Current Position:
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, President University, Cikarang/Indonesia (since September 2019)
Visiting Professor, Department of Business Administration, Atma Jaya-University, Jakarta/Indonesia (since August 2018)

Previous Positions:
•  Visiting Professor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur/ Malaysia (May 2016-May 2018)
•  Visiting Professor, Department of Business Administration, Atma Jaya-University, Jakarta/Indonesia (Oct. 2015-March 2016)
•    Interim Professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt/ Germany (April - September 2015)
•    Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Trier, and Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe-University Frankfurt, and Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Bonn (October 2014 – March 2015)
•    Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, De la Salle University, Manila/ Philippines (May – September 2014


•    Interim Professor, Department of Political Science (Politics and Economics in East Asia), University of Trier/ Germany (Oct. 2011 – Feb. 2012)
•    Associate Professor ("Akademischer Rat"), Department of Political Science, University of Trier/ Germany (December 2006 – March 2013)
•    Research Fellow, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg/ Germany, and Lecturer at the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Department of Political Science (October 2000 - November 2006
      
Evaluations/Consultancies for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and its agency GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation)
•    November/December 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018: Update and Revision of the Political-Economic Short Analysis (PÖK) on Indonesia
•    August/September 2014, 2015 and 2018: Crisis Early Warning Paper on Indonesia
•    February 2018: Consultant to prepare and provide technical inputs on decentralisation reform management practices in South‐East Asia during the “National Conference on Decentralisation and Deconcentration: Lesson Learnt, Challenges and Vision” in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
•    March - May 2008: Evaluation of the “Portfolio Good Governance/ Decentralisation” in Indonesia
•    September/ October 2006: Evaluation of “Support for Decentralisation Measures” in Indonesia (with Jürgen Rüland)
•    October 2000 - June 2002: Development of training modules for Southeast Asian public servants, preparation of workshops in Thailand and compilation of a reader on the topic “Urban Environmental Management Training in Southeast Asia”

Evaluations for German political foundations
•    •    January/February 2017 and January/February 2018 for Konrad Adenauer Foundation: Evaluation of the EU projects “Bangsamoro Political Party Building” (in 2017) and “Democratic Leadership and Active Civil Society Empowerment in Bangsamoro” (in 2018)
•    August/ September 2013 for Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Evaluation of the project work in the Philippines between 2007 and 2012
•    October/November 2001 for Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Indonesia: Evaluation of the support measures for the General Secretariat of the Indonesian parliament

Others
•    Selection Committee of the German Academic Exchange Service for PhD scholarships to Indonesians (November 2018 and December 2019) and for Master scholarships to Acehnese students (Banda Aceh, April 2019 and December 2019)

Academic Education

Habilitation (German post-doctoral academic degree) in Political Science and Southeast Asian Sciences, University of Trier, July 2009 – January 2014
 
PhD in Political Science with a thesis on the role of the Indonesian parliament during the democratisation process, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg/ Germany, April 2002 – June 2005

M.A. in Political Science with the minor subjects History and Indonesian Philology, University of Cologne/ Germany, April 1993 – September 1997

Bachelor in Political Science with the minor subjects History and Law, Ludwig Maximilian University München/ Germany, November1990 – March 1992