[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD candidate in environmental pollution/sustainability/governance

Noelle Eckley Selin selin at mit.edu
Tue Aug 7 22:32:42 MDT 2018

This is an interdisciplinary opportunity to work with an international team based at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with MIT and Boston University. For more information see https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/wissenschaftler/NewsArticle_20180724_101859 <https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/wissenschaftler/NewsArticle_20180724_101859> 

A position for a PhD candidate to work on Governance of Sustainability Transitions at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been made available through the generous support of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)’s Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship program. The PhD candidate will work with IAS Hans Fischer Senior Fellows, Professor Noelle Eckley Selin (MIT) and Professor Henrik Selin (Boston University) and their host, Professor Miranda Schreurs (TUM School of Governance). The successful candidate will be located in the Bavarian School of Public Policy/TUM School of Governance and will be enrolled as a PhD Candidate in the TUM Graduate School. 

Project description and Tasks:The research addresses the governance of sustainability transitions. The project will focus on one or more environmental pollution issues, which will be defined and scoped in consultation between the successful applicant and the advisors. 
-Conduct interdisciplinary research on governing environmental sustainability transitions 
-Conduct related empirical research 
-Assist in organizing and participation in related workshops and seminars 
-Involvement in publication activities 
-Possible research stays at MIT and/or Boston University 

-Above average Master’s degree in a related field 
-Experience with mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) 
-Strong English oral and written communication skills 
-Previous experience working in an international, inter-disciplinary research team is highly desirable 
-Publications or other related research experience is a plus 

Application materials 
-Statement of research interest (maximum 7 pages) 
-A motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) 
-Two examples of previous written work 
-academic record (transcripts, certifications) 
-Names and contact information of two referees (no letters of reference required) 

The applicant will be involved in a structured PhD program (https://www.hfp.tum.de/en/phd-program/). The position is for three years at a salary level E13 TV-L (75%, 30 hours). We give priority to severely disabled applicants with essentially equal qualifications. As an equal opportunity employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who add diversity to our university’s research. 

Application deadline: August 15, 2018. The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date. 

Send application materials to: 
Professor Miranda Schreurs 
Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich 
Richard Wagner Str 1, 80333 München, Germany  
E-mail: Miranda.schreurs at hfp.tum.de 
Kontakt: Miranda.schreurs at hfp.tum.de

Noelle Eckley Selin
Associate Professor
Institute for Data, Systems and Society and Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA
selin at mit.edu
**Fall 2018: Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Technical University of Munich**

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