Monthly Archives: May 2015

NEW!!! ECPG-Mentoring 2015-2017

Whether you just have been offered a post-doc- or junior faculty  position or are  looking for a job: the first two years post-PhD can be demanding. Teaching new courses; trying to keep up with your research; working towards tenure or going from one temporary contract to another; meeting publication targets; facing competition; and juggling work and private life are just some of the issues young academics confront. ECPG-mentoring helps young scholars in this phase of their career in their professional development.

ECPG-mentoring programs run for two years: the first cohort will begin in September 2015 and complete the mentoring program in the spring of 2017. It will consist of up to 10 mentees. The ECPR Standing Group on Gender & Politics will pair mentors and successful applicants by 1 September. The mentee and mentor will jointly design and detail the content of the program in a work plan. Candidates meet with their mentor semiannually at ECPR conferences or through Skype to discuss career-related goals and strategies. The mentee prepares these meetings and brings in the topics for discussion.


  • No longer than 2 years post PhD at the moment of the call (16 April 2015).
  • If no PhD yet, then a set date for defending the PhD-thesis
  • Employed by – or conducting a PhD with – an ECPR member institution (for the current list see
  • Candidates that had career breaks – e.g. parental leave – may request an extension by sending an email to with ‘ECPG-mentoring 2015-2017’ in the subject line. Extension is only valid when requested and approved by the Standing Group before 16 May 2015.

Interested young scholars may send their applications before 16 May to with ‘ECPG mentoring 2015-2017’ in the subject line. Applications should consist of the following materials:

  • Copy of PhD-certificate or confirmation of PhD-supervisor that a date for the defense has been set;
  • 1 page CV including publications;
  • 1 page cover letter that lays out

o   career/professional development goals and how a mentor can assist in achieving these;

o   potential preferences concerning the gender and profile of a prospective mentor.

Applications that are received after the deadline, that are incomplete or do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be taken into consideration.

PhD Scholarships ~ School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

We have an outstanding reputation for our commitment to research that shapes lives and society. As part of our continued pledge to invest in research excellence, the School of Social Sciences  will be offering four fully-funded PhD bursary places.  The scholarships will pay UK / EU fees* and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £14,057 for academic year 2015/16) for up to three years. The scholarships are due to commence in October 2015.

The bursaries are for excellent candidates who intend to work on specific projects; Politics-related projects include:

For more information about the PhD Scholarships and for specific projects available in the School of Social Sciences, please visit

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 June 2015 at 12:00 noon GMT.

*Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful non-EU candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2015/16 are £12,300 for non-EU students and £4,052 for UK/EU students)

Job opportunity ~ Faculty of Social and Political Sciences – Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences – Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)


The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) invites applications for the position of


Doctoral student


Date of start:                       01.09.2015

Duration of contract:            1 year. This contract is renewable for 2 x two years. The maximum possible duration is thus 5 years.

Employment rate:                 100%

Workplace:                            Lausanne, Géopolis

Gross salary yearly:              CHF 65’000.00 (first year)



Desired qualifications:


o        Master’s degree in Social Sciences (sociology, anthropology, demography) or closely related field

o        Fluency in French and English

o        Good basic theoretical knowledge in gender studies

o        Motivation to pursue a PhD thesis in this research field.


Job description:


o        A minimum of 50% of working time will be spent on the preparation of a doctoral thesis in gender studies


o        A maximum of 50% of working time will be spent assisting with teaching or research tasks (teaching activities under the supervision of a senior academic, contribution to joint research projects, technical or administrative tasks that pertain the department’s teaching or research activities).


o        The doctoral student will participate in the CUSO “Gender Studies” doctoral program :


Application to include:


A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of qualifications, written sample (MA dissertation chapter, seminar paper or any other scientific publication), a short outline (1-2 pages) of the proposed doctoral research project.


Applications should be sent by email to


For further information, please contact or


Deadline for applications:  May 31, 2015