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Fulbright - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Visiting Professor

STARTING DATE October (winter term) or March (summer term)
LOCATION University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
COMMENTS This grant is generously funded by the host institution

Deadline: August 1

Length of Grant: 4 months

Starting Date: October (winter term) or March (summer term)

Location: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Department of Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo)

Benefits: €5,000 per month, a travel grant of €800, and health and accident insurance. Housing costs are paid by the grantee.

Language: The working language is English. Some knowledge of German is advantageous but not required.

Elegibility: All applicants must have US Citizenship.
(US Green Card, Permanent Residency or Residency Permit is not sufficient)

Qualifications: Open to associate and full professors and to researchers with equivalent qualifications.

Grant Activity: A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two class sessions (90 minutes each) per week and may include advising or supervising advanced students. Format, content and level of the individual courses (advanced undergraduate and graduate) are negotiated with the host institution.

Specialization(s): The host institution seeks candidates with excellent research record in the field of environmental economics of urban amenities. In particular, expertise in modeling the economic effects of urban amenities (e.g. urban green, traffic infrastructure) on market outcomes (e.g. real-estate prices, land use changes at urban fringes) and the implications for urban planning is expected. The visiting professor should collaborate with a wide range of experts at BOKU in advancing concepts and tools for measuring, planning and valuing environmental services of urban areas and infrastructures. The visiting professor should engage in coursework in his or her field of expertise and in the co-supervision of BOKU graduate students.

Comments: The visiting professor should be willing to collaborate with researchers at the WiSO- and RaLI-departments. Candidates applying should indicate how their expertise can contribute to research and teaching at the departments. For further information about the departments see the websites of WiSO and RaLI.

Contact Information: In case of questions about BOKU and its academic programs, please get in contact with Erwin Schmid (Head of WiSO), Klaus Salhofer (WiSO), Friedrich Leisch (Head of RaLi) or Margarita Calderon-Peter (International Relations)

Recipients of this award

  • Christian Renschler, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2015-2016
  • Samuel Zeveloff, Weber State University, 2015-2015
  • Nurhan Dunford, Oklahoma State University, 2013-2014
  • John Ralph, University of Wisconsin, 2012-2013
  • Clay Sneller, Ohio State University, 2011-2012
  • James Bingen, Michigan State University, 2009-2010
  • Slawomir Hermanowicz, University of California - Berkeley, 2008-2009