Monday, April 05, 2010


EMPLOYMENT: Socio-Economist, University of Hohenheim

The section Rural Development Theory and Policy of the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics (Prof. Dr. M. Zeller) offer a position available immediately or later as doctoral researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, TV-L E13/2).

The doctoral researcher is expected to contribute to the teaching and research activities of the professorship, and to undertake independent scholarly research on a mutually agreed topic as part of the doctoral program at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The topic chosen could also be linked with on-going research projects of the Institute for which secondary data are available.

Candidates should have an excellent first degree (at the Master’s Level) in agricultural economics, development economics, social or political sciences, or a closely related field. In addition, skills in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and experience working in developing countries or with national and international development organizations are particularly welcome. Fluency in English is expected. Proficiency in other languages (especially German, French or Spanish), and teaching experience, are welcome additional qualifications. The position is funded by the State Baden-Württemberg. The position is initially offered for a period of one year, but can be extended for up to three years.

The University of Hohenheim strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Applications including a CV, the M.Sc. and B.Sc. transcript with detailed listing of courses and grades, the Master thesis or a scientific paper, together with the cover letter should be sent by email by April 20, 2010 to Prof. Dr. Manfred Zeller. (email:

Deadline: April 20, 2010

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