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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg | Vacancy: Research associate in agri-environmental governance, policy analysis and commons research

Research Associate (100%) in agri-environmental governance, policy analysis and commons research


The Professorship of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy with a focus on Governance and Natural Resources (Prof. Insa Theesfeld) is member of the Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

The Professorship offers a full time position starting after 01.08.2016 for a Research Associate (100%)

This position is initially for 3 years. A prolongation is foreseen.

The salary is based on German federal public service scale according to qualification and tasks up to E13 TV-L.

Application deadline is 10th May 2016



  • Participation and research in the current research program at the department related to sustainable natural resource use, agri-environmental governance and commons research.
  • Application and organization of third party research proposals and projects.
  • Establishing a new research focus in the frame of the themes covered by the department and related acquisition of funds.
  • Teaching classes and supervision of students.



  • The preferred candidate has a PhD in a related field and wishes to qualify further for an academic career.
  • Background in qualitative and/or quantitative empirical methods to be applied to institutional analysis, political analysis and/or resource economics.
  • Experience in acquisition of third party funds and the organizational processing of projects is an asset.
  • Fluent levels of English and German languages are required.


Full information can be obtained by:

(ZUV-Info: 403/2016; Reg.-Nr.: 5-3414/16-H) which provides the legally binding vacancy announcement.

For further questions, please contact Prof. Insa Theesfeld: