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 at: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/fileadmin/Bewerben/Programme/Humboldt- Forschungsstipendium/humboldt-fellowship_programme_information_p.pdf.

Please send your expression of interest for the first fellowship by 30 September 2022 to plieninger@uni-goettingen.de, incl. a max. one-page motivation letter (indicating potential linkages between your research interests and activities of our group) and a CV. Female applicants will be prioritized. The fellowships may start from October/November 2022 onwards. 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. Two additional fellows will be identified in the course of 2023.

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