Doctoral Position in Social Sciences

Chr. Michelsen Institute is seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in social sciences. The duration of this scholarship is 4 years. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before March 15, 2015.

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) invites applicants to write a PhD as part of a research project focusing on female manufacturing workers in Ethiopia, a country with one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. A multidisciplinary project, combining micro-economic household surveys with ethnographic interviews, this research will provide new knowledge on the conditions for female empowerment in authoritarian growth regimes. The project investigates how womens participation in the labour market impacts on gender roles and on womens participation in society through interest groups, and intends to answer the question: What is the impact of economic growth, through formal female employment, on the empowerment of women.

An exciting opportunity to combine research excellence with policy influence. The chance to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institute in Scandinavia. A competitive salary reflecting CMI's pay scale.

The grant period is 4 years, including one year of work for CMI as host institution. It is a condition that the candidate applies and is admitted to a relevant doctoral programme within the first six months of the project period.

Application Requirements
- MA or equivalent university degree.
- Background in political science, economics, or anthropology.
- Solid quantitative data skills.
- Academic or practical experience from relevant fields.
- English is the working language of the project.
- Candidate must have sufficient command of the English language to participate in discussions and write the PhD in English.
- Knowledge of Ethiopian language is considered as an advantage.
- To enable synergies with the rest of the research group it is a condition that the PhD candidate is based in Bergen during the grant period.

How to apply?
Please submit the following documents via email, citing "PhD Women in Ethiopia" in the subject field:
- A short (1-3 pages) project proposal describing what you will focus on for the PhD and how you see this within the framework of the broader project.
- The application should state your motivation for applying for a PhD within this project and describe aspects of your background and experience that would be of value for the project.
- CV.
- A sample of your writing (in English).
- Two referees that can be contacted, including contact details.

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