The successful candidate is expected to bring innovative research capacity to the ISS in the field of Agrarian and Environmental Studies, complementing and/or extending our work, among others, on environmental conservation, natural resource conflicts, and land grabs. The specific objective of the appointment is for a recently graduated (or soon to graduate) PhD to publish results from previous research, initiate new research, and contribute to the formulation and writing of research (grant) proposals (0.8 FTE), and to develop teaching experience that will enable her/him to make the transition from PhD researcher to an academic professional (0.2 FTE). Thematically, these activities will be focused on the broad areas of critical Agrarian and Environmental Studies, but the ideal candidate should have experience and be willing to conduct research in the specific areas of environmental conservation, political ecology and natural resource use and management from a critical political economy perspective.
The following requirements apply: -A recently or nearly completed PhD in the social sciences (geography, anthropology, political science, sociology, etc.); -Evidence of publication capacity, including an emerging publications track record and clear research and publications plans; -Modest teaching experience, preferably at post-graduate level; -Teaching/research experience in the Global South; -Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary and international team; -Willingness to travel and conduct research abroad. While open to all regional specializations, preference will be given to candidates with research interests in Sub-Saharan Africa