United Nations University 15.01.2018

JOB - Director, UNU-FLORES

15 January 2018: Application deadline

The UNU International Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) aims to contribute to the resolution of pressing challenges to the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources, such as water, soil, and waste. UNU-FLORES strives to advance the development of integrated management strategies that take into consideration the impact of global change on the sustainable use of environmental resources. To this end, the Institute engages in research, teaching, advanced training, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge.

The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of UNU-FLORES and has overall responsibility for the direction, organisation, administration, and programmes of the Institute under the direction of the Rector of UNU. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the growth of the Institute thematically and financially. The Director will be responsible for ensuring high-quality research outputs as well as for obtaining a diversification of funding for the Institute’s programmes. S/he will also contribute to implementing the UNU Gender Action Plan by mainstreaming gender throughout the Institute’s research programmes and achieving gender parity.

Candidates must have a doctoral qualification in the natural sciences or engineering related to water, soil, and/or waste management, a strong research background and publications in areas related to the issues of water, soil, and/or waste management and experience in supervising researchers and supporting them to achieve scientific and publishing excellence.

Dresden, Germany

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