Researcher position: Environmental governance in Indonesia – University of Bremen (Germany)


The University of Bremen (artec | Research Centre for Sustainability Studies) is seeking to fill a position of a junior researcher, starting in March 2012 or soon thereafter for a period of three years, subject to final approval of funding. Employment terms and conditions are governed by the provisions of the German TV-L 13 for a part-time position (50%).

The candidate will contribute to the research project SPICE (Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Marine Ecosystems), sub-project: Upstream-downstream linkages and new instruments in coastal and watershed governance.

The project aims at an assessment of new economic instruments and governance mechanisms for the sustainable management of watersheds and their associated coastal zones, with a particular focus on upland forest and mangrove areas. Based on a critical appraisal of existing Payments for Environmental Services (PES) schemes in Indonesia, the project will explore potentials and possible arrangements of multi-regional PES schemes for the mangrove-fringed Segara Anakan Lagoon and its catchment area on Java. The project can build on previous research on land use and land cover change in this region and will be part of a broader collaborative research programme, involving natural and social scientists.
The candidate will have the opportunity to work towards the completion of a Ph.D.

Desired Qualifications/ Experience


University degree (M.A. or equivalent) in Social or Economic Sciences, Geography etc.

Good English skills (GER C1)

Expertise in new governance instruments and / or international development theories and policies

Willingness to spend periods of several months in Indonesia

Practical experience with methods of empirical social scientific research and / or command of the Indonesian language

Permanent/ Part-Time


Read about the position here