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Professor of Sustainability, Climate Change and Human Behaviour

UNI Graz
Closing date
12 Jul 2023

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Earth Science, Environmental Science, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
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At the Institute of Environmental Systems Sciences at the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Professor of Sustainability, Climate Change and Human Behaviour
(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 98 of the Universities Act (UG); permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date January 1st 2024)

We are looking to appoint a full professor (f/m) specialising in the analysis of behavioural and societal challenges related to sustainability, especially in the context of climate change impacts and systemic transformations towards net-zero and climate-resilient societies. The appointed professor should contribute to research at the University of Graz in areas such as rapid social change, lifestyle changes, social practices, social norms, preferences, consumption choices, habits, routines and mental models, as part of broader societal, organisational and institutional changes. This may entail analysis of uncertainties in decision–making, synergies and trade-offs, well-being, communication, environmental attitudes, and risk at the individual, group, organisation and other social levels, as well as taking into account other long-term challenges. The selected candidate has successfully raised third-party funds and has experience in international research collaboration. Candidates are expected to initiate and strongly engage in interdisciplinary research projects. The position includes teaching and supervisory responsibilities and offers opportunities to develop innovative learning formats. We also expect gender mainstreaming skills.

Please submit your applications stating the reference number BV/4/98 ex 2022/23 by July 12th 2023 at the latest. For information about the application procedures and other prerequisites, please visit Planned dates of the applicant’s presentation: 28th and 29th November 2023

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