Job at TU Dresden

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At the International Institute Zittau (IHI), a Central Academic Unit, the Chair of Ecosystem Services offers, subject to resources being available, a project position in the BMBF-project TeichLausitz as Research Associate (subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) starting October 1, 2021 for a period of 36 months with 80% of the fulltime weekly hours. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

The inter-and transdisciplinary, collaborative research project TeichLausitz investigates governance options, policy instruments, and measures for safeguarding biodiversity and the long-term provision of ecosystem services of sustainably managed pond landscapes in the states of Saxony and Brandenburg, Germany.

Tasks: independent research on existing governance structures and policy instruments for biodiversity conservation and rewarding environmental services in pond landscapes; development of governance options, innovative instruments and measures for better integrating species diversity and ecosystem services in public and private decision-making, supporting sustainably managed carp ponds; consideration of behavioral sciences; synthesis of results from ecological, social sciences and economic project modules; co-creation of knowledge and practically relevant governance options together with pond farmers, representatives from authorities and NGOs within the multi-stakeholder-platform of the collaborative project.

Requirements: very good or good university degree (Master or equivalent) in economics, social, political or environmental sciences or related fields; preferably a PhD in a field related to the requested research field; very good German and English language and communication skills and proven interest to work in interdisciplinary teams. Experience in scientific publishing and presentations, in conducting third-party funded projects and interactions with stakeholders, as well as a background in qualitative and/or quantitative empirical methods, are of advantage,

For questions about this position, please contact Prof. Irene Ring (

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your comprehensive application (cover letter, CV, transcripts, references) by August 16, 2021 (stamped arrival date of TU Dresden 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. Dr. Irene Ring, Markt 23, 02763 Zittau, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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