Four PhD positions in Landscape Planning (and GIS), Landscape Ecology, Social Sciences, and Economics

The Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibniz Universität Hanover, contingent upon approval from the funding institution, invites applications for

Four PhD positions in Landscape Planning and GIS, Landscape Ecology, Social Sciences, and Economics (Salary Scale 13 TV-L)

The positions are part-time (50%) and limited to up to five years.

Successful applicants will contribute to the research group PlanSmart, exploring innovative approaches to planning and implementing nature-based solutions for resilient development of metropolitan regions. PlanSmart focusses on water-borne challenges, cooperates with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and is funded through the program for Social-Ecological Research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


The following positions are available:


Position details

PlanSmart cooperates closely with partners from science, policy, and practice. Additionally, it actively contributes to research and policy support from local to global levels. We offer excellent conditions for a successful career:

  • Exciting and highly relevant research topics
  • Dedicated research support and cooperation with excellent research partners
  • Optimal research environment within a young, international and dynamic team
  • Exceptional infrastructure for inter- and transdisciplinary research at the Leibniz Universität Hannover and its TRUST research initiative, at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), and with cooperation partners.
  • Numerous opportunities for further qualifications, e.g. at the Graduate Academy of the Leibniz Universität
  • All benefits associated with a German public service position, including health insurance


The deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2016. Please refer to the individual calls for applications linked above or at the website below. For more information and inquiries concerning PlanSmart and the positions, please contact Dr. C. Albert (albert(at)


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute of Environmental Planning
Herrenhäuser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover, Germany


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