NEWS ARCHIVE 2020-2021

Cfa: Postdoctoral Fellows in Political Science @UiO, NO

[05-10-2020] The Department of Political Science of the University of Oslo has 2 vacant positions for Postdoctoral Fellow, inviting applications from excellent candidates in all sub-fields of political science, including public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international relations and research methods.  The appointment is for a fixed, non-tenured term of 4 years with a 25% teaching component. Applicants must formulate a research proposal that lays out a promising research agenda and publication plan that can be fulfilled in the course of four years. Successful applicants must document that they have handed in their PhD thesis for final and formal evaluation before the application deadline, and must have achieved a PhD degree in political science or a closely related discipline before taking up the post. Deadline for applications: 15th October 2020 // More information here.

CfA: PhD Researcher @ULB, BE

[05-10-2020] The Department of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is hiring 1 PhD researcher for the project “‘Defending democracy: resistance strategies against autocratization attempts” funded as 4-year research project from the ULB (Action de Recherche Concertée). The researcher will be based at the Cevipol (ULB). The successful candidate will not have teaching obligations but will be allowed to engage in a limited amount of teaching if this is judged appropriate for their academic development. The candidate should hold a Master degree in political science or related disciplines, with research interest and/or expertise in democratization, autocratization, Central and Eastern European politics (in particular Balkan politics) and democracy. A good command of English and French is required, or willingness to improve one’s command of the other language during the scholarship. Starting date: 1st Feb 20201 // Deadline for applications: 19th October 2020 // More information here.

CfA: Researcher in EU Foreign Policy @CEPS, BE

[05-10-2020] Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is recruiting a researcher in EU Foreign Policy, who will conduct research activities in the field of EU external action, with a specific focus on relations with neighbouring countries, strategic partners and systemic rivals.

The candidate should be about to defend or have recently obtained a PhD in international relations or law with a focus on global governance and EU foreign policy, with a good knowledge of the European integration process, the EU’s institutional architecture, European neighbourhood relations, international law and multilateralism. This is for full-time employment for 1 year, with a renewable contract. The successful candidate should start in January 2021 at the latest. Deadline for applications: 30th October 2021 // More information available here (Euraxess).

CfA: Post-doctoral Researchers @EUI, IT

[01-10-2020] The European University Institute (EUI) has applications open to join the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme and the Jean Monet Postdoctoral Fellowships of the Institute.

Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme is open to researchers who have obtained their doctorate less than five years ago. Preference is given to applicants who have only just completed their doctorate and have not had a post-doctoral fellowship before. The programme offers annually some 55-60 fellowships in the fields of political and social sciences, economics, law and history. Deadline for applications: 18th of October 2020 at 24:00 (Florence Time). More information here

Jean Monet Postdoctoral Fellowships are aimed at scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2021 for the academic year 2021-22. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Robert Schuman Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:

  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.

Deadline for applications: 25th of October 2020. More information here

CfA: Assistant Professorship @CBS, DK

[25-09-2020] Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for a vacant Assistant Professorship in Political Economy, with an orientation towards digital transformations and international development at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC). This is a fixed term position (4 years) with research and teaching obligations. The applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the applicant’s research potential, which means that a researcher with a higher future research potential may be preferred to a researcher with a larger existing research record. The applicant must have professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).  Deadline for applications: 21st of October 2020 // More information available here 

Doctoral defense of N. Tayshete (online)

[22-09-2020] GEM PhD School doctoral fellow Neha Tayshete (LUISS Guido Carli & Université libre de Bruxelles) has publicly defended her thesis entitled: GANDHIAN PERSPECTIVE ON “WORK ETHIC” FOR SUBSTANTIVE DISTRIBUTE JUSTICE/EQUALITY. Date & Time: Tuesday 29th September 2020, 16:30 onwards (CET). Location: Online event on Webex, organised by LUISS Guido Carli

Research abstract

My doctoral dissertation pertains to creating a new “work ethic” , inspired by Mohandas Gandhi, Gerald Cohen, John Rawls and others, to substantially contribute to distributive justice and equality in analytical philosophy. I submit that my "work ethic" concept would plausibly be more compelling than the existing literature in this field. Following from my new ”work ethic”, it would reformulate concepts such as self-appraisal, desert, merit, incentives, responsibility, “expensive tastes”, "legitimate expectations" , Universal Basic Income (UBI) and humility for a more substantiate distributive justice and equality. The implementation of my "work ethic" is with Universal Basic Income (UBI), “effective altruism” and limited perfectionism (Gandhi's version of perfectionism as analysed by Bilgrami). It accounts for the changing economy in the twenty-first century, particularly with the research of Thomas Piketty, Gregory Mankiw, Lawrence Mishel, Alyssa Davis and others. It addresses and analyses the recent research of Scanlon and Kramer.

Jury members:

Prof. Sebastiano Maffettone (co-supervisor, LUISS Guido Carli)
Prof. Jean-Yves Pranchère (co-supervisor, Université libre de Bruxelles)
Prof. Valentina Gentile (LUISS Guido Carli)
Prof. Justine Lacroix (Université de Genève)
Prof. Stuart White (University of Oxford)

CfA: Post-doctoral Researchers @CBS, DK

[07-09-2020] The Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of International Political Economy. The scholarship is part of a research project on China’s role in green transition hosted at the Sino-Danish Centre in Beijing. The PhD student will be enrolled at the CBS PhD School, with the possibility of obtaining a double degree from CBS and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The candidate is obliged to spend 12 of the 36 months of the stipend in China. The applicant must have successfully completed their Masters degree in Social Sciences before commencing the PhD. Deadline for applications: 1st of October 2020 // More information available here 

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.