Several Positions in Labour Politics in Dublin

As PI of the ERC project “Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance regime (NEG)” https://www.erc-europeanunions.eu/ I am inviting applications for the following 5-year-long temporary positions (job descriptions attached):

2 x Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level 1 in Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime, UCD School of Business & Geary Institute for Public Policy

(The candidates should hold a PhD in Industrial Relations, Political Sciences, Sociology, Social Anthropology, European studies, or cognate disciplines and have research experience in the fields of European labour politics, EU governance, transnationalism, trade unions or social movements.

Salary: €34,975 – €38,063 per annum

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 5th June 2017

Please apply online at  https://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/ using the external applicants tab and the reference number field “009343”.

(Provisional interview date: Friday 16 June 2017. Starting date: 1 October 2017.)

1 x Senior Social Scientist in Labour Politics and EU Governance, UCD School of Business & Geary Institute for Public Policy (Temporary half time)

(The candidate should be interested in approaches that go beyond the methodological nationalism in the field and have acquired deep knowledge of public services (e.g. health, transport or water services), trade unions, social movements and labour politics at EU level and at national level (namely in a EU member state in Central and Eastern Europe, Italy, or Germany).

Salary: €50,000 – €80,000 per annum pro rata (€25,000 – €40,000 per annum half time)

Closing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) 5th June 2017

Please apply online at  https://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/ using the external applicants tab and the reference number “009331”.

(Provisional interview date: Friday 16 June 2017. Starting date: 1 October 2017.)

Please circulate this call among interested candidates and your email lists.

Kind regards

Roland

 

PS: Please note that we will also be advertising 3 fully-funded 4-year-long PhD scholarships in the field in October 2017. Follow us on Twitter for updates @europeanunions)

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PostDoc Position, Steffie Walter, Zurich

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The Institute for Political Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a position as

 

Post-doctoral researcher („Oberassistenz“) 

 

at the Chair of International Relations and Political Economy (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walter).

 

 

The Department of Political Science offers excellent research support in a vibrant research community and is committed to advancing young scholars’ careers.

 

The post-doctoral researcher will pursue his or her own research agenda in the fields of international relations and international political economy and produce scholarship with the potential for publication in top outlets. He or she will contribute to teaching in the fields of international relations and political economy (3 hours per week, which translates into a 1-2 teaching load), advising of students and doctoral candidates, and some administrative tasks. Collaboration in research projects running at the Chair and the Department is encouraged.

 

The successful candidate

  • demonstrates a strong interest in research and the potential to develop an internationally recognized research track record in international political economy, proven through peer-reviewed publications, third-party funding, and/or related research activities.
  • holds a PhD in political science or international relations (or is close to completion).
  • possesses strong methodological skills.
  • demonstrates the willingness and ability to engage in high-quality teaching, proven through teaching evaluations, didactical training etc.
  • is motivated to pursue an academic career.
  • is able to work both independently and in a team.
  • has a strong command of English and good working knowledge of German.

The starting date for the position is 1 September 2017. A minimum of two-year commitment is requested; renewal up to six years is possible and contingent on research productivity, teaching quality, and continued substantive fit. The salary is 80.000 CHF/year. Limited funding for conference travel etc. is available.

 

Further enquiries can be directed to Prof. Stefanie Walter (walter@ipz.uzh.ch). Information about the research and teaching activities at the Chair of International Relations and Political Economy is available at http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/lehrstuehle/ibipe.html.

 

 

Please send your application electronically as one pdf-file comprising your motivation letter, CV, publication list, brief proposal for a postdoctoral project (1 page), transcripts, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of two references to the secretariat of the Institute for Political Science (sekretariat@ipz.uzh.ch). Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

 

 

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Several positions in Norway

Here is an email from a colleague in Bergen

Dear all,

I wish to pay your attention to a call for two full-time permanent tenured positions as Associate Professor at the Department of Administration and>Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway. The department combines political science with an organizational approach to public policy  and public administration. Please see the attachment for some more informationabout the department.

Best,

Per Lægreid, professor (Per Lægreid <Per.Lagreid@uib.no>)

The call: English: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/134922/associate-professor

(If link doesn’t work you might want to contact him directly)

 

And here is a very interesting PostDoc on Taxation in Norway

Post doc position
CMI and NUPI are jointly seeking a candidate for a two-year post-doc position. The candidate we are seeking has substantial experience in applied research and strong quantitative orientation in areas related to capital flight, taxation and/or extractive industries and natural resources. Promising young scholars who have recently completed their PhD are also invited to apply. The candidate will be part of the research programme “TaxCapDev” and the SkattJakt network, funded by the Research Council of Norway. We seek a candidate that can start as quickly as possible, no later than 1 September 2017. Based on the qualifications of the candidate, the person will either be hired by NUPI or CMI, and will have one of the institutions as his or her main work station, although with considerable interaction with the other.

Qualifications:
·         PhD in economics, political science, sociology or other relevant disciplines
·         Publication record in peer-reviewed journals
·         Experience from research collaboration in the South
·         Good communication, teamwork and networking skills
·         Fluency in English (other languages are a plus)
·         Self-starting and creative

We offer:
·         An exciting opportunity to combine academic excellence with policy influence
·         The chance to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institutes in Scandinavia
·         A competitive salary based on qualifications, reflecting CMI’s and NUPI’s pay scales
In addition to an interview, potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate academic and communication skills through an open lecture. The CMI and NUPI staff are gender balanced and multi-cultural, and we encourage female candidates and candidates from the South to apply.

To apply:
The application deadline is 20 April, 2017. Application address (citing ‘Post Doc. TaxCapDev’ in the subject field). We accept only applications via JobbNorge.
Please submit the following to the above address: http://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/136279/post-doc-position
·         Application letter outlining your main research agenda and its match with that of the TaxCapDev-programme (maximum of 2 pages) CV
·         Three references, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses
·         List and copies of up to 5 relevant academic publications

Questions regarding the positions can be directed to: morten.boas@nupi.no and odd.fjeldstad@cmi.no
 

 

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2 research positions in public administration, Potsdam Germany

The Chair of International Organisations and Public Policy at the University of Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for two academic staff members in a three-year research project “From expert authority to policy transfer. How and under which conditions does policy advice of international public administrations matter?”. The project analyses to what extent, under what conditions and how the expert authority of international public administrations (secretariats of intergovernmental organisations or bureaucracies) affects decisions in states to voluntarily follow their policy advice. It focuses on the secretariats of the World Bank and OECD and the issue areas finance and agriculture. The project is headed by Andrea Liese and me.

 

The full job advertisement is inserted below. It is also accessible at https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat3/Ausschreibungen/2_akadPersonal/120_2017_WiSo_Liese_DM_eng.pdf

 

A more detailed description of the research project is provided at http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/intorg/research/von-der-expertenautoritaet-zu-politiktransfers.html

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Per-Olof Busch.

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Call for Solidarity with Turkish Academics

Given the dire state of affairs for academics in Turkey please share this call for solidarity and become active yourself!

https://ei-ie.org/en/uaas/uaa_details/68

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PostDoc Position in Zurich, welfare state project @SiljaHausermann

  1. Post-Doctoral research position (5 years) with an ERC project on comparative welfare state research, University of Zurich

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich (http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral research position in the research group of Professor Silja Häusermann.

The position is funded for 5 years in the context of the ERC Starting Grant project “WELFAREPRIORITIES”, which will start on September 1st, 2017. Please find a project summary here: http://www.ipz.uzh.ch/en/welfare-priorities
The successful candidate will part of the ERC project team, together with Prof. Häusermann and doctoral students (hence, there is no teaching obligation attached to this post-doctoral position; teaching opportunities at the Department are an option). He/she will also have the opportunity to pursue his/her own research agenda in relation with the research area of the ERC project.

The Department offers extensive research support.

The preferred starting date for the position is September 1st, 2017. A three-year commitment is requested; renewal up to five years is possible, contingent on research productivity and continued substantive fit. The annual gross salary is appr. 70’000 CHF.

The position requires:

  • Interest in Comparative Political Economy and Welfare State Research. More specifically: interest in the substantive and methodological research agenda of the ERC grant “WELFAREPRIORITIES“.
  • A PhD in political science, preferably with a focus on comparative politics, comparative political economy and/or political behavior. The PhD should be completed or near completion.
  • Strong interest in academic research and a high standard of research ability, proven through internationally visible publications, third-party funding and/or related research activities.
  • Strong methodological skills. Experience in (experimental) survey research is an advantage.
  • Dedication, ability to work in a team, and ability to work independently.
  • Strong command of English. German is an advantage.

Further inquiries can be directed to Prof. Silja Häusermann (silja.haeusermann@ipz.uzh.ch). Information about the broader research and teaching activities at the Department and chair is available on the website of the Department, as well as the following sites:

www.ipz.uzh.ch/en/forschung/lehrstuehle/sp

www.mwpweb.eu/SiljaHaeusermann

Please send your application electronically as one PDF comprising your letter of interest, CV, publication list, transcripts, two writing samples (incl. the PhD thesis), and the contact details of two people willing to serve as a reference.

Please send all materials to this email address: sekretariat@ipz.uzh.ch and indicate the keyword “Häusermann-ERC-postdoc”.

The deadline for applications is March 20th, 2017.

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Spring School 2017 – Uncertainty and Action

Spring School 2017 – Uncertainty and Action: Dealing with Imperfect Knowledge in Society, Politics and the Market

Dear all,

for our upcoming Spring School (between March 8 to 10, 2017) a few vacant places are available. Deadline for the applications is the 10 February 2017. Places available be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the organizers Achim Goerres, Rüdiger Kiesel and Andreas Niederberger, three high-profile speakers – namely Barbara Vis, Massimo Marinacci and Dominic Roser – are joining the Spring School:

The political scientist Barbara Vis (Free University Amsterdam) conducts research on comparative welfare state studies and in the field of political psychology. Massimo Marinacci (Bocconi University) is an economist and works in the field of decision theory. Dominic Roser (University of Fribourg) is an economist as well as a philosopher with an emphasis on philosophy of economics and climate ethics.

Programme:

On the first day there will be lectures by the organizers. After that, participants will have the opportunity to present their own research project (or proposal, idea, etc.). For the next two days, each of the three experts will hold a 90-minute lecture. In addition, there is a further 90-minute seminar-like part.

Participation:

In addition to an active participation (with a presentation on the first day), there is the possibility to participate in the Spring School passively (without a presentation on the first day) for a limited group of participants. An informal mail to register for a passive attendance suffices.

Contact:

Further information can be found in the attached flyer and on our homepage: https://www.uni-due.de/bigrisks/springschool

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