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Research Officer, Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy (QUAD)

London School of Economics and Political Science
London, United Kingdom
Job period: 1 September, 2016
Application Deadline: 24 April, 2016

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr Andrea Mennicken on the ESRC-funded research project ‘Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy’. The project is being conducted in collaboration with the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation at Mines ParisTech, the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, the Department of Management Accounting and Control at Helmut-Schmidt University Hamburg and the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University.

The successful candidate will support a major comparative research project that explores the roles of instruments of quantification in altering the governance, organization and delivery of public services across three policy sectors (health/hospitals, higher education/universities, criminal justice/prisons) and four countries (France, Germany, Netherlands, UK). The project involves primarily qualitative research strategies, and the successful candidate will be centrally involved in the conduct of the fieldwork for this project. More details about the project can be found here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/accounting/CARR/Research-Projects/Quantification,-Administrative-Capacity-and-Democracy-(QUAD).aspx.

It is essential that the successful candidate is able to communicate research to academic and practitioner audiences. Knowledge of the literature on public management, risk and regulation, social studies of accounting and calculative practices is highly desirable, as is sector-specific knowledge in the area of health/hospitals, higher education/universities or criminal justice/prisons. The candidate is expected to be able to relate and contribute to the interdisciplinary research environment of CARR.

The successful candidate is expected to have completed their PhD in political science/public administration, accounting, sociology or other relevant social science discipline by 1 September 2016 or soon thereafter. In addition to relevant research skills, you should also have the ability to communicate and write technical research ideas clearly, and the ability to work independently and without close supervision. The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Dr Andrea Mennicken (email A.M.Mennicken@lse.ac.uk) In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk quoting reference 1544883.

Visiting Fellows at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies

Sciences Po Paris
Paris, France
Application Deadline: 3 May, 2016

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) is welcoming applications from senior academics for 2–4-month research stays at Sciences Po in the heart of Paris.

Established in 2012 by the Max Planck Society and Sciences Po Paris, MaxPo is a FrancoGerman center in the social sciences. Its research focuses on investigating how individuals, organizations, and politics are coping with the increased instability that has developed in Western societies during the last forty years due to liberalization policies and cultural shifts. Research at the center is conducted by two co-directors, Jenny Andersson and Olivier Godechot.

MaxPo’s research agenda can be found at www.maxpo.eu

Research. We encourage researchers with projects in economic and financial sociology, political economy, economic history and political history to apply.

MaxPo offers office space, a round-trip ticket, and a stipend to help cover accommodation expenses in Paris. Applicants must have their own additional funding to cover living expenses. Visiting fellows will present their work in MaxPo’s seminar program.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and a short description (1 to 2 pages) of your research project, by June 15, 2016 for stays planned for the period September 1, 2016–June 30, 2017 to vincent.morandi@sciencespo.fr