The Planning Metropolitan Landscapes (PLACES) working group at the Institute of Geography invites applications for


Two PostDoc and two PhD positions in Landscape Planning, Environmental Planning or Environmental Analysis (Salary Scale 13 TV-L)

The positions are full time (PostDocs) or part-time (PhDs, 75%), and limited to three years with possible extension.

Successful applicants contribute to the Planning Metropolitan Landscapes (PLACES) working group, aiming to co-design the future of environmental analysis and landscape planning to support attaining the goals of sustainable development in metropolitan regions. 


Position details

PLACES cooperates closely with partners from science, policy, and practice and actively contributes to research and policy support from local to global levels. We offer excellent conditions for a successful career:

  • Exciting and highly relevant research topics
  • Dedicated research support and cooperation with excellent research partners
  • Optimal research environment within a young, international and dynamic team
  • Exceptional infrastructure for inter- and transdisciplinary research
  • Numerous opportunities for further qualifications, e.g. at the Ruhr University Research School
  • All benefits associated with a German public service position, including health insurance


For details, please see the individual calls for applications linked above. We look forward to your applications.


Prof. Dr. Christian Albert

Ruhr University Bochum

Institute of Geography

Universitätsstraße 150

44801 Bochum, Germany