Fellowships

Fellowships

Doctoral candidate, Goethe University Frankfurt

Applications are invited for a Doctoral Candidate, starting November 1st 2017, lasting for 3 years. The position is open to individuals of all nationalities. The post-holder will be part of the Research Unit on ‘Democratic Innovations’ headed by Professor Brigitte Geissel, chair of German and European politics. (See for more information: in German: http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/42424030/bgeissel; in English: http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/ 53879167/bgeissel).

The Doctoral Candidate will work on the DFG Project ‘Ungleichheit und direkte Demokratie in Europa’ (Inequality and direct democracy in Europe). 

More information in English and German here: Open_position_doc_Germany_dt_engl

 

2 PhD positions and 1 postdoc in democratic innovation, University of Leuven.

https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54273104?lang=en

https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54272840?lang=en

https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54272837

 

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The researcher will work under the auspices of Humility & Conviction in Public Life (HCPL), an applied research project generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse over such topics as morality, politics, science and religion. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For more information on the project, please see its website.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a humanities field (broadly construed) by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; and active research and public engagement interests integrating well with the stated aims and interests of the HCPL project.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that indicates strong interest in applied research relevant to public discourse, interest in or knowledge of research on intellectual or epistemic humility, public deliberation and dialogue; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of project and Institute missions.

FULL JOB POSTING: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1398780/postdoctoral-fellow-humanities-institute/

 

2 Graduate teaching assistants

The Politics Department at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is looking for 2 graduate teaching assistants. We are looking for international candidates, and particularly applicants interested in democratic innovations are encouraged to apply. More information can be found here: http://vub.talentfinder.be/en/vacature/24304/es-2017-018–graduate-teaching-assistant-for-the-english-program-bachelor-in-social-sciences-2-fulltime-positions/

 

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, at the Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am Main

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship, starting July 1st 2017, lasting 3 – 6 years. The fellowship is open to individuals of all nationalities. The post-holder will be part of the Research Unit on ‘Democratic Innovations’ headed by Professor Brigitte Geissel, chair of German and European politics. (See for more information: in German: http://www.fb03.unifrankfurt.de/42424030/bgeissel; in English: http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/53879167/bgeissel).

The fellow should work on democratic innovations, broadly conceived. Applicants whose research is empirical and comparative are especially welcome. The closing date for applications is 17:00 CET on March 31, 2017.

More information can be found here: Job ad Postdoc University Frankfurt 2017

 

Study for a PhD at CSD

Funding is available to study for a PhD at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Applications must be received by 10 February 2017. For details of the funding and application process see:

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/2016/apply-for-quintin-hogg-trust-phd-studentships-with-csd

Apply for Quintin Hogg Trust PhD Studentships with CSD …

www.westminster.ac.uk

7 PhD Positions, Leuphana University Lüneburg

The Center for the Study of Democracy at Leuphana University Lüneburg is offering 7 PhD positions in a graduate college “Democracy under Stress”. Environmental topics are explicitly welcome under the thematic area “participatory democracy”. Application deadline: 12.06.2016
Please see http://www.leuphana.de/en/research-centers/zdemo-english/doctoral-program-democracy-under-stress.html  for further details.

More information can also be found here: PhD Program Democracy under Stress

 

Job vacancy at the Marc Bloch Centre for a full-time 36-month doctoral position as a research assistant on the CLAIMS ANR/DFG research project: Reference: D-0116 

The Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR, France) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany) provide funding for the CLAIMS research project: « (New) Political Representative Claims: A Global View (France, Germany, Brazil, China, India) ». The researchers supervising the projects are Yves Sintomer and Stéphanie Tawa-Lama (France), as well as Brigitte Geissel and Thomas Heberer (Germany).
The project aims at comparing how representative claims have evolved in five countries with a historical and conceptual perspective. For that purpose, the Marc Bloch Center is recruiting a PhD student as a research assistant providing secretarial services to the French team as well as conducting fieldwork. The successful candidate will be integrated in a dynamic plurinational team focusing on a cutting-edge theme.
The candidates will be in charge of the following tasks:
  • Scientific research services: supporting event organizing, following contacts, assisting projects, articles and books drafting and editing, managing missions abroad, budget monitoring, supervising the stay of visiting professors, managing a Hypothese.org academic blog as well as Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Fieldwork research on the connection between participation and representation in participatory mechanisms including Paris’ participatory budgeting and a French participatory mechanism relying on selecting participants by lot (trip fees -mission/research secretarial services- will be covered).

Applications in French or German are open until June 1st. 2016.

More information Can be found here: D-0116_Call for Application

 

Democratic Innovations Visiting Fellowship, Goethe-University

  • Fellowship for Junior Scholars
  • No Funding Provided by the Research Unit (See e.g. the DAAD scholarship database for Funding)
  • Duration of 4-6 Months
  • Debating with Scholars of Democratic Innovations Research Unit
  • Jour-Fixe discussions of Papers on Democratic Innovations
  • Workspace at the Political Science Institute, Goethe-University
  • Access to all Goethe-University Libraries
  • Goethe-University Campus Westend with its park-like ambiance and beautiful travertine-faced buildings is one of Germany’s most attractive.
  • Situated in Frankfurt, Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city. Frankfurt is rated among the top 10 most livable cities in the world (according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting)

Spring 2017 Fellowship:

  • Submission Deadline of Applications: 01.12.2016
  • Fellowship Starting April 2017

Fall 2017 Fellowship:

  • Submission Deadline of Applications: 01.02.2017
  • Fellowship Starting October 2017

More information: http://www.fb03.uni-frankfurt.de/57661894/visitingfellowship 

 

Doctoral positions, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Three fully paid, full-time doctoral positions for four years in political science and government. The positions are thematically defined. Successful candidates should conduct research within the areas of public opinion and political behavior. More concretely, we are interested in participatory democratic innovations and their effects. Potential candidates can receive more information from Kimmo Grönlund. Interested applicants should be willing to relocate to Finland for their doctoral period. The Social Science Research Institute is a dynamic team that works in close collaboration with the subjects political science (Åbo, Turku), public administration (Åbo, Turku) and political science with mass communication (Vasa). We are genuinely interested in applicants from abroad.
Details on how to apply: http://www.abo.fi/forskning/doctoralnetworkpobe

Application dead line is May 6.

Visiting Fellowships at Åbo Akademi University – the decision has been made

The Social Science Research Institute (www.samforsk.abo.fi) at Åbo Akademi University invites international scholars to apply for a Visiting Fellowship Program. Applicants should be engaged in cutting-edge empirical or theoretical work in the fields of public opinionpolitical behaviorelectoral studies or democratic innovations, and hold an ongoing position at a university or research institution. The present call covers the academic year of 2016 – 2017 and is open to applicants at different stages of their academic career. The length of the visit should be between one and three months.

The institute specializes in research on public opinion, political behavior and electoral studies, as well as in experimental research on citizen deliberation. Its researchers are well connected in the international political science community. The Institute is located at both campuses of the University, in Åbo (Turku) and Vasa (Vaasa). The Social Science Research Institute will provide the Visiting Fellows with a work space and a monthly scholarship of 1,600 euro to cover expenses during the stay. Accepted Fellows should organize and pay for their own travel. Deadline is April 29, 2016.

Read more about Visiting Fellowships and how to apply here: Visiting fellowships.pdf

The accepted fellows are:

  1. Hilde Coffe, Victoria University of Wellington
  2. Holly Garnett, McGill University
  3. Johanna Söderström, University of Uppsala
  4. Åsa von Schoultz, Mid Sweden University
  5. Sergiu Ghergina, Frankfurt
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