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University of Hildesheim: 4 post-graduate researchers – PhD students – (m/f/d) and 1 senior researcher – Postdoc – (m/f/d)

At the University of Hildesheim, the Institute for Geography, Faculty 4, has a vacancy for

 

4 post-graduate researchers – PhD students – (m/f/d)
[scholar ships, 1.200 EUR/month]

 

and

 

 

1 senior researcher – Postdoc – (m/f/d)

in the field of landscape ecology

[TV-L E 13, 50%]

 

 

within the newly established Junior Research Group / post-graduate school

Cultural landscapes – Traditions and innovation for sustainable land use by promoting multiple ecosystem and landscape services

 

for the period 01.04.2022 until 30.09.2025 (PhD students) and for the period 01.04.2022 until 31.03.2025 for the Postdoc. The Postdoc position might be extended until 30.09.2026 after a positive evaluation.

 

The Junior Research Group, funded by the Bodnarescu Foundation, will focus on the ecosystem and landscape services of traditional cultural landscapes in Europe, by also exploring innovation in order to develop multifunctional and sustainable cultural landscapes. This will be addressed by comparing landscapes in South East Europe with Central European and Mediterranean ones. The Junior Research Group will consist of one Postdoc and the 4 PhD students. The supervisor team and cooperation partners origin from Germany, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia, thus forming an international and interdisciplinary project team. The PhD students and Postdoc are expected to closely interact in this interdisciplinary team.

 

Framework topics for the PhD positions (scholar-ships):

 

PhD 1: Soil characteristics and soil ecosystem services in cultural landscapes

(reference number 2022/49)

PhD 2: Sustainability indicators in traditional, multifunctional cultural landscapes

(reference number 2022/50)

PhD 3: Agroforestry systems: their services, restoration, and sustainable management

(reference number 2022/51)

PhD 4: Integration of ecosystem and landscape services into sustainable tourism

(reference number 2022/52)

 

Qualifications for the PhD positions:

 

  • Completed university studies (diploma, master’s degree or comparable) in landscape ecology, biology, ecology, physical geography/geoecology, environmental management, forestry/agricultural sciences, sustainability sciences or similar disciplines;
  • Master thesis (or similar) with reference to one of the PhD-topics;
  • Experience in comprehensive data analysis and literature evaluation;
  • Experience and willingness to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and international team;
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

 

Postdoc position (reference number 2022/48)

 

The Postdoc is required to have in-depth experience in research and interdisciplinary interaction as well as an excellent international publication record. The research focus of the Postdoc should encompass landscape research, biodiversity and conservation, ecosystem services, and/or knowledge transfer from science into practice, respectively. Accordingly, the Postdoc should further develop the concept of landscape services and adapt it to the particular study areas.

 

Qualifications for the Postdoc position:

 

  • Completed university studies (master’s degree or comparable) in landscape ecology, biology, ecology, physical geography/geoecology, environmental management, forestry/agricultural sciences or similar disciplines;
  • PhD with a focus on landscape ecology, physical geography/geoecology or vegetation ecology;
  • Experience in comprehensive data analysis and literature evaluation;
  • International scientific publication experience;
  • Experience and willingness to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and international team;
  • Good to very good knowledge of written and spoken English.

 

Since the Junior Research Group, according to the statute of the Bodnarescu Foundation, should particularly promote the qualification of researchers from SE Europe, applicants from Romania, Bulgaria, and/or other SE European countries are encouraged to apply.

 

As a family-friendly university, we offer a varied, interdisciplinary range of tasks, flexible working hours, regular further and advanced training and a special annual payment within the framework of TV-L. In joining the university, you will become part of a dynamic, committed and open-minded team.

The Foundation University of Hildesheim has adopted a mission statement that places great importance on gender equality and diversity.

The Foundation University of Hildesheim particularly wants to promote the professional equality of women and men. Therefore, it aims to increase the proportion of employees of the gender that is underrepresented in the respective area.

In the case of equal qualification and suitability, applications from applicants with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration. (Proof of disability must be enclosed.)

If you have any questions, please contact the principal investigators of the Junior Research Group Prof. Dr. Martin Sauerwein (martin.sauerwein@uni-hildesheim.de) or Prof. Dr. Stefan Zerbe (stefan.zerbe@unibz.it).

 

Personal data will be stored and processed for the purposes of the application procedure.

 

Please send your application and attachments by 18. Feb. 2022, quoting the reference number, as one PDF document (< 5 MB) by e-mail to
martin.sauerwein@uni-hildesheim.de and stefan.zerbe@unibz.it.

For university degrees obtained abroad, a certificate evaluation by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) is required as proof of equivalence prior to employment. If necessary, please apply for this in due time. For more information, please visit https://www.kmk.org/zeugnisbewertung

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