We are hiring! Two open positions at the Centre for Sustainability

At the Centre for Sustainability we are looking for an Assistant Professor of Sustainability and a Postdoctoral Researcher with a focus on climate policy. If you're passionate about a net-zero future, join our team!

  • Assistant Professor of Sustainability

The Hertie School is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor working on key sustainability topics such as climate, energy, air pollution, transport and land-use. We particularly welcome scholars whose research covers regions beyond Germany and Europe. The candidate should combine state-of-the-art empirical, policy-relevant research with a teaching profile that matches the needs of a public policy school.

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree relevant for the position or expect to have this degree by the start of employment. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in economics. The successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts) with the possibility of tenure.

The expected start date is 01 August 2022.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 October 2021.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Climate Policy

We seek to fill the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher - Climate Policy (f/m/div) on a full-time (40 hours/week) basis, subject to an initial time limitation of two years. Applicants for this position should have a doctoral degree in economics, political science or another relevant field. Their research agenda should be centered around climate or energy and they should demonstrate interest in policy-relevant research and interaction with policy practitioners. Strong background in empirical methods and causal inference in econometrics is required.

The contract shall commence as of 01 January 2022.

The deadline for full consideration is 30 November 2021.

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