PhD Position in Forest Policy

EmployerEidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland
CategoryEnvironment / Sustainable Development
PositionJunior Researcher / PhD Position


At the research group Natural Resource Policy in the Climate Policy group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) the following position is open per 1. February 2018 or as agreed

The PhD thesis is part of the research project "Nature-Society-Interplay: Multifunctional forest management in Switzerland". Conceptually, the PhD candidate will work in the field of public policy analysis with a specific focus on forest policy. Methods used can e.g. include comparative case study analysis, qualitative interviews, focus groups. The empirical part will focus on analyzing land-use regulations in agglomeration areas, with a particular focus on forest policies. The PhD candidate will be part of the Natural Resource Policy Group at ETH and be supervised by Dr. Jerylee Wilkes-Allemann. Within the project, the PhD candidate will collaborate with the Berne University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL).

The successful candidate should hold a master’s degree in environmental sciences (with a focus on nature-society or human-environment interactions), political sciences or policy analysis. He or she should be interested in forest policy, ideally with experience in the forestry and other land-use related sectors in Switzerland and be familiar with qualitative research. The candidate should be fluent in German and English (the empirical work will be entirely in German, scientific publication output will be in English). Skills in French are an asset. If you are excited about working on this topic within an interdisciplinary research team and with the excellent research facilities that ETH has to offer, then we are looking forward to hearing from you. The duration of the position will be three years with a preferred start in February 2018.

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