Junior Professorship (W1) “Transformation towards Sustainable Energy Systems” with Tenure Track

Sciences and Geography.

This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The professorship should develop and refine instruments of environmental regulation which are necessary for the transformation towards sustainable energy systems and investigate policy formulation and operational implementation under changing technical, societal, and economic conditions.

The main research focus will be on developing coordinated legal and fiscal management tools as well as managerial control instruments for the transformation towards sustainable energy systems.

The professorship should engage actively in a multi and interdisciplinary exchange with experts from business administration, engineering, law and environmental policy, and also involve representatives from industry and industry associations.

As the professorship is linked with the international and interfaculty MSc “Renewable Energy Engineering and Management” (REM), interdisciplinary cooperation and a special commitment in teaching within the MSc programme REM is expected. The willingness to engage in other study programmes is a requirement.

The successful applicant is able to demonstrate

  • Research experience in environmental regulation and environmental management related to renewable energy and the energy transition or the transformation to sustainable renewable energy systems in general
  • Legal expertise at the interface to economic sciences
  • An interdisciplinary research profile

Prerequisites for the employment of Junior Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation, and an excellent publication record.

This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it can be extended by two years. After successful interim evaluation the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship W3 will be initiated.

The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality assurance concept for Junior Professorships with and without Tenure Track and agreed upon with the Ministry of Science. As a prerequisite for granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the requirements defined in the Statutes and Quality assurance concept have to be met and (2) the subject-specific criteria determined by the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources have to be met.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references
  • Complete list of papers and academic talks with specification of the 3 most important publications as well as information about the Google Scholar citation index.
  • List of current and previous research projects including information about the financial support received
  • Brief description (1-2 pages) of the future focus areas in research and teaching

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments, available under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf.

The contract is a fixed-term contract for 4 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with W1.

Please send in a complete and convincing application together with the above-mentioned supporting documents, including a printout of the application form [open here] and the reference number 10655, by 10.01.2018 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen
Dekan Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag
Tennenbacher Str. 4
79106 Freiburg
or via Email dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de

For further information, please contact Dekan Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag at Tel. 0761-203 3601 or E-mail dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de.

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