Monday, November 28, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: Professorship in Social Sciences from Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) and University of Bremen

The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and the University of Bremen invite applications for a joint professorship in Social Sciences (tenure as W2 University Professor).

Tropical coastal ecosystems are highly productive habitats with increasing ecological and economic importance. The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) is dedicated to the study of these ecosystems and the services they provide to human society. The mission of ZMT is therefore the investigation of tropical marine ecosystems, their resources, their sensitivity and the responses to natural environmental changes and human interactions. The aim of ZMT is to develop concepts for integrated coastal zone management based on the scientific analysis of tropical ecosystems in their complexity. To address this topic, ZMT is designed as trans- and interdisciplinary institute.

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Humans are intimately involved in the status and development of most coastal areas of the modern world. Therefore, ZMT looks for an innovative researcher, who provides additional perspectives for understanding the sustainable governance of marine and coastal resources. Currently, in the Social Science Department, the ZMT has a SocialEcological Systems Group and an Institutional and Behavioural Economics Group. The new professor should complement the existing approaches with new views and ideas, igniting synergies with the current ZMT perspectives. ZMT focuses on the empirical and theoretical study of small-scale dynamics of social-ecological interactions on the scale of individuals and small societal groups. The successful candidate is expected to complement and strengthen this approach especially in the field of ecosystem services and their relation to human actions.

More information (pdf).

Deadline: January 6, 2012

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