Thursday, June 16, 2011


EMPLOYMENT: University of Hohenheim Post-Doctoral Appointment for Scientific Co-Worker in Gender and Nutrition

The Gender and Nutrition Department engages theoretical and practical approaches to nutrition security and sustainable food systems in the local, regional and international arena. Our teaching and research emphasize nutrition and health, social justice, gender analysis, human rights, engaged civil society, and food and identity. Our interdisciplinary group employs quantitative, qualitative, and anthropometric methods in the classroom and study investigations. We collaborate across disciplines, sectors and levels. The Chair of the Department of Gender and Food/Nutrition also directs the campus Research Center for Gender and Food/Nutrition.

Work responsibilities: The successful candidate will work on gender and nutrition issues with flexibility that can absorb the right to food and adequate nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods, local food systems, public health and nutrition, the role of civil society, and civic agriculture. Responsibilities include: a) teaching and student supervision, b) research program leadership, c) research and publication preparation, d) grant writing, e) networking activities.

Eligibility: Social science desirable, and/or from disciplines like agriculture, nutrition, geography, planning, law, economics, and development studies. PhD or equivalent necessary. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the Gender and Nutrition Department research, teaching, and writing projects.

Requirements: Fluent speaking, reading, and writing in English; German would be a strong added advantage. Teaching experience, basic knowledge of international human rights system and conventions, especially the right to adequate food. Not required, but would be of advantage: strong skills in statistical analysis (e.g. SPSS); spatial analysis (e.g., GIS) and qualitative research analysis (e.g. NVivo).

Applications will be reviewed starting 1 July 2011. Please send: Letter of interest, CV, writing sample/s, 2 references with contact information to

Job availability: Full-time appointment (1.0, 39.5 hours per week) available from 1 August 2011.
Appointments will be made for one year, with the possibility of extension.

More information on the Center on Gender and Food/Nutrition.

Deadline: July 1, 2011

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