Our research group at Leuphana University Lüneburg is looking to employ a post-doc to support existing activities and to explore new research directions.
Tasks and responsibilities: Research in environmental and sustainability governance, contributing to the international visibility of the research group. Innovative topics and approaches are particularly welcome. Potential research themes and methods include:
- Institutional change towards sustainability, potentially linking sustainability transitions research with institutionalist approaches
- Elite networks for the production of public goods
- Participatory and collaborative governance, from the local to global commons, with a potential focus on the global South
- Knowledge, (adaptive) learning and experimentation in policy-formation and governance
- Systems perspectives on governance and institutional design, e.g. leverage points for sustainability
- Innovative methods for the cumulation of evidence: meta-analytical methods and the potential role of “big data” in governance research
- Field experimentation on governance interventions.
Further tasks include:
- Developing and collaborating in writing articles for international journals;
- Supporting teaching activities on governance-related topics in environmental, sustainability and/or political science study programmes, with a teaching duty of four teaching hours per week during the semester;
- Assisting with day-to-day aspects of facilitating smooth collaboration within the research group;
- Preparation of a cumulative ‘habilitation thesis’ (or equivalent qualification) on a topic agreed with Prof. Dr. Newig.
- Completed university degree (Masters or equivalent) with above-average grades in the social sciences, e.g. political science, public administration, law, planning, human geography, environmental or sustainability science, as well as a completed PhD in one of these areas;
- Very good English language communication skills (written and oral);
- Academic publication experience;
- Experience in empirical research, and training in statistics, QCA or other formal comparative methods would be an additional asset;
- Ability and willingness to teach relevant classes; some teaching experience would be an asset.
For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Newig (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2018.
To apply, please visit the university’s website here.