Ecosystem Services Governance ZALF

11. April 2022

geschrieben in ESP-DE Blog, Internationale Vernetzung

The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally
active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable
agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg
(approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg). It also maintains a research station with further
locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.
With its Tenure Track System, ZALF aims to recruit excellent scientists with essential expertise by providing a
guaranteed transitioning to a permanent contract subject to successful evaluation.
We are offering at our location in Müncheberg a
Tenure Track Position for a

Scientist (m/f/d) on “Behavioural Economics”
[Reference N° T01-2022]

Call description

This Classic Tenure Track Call invites applications with a clear focus on behavioural economics to enhance ZALF’s
expertise in understanding the behaviour of land users but also policy makers and other important stakeholders
in agricultural landscapes.

The successful candidate will
 use behavioural analysis and economic experimental designs to analyse the impact of environmental
institutions and social norms on the behaviour of relevant actors in agricultural systems and to evaluate
policy interventions such as the common agricultural policy
 adapt and further develop methods in the field of economic experiments including field experiments to
better understand opportunities and threats of agri-environmental policies interventions and
interventions within the value chain
The call is addressed to dynamic and highly motivated researcher with a strong interest in working in an
interdisciplinary research team. We invite preferably early career researchers, who have demonstrated their
capacity to independently carry out research, including an excellent publication record, successfully acquired
competitive third-party funding, and visibility in their respective field of research. A very high methodological
competence in behavioural economics is crucial. There should be an interest in combining methods of
behavioural economics with participatory and qualitative research methods to be able to work in a
transdisciplinary research context.

We offer:

The successful candidate will receive a Regular Tenure Track position (2 x 2-3 years) / Fast Tenure Track position
(1 x 2-3 years), with progress to the subsequent phase / to a permanent position subject to successful
evaluation. If candidates are not legally eligible for two consecutive fixed-term contracts, they may enter the Fast
Tenure Track if the required scientific achievements are fulfilled.
Tenure contracts are generally offered as full-time contracts, with part-time option to allow for the reconciliation
of family and career. Salary will follow the guidelines for public employees according to the German TV-L,
depending on the personal situation up to the level of E14. The working place is in Müncheberg near Berlin,
Germany. The successful candidate will be offered individual options for career support such as a mentoring
tandem, courses and trainings as well as variable options to access scientific resources.
ZALF is an equal opportunities employer (audit berufundfamilie® certificate) and specifically encourages female
scientists to apply. Applications of disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be favoured.
Application and candidate selection

Application documents must follow the specifications given in the respective guideline available at the ZALF
website ( and include two standardized letters of recommendation of
scientists who are familiar with your research accomplishments and academic credentials (template available at
Candidate selection is based on scientific achievements, strategic aspects, and personal suitability. Details on
criteria, minimum requirements and evaluation processes can be obtained from the ZALF Tenure Track System
guideline, which is an official annex to this call:
Track_System_Guideline.pdf. Please send your application as a single PDF file to,
stating the reference number T01-2022.

The deadline for applications is 22 May 2022.

The position will be located in the Research Area “Land Use and Governance” within the Working Group
“Governance of Ecosystem Services”. If you have any questions regarding the research profile of this position,
please contact Prof. Dr. Bettina Matzdorf (Phone +49(0)33432/82-222; For questions
regarding the Tenure Track System, please contact Dr. Susanne Kramer (Phone +49(0)33432/82-4052;

For cost reasons, your application documents or extensive publications can only be returned if an adequately
stamped envelope is attached.
If you apply, we collect and process your personal data in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the EU GDPR only
for the processing of your application and for purposes that result from possible future employment with the
ZALF. Your data will be deleted after six months. You can find further information at:

Tenure Track Position for a Scientist (m/f/d) on “Behavioural Economics” [Reference N° T01-2022]

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