Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of global climate governance, within the Cluster of Excellence“ CliCCS-Climate, Climatic Change, and Society”, Project B2 – Dynamics of Climate Governance: Norms, Contestation, and Policies, in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
CliCCS is an ambitious research program at Universität Hamburg and strong partner institutions. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), it is part of Germany’s Excellence Strategy.
The program aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. Thus CliCCS’ overarching research question is: Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible? CliCCS will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. It will identify those climate futures that are consistent with both climate and social dynamics (possible), and those we expect to unfold with appreciable probability (plausible).
It is remunerated at the salary level TV – L 13 and calls for 65% of standard work hours per week. The fixed -term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the academic fixed -term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of3 years.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).
PhD candidates are members of our graduate school which aims to help young academics thrive through all stages of their training, for more information please check the link: Graduate School
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates are also encouraged to pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
The person holding the post will contribute to the analysis of ongoing transformations in global climate governance after the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. This includes:
Applications should include a cover letter, a research outline in line with the project description (max. 3p.), a curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s), submitted as one single PDF file. The application deadline is 24. February 2019. Please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.