U College London Job Ad: Global Politics (UK)

Teaching Fellow in Global Politics, University College London – UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society – Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (UK)

The UCL Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry invites applications for the post of Teaching Fellow in Global Politics. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is fixed-term for 12 months.

The post holder will teach four courses or equivalent – an approximate total of 80 contact hours of teaching – at graduate level. He or she will be required to mark and assess work completed for these and, at the discretion of the Chair of CMII, other courses, assist in the preparation of timed examination papers to be taken in the summer term, supervise MA dissertations, participate in CMII PhD and MA dissertation presentations, hold office hours, attend meetings concerning the courses that he or she teaches, and complete mandatory training requirements that he or she may, in accordance with UCL policy, need to take.

The post holder will have a Postgraduate qualification or equivalent within the area of Global Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.

Closing Date: 7 July 2017
Part-Time: 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)

 

Oxford Brookes U Job Ad: International Relations (UK)

Reader in International Relations
Oxford Brookes University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University wishes to appoint a full-time Reader in International Relations. As part of an expansion of the International Relations and Politics programme, we are seeking applicants in any area of International Relations whose research and teaching interests complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme. The post holder will contribute to the leadership of research in International Relations, having published monographs and/or articles in leading peer-reviewed outlets and developed funding bids. The post holder will teach modules in their own area of specialism and contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level on modules available to International Relations and Politics students, and will take an active role in the enhancement of quality in teaching.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing national and international recognition in the peer community through a sustained programme of research and/or knowledge exchange activity
  • Teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising and examining PhD students
  • Developing programme and course proposals, shaping and influencing curriculum development and innovations in teaching practice
  • Mentoring less experience staff, contributing to the development of teams and individuals and providing advice on career development

You should have:

  • A PhD in International Relations or closely related discipline
  • Experience of initiating, developing and delivering high quality research and publishing articles of international standing
  • Demonstrable ability to teach International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Research and teaching interests that complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme

Vienna School of International Studies Postdoc: International Relations (Austria)

Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations
Vienna School of International Studies
Closes: 16th April 2017

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations for two years, from 25 September 2017. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

The Vienna School of International Studies is a professional school, specialized in the interdisciplinary training of graduate students, and an associate member of APSIA. The presence of international organizations in Vienna makes for excellent research opportunities, in particular for research dealing with global governance and multilateralism broadly defined.

Central European U Job Ad: International Relations (Hungary)

Assistant Professor in International Relations
Department of International Relations
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
Closes: 21st March 2017

Starting date: August 1, 2017

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in International Relations with an emphasis in the field of International Organization, encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to transnational or international integration processes, and formal and informal international institutions.

Preference will be given to applicants with rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism. Further advantages include regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas, a track record of fieldwork research and/or policy or civic engagement.

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in international relations, political science, or sociology and provide evidence for high level achievements to date or outstanding potential in research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include teaching three graduate courses per academic year, master’s and doctoral supervision, engaging in high quality academic research, and attracting external research grants.

Review of applications will begin 3 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s promotes high level research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty from over 40 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Johns Hopkins U SAIS Europe Job Ad: International Relations (Italy)

Assistant Professor of International Relations (Tenure-Track)
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy
Closes: 9th March 2017

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu. 

Position:
SAIS is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in international relations (IR). Candidates who combine their work in international relations with an interest in international security would have an advantage; candidates with an interest in international law, conflict management, international development, or the foreign policy of the United States are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to teach an introductory course in IR theory at the graduate level.

The position is located at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. The goal is to fill the position with an appointment starting on or soon after July 1, 2017. Interviews will be held in Bologna, Italy.

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. awarded by June 2017 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching and publication record would be a distinct advantage.

Application:
Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to: SAISEuropeIRSearch@jhu.edu

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2017 and will be accepted until a final decision is made. Inquiries may be made to Professor Erik Jones (erik.jones AT jhu.edu).

U Exeter Job Ad: International Relations

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations (Education and Research)
University of Exeter – College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Closes: 2nd February 2017

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with significant plans for further investment between now and 2016. Combining world class research with excellent and innovative education we now have over 19,000 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the University of Exeter was ranked 16th nationally with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. The University of Exeter is ranked 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table, 10th in The Complete University Guide and 12th in the Guardian University Guide.

The posts of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations will contribute to extending the research profile of Critical International Relations at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Critical Security Studies, International Political Economy, International Political Theory, Postcolonialism or Feminism. An area specialism is desirable.

To be appointed at Lecturer level you will hold a PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent in International Relations or a closely related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Critical International Relations research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. You should also be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members; an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development; the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate and graduate programmes.

For appointments at Senior Lecturer level you must be qualified to PhD level in International Relations or a closely related discipline and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership with a track record in refereed publications and proven success in significant grant capture. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels on a range of Politics and International Relations programmes.

We encourage proactive engagement with business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. We therefore particularly welcome applications from academic staff with strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners and who are involved in projects which develop impact. At Exeter our academics benefit from specialist support for external engagement and development from our Innovation, Impact and Business directorate.

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order
University of Louisville

The Award in World Order is accompanied by a prize of $100,000, which is presented in full during the awards ceremony.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

The Grawemeyer Award For Ideas Improving World Order is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order.

Submissions will be judged according to originality, feasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.

The university committee overseeing the award invites nominations from throughout the world by individual political scientists expert in the area, by professional associations of political scientists or related disciplines in international relations, by university presidents or by publishers and editors of journals and books in political science and world affairs. Self-nominations will not be considered.

University of Amsterdam job ad (The Netherlands)

The “>Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is currently seeking an Assistant professor in International Relations, with a focus on Security and/or Conflict.

Job description
The successful candidate has to be able to teach introductory courses in International Relations and a broad range of advanced courses in the field of security or conflict studies, at graduate and undergraduate levels. Special attention is given to contemporary questions around security and conflict, for example new security problems (including but not limited to: non-state violence, human rights, energy and resource scarcities, private security), or the politics of (violent) conflict and civil wars. She or he should bring to students in international relations (and students in political science more broadly) insights from contemporary debates on security and conflict.

In terms of research, the successful candidate should contribute to the existing research agendas of the  AISSR Research Group ‘Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance’. We expect the successful candidate to engage in conceptual innovation and contribute to cutting-edge debates in conflict studies and/or (critical) security studies. We expect the candidate to be capable of engaging in methodologically pluralist debates. Central in the group’s program is the examination of notions of identities, categorizations and boundaries as defined by classical political science concepts through analyses of contemporary policy practices and their changing institutional contexts, with a keen eye to the (implicit) politics involved.

Tasks
• Developing, conducting, and supervising high quality academic research in the field of security/conflict;
• teaching general courses in International Relations and specialist courses in security/conflict at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and involvement in post-graduate supervision;
• a dynamic contribution to the research profile of the AISSR research group ‘Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance,’ and to the development of the field through scholarly publications and participation in national and international research networks;
• (participation in) acquisition of external research funding;
• contributing to administrative tasks in the Department.

Requirements
Candidates should have:
• a PhD degree and a background in international relations, political science, or a related field;
• an ongoing programme of research and publications, focused on international, peer-reviewed journals and/or books published by internationally recognized academic presses;
• a demonstrated interest in security and/or conflict studies, and a broad general knowledge in International Relations;
• ability to provide excellent and inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• a capacity to teach core courses within the International Relations curriculum;
• a capacity to teach in English or Dutch, and a willingness to learn Dutch within two years;
• the basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to acquire such within two years.

Further information
Further enquiries may be directed to:
Prof. Marieke de Goede, Co-Director of the AISSR Research Group Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Appointment
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €3,259 to €5,070 (scale 11 or 12) depending on experience. The salary will be increased by 8 % holiday allowance and 8,3 % annual bonus. The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities is applicable. The appointment will be temporary for three years, with the prospect of a permanent appointment if the conditions for tenure are realized.

Job application
Applications should comprise a letter of motivation, a full CV including a list of publications. These should be sent in one document as a pdf-file to  sollicitaties-fmg@uva.nl with vacancy number 15-235 as subject. Please do not send us additional documentation at this stage. The deadline for applications is Monday 7 September 2015.

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an internationally acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch capital. As well as a world centre for business and research, Amsterdam is a hub of cultural and media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities.

The Department of Political Science is one of the departments of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). The College of Social Sciences (CSW) and the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in Political Science. The research within the Department is conducted in research programmes of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). The AISSR unites the social science research of the UvA, and is one of the largest research institutes in Europe.

EIUC (Italy) 2 job ads

EIUC jobs
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is advertising two job opportunities:
1) E.MA Fellow in International Relations for the academic year 2014/2015
2) Event Manager for the research project “FRAME” – 2014

1) E.MA Fellow in International Relations for the academic year 2014/2015

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual as E.MA Fellow in International Relations for the academic year 2014/2015 in Venice-Lido, Italy.

The E.MA Fellow in International Relations will work as a member of the academic and administrative unit of the E.MA Programme in cooperation with the E.MA Fellow in International Human Rights Law and under the supervision of the E.MA Programme Director. The position involves a combination of academic and administrative responsibilities connected with the E.MA Programme.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 3 May 2014 at 6 pm (CET).

Read full vacancy here.

2) Event Manager for the research project “FRAME” – 2014

With reference to its research activities, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is looking to appoint a highly qualified individual to participate in the unique large scale FP7 research project “FRAME” involving 20 universities in the EU and worldwide on the topic of human rights in EU external relations and internal policies.

The FRAME Event Manager will work as a member of the academic and administrative unit dedicated by EIUC to the FRAME project. He/she will work under the direction and supervision of the EIUC Secretary General, and coordinate its work with the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (coordinator of the project) as well as with other key partners.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9 May 2014 at 6 pm (CET).

Read full vacancy here.

Giovanna Dell’Orto Researcher Profile

Giovanna Dell'OrtoGiovanna Dell’Orto is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international mass communication, particularly the role of the media and mediated discourses in international affairs, historically and currently. Her latest book, “AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present” (Cambridge University Press, 2015), reveals for the first time the story behind the stories that have brought the world home to America, focusing on changing journalistic practices. In 2013, she published two books: “American Journalism and International Relations” (Cambridge University Press), a monograph on the interplay between US foreign correspondence and foreign policy over 160 years, and “Reporting at the Southern Borders” (Routledge), an edited volume on journalism and immigration at the southern frontiers of the US and the EU.

Dr. Dell’Orto received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She has also worked as reporter and editor for The Associated Press, most recently in the capacity of immigration reporter. She is the author of two monographs (“Giving Meanings to the World”, 2002, and “The Hidden Power of the American Dream”, 2008), which dealt with international journalism and its ability to construct images across national borders. Together with Professor Emerita Hazel Dicken-Garcia, she has also authored a book about journalists’ understanding of First Amendment rights, “Hated Ideas and the American Civil War Press” (2007).

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