PostDoc position (m/f/d) in Digital Environmental Analysis and Planning

Ruhr-Universität Bochum


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines.

A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

Applications are invited for a full-time

PostDoc position (m/f/d) in Digital Environmental Analysis for Spatial Planning

(39.83 working hours per week), starting as soon as possible and limited for two years.

An extension of the position is possible. Flexible and partly remote working arrangements can be arranged.

The successful applicant will be associated with the Professorship for Environmental Analysis and Planning in Metropolitan Regions at the Institute of Geography and contribute to the transdisciplinary Planning Metropolitan Landscapes (PLACES) lab (

PLACES aims to deliver excellence in teaching and research in the field of environmental analysis and planning to support transformations of metropolitan regions towards attaining the goals of sustainable development.


Your tasks:

  • Develop your own research portfolio in digital environmental analysis to inform spatial plan and decision-making, complementing our existing research directions
  • Particular foci may include, among others, novel approaches to assess biodiversity, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, and their contributions to human well-being from site to regional levels
  • Setting up a digital twin that harnesses sensors to monitor environmental conditions in real-time
  • Contributing to research funding acquisition
  • Authoring high-level publications and presenting research results at conferences
  • Teaching and supervising students. The load of teaching will be calculated according to §3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).
  • Co-advising PhD students

Your profile:

  • PhD degree in landscape ecology, landscape planning, geography or a closely related field
  • Experience in working with GIS, large spatial datasets, and methods for assessing environmental data
  • High motivation to advance innovative landscape planning research and teaching
  • Experience with collaborating in inter- and transdisciplinary teams
  • Experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills and fluent command of English are mandatory. Knowledge of German is an asset, but not mandatory.
  • First experience in acquiring research funding is desirable

What we offer:

  • Active support and promotion to develop your own teaching and research profile
  • Opportunities for writing excellent publications, for engaging in innovative teaching and for gaining experience in research project acquisition and coordination
  • Embeddedness in a high-profile research environment and ambitious interdisciplinary team with excellent national and international research networks
  • Benefits for personal development and further qualification opportunities
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Remuneration according to the TVöD public-sector pay grade E13 including public-sector social security benefits

Your application:

Please refer to the official job announcement at the following website in your application:

The application deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Geographisches Institut
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
Prof. Dr. Christian Albert
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