Postdoctoral Researcher Palm Oil Conflicts and Access to Justice in Indonesia - KITLV-KNAW - Leiden

Postdoctoral Researcher Palm Oil Conflicts and Access to Justice in Indonesia - KITLV-KNAW - Leiden

Published Deadline Location
12 Dec 31 Jan Leiden

Job description

KITLV is looking for a talented and enterprising researcher to manage and implement the NWO research programme ‘Palm Oil Conflicts and Access to Justice in Indonesia’.  The post-doc will be working on this project together with a team of researchers from KITLV, Andalas University and Wageningen University. This involves:

  • Coordinating research activities with academic and NGO partners.
  • Training and supervising the projects local researchers working in four Indonesian provinces
  • Conducting fieldwork documenting palm oil conflicts in Indonesia
  • Organising workshops as well as the programme’s final conference on palm oil conflicts in Jakarta.
  • Writing policy briefs and disseminating research findings to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contributing to writing the academic output of the programme.

For more information on the research programme, see https://www.kitlv.nl/palm-oil-conflicts-and-access-to-justice-in-indonesia/

Specifications

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Requirements

The applicant:

  • Has research experience in the field of social sciences, on and in Southeast Asia, preferably on topics related to palm oil expansion, land use change and access to justice
  • Has completed a PhD thesis
  • Speaks excellent Bahasa Indonesia
  • Has a good publication record publishing in international peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage
  • Is willing to spend considerable time doing and supervising research in Indonesia
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Preferably has affinity with both qualitative and quantitative research methods

Conditions of employment

We offer a three-year employment starting in spring 2019.

Appointment will be according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). The function is validated in the University Function Ordening system (UFO) under the profile “Onderzoeker (researcher)”. The salary will be set, depending on education and work experience, between € 2,709 and 3,514 per month, based on fulltime (38 hours) employment (salary scale: 10). KNAW offers an attractive benefits package.

KITLV is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities.

Employer

Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV -KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. The KITLV conducts interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. Its research focus is Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. It is particularly interested in such issues as state formation, violence and citizenship, processes of mobility and the formation of ethnic and national identity. KITLV is active in the humanities, social sciences and comparative area studies and works closely with Leiden University.

Additional information

You may contact dr. Ward Berenschot (berenschot@kitlv.nl) for more information.

We will not respond to any supplier enquiries based on this job advertisement.

Specifications

  • Postdoc positions
  • Behaviour and Society
  • 30.4—34.2 hours per week, temporary
  • €2709—€3514 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT4112

Employer

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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Reuvensplaats 2, 2311 BE, Leiden

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