6 doctoral/postgraduate positions (EG 13 TV-H) , Universität Kassel

6 doctoral/postgraduate positions (EG 13 TV-H)
Graduate Programme BangaDyn: Rural-urban Dynamics in Bangalore 

Part time, with 50,00 percent of the regular weekly work time of a fully employed person, limited to three years, to collaborate in the graduate programme BangaDyn: Rural-urban Dynamics in Bangalore (P/979). Position for scientific qualification according to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG; possibility to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD).

In the framework of the Graduate Programme „Rural-urban Dynamics in Bangalore“ (GP-BangaDyn) at the University of Kassel, six PhD positions are to be filled until 1. June 2017. In cooperation with scientists of FOR2432 (http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/for-2432), an established DFG Research Unit at the Universities of Kassel and Göttingen, the PhD students of GP-BangaDyn will analyze the transformation processes that affect agriculture, ecology, economy and society in the course of a very rapidly progressing urbanization. The research thereby focuses on socialecological systems in the city of Bangalore in southern India, which is classified as an „emerging megacity“.

The Graduate Programme BangaDyn is part of the Graduate Academy at the University of Kassel. Possibilities for advanced academic training are therefore offered though the Graduate Academy as well as through the DFG research FOR2432. The interdisciplinary exchange amongst the PhD students in GP-BangaDyn is granted through regular meetings and workshops.

General requirements for all applicants: Each of the six positions implies an obligatory contribution to teaching (2 hours per week and semester) within the courses offered by the respective section that employs the successful candidates. All candidates are expected to thrive for a doctoral degree within the framework of the Graduate Programme, and are requested to participate in project-related seminars, workshops and, if applicable, international conferences. Excellent English skills (in speaking and writing) are compulsory, basic knowledge of German language and of Kannada, the local language spoken in Bangalore, are of advantage. In addition, the candidates are obliged to intensely collaborate in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams in India and Germany, and to spend several months per year in Bangalore to conduct their field research.

The six PhD topics and the respective specific disciplinary requirements are the following