Announcement of an Open Research Position

The GIScience Research Group of the Geographical Institute is delighted to announce an open position as a researcher in the project “Heterogeneity and Convergence in Shared Data Sources. The Importance of cognitive Coherence in Collective Decision Making”. Please find more information below.

Announcement of an open position at the Geographical Institute at Heidelberg University/Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities as a

researcher in GIScience

Heidelberg University invites applications for the position as a researcher at the Geographical Institute. The position is affiliated to the GIScience Research Group and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The successfull candidate will form part of the interdisciplinary project “Heterogeneity and Convergence in Shared Data Sources. The Importance of cognitive Coherence in Collective Decision Making” under the lead of Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik. The offered position is limited to three years (65% position) and provides the possibility to start a PhD with a topic related to the project.

Applicants are expected to have an educational background in GIScience/geoinformatics/ geomatics, geography, natural sciences, mathematics, or similar. Further, applicants should be willing to work jointly with psychologists in an interdisciplinary mode. The following qualifications are desirable:

  • commitment to interdisciplinary research,
  • programming skills, and
  • strong analytical skills.

Applicants should include a cover letter (1 page max) describing their motivation, a CV, the MSc thesis, a list of publications (if yet existent), an example of self-written source code, and contact details for at least two references. Submit all documents in a single PDF file via email to (subject: “HAoSaH Position”). Review of applications will begin 1 January, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is one of the world’s leading universities in Europe. The GIScience Research Group at the Institute of Geography offers a modern and interdisciplinary research environment. The group is both international and interdisciplinary in nature.

Heidelberg University and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disablity, or age.

Further information about the project can be found on

For more information, contact Dr. Franz-Benjamin Mocnik (; subject: “HAoSaH Position”).