Akademischer Rat (m; f; d) Sustainability Transition Policy

We are looking for a highly qualified researcher to join the new research group Sustainability Transition Policy at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, at the School of Business, Economics and Society in Nürnberg, Germany, as Akademischer Rat/Akademische Rätin [academic civil servant]. The Sustainability Transition Policy groups does problem-driven, interdisciplinary research about policies and strategies for the transition to climate neutrality in Germany, Europe and globally.

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst

The position is for an independent researcher, integrated in the team but with considerable freedom to pursue own research agendas within the broader agenda of the group, related to climate, energy and broader environmental policy topics. Our work together will focus on empirical energy and climate policy analysis, including the role of policy in past (successful and failed) transitions, and feedback between policies, technologies and systems. Our empirical work serves as the basis for rigorous prospective analysis of policy options, as information to support upcoming policy decisions and processes. This may include using both quantitative and qualitative methods, including methodological advances wherever appropriate. We will consider excellent candidates with either qualitative or quantitative backgrounds; both are equally appropriate for the position.The position comes with standard teaching obligations for a full-time position (5 hours/week each semester). The teaching is done independently but in coordination with the group and the faculty. The principal tasks are research and publication of results in international peer-reviewed journals, proposal writing and grant management, as well as collaboration within the Sustainability Transition Policy group and supporting junior group colleagues.


Notwendige Qualifikationen:

  • Excellent and completed doctoral dissertation, in political science, economics, transition studies or related field focused on energy, climate or transition policy, including energy modelling. We will only consider applications from candidates with a PhD degree, or at least a submitted doctoral thesis
  • Demonstrated experience with energy or climate (policy) analysis, quantitative or qualitative
  • Excellent publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent English skills
  • Openness for interdisciplinary collaboration

Wünschenswerte Qualifikationen:

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience with proposal writing and grant management

Ergänzende Beschreibung

The position is full time (100%). Working place is Nürnberg, with some possibility for remote work. For teaching, presence in Nürnberg is mandatory and not negotiable.The position holds the option for Verbeamtung auf Zeit [temporary civil servant position], given that the formal prerequisites are met, and will be remunerated under the A13 salary regulation. Importantly, only EU citizens are eligible for the civil servant position. For citizens of other countries, the position may be converted to a regular Postdoc position (then in salary group TV-L E13).


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Veröffentlichungsdatum: 12.06.2023