Two Research and Teaching Fellows / PhD Positions on Ecosystem Services

Job postings: Two Research and Teaching Fellows / PhD Positions on Ecosystem Services

The Chair of Ecosystem Services at the International Institute Zittau / TU Dresden in Germany (Prof. Irene Ring) invites applications for two positions of a Research and Teaching Fellow / PhD Position on governance and valuation of ecosystem services, related to the following topics:

1) Ecosystem services in economic accounting

2) Ecosystem services in intergovernmental fiscal relations

These posts entail 50% of the fulltime weekly hours, offering a contract of 3 years.

Requirements: Very good or good university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in economics, agricultural, forestry or environmental sciences with a focus in ecological economics or environmental economics; familiarity with the ecosystem services concept. A background in the following areas is of advantage: environmental valuation and environmental-economic accounting (topic 1); public finance, economic analysis of environmental policy instruments and ecological fiscal transfers (topic 2); quantitative and qualitative methods in economics / social sciences (both topics).  Very good English and German language and communication skills are also required. The posts also involve teaching in English language in the newly introduced MSc Programmes of “Ecosystem Services” and “Biodiversity and Collection Management”.

Closing date: January 9, 2017.

For further details on the job description and requirements: https://tu-dresden.de/vacancy/4935

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