Postdoctoral Position in Environmental and Resource Economics
The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Postdoctoral Position in Environmental and Resource Economics starting at the earliest April 1, 2019. Initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary is in accordance with the German State Regulated Public Salary Scale (TV-L E13).
The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in and coordinate the chair group’s tasks in an international project on the delivery of environmental public goods from farming through effective agri-environment schemes funded under the EU’s H2020 program. The core aspects of the project include (i) assessing farmer adoption/participation in traditional schemes and schemes’ diffusion, (ii) evaluating the economic performance of existing schemes, (iii) integrated ecological/economic modelling to guide contract design in selected agri-environmental landscapes, and (iv) evaluating results-based innovative schemes.
The successful applicant will further develop his/her own research agenda in the fields of
- PRODUCTION ECONOMICS (agricultural production modelling and optimisation, productivity and efficiency analysis, technological change, economics of innovation, investment and cost analysis, policy effects analysis)
- NATURAL RESOURCE / ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (economics of biodiversity, water resource management, soil economics, bioeconomic analysis, hydroeconomic modelling, climate change economics)
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in agricultural, environmental, or natural resource economics, general economics, statistics, or related disciplines. A clear interest in applied statistics and econometrics as well as exceptional analytical skills are required. The successful candidate will have a strong and proven focus on publishing in international peer-reviewed journals and attracting competitive funding. An ability to work effectively in a young and dynamic research team that is internationally engaged through interdisciplinary research collaborations will be crucial. Example projects (e.g., EU, DFG, BMBF) can be found on our homepage (http://pur.wzw.tum.de/). Regions for current research collaborations comprise among others (South) Asia, Africa and South America. An interest in supplementary teaching is an advantage.
The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics offers a stimulating work environment that promotes individual creativity and effective teamwork. More information about the group is available at http://pur.wzw.tum.de/.
Please submit your electronic application (cv, transcripts/certificates, list of publications, teaching experience etc.) as well as the name of two referees to . For further information please contact our senior researcher Dr. Maria Vrachioli ( ). Deadline for applications is the 10th of March 2018.
As part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, TUM has been pursuing the stra-tegic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.
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