Research Position

EfD-Vietnam (University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city) offers a research environment, and study programs of high standard. 25,000 students and 800 employees make the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city a large and inspiring place to work and study.

Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2-3 years (31 months, if starting June 1, 2018)
Extent: 100 %
Location: EfD-Vietnam, EEPSEA Partnership – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city
First day of employment: June 2018
Reference number: <2018-EfD-01>

The EfD-Vietnam, EEPSEA – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city offers a research position. EfD-Vietnam is a group of environmental economists focusing on research on environment and development. In terms of research, it has several core strengths including behavioral, development and environmental economics, where researchers work on cooperative behavior, subjective well-being, valuation of non-market goods, climate, and natural resource management. EfD-Vietnam is connected to the global research network The Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative. EfD is a capacity building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy interaction, and academic programs. Find more information about EfD-Vietnam and EEPSEA Partnership at and information about EfD via:

Job assignments

The position mainly involves research, but also includes teaching/supervision assignments 20 % of the time. The position focuses on marine challenges and is linked to the EfD collaborative research program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources.

The program has two themes: Effective Management of Fisheries; and Combatting Marine Pollution. The research under the first theme may investigate the management of fisheries when institutions are poorly developed and when fairness and distributional aspects are prioritized, which is often the case for developing countries. The research under the second theme will focus mainly on marine litter and debris. Whether marine pollution is most properly addressed by legal means, economic policy instruments, attitudinal and behavioral changes or a mix of all is an open question where more research is needed. Our focus is primarily economics, but multidisciplinary approaches are certainly well motivated within this program. Possibilities of collaboration both within the School with legal and business administration scholars as well as with natural scientists within the University exist.

The Program is carried out in a collaborative effort together with researchers at 10 other EfD centers around the world. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, and to take active part in the general work of the Program, e.g., by participating in joint meetings, seminars and conferences. The research can involve evaluation of current incentives and behavior, but also design of new incentive mechanisms. We particularly welcome research that focuses on a global or regional context with a clear link to developing countries. The work can be theoretical or empirical. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in international peer reviewed journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for carrying out data collection.


Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics, or be close to finishing their thesis. Research in environmental and resource economics and behavioral economics is valuable. Experience of marine issues as well as multi-disciplinary work is appreciated. The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forward-looking aspects of the research. We encourage applications from those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years or are close to graduating.

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed via video link. Short-listed candidates will be invited to our center for interviews and research seminars after 15-May 2018.

Additional Information

The application must contain:

  • Résumé/CV and personal details.
  • Educational certificates, diplomas e.d. should be attached.
  • A declaration of intent on a maximum of two pages in which the applicant explains how he/she intends to work if he/she is offered the position.
  • Research activities, a brief written account of the applicant’s own academic research activities.
  • One relevant and recently produced paper (job market paper).
  • Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to [email protected]. Please mark the reference number <2018-EfD-01>.
  • All attachments must be named with reference number <2018-EfD-01>.

Additional material might be requested.

The application should be sent to: [email protected]

For further information please contact:

Tran Khanh Hoa (Ms.), Administrator
Tel: +84 28 3844 8249
Email: [email protected]

Closing date: 03-05-2018

Appointment Procedure

The EEPSEA Partnership promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
EEPSEA Partnership
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2018-05-03