Doctoral Student in Environmental Migration

The research project in which the new doctoral student will be embedded focuses on how climate-related disasters affect short-term and long-term migration decisions of individuals and households. The research to be undertaken by the doctoral student will be based on original survey data collection in Bangladesh. The supervisors for the doctoral dissertation will be Professors Vally Koubi and Thomas Bernauer.

The successful candidate should hold a Master degree in political science, political economy, economics or sociology and be very familiar with quantitative methods of empirical data analysis, quasi-experimental research designs as well as survey methods. Knowledge in questionnaire development and panel management are a plus, as is research experience in a developing country. Willingness and ability to engage in field research in Bangladesh for several months throughout the dissertation project is a must. The position will start in early autumn 2019 and the funding is for up to four years.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including the following documents: a one-page letter outlining your motivation and skills, as well as a CV, two writing samples (e.g., parts of your Master thesis or research papers), and your Bachelor and Master level study transcripts – all in one single pdf-file. Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting May 1st, 2019.

For further information about the research group, please check this website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Vally Koubi, by email (no applications), or to Dr. Lukas Rudolph, by email (no applications).