Research Assistant (EG 13 TV-H) - the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences - Division of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems - starting date: 01.02.2018

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The University of Kassel is a young university with ca. 25.000 students. It comprises an usually wide range of disciplines, with expertise in the natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities.

The Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Division of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems (Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger) has opened the following position, starting date: 01.02.2018.

Research Assistant (EG 13 TV-H)

Part-time position with 50% of the working hours of a full-time employee (currently 20 hours). This is a fixed-term position of three years with the possibility of extending the contract for additional two years (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG). The opportunity for performing a PhD project will be given.

Key tasks:

  • Contributions to research and teaching (2 SWS) within the Division
  • Independent research in the field of ecosystem services and multifunctional land use in Europe
  • Writing of scientific papers
  • Support in the establishment of the Division, in particular regarding application and realization of research projects

Your profile:

  • Completed course of academic study (Master degree) within the fields of environmental / agricultural / forest sciences / geography and related areas
  • Knowledge of social-ecological concepts as well as qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing ecosystem services and multifunctional land use systems
  • Very good knowledge of English and German
  • Teaching experiences
  • Research interest within the field of the Division
  • Ability to work in a team and interest in inter- and transdisciplinary work
  • First experiences with scientific publishing

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger, E-Mail:

Interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for 09.01.2018.

The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or, quoting the applicable reference number.

Bewerbungsfrist: 19.12.2017
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