Professor (f/m, Fully Endowed Chair) of Climate Change and Societal Impacts

University of Graz, Austria
Closing date: 13 March 2019

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).

The University is 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. The university expects 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, the university is 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. The university is 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>.

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