University of Salzburg, Austria
Doctoral College - DK-GIScience
9 Doctoral Positions
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) as an interdisciplinary field seeks to understand the nature of geographic phenomena and of geographic information. This doctoral college (DK for the German abbreviation used by the Austrian Science fund) advances formalized doctoral education and research training in GIScience at the University of Salzburg by integrating PhD students with focused research clusters. The DK seeks to conceptualize spatial principles and to explore scientific, educational, and policy-related uses of geographic information in order to analyze the complex relationships between individuals and society.
It provides a framework for explicitly spatial scientific studies of physical and social phenomena. Salzburg is an established hotspot for GIScience research and a well-known trademark in research and education, and combines University with non-university research (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg Research and research studio iSPACE). The Centre for Geoinformatics Salzburg (Z_GIS) is a flagship institution dedicated to research and postgraduate education. Since 1994, more than 750 students have graduated from the successful MSc program UNIGIS GIScience, the basis of a strong alumni culture.
Supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the program offers
9 scholarships for doctoral researchers at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg
The positions are in accordance with the regulations of the FWF (www.fwf.ac. at), the gross salary is 26278.- Euro per year, regardless of age and family situation. Contracts will be awarded for three years with an extension option. It is foreseen to spend one semester at one of 22 pre-selected partner Universities worldwide. Candidates need to choose from a list of 9 topics. Detailed descriptions can be found at http://www.uni-salzburg.at/giscience.
Requirements are the excellent completion of a degree at the Masters level in Geoinformatics, Geomatics, Geography, Computer Science or any scientific/technica l subject in a relevant field, and excellent English language (both oral and writing) skills.
First Application deadline: 20 April, 2011 (later applications may be considered if any positions remain open)
Start of the program: 01 October.
Further information will be forthcoming at http://www.uni-salzburg.at/giscience
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