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Institut für Friedensforschun: und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg
Postdoc Position Vacancy
The University of Hamburg jointly with other institutes, including the IFSH, has established a transdisciplinary research focus on “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CliSAP)” at the KlimaCampus Hamburg. One of CLISAP’s research topics is “climate change, violent conflict and social stability”(C-4). The primary goal within this topic is to analyze the security-related effects of ongoing and future changes of the climate system. A focus within this topic is research on climate-related migration including the Northern Africa and the Mediterranean region. Aim of this research is to improve knowledge on future migration trends in the named region as well as their likely consequences. The work in this research area is directed by Prof. Michael Brzoska, IFSH, and Prof. Cord Jakobeit, Institute of Political Science, in cooperation with Prof. Jürgen Scheffran, Department of Geography.
The IFSH offers a position for a time-limited post-doc research associate for research on climate-related migration in the named regions. Employment will be according to public sector salary group 13/14 TV-AVH, depending on qualifications, and shall start January 1, 2013 or soon thereafter. The fixed-term contract over 30 months will end June 2015; see also § 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).
IFSH intends to increase the number of women amongst its academic personnel and expressly encourages qualified women to apply. In compliance with the Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, preference will be given to qualified female applicants.
Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.
Independent research on effects of environmental change on migration patterns from Africa to Europe, with special emphasis on Northern Africa. Research can focus on broader issues or on particular aspects of migration patterns. It should preferably integrate climate prediction with social analysis of factors shaping migration patterns. Successful candidates can focus their work on a particular methodological approach but should be able to relate it to a wider range of methodologies. In addition to research, the position entails responsibilities in the coordination of activities within the topic of “climate change, violent conflict and social stability”(C-4).
· Academic degree in geography, political science or some other discipline relevant for the responsibilities listed
· Doctoral degree experience and a proven research record preferably in the following fields:
o Migration research
- Regional research on Northern Africa and/or Mediterranean
- Integration of physical and social data
The candidate should have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research, proposal writing and organisation of research. In addition good oral and written communication skills in English are expected. Knowledge of German is an advantage.
Candidates shall include, with their application, a 5-10 page project outline, indicating the research question and methodology they would like to pursue.
Application dossiers (application letter, curriculum vitae, degree certificate(s), project proposal etc.) are to be submitted by email to Koehler@ifsh.de or by regular mail to:
M. Köhler, IFSH, Beim Schlump 83, 20144 Hamburg
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 20, 2012. Candidates should not submit original documents. Documents will not be returned, unless a stamped and self-addressed envelope is sent with the application.
For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Brzoska (firstname.lastname@example.org) and refer to the CliSAP webpage at www.klimacampus.de