Announcement for 16 PhD positions in the doctorate school ‘Climate Change’, Graz, Austria

Hola a todos.

Nuestra colega María Almagro nos manda esta información muy importante para su difusión.

¡Un saludo y suerte para el que lo intente!


As a result of a successful application to the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), there will be 16 fully funded PhD student  positions in the fields of geosciences (including geomorphology), economics, system sciences and philosophy / normative theory from Autumn 2014. These positions are funded through the Doktoratskolleg: ‘Climate Change – Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies’ (for further details please see:

Full details of the positions can be found here:

The positions are fully funded, with contracts starting in autumn 2014 for three years (extendable by half a year in exceptional cases). The working language of the programme is English and no German is required to begin the programme. The positions come with social insurance, and the DK also provides funds to the PhD students for conference participation, visits and research stays abroad. The thesis work has to be done on the basis of one of the abstracts listed here:   (see ‘Thesis Topics’ and then ‘List of Project Abstracts’. Prospective candidates are very welcome to contact the respective faculty members for further information or to informally discuss the openings.


Call For Applications

Call for Applications

Project Assistant with doctorate for the coordination of the Doktoratskolleg (DK) Climate Change (Application Deadline: May 21th 2014)

(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of now )

PhD student positions (project assistant without doctorate) in the interdisciplinary Doktoratskolleg “Climate Change – Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies”(Application Deadline: May 21th 2014)

(30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of three years; positions to be filled as of
October 1st 2014 )

Thesis topics:

For all the 16 PhD theses a second supervisor will support the student as well, complementary to the main supervisor listed with each topic.

Note that, as described in the job announcement above, you are required to indicate in your motivation letter a first and second preference from these PhD thesis topics (and/or a first and second preference for main supervisor).


Topics with focus Natural Sciences (Physical Climate Science, Geosciences):

Uncertainties in atmospheric circulation processes at mid-latitudes during recent climate change

Uncertainties in measured extreme precipitation events

Exploring water vapor and precipitation uncertainties in a warming climate

Exploring the uncertainties of land surface hydrology changes in a warming climate

Impact of climate change on groundwater resources: Feedback mechanisms and thresholds under drought conditions

Crossing thresholds – Analysis of hazardous tipping points in geomorphic systems

Topics with focus Social Sciences (Economics, System & Sustainability Sciences):

Thresholds and fat tail risks in public decision making about climate change

Coping with climate change: fair burden sharing among industrialized and developing countries

Transformation to a low Carbon Economy

Scenarios for a low carbon society – sector agriculture

Social and economic uncertainties and thresholds for the diffusion and adoption of renewable energy systems

Sustainable strategies of companies in energy intensive sectors to cope with climate change

Individual mobility as climate challenge – Climate change risks and corporate vulnerability in the automotive sector


Topics with focus Normative Theory (Theories of Justice, Climate Ethics):

The Normative Significance of the Imposition of Risks of Rights Violations
in the Context of Climate Change

Sufficientarian Weighing of the Imposition of Risks of Rights Violations
and other Set-backs of Interests in the Context of Climate Change

Moral Uncertainty about Climate Change: What is it, Does it Matter, and How?



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