Tuesday, October 26, 2010
EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Position on Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim
The goal of this newly established research program is to make the team internationally recognized in research on governance in agricultural development, focusing on the social, institutional and political dimensions of agriculture in developing countries. The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge research in one of these fields.
Since the research program is open to different disciplinary perspectives, applications are invited both
- from candidates with a PhD in rural sociology, development sociology, political science or related fields who specialize in the social and political dimensions of agricultural development, and
- from candidates with a PhD in agricultural or development economics who specialize in the economic analysis of agrarian institutions.
The post-doctoral fellow will develop his/her own research agenda in line with the overall goals of the research program. The position is expected to be filled by candidate who recently finished his/her PhD with excellent grades and has a strong focus on publishing in high-ranking international journals. The position involves extended travel to developing countries for empirical research. The post-doctoral fellow will have a teaching responsibility of four hours per week (during the semester seasons).
The position is open from February 1st 2011 onwards. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010, but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.