Time Span 01 Mar 2023 for 3 years Application Deadline 24 Jan 2023 Financing yes Type of Position
Field of Research
Subjects Social Sciences Description The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle (Saale) offers
PhD position (f/m/x)
within the DFG financed project “The role of the status quo bias in the perpetuation of farm work and remaining in situ - exemplified with data from Southeast Europe”. The post is a part-time junior re-search position (65 %) starting on March/April 1st, 2023 at the earliest and fixed-term for three years (extension is possible). The salary will be according to the German Public Service Salary Scale (E13 TV-L).
The successful candidate will be part of the Department of External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis.
About the project: Agricultural sector transformation and a decrease in agricultural employment are often accompanied by rural out-migration. However, the majority of farmers tend to stay local and remain immobile. We are interested in exploring factors of why farmers stay in rural areas (i.e. withstand the urban pull) and decide continuing their farms. Regionally the project focus is on Albania and Kosovo.
What we expect of the PhD candidate: The applicant is expected to analyze the underlying factors of staying decisions among farmers in Alba-nia/Kosovo. The applicant will collect qualitative empirical evidence of the factors that drive or impede rural depopulation in selected rural regions in Albania and Kosovo. Qualitative research methods are foreseen to gain a deeper understanding of staying decisions of farmers. The applicant will be support-ed by the senior researchers in the team.
What we expect: - Very good university degree (International Master) in social sciences; - Very good knowledge of qualitative methods; - Interest in planning, designing, and implementing field research in Albania/Kosovo; - Experience in empirical qualitative research (e.g. in the context of a thesis); - Fluency in English reading, writing, and presenting; - Fluency in Albanian reading, writing, and presenting; - Very good communication and teamwork skills.
What we offer: - A unique research and qualification opportunity within a diverse and motivated team of scien-tists that value interdisciplinary research, while placing great value on diversity of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, and ethnicity; - Participation in the structured German Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics (www. agraroekonomik.de), courses taught in English language; - Support for data collection, organization, and statistical analysis; - Close guidance and supervision in the process of writing the PhD thesis; - Financial support for participation in international and regional academic conferences as well as in topic-related workshops; - Support for the preparation of publications in peer-reviewed journals; - The successful candidate will be part of the IAMO Graduate School and apply for a doctoral de-gree from Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; - Family-friendly working conditions.
Application: Interested candidates should send a set of application documents in the English language that include: 1. Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page); 2. Curriculum vita; 3. Copies of all relevant transcripts and certificates as well as English language certificate, if the master's/diploma thesis was not written in English; 4. Names and contact information of two academic referees.
This set of application documents should be sent by email as a single pdf file to [email protected] Applicants are also requested to submit electronic copies of their mas-ter's/diploma thesis or scientific seminar papers. Application deadline: January 24th, 2023.
For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Tom Dufhues, E-Mail: [email protected]
About us: IAMO is a research institute, a foundation under public law, that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics with a focus on the formerly centrally planned economies of Europe and Asia. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an internation-al, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. IAMO is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German net-work of non-university research institutes. The city of Halle is located in Eastern Germany, near Leipzig, and offers an attractive and affordable living environment.
Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be preferentially considered. Please note that only short- listed candidates will be contacted for interviews via email. Please note the data protection information for applicants (m/f/x) in accordance with art. 13 GDPR on data processing in the application procedure under the following link: https: // www. iamo.de/en/top-navigation/data- protection/
Language of Dissertation
More Information https: // www. iamo.de/fileadmin/userupload/BilderundDokumente/02-institut/karrierestellenausschreibungen/2023AusschreibungPhD2farmexitquanti.pdf