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Tenure track position in Environmental Economics with a focus on Water Resources Management

Posted on: 
Jul 3, 2012
Application Deadline: 
Aug 31, 2012

Type of position

Corporate, Senior




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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is a Swiss-based and internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH domain (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology). It is committed to the ecologically, economically and socially responsible management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
To cope with the increasing demand for economic analysis and underpinning of water policy and decision-making the newly founded Environmental Social Science department at Eawag has a vacancy for a

Tenure track position in Environmental Economics with a focus on Water Resources Management

Applications are invited from individuals with a PhD degree and excellent research record in environmental economics, and a demonstrated interest in integrating applied economic research in water and river basin management. The position will be part of an ongoing interdisciplinary research program focusing on the development of integrated hydro-economic modeling, water resources valuation, economic impact assessment of water policy and decision-making, the design and evaluation of economic policy instruments for sustainable water management. Key research foci will include the assessment of business, policy and social responses to climate change risks and opportunities, economic analysis of the costs and benefits of adaptive governance approaches to managing risk and uncertainty in urban and rural water systems. The program will benefit from collaborating with the excellent academic research groups in the social sciences, engineering, natural science and development research at Eawag, and longer-term collaboration with the Department of Environmental Economics in the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University in Amsterdam.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead a strong longer-term research program, acquire third party funding to support this program, recruit PhD and Master students, and contribute to Eawag's mandate in teaching and expert consulting. Excellent communication skills in English and team work are essential; an ability to communicate in German would be an asset.

Applications must be submitted by 31.08.2012 and should include an application letter describing your interests and their relevance to this position, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications from women are especially welcome. Eawag is committed to promoting equal opportunities for men and women and to supporting working families.

The earliest starting date for the position is anticipated to be 01.10.2012. For further information, please contact Prof. Bernhard Truffer (
We look forward to receive your application.
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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology



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