The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for the position of Associate Professor (Tenure Track) (W2 t.t. W3) for Forest Policy and International Governance. The initial appointment will be limited to five years. The transition to the permanent position of Full Professor (W3) takes effect following a successful evaluation. The successful applicant is expected to represent the entire field of forest policy, with a strong emphasis on international governance. Research will centre around the analyses of international as well as national forest policies and related processes and strategies, as well as their interdependencies. With this research focus, the professor is expected to contribute to the development of practical policy strategies that aim at the protection and sustainable use of forests around the globe. The position will substantially strengthen the following research priority areas of the faculty: “Sustainable Forestry and Global Change” and “Use of forests and forest products”. Methodologically, the incumbent is expected to apply empirical-analytical methods of the social sciences. Candidates should have a strong track record in policy analysis of international and national forestry, the analysis of international forest-related governance systems and processes, forest-related cross-sectorial analyses of nature conservation, climate, or regional development, as well as on the analysis of international forest development policy.
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