Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PhD scholarship International Development Studies

PhD scholarship International Development Studies

The Research Unit, Property and Citizenship in Developing Societies, together with the Graduate School of International Development Studies, advertises a 3-year PhD scholarship on: Land Struggles at the Urban Fringe – Indonesia.

The Research Unit investigates the process of state formation and fragmentation in developing societies by focusing on local politics and the social production of property and citizenship. The advertised scholarship focuses on Indonesia. Decentralization and urbanization have in recent years transformed Indonesian society, and the confluence of these dynamics is most dramatic at the urban fringe where struggles for land present a particular set of problems. Land use changes, and land hitherto held under forms of informal tenure, becomes the object of institutional competition. Different groups often have competing and incompatible interests in the same space. A complicated mix of local internal legality, formal law, and efforts at formal land registration co-exist, overlap, and conflict.
The Research Unit invites original research proposals to explore this theme. The PhD project is expected to include a significant element of fieldwork-based data collection in Indonesia.

PhD candidates from a Developing country will be paid allowances in accordance with Guidelines for Danida Fellows in Denmark (www.dfcentre.com).

Other PhD candidates are paid a salary according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD candidate has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3-year period without additional pay.

Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s Degree and excellent academic qualifications. Relevant work experience – especially from Indonesia - may constitute important additional qualifications. All qualified applicants – regardless of national, ethnic or religious background, gender, age or sexual orientation – are encouraged to apply.

The application should be in English and include:
• Research proposal developing the idea and sketching out methods (max 5 pages)
• CV
• Copies of exam certificates

We only accept applications through our electronic recruitment system. To apply for the position you must go to the job advertisement on our homepage: www.ruc.dk/job/phd/.

Click on the button Apply for vacancy here which appears immediately below the job advertisement.
Then you fill the application form and attach those in the job advertisement mentioned documents. Finish by clicking Send.

We must receive your application on or before 27th February 2012.

Material received after the deadline will not be considered.

For any further question about the PhD scholarship, and the Research Unit, please contact Professor Christian Lund (clund@ruc.dk) or consult:  www.christian-lund.dk  sub-page ProCit.

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