companies to engage in all levels of the value chain, including local assembly and local co-production potentially leading to job creation and local industrial development. There is, however, very limited empirical knowledge on how, and to which what extent lower and medium income countries in SSA will be able to reap these development benefits from a green energy transition, and what specific energy, industrial and other policies would sustain such a development.

Project aims
The PhD project will investigate sustainable energy transitions in developing countries with a specific focus on the role and influence of government, the private sector and donor agencies, in ensuring local development benefits of this transition. This will lead to a broader aim of improving the understanding of the interface between the development states, markets and donors as they relate to the innovation, production and diffusion of low-carbon energy technologies.

Research methodology
The project will pursue an interdisciplinary analytical framework combining different theoretical perspectives as well as methodological approaches. Options would be to situate this research at the intersection between innovation and development studies, including the literatures on innovation systems, global value chains, infant industry development and catching-up.

Research methods should preferably be in the form of qualitative (primary) data collection and analysis, as a complement to desk-based literature reviews and quantitative (secondary) data collection. The research should be solidly grounded in a prolonged period of in-depth, empirical field research. The final thesis will be structured and presented as four academic articles, in addition to an analytical overview/synthesis explaining the theoretical framework and research methods.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline (for example development studies, human geography, international business and management, political science, innovation studies), ideally with a focus or component on sustainable energy and climate change mitigation and/or business and innovation studies. Strong oral and written English communication skills are essential. Knowledge of another major European language is desirable but not necessary, as is prior experience with working in a developing country.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently, to plan and carry out independent research, including field work in developing countries. Candidates are expected to have a high degree of self-motivation, leading their research project with the support of two co-supervisors.

Project environment and research Group
The successful candidate will join an international team of about 65 professionals in an interdisciplinary work environment, with a broad portfolio of activities and an extensive network of professional contacts to research and government institutions in developing countries as well as the UN system. The candidate will be placed in the Cleaner Energy Development programme and be part of a research cluster on sustainability transitions.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The PhD student will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications, including a research proposal of max. 6 pages incl. references will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be invited to an interview and to present their project proposals (via skype if based abroad).

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years. The place of employment is the Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development of the UNEP DTU Partnership, located at the UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Further information
PhD supervisors will be Ivan Nygaard and Subash Dhar. Ivan Nygaard (ivny [at] dtu [dot] dk) can be contacted directly to answer any specific questions.

Application Please submit your online application no later than 7 October 2017. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link „Apply online,“ fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • Project proposal, including background, rationale, methodological approach, case study ideas (max 6 pages)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it. The candidate should be available to start the employment by 1 December 2017.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

http://www.dtu.dk/english/career/job?id=1cb30707-f4cc-4e2b-99c4-b153cd1057f8

 

MitarbeiterIn im Team Naturraummanagement der Biosphärenpark Wienerwald Management GmbH

Ausschreibung der Stelle einer/eines MitarbeiterIn im Team Naturraummanagement der Biosphärenpark Wienerwald Management GmbH

 

Auf Initiative der Länder Wien und Niederösterreich wurde der Wienerwald im Jahr 2005 offiziell als UNESCO Biosphärenpark anerkannt. Damit ist der Wienerwald eine Modellregion für nachhaltiges Leben, Wirtschaften, Bilden und Forschen geworden. Ziel von Biosphärenparken ist es, den Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt, das Streben nach wirtschaftlicher und sozialer Entwicklung und die Erhaltung kultureller Werte miteinander nachhaltig umzusetzen.

 

Ihre Aufgabenbereiche

  • Eigenständige Betreuung und Weiterentwicklung laufender und geplanter Aktivitäten in den Themenfeldern Umweltbeobachtung und Naturschutz mit Schwerpunkt Offenland und Gewässer
  • Zusammenarbeit mit relevanten Stakeholdern wie Behörden, GrundstückseigentümerInnen, Gemeinden und Interessensvertretungen
  • Mitwirkung an der Informations- und Kommunikationsarbeit und Einbindung von AkteurInnen in der Region des BPWW durch Aufbau und Pflege von Kontakten, Abhaltung von Vorträgen, Informationsveranstaltungen
  • Inhaltliche Beiträge zur Öffentlichkeitsarbeit für Fach- und Laienpublikum in eigenen und fremden Medien

 

Ihr Profil

  • Abgeschlossenes Studium der Biologie, Landschaftsökologie, -planung, oder gleichwertiges, thematisch passendes Studium bzw. langjährige Berufserfahrung in vergleichbarer Position
  • Kenntnis der Offenlandlebensräume und Erfahrung mit naturschutzfachlichem Management in Ostösterreich
  • Gewässerökologisches Verständnis
  • Teamfähigkeit, Flexibilität und Loyalität
  • Arbeitsfähigkeit im Gelände
  • Kenntnis gängiger EDV-Software Programme
  • Lenkerberechtigung der Klasse B erforderlich, eigenes Kraftfahrzeug erwünscht

 

Wir bieten

  • Interessante und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeiten in einem motivierten Team
  • Attraktives Arbeitsumfeld und Bürostandort Tullnerbach bei Wien
  • Flexibilität in der Arbeitszeitgestaltung
  • Fort- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten
  • Einen angestrebten Anstellungsbeginn mit 1. November 2017

 

Bitte senden Sie ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen bis spätestens 1. Oktober 2017 an Frau Katharina Wallner unter E office [at] bpww [dot] at oder Norbertinumstraße 9, 3013 Tullnerbach

 

Monatsgehalt: Brutto € 2.773,40 (Überbezahlung möglich)

 

Die Entlohnung erfolgt in Anlehnung an das Gehaltsschema des Landes Niederösterreich. Vordienstzeiten können angerechnet werden.

 

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung angefallener Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus dem Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstanden sind.

 

Kontaktinformation

Für Auskünfte zur ausgeschriebenen Stelle steht Ihnen Frau Katharina Wallner unter E kw [at] bpww [dot] at bzw. 02233/ 54 187 gerne zur Verfügung.

 

Nähere Informationen:
https://www.bpww.at/de/artikel/ausschreibung-der-stelle-einereines-mitarbeiterin-im-team-naturraummanagement-der

 

3 postdoc and 5 PhD student positions in ERC project of Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh

In the ERC project Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions (EVOCLIM) seven research positions are now formally advertised on Euraxess.

Suitable candidates have a background in economics, mathematics, computer science, psychology or biology.

The project starts 1st of January 2018.

More details about the project can be found here: http://ictaweb.uab.cat/noticies_news_detail.php?id=3368

 

Three postdoc positions are offered:

Four PhD-student (4-year) positions are offered as well:

–       https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/244996

 

Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh’s project “Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions” (EVOCLIM), awarded with a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant, offers three postdoc positions (two of 5 years and one of 3 years) and five PhD research positions (each 4 years). The project will run as of January 2018 for a period of 5 years.
Project description
The project will develop a new set of models to assess the performance of policy instruments – such as various carbon pricing and information provision instruments – in terms of employment, equity and CO2 emissions. Currently, distinct climate policies are studied with incomparable approaches involving inconsistent criteria and impacts. EVOCLIM aims to unite core features of such approaches within a behavioral-evolutionary framework, blending insights from behavioral, environmental and evolutionary economics. The key novelty is linking climate policies to populations of heterogeneous consumers and producers characterized by bounded rationality and social interactions. This offers three advantages: one can evaluate the effectiveness of very different climate policy instruments in a consistent and comparative way; one can examine policy mixes by considering interaction between instruments from a behavioral as well as systemic perspective; and one can simultaneously assess policy impacts mediated by markets and social networks.

EVOCLIM will be guided by the following goals: (i) test the robustness of insights on carbon pricing from benchmark approaches that assume representative, rational agents; (ii) test contested views on joint employment-climate effects of shifting taxes from labor to carbon; (iii) examine various instruments of information provision under distinct assumptions about social preferences, interactions and networks; (iv) study regulation of commercial advertising as a climate policy option in the context of status-seeking and high-carbon consumption; and (v) explore behavioral roots of energy/carbon rebound. The research has a general, conceptual-theoretical rather than a particular country focus. Given the complexity of the developed models, it involves numerical analyses with parameter values in realistic ranges, partly supported by insights from questionnaire-based surveys among consumers and firms. One survey examines information provision instruments and social interaction channels, while another assesses behavioral foundations of rebound.

Broader scientific meaning of the project
EVOCLIM is ground-breaking in that it develops the first systematic program on behavioral-evolutionary thinking about climate policy. This creates bridges between environmental economics, behavioral economics, evolutionary economics and modelling, policy sciences, sociology and environmental psychology. It will support a consistent comparison of the full range of regulatory (both pricing and standard-setting) and information-provisioning instruments in climate policy. The project can further provide useful methodological lessons for other areas of public policy from an evolutionary systems angle. In addition, it may broaden the scope of evolutionary economics which so far has paid scant attention to environmental and climate policies. In particular, it contributes to a wave of macro-oriented evolutionary, multi-agent models, which serve as an alternative to both general equilibrium and mainstream macroeconomic models in public policy and economic analyses. The approach will further contribute to the field of energy/sustainability transition studies.

Positions and requirements
The organization of EVOCLIM in terms of sub-projects (SPs) is shown in the scheme below. The project will fund three postdoc positions (two of 5 years in SP1 and SP5, and one of 3 years in SP4) and four PhD researchers (each 4 years, in SP2 and SP3). Cooperation and synergies between the sub-projects will be secured by the two integrative sub-projects SP1 and SP5. The first of these develops the framework and basic models, and can be seen to assure consistency and synergy of SPs at a methodological level. Next, SP5 guides the survey questionnaires and integrates the policy insights produced by the other SPs, on the basis of which it further develops and analyses policy packages.

DoktorandIn für Industrial Ecology, HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

Für das IBU Institut für Bau und Umwelt suchen wir per 1. Dezember 2017 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n

DOKTORAND/DOKTORANDIN FÜR INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY (60%)
MIT TEILPENSUM IN LEHRE UND ANGEWANDTER FORSCHUNG (40%)

Die Stelle wird für das Forschungsprojekt «Co-Evolution of Business Strategies in material and construction
industries and public policies» im Rahmen des NFP 73 «Nachhaltige Wirtschaft» geschaffen.

Ihre Aufgaben
■ Sie entwickeln ein Modell zur Bewertung der Umweltbelastungen, des Ressourcenverbrauchs und der
ökonomischen Wirkungen für die Kies-, Zement- und Betonwirtschaft auf der Basis von Materialflussanalysen,
LCA-Daten und Input-Output-Analysen
■ Sie erarbeiten in einem interdisziplinären Projektteam Fallstudienanalysen für Unternehmen der Schweizer
Betonindustrie
■ Sie präsentieren die Ergebnisse Ihrer Arbeit an internationalen Fachtagungen und publizieren Sie in
internationalen, wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften
■ Sie unterstützen verschiedene Lehrveranstaltungen im Studiengang Bauingenieurwesen mit Schwerpunkt im
«Nachhaltigen Infrastrukturbau»
■ Sie arbeiten an Projekten der angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung in den Fachstellen des Instituts für Bau
und Umwelt mit

Ihr Profil
■ Sie haben einen Hochschulabschluss in Umwelt- oder Bauingenieurwesen, Umweltnaturwissenschaften oder
verwandten Fachgebieten
■ Sie verfügen über gute Kenntnisse der deutschen und englischen Sprache
■ Sie haben Freude an der Analyse von Fragestellungen in der Schnittstelle zwischen Ingenieurwesen und
Ökonomie und arbeiten gerne in interdisziplinären Teams

Unser Angebot
■ Wir bieten ein herausforderndes und abwechslungsreiches Umfeld in interdisziplinären Teams und enger
Zusammenarbeit mit der Praxis
■ Wir unterstützen Sie bei Ihrer Promotionsarbeit durch fachliche Begleitung und Coaching
■ Wir lassen Ihnen Freiraum für persönliche Initiative

Ihre Bewerbung senden Sie bitte zusammengefasst in einer PDF-Datei bis 15.10.2017 an die Institutsleiterin,
Prof. Dr. Susanne Kytzia (susanne [dot] kytzia [at] hsr [dot] ch), die Ihnen auch gerne weitere Auskünfte erteilt, T 055 222 49 17
Die HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil bildet in Technik/IT sowie Architektur/Bau/Planung rund 1600
Bachelor- und Masterstudierende aus. Die CAS- und MAS-Lehrgänge an der HSR richten sich an Fachleute aus
der Praxis. Durch ihre 16 Institute der anwendungsorientierten Forschung und Entwicklung pflegt die HSR eine
intensive Zusammenarbeit mit der Wirtschaft und der öffentlichen Hand.

Oberseestrasse 10 ■ Postfach 1475 ■ CH-8640 Rapperswil
www.hsr.ch

PostDoc position for Geographer/Geo-Informatics, WU Vienna

WU offers the following position
PostDoc position for Geographer/Geo-Informatics
for the geospatial assessment of global raw material extraction and related environmental and social impacts


Position initially limited to 3 years; 30-40 h/week Starting on January 1st, 2018 Gross monthly salary (full-time basis): 3,627 € (14 salaries/year)


Background
The research group “Sustainable Resource Use” at the Institute for Ecological Economics of WU Vienna is one of the leading European groups in the areas of natural resource accounting and indicators, modeling, and assessments focusing on materials, water, and land use.

This position is part of the ERC Consolidator Grant project FINEPRINT (Spatially explicit material footprints: fine-scale assessment of Europe’s global environmental and social impacts), led by Dr. Stefan Giljum. FINEPRINT develops and applies a new method for fine-scale assessments of global material flows, in order to perform spatially explicit analyses of material footprints and related environmental and social impacts of European consumption.


Responsibilities
You will be leading Work Package 1 of the FINEPRINT project, which will perform world-wide geospatial assessments of raw material extraction and related environmental and social impacts. You will be responsible for establishing an integrated and consistent framework of detailed spatial accounts of material extraction (of at least 60 different raw materials including agricultural, forestry and fishery products, fossil fuels, metal ores and non-metallic minerals) and related environmental and social data (e.g. deforestation, species occurrence, water scarcity, social conflicts). Together with the other members of the WP 1 team, you will collect, validate and quality-control a large number of spatial and non-spatial global and regional datasets with a variety of data formats. Your tasks will also include the production of global crop and forest harvest maps based on, e.g. available land use and crop suitability data. You will then perform quantitative-statistical and qualitative analyses of the relations between trends and patterns of raw material
See https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ecolecon/research/sustainable-resource-use/erc-fineprint for more information about the FINEPRINT project.
extraction and related environmental impacts, such as water scarcity and deforestation, as well as social impacts, such as local conflicts related to mining projects.
As WP 1 leader, you will head a small research team, consisting of 1-2 pre-doc researchers, a technical assistant as well as a research assistant. You will also work closely with the members of the overall FINEPRINT team, consisting of a total of 9 persons.
You are expected to publish scientific results in high-impact journals.
In addition to research, teaching activities on the bachelor level might be arranged.
The post holder will also be invited to contribute to the writing of grant proposals that, when successful, might provide funding to achieve full-time employment and to extend the post-doc position to a period longer than three years.

Your profile
Applicants should have:
 A doctoral degree or PhD in Geography, Geo-Informatics or related subjects. (We also want to encourage experienced Pre-Doc applicants, who meet the requirements of the announced position.)
 Profound experience in handling and automated processing of large-scale, global (geo)data (sources, structure, data types, quality evaluation, scripting/programming in R, Python or other languages).
 Experience in building and working with (geo)databases.
 Strong skills in the area of spatial statistics (e.g. cluster analysis, multivariate regression).
 Interest in assessing and ability to grasp the interrelations between raw material extraction and related impacts.
 Excellent written and communication skills in English (knowledge of German welcome but not required).
Applications are accepted until November 1, 2017. Note that a slightly different starting date could be negotiated.

All applications should include:
 Cover letter describing your motivation, research interests & relevant experience
 Detailed curriculum vitae in tabular form
 A sample of your work representative for the job description
Reference Number: 3439
Candidates must apply through the WU online system: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/careers/careers-at-wu/current-job-openings/

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 established a Committee for Equal Treatment, which is involved in all selection proceedings pursuant to § 42 of the 2002 Universities Act.