[voew-listserver] [Fwd: job announcement: Assistant Professor Global Environmental Governance, IVM, VU University Amsterdam]
- From: Bernd Siebenhüner <bernd.siebenhuener@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 07:47:15 +0200
*Assistant Professor “Global Environmental Governance”* *Vacancy number **1.2009.00218* *The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)*The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Governance (starting date 1 January 2010).
*The position*The successful candidate will be expected to spend about 20 percent of her/his time on teaching at MSc level and the remaining time on research projects. In particular, the successful candidate will be the core researcher in a new three-year research programme on ‘Explaining the Role and Relevance of Transnational Rule-making Organizations in Global Sustainability Politics: Contributions to a Theory of Transnational Governance’, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. This project will develop a theoretical framework on the scope conditions for transnational rule-making organization and examine a set of hypotheses derived from institutional and organizational theory. An outline of this project can be obtained from Tineke Reus at _tineke.reus__ [at] __ivm.vu.nl_ <mailto:tineke.reus@xxxxxxxxx>.
*The Institute for Environmental Studies*IVM is an international institute that conducts world-class multidisciplinary research and teaching in environmental studies across the natural and social sciences (_www.vu.nl/ivm_ <http://www.vu.nl/ivm>). The institute employs about 130 people and is well-embedded in national and international academic networks. In addition to core funding, a large part of IVM’s budget is obtained from research grants and contract research. The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) was established at the VU University in 1971 and was integrated within the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) in 2002.
The Assistant Professor will be affiliated with IVM’s Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, a vibrant international group of around 35 researchers, faculty members and PhD students. The department is characterised by a high degree of multidisciplinarity within the social sciences; a combination of high-quality fundamental research in long-term research projects with practical relevance and policy advice to decision-makers; and a strong integration into European and international networks. In the 2007 national research evaluation ‘Environmental Sciences’, the group was evaluated as top department in the Netherlands in the field of ‘environmental economics, sociology and policy’, and ‘internationally at the forefront’.
*Requirements*The position will be hired in international competition. The successful candidate has a strong research background in political science and international relations, as evidenced through a doctoral degree and international peer-reviewed publications. Experience in acquiring project funds will be an asset, as well as empirical knowledge of, and research or work experience in, global (environmental) governance and transnational politics. In addition, a strong interdisciplinary affinity and curiosity is an asset. Excellent skills in English, the working language within the department, are required.
*Contract duration*The contract will be concluded for a period of three years. An extension of the contract and tenure is possible and will depend on the candidate’s performance in terms of both academic excellence and project acquisition.
*Salary*The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience. Minimum salary scale 11 (min € 3.195,-) to a maximum salary scale of 12 (€ 4.970) gross per month on a fulltime basis.
*Information/application*Applications, including a cover letter and a CV, should be sent before 15 September 2009 to Dr J.M.R.M. Neutelings, Director Administration, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E-mail applications (PDF only) to _falw-vacatures@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:falw-vacatures@xxxxxxxxxx> are possible. Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top left corner of the letter and envelop.
By 30 September we will inform all applicants whether their application will be considered for the second round. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to send selected publications and letters of reference.
Further information can be obtained from Professor Frank Biermann, head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis and chair of the search committee for this position, at _frank.biermann__ [at] __ivm.vu.nl_ <mailto:frank.biermann@xxxxxxxxx>.
-- Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhuener Ecological EconomicsSchool of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg 26111 Oldenburg GERMANY phone: ++49/441/798-4366 fax: ++49/441/798-4379 Email: bernd.siebenhuener@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx URL: www.uni-oldenburg.de/ecoeco
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