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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Inter­na­tio­nal Insti­tute (IHI) Zit­tau, Chair of Eco­sys­tem Ser­vices

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is star­ting at the next pos­si­ble date, sub­ject to resour­ces being avail­able. We offer a con­tract for 36 months. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tract Act. (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion (e.g. habi­li­ta­tion the­sis).
The posi­tion is part of the BMBF pro­ject MORE STEP – Mobi­lity at risk: Sustai­ning the Mon­go­lian Steppe Eco­sys­tem. This is an inter­di­sci­pli­nary pro­ject aiming to inves­ti­gate social-eco­lo­gi­cal dyna­mics in the Mon­go­lian steppe eco­sys­tem in order to iden­tify irrever­si­ble chan­ges (tip­ping points) and their pos­si­ble con­se­quen­ces. In case of suc­cess of the pro­ject, the posi­tion can be exten­ded for a fur­ther three years.

Work­ing field:

Inde­pen­dent rese­arch rela­ted to MORE STEP Work package 2, led by TU Dres­den, on “Regio­nal Eco­no­mics and Policy Ana­ly­sis” and Work package 10 “Gover­nance Opti­ons”. Rese­arch inclu­des (1) under­stan­ding past socio-eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment pro­ces­ses and explo­ring pos­si­ble future trends; (2) review­ing opti­ons for policy res­pon­ses to the con­ser­va­tion and sustainable use of the steppe eco­sys­tem and to improve the pro­vi­sion of local public ser­vices; (3) ana­ly­sing exis­ting policy instru­ments that are rele­vant to the steppe eco­sys­tem’s con­ser­va­tion and sustainable use. Based on desk rese­arch the suc­cess­ful can­di­date will review com­pa­ra­ble cases of steppe eco­sys­tems under threat with a focus on natu­ral resource gover­nance sche­mes rela­ted to noma­dic pas­to­ra­lism. Next to envi­ron­men­tal and con­ser­va­tion policy instru­ments app­lied in Mon­go­lia, inter­go­vern­men­tal fis­cal trans­fers to the local level will be stu­died to pro­vide public ser­vices at decen­tra­li­sed levels and help impro­ving living stan­dards. This ser­ves as a basis to deve­lop gover­nance opti­ons and sui­ta­ble policy mixes for the con­ser­va­tion and sustainable use of the Mon­go­lian steppe eco­sys­tem and the impro­ved pro­vi­sion of public ser­vices in rural areas.


good or very good uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ters or equi­va­lent), pre­fe­r­a­bly in eco­no­mics, politi­cal, envi­ron­men­tal and sustaina­bi­lity sci­en­ces or rela­ted fields; PhD in a field rela­ted to the requested rese­arch field (Envi­ron­men­tal or Eco­lo­gi­cal Eco­no­mics, Public Finance, Politi­cal Sci­en­ces, Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­en­ces, Sustaina­bi­lity Sci­en­ces). The PhD the­sis must have been sub­mit­ted before the app­li­ca­tion dead­line. Rese­arch expe­ri­ence in inter- and trans­di­sci­pli­nary working envi­ron­ments. High wil­ling­ness to tra­vel and to stay for exten­ded empi­ri­cal work in Mon­go­lia (ca. 2 months). A back­ground in quan­ti­ta­tive and/or qua­li­ta­tive empi­ri­cal methods, expe­ri­ence in sci­en­ti­fic publis­hing and pre­sen­ta­ti­ons as well as app­ly­ing for and con­duc­ting third-party fun­ded pro­jects are of advan­tage Very good Eng­lish lan­guage pro­fi­ci­ency and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, Ger­man lan­guage skills are of advan­tage.

What we of­fer:

For ques­ti­ons about this posi­tion please con­tact Prof. Irene Ring (, Phone +49 (0) 3583/612 4167).

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies.
Please sub­mit your com­pre­hens­ive applic­a­tion by 11.01.2019 (stamped arrival date applies) prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal by send­ing it as a single pdf-doc­u­ment to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Inter­na­tionales Hoch­schulin­sti­tut Zit­tau, Pro­fes­sur für Ökosys­tem­are Dienstleis­tun­gen (Eco­sys­tem Ser­vices), Frau Prof. Irene Ring, Markt 23, 02763 Zit­tau, Ger­many. Your applic­a­tion should include a cover let­ter describ­ing your motiv­a­tion to apply, cer­ti­fic­ates, a detailed CV includ­ing pub­lic­a­tion list and the names of two ref­er­ences plus a copy of your two most rel­ev­ant pub­lic­a­tions. Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.

Ref­er­ence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­cessed, as well as fur­ther inform­a­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site:
https: //­ri­ere/datens­chutzh­in­weis