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Call for Guest Professorship

The SDGnexus Network at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research
(Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung, ZEU), based at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), Germany, invites applications for a

Guest Professorship
Sustainable Development Goal Interactions

The position is available from July 01, 2022, for a period of at least six months, preferably twelve months. 

About the SDGnexus Network

The SDGnexus Network, consisting of partners from Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, provides a common research framework related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and aims to analyze synergies and trade-offs among individual SDGs (SDG nexus analysis). The SDGnexus Network intends to prepare the next generation of scientists by implementing a variety of teaching programs and training activities, with particular attention to the needs of junior researchers. The SDGnexus Network investigates interrelations among single SDGs within the following five focal research areas: Food systems, Water, Urban & rural areas, Natural resources, and SDG monitoring. Please find further information on the research areas at https://t1p.de/q7mw

Your responsibilities

As a guest professor, you will

  • be involved in teaching (at least one full module each semester equaling 6 credit points) as part of the international virtual study program MSc Sustainable Transition (https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zeu/sdgnexus/education),
  • conduct research in line with one or more of the five core research areas of the SDGnexus Network,
  • draft a third-party funding proposal related to one or more research areas defined above,
  • support our early career scientists in their scientific development.

Please note: We expect your presence in Giessen during the entire duration of your guest professorship. A virtual participation is not possible. 

Your qualifications and competences

You:

  • hold an excellent Ph.D. in a research field related to the SDGs,
  • have a comprehensive track record of peer reviewed publications, including high level publications,
  • have extensive teaching experience related to at least one of the research areas defined above,
  • have a citizenship of an ODA recipient country and conduct research in Central Asia or Latin America,
  • communicate fluently in spoken and written English,
  • are a highly motivated person that brings curiosity in research and is committed to pursue scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and international environment.

Our offer to you

During your stay we offer

  • a monthly gross salary of EUR5,000.00 – 7,000.00, depending on your qualification,
  • a fully equipped working place at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research based at the Justus Liebig University Giessen,
  • a research network with partners from Latin America and Central Asia that grants you a close collaboration with ongoing research projects,
  • a return ticket for you and optionally for family members travelling with you (spouse and minor children).

Application process

Please submit your application until March 28, 2022, using our platform: https://survey.hrz.uni-giessen.de/index.php/548931?lang=en

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file. Only complete applications, with documents in the order listed below, will be accepted:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page mission statement with an outline of research interest
  • Plan of teaching activities, including a one-page description of a module/course (equaling six credit points) that will be taught by you during your stay
  • Documentation of teaching experience (teaching portfolio)
  • Academic Certificates
  • List of publications
  • List of external research funds

The SDGnexus Network is seeking a larger percentage of women in academia; therefore, qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The SDGnexus Network is part of the JLU, which is a family-friendly university. We therefore welcome applicants with children. We give preference to applications from disabled people of equal aptitude. 

Please be aware that we will only contact successful applicants.