The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges . DIE has joined the Collaborative Research Center CRC-TRR 228 "Future Rural Africa. Future-making and social-ecological transformation". The CRC brings together expertise from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, DIE and the Bonn International Center for Conflict Studies (BICC) to study newly emerging issues of social-ecological transformation and future-making in Africa.
The DIE-project, “Science futures: Between ‘intensification’ and ’conservation‘ discourses on African rural development”, invites applications for the positions of
Two Doctoral Researchers (f/m/diverse) – Position No. 2021-B-09
Part time 65 % (25,35 hours/week)
Salary ca. € 33.600 p.a.
(German public sector tariff, TVöD Bund 13)
The positions are to be filled from 1 April 2022 for the duration of 3 years and 9 months.
The project focusses on the role of science in the design of and decisions about the futures of rural Africa, using the examples of development corridors in Eastern and Southern Africa. This includes the analysis of national and transregionally linked science systems, their role in development discourses and policy-making, as well as the political ecologies and economies of corridor implementation. The project includes the parallel and comparative analysis of two key scientific knowledge systems important for rural development in the CRC regions: (a) development corridor or hub approaches; and (b) agriculture. We want to analyse how these knowledge systems are organised and funded, what they tell and how they shape the internal development dynamics, political and economic contestation processes inside the corridors in discourses and policy-making.
At DIE, the project is embedded in a research context that works on the interplay of different knowledge systems in agricultural and sustainability-focused development paradigms. The two doctoral researchers will specialise each on one of the project foci under a common scientific and methodological framework. Close cooperation is practiced within the CRC.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.
In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference. We want to promote the diversity of our employees and encourage applications by women, men and diverse people.
Applications with the position number 2021-B-09 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, recommendation letters, informative application documents like M.A. thesis or scientific articles) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 31 January 2022.