Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Postdoc (Italy)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 18 October 2019.

The EUI has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), Florence, Italy. The position will be full-time, two years, starting 01/01/20 or as soon as possible after this date. Subject to the availability of future funding, the contract can be further renewed several times up to a total of 5 years (including the first contract period).

The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) conducts new research on some of the most pressing public policy issues related to asylum, migration and mobility in the European Union. To support MPC’s work on the MEDAM project, they are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and experience in cross-country analysis of public attitudes to migration and/or public preferences for migration policies.

The Research Fellow will work with Professor Martin Ruhs (Deputy Director of the MPC) to analyse public attitudes and preferences for migration policies in selected countries in Europe and Africa. The Research Fellow will help design, commission, and analyse data from new surveys of public policy attitudes (incl. conjoint survey experiments). The work will also involve a number of in-depth interviews with policymakers. Project outputs will include academic publications, blog posts, and policy briefs.

European U Institute Job: Director, Middle East Directions

Job adsDirector, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Closes 15 November 2017.

The Middle East Directions (MED) programme, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI), are seeking applicants for a joint appointment as the Director of the MED Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance.

The MED progamme is one of the newest research programmes at the Centre and is a priority for the EUI. The Programme is a continuation of the Mediterranean Programme, which positioned the EUI at the forefront of the Euro-Mediterranean research and dialogue between 1999 and 2013. The MED programme has the ambition to become an international reference point for research on the Middle East and North Africa Region. The programme focusses its research on the following axes: socio-political, economic, religious and security trends and transformations. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate a team that engages in research and active dialogue with the world of practice.

The post will be a joint appointment with the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI. Within the STG, the successful candidate will contribute to develop and, if applicable, lead the School’s relevant thematic cluster. The successful candidate is expected to run a summer school and additional offering in the field of executive training and modules suitable for inclusion in a Masters programme.