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The University of Kassel is a young university with ca. 25.000 students. It comprises an unusually wide range of disciplines, with expertise in the natural and social sciences, engineering, and humanities. Its Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems group (Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger) offers the following position:
Research Associate (m/f/x), EG 13 TV-H, part-time, currently 26 h per week
This is a part-time position with 65% of the working time of a full-time employee and an initial fixed-term position until 31.08.2023 (§2 (2) WissZeitVG). The position is integrated into a research project funded by the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA): “ConServeTerra – Overcoming the physical and mental barriers for upscaling Conservation Agriculture in the Mediterranean”. ConServeTerra aims to facilitate wider acceptance and adoption of conservation agriculture principles in the Mediterranean region by tackling the mental, cultural and contextual realities surrounding farmers’ soil management decisions. The research associate will study how to determine the mental models and social determinants of farmers’ soil management decisions, particularly in respect to conservation agriculture and reduced soil disturbance. The research associate will work in case studies in Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia. Mental model analysis, placed-based research site comparisons, participatory workshops, and semi-structured interviews will be combined to elicit the knowledge, relationships, values, and limitations regarding conservation agriculture practices of different actors along the different case studies. The opportunity for a doctorate is given.
Witzenhausen is a lively and beautiful university town famous for its sustainable agriculture bachelor and master programs. It is within a short commuting distance by train from the cities of Kassel and Göttingen, which are nodal points in the German railway system and therefore very well connected by train to the rest of Europe.
Please submit your application by 17 June 2020, preferably in digital form as a single PDF document. Application documents should include a motivation letter, CV, Master and Bachelor level certificates and transcripts, and names and contact details of two academic references. Please address all selection criteria under clearly labeled headings in up to one short paragraph each. Applications indicating the Position Number 33177 should be sent, preferably in digital format, to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, email@example.com.
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The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore explicitly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred.
For further information please contact Dr. Cristina Quintas-Soriano, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to online announcement: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/524775