The Social-Ecological Interactions Group at University of Göttingen and University of Kassel / Germany (Head: Prof. Tobias Plieninger) is dedicated to advancing sustainability science, with a commitment to inter- and transdisciplinary research at the social-ecological interface. In particular, we study rural landscape change, ecosystem services, and sustainability transformations.

Within the Henriette Hertz Programme of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, we seek to attract an outstanding early-career researcher from abroad who has completed a PhD within the last four years. Applicants should demonstrate experience and enthusiasm to carry out social-ecological research that combines scientific originality with real-world relevance. Details on the fellowship that also allows access to the prestigious Humboldt Network are outlined here.

Please send your expression of interest to, incl. a max. one- page motivation letter (indicating potential linkages between your research interests and activities of our group) and a CV. For this fellowship, applicants do not have to go through the formal review process of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation but will be directly nominated by Tobias Plieninger. A total of three fellows will be identified in 2022 and 2023.

Info on our ongoing projects can be found on our website and via our blog.