The University of Cologne is currently inviting applications for a PhD Position at a 75% activity rate (salary scale 13 TV-L). The doctoral project will be embedded in the long-term project Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP) and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). TVSEP is a comprehensive primary panel data set starting 2006 of nearly 4,400 rural households in 440 villages and promotes research on topics such as long-term effects of shocks, migration and rural transformation.
The role involves conducting an in-depth analysis of the role of entrepreneurship in rural Thailand and Vietnam, specifically focusing on its influence on regional diversification and structural change. Additionally, the selected candidate will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of planned household surveys in the field, contributing to the development and execution of survey methodologies to gather pertinent data for the research project. Responsibilities also extend to the writing of a doctoral thesis based on the research findings and contributing to academic publications related to the project. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for presenting research findings at conferences and workshops, effectively communicating the results of the study and engaging in discussions to contribute to the broader academic discourse in the field.
Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2024, for consideration.
More information can be found here.