Postdoctoral Researcher - Land Use Economics (1 year initially, extendable to 3 years)

University of Hohenheim


September 26, 2021


Academic position Postdoctoral Researcher - Land Use Economics (1 year initially, extendable

to 3 years)

The Chair of Land Use Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Hohenheim University, is at the forefront of developing agent-based models for integrated assessment and policy analysis. Its software package MPMAS has a track record of 20 years, with publications in Environmental Modeling & Software, Water Resources Research, Journal of Agricultural Economics, and American Journal of Agricultural Economics (https: // mp-mas.uni- Current work focuses on new ways of assessing options for water management, sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation, and land use policy using high- performance computing and massive data.

To enlarge the interdisciplinary team at Hohenheim University, we invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral position to undertake research into strategies for climate-smart land use and digital agriculture. We search for candidates who would be thrilled to add their knowledge and system view to our integrated modeling efforts. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in economics, agricultural or land-use science together with proven ability to publish in international journals. Solid background in statistics is compulsory; knowledge of computational modeling, operations research or mathematical programming is essential. Experience in computer programming is an asset but not a requirement.

The successful candidate will be based in Stuttgart, Germany, and become member of an international research team (working language English). The position involves 4 hours teaching and supervision at BSc/MSc level. The salary is according to TV-L13 and ranges between €63,000 to €71,000 including social benefits, depending on family status and previous job experience. Appointments will be for 12 months initially with a possible extension to 3 years.

The position is open from 1 January 2022 and will be filled once a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Hohenheim University is an equal opportunity employer; female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. According to QS World University Ranking, Hohenheim is the number #1 university in Agricultural Sciences in Germany.

Application deadline : 26.09.2021

Please attach the following documents to your application: Electronic applications including CV, transcript of academic record, and contact details of at least two referees

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