The Faculty of Economics and Management Science of Leipzig University is seeking a W3-Professorship in “Biodiversity Economics.”
Candidates should have a strong track record in economic theory and quantitative methods with a visible profile in biodiversity economics, addressing both compositional and functional aspects of biodiversity. Research topics may include economic-ecological scenario modeling, decision-support methods and integrated assessment models investigating the link between the economy and biodiversity change, valuation of the multiple roles of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning and of the relational values of biodiversity, financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and evolutionary economics. A strong record in interdisciplinary research and willingness to engage with colleagues in both natural and social sciences at iDiv and with stakeholders at the sciencesociety interface are essential. Applicants should have an outstanding record in publications and third-party funding, experience in project coordination, and a successful teaching record including supervision of PhD students.
Candidates are expected to contribute to the Bachelor and Master Programs offered by the Faculty of Economics and Management Science with a minimum of 4 hours per week during the term. In addition, they are also expected to contribute significantly to the curriculum of iDiv’s graduate school yDiv. We also expect that the candidates have the potential to attract collaborative research grants on topics bridging biodiversity research and economics.