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Vol. 6, Issue 18 - May 16, 2011


CES Announcements


CES Announcements

Search for Executive Director of the Center for European Studies

The Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of Florida is conducting a search for an Executive Director. Primary responsibilities are to execute the programmatic activities of CES in a professionally efficient and effective manner, in compliance with university, federal and foreign granting agency requirements. These duties include but are not restricted to grants budget management, preparation of grant reports and applications, the administrative management of the CES office, and supervision of CES staff. Additional responsibilities include advising graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in CES-sponsored UF-based and study abroad academic programs with tracking and degree requirements, assisting students in identifying research, internship and career opportunities, and assisting CES faculty with program building in its various programs, e.g. Polish Studies, Turkish Studies, Czech Studies.

Master's degree in area relevant to European Studies; or a bachelor's degree in area relevant to European Studies and two years of appropriate experience. Ph.D. preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets and grants, and with student advising; strong written and verbal communication and computer skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

CES is a nationally visible Title VI-funded center with a range of language and area-studies programs related to modern Europe. The position reports directly to the Director of the Center for European Studies. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Click here to apply (must be logged in). Under "Search Postings" please refer to Requisition Number 0807929.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2011

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For previously announced External Funding Opportunities, please click here.

Call for Applications: Post-Doc Position at Maastricht University

Applications are invited for a three year Post-doctoral Researcher within the project "Database on Political Responsiveness". The project is funded by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. Principal investigators are: Christine Arnold, University of Maastricht, Mark Franklin, European University Institute, Christopher Wlezien, Temple University.

The responsiveness of democratic institutions is a topic of fundamental importance to researchers, citizens, and decision-makers. This project will assemble a database that will facilitate the investigation of dynamic representation in a multilevel system of governance. The database will take the form of a unified and cross-indexed resource of the preferences of the European electorates, political parties and government, results of past elections, and government outputs. With the data collection the project will study the degree of responsiveness of the public to government policy and the extent to which there is policy representation by governments across time, policy areas and levels of governance. The project will also take into account the mediating role of political institutions such as electoral systems, government types (coalition versus single-party) and executive-legislative structures. We will examine how and under what circumstances responsiveness can be achieved in different institutional settings. Furthermore, the project will examine interdependencies of legislative decision-making between the national and the European level.

Please send an email with any inquiries about the position or the project. [more]

Application Deadline: May 23, 2011

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Call for Applications: Visiting Professor in European Integration
 or European Union Studies at Glendon College, York University

The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, the Glendon College Department of Political Science, and the European Union (EU) Centre of Excellence at York University in Toronto, Canada, invite applications for a position as Visiting Professor (Assistant, Associate, or Full). The responsibilities will involve teaching two seminar courses, from January 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012, in the area of European Integration or EU Studies, consultation with faculty members regarding research collaboration, and a public lecture on an EU-related topic. One of the courses will be for students in the Master's program in Public and International Affairs; the other will be for senior undergraduate Political Science students. York University will assist the Visiting Professor with research contacts in Canada; he/she will also have the opportunity to visit other EU Centres in Canada.

Applicants should be scholars with expertise in European Integration and/or EU Studies, have a completed Ph.D. in a relevant field, as well as a record of publication, research, and teaching. The Visiting Professor will receive a stipend and will be allocated a private office. Please address inquiries and expressions of interest to Professor Willem Maas, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and Associate Professor of Political Science. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2011

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Call for Applications:
 Post-Doc/Senior Researcher in European Politics and Integration

The European Politics Group of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, invites applications for a Post-doc/Senior Researcher position in European Politics and Integration.

The European Politics group does research on European integration as well as EU politics and governance broadly defined. Current research includes projects on differentiated integration, decision-making, external governance and Europeanization, democracy in the EU and EU democracy promotion. The group is committed to theoretical and methodological pluralism and to providing researchers with a stimulating environment and the means to pursue excellent research.

We offer a post-doctoral researcher position for two years, renewable for up to six years. We are looking for a candidate who holds a Ph.D. in political science, preferably with a focus on European politics and integration. Post-docs are expected to develop their own research projects, raise external funds, and create their own research teams. The successful candidate is expected to teach in English at the Master level. The starting date for the position is October 2011 but negotiable.

For further information, please email or [more]

Application Deadline: June 30, 2011

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