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PhD position in European Politics

Center for Comparative and International Studies
Zurich, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 31 May, 2017

The European Politics research group at the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, is seeking a PhD student for its project on “Constructing Europe’s Borders: Membership Discourses and European Integration”. (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation).

The project traces and maps the transformation of the discourse on Europe’s borders and EU membership from 2004 to 2017, both in the European Union (EU) and in its contested neighbourhood. We code political claims made in parliamentary debates on European integration and use discourse network analysis to examine discursive coalitions, patterns, and transformations.

We expect the PhD student to participate in the coding of parliamentary debates (especially for the German-speaking countries of the EU) and in the data analysis. Funding is for three years and the starting date is September 2017 (negotiable). We are seeking political scientists with a very good Master’s degree, excellent command of English and German and strong methodological skills. You may apply with a nearly completed degree. Knowledge of additional languages and network analysis is an asset.

For further information please contact Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig at frank.schimmelfennig@eup.gess.ethz.ch and visit our website http://www.eup.ethz.ch/

We look forward to receiving your online application including (a) your CV, (b) a scan of your university diplomas (or transcripts), (c) a sample paper, and (d) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of two referees. Please address your application to ETH Zurich, Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich. Applications via email will not be considered. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017.

Visiting Professor – International Relations

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Relações Internacionais - PPGRI
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Salvador, Brazil
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2017

The Graduate Program on International Relations of the Federal University of Bahia (PPGRI-UFBA), Brazil, seeks to find competitive candidates for a Visiting Professor opportunity in our university. The first call is for one to four terms starting from July 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates who would widen and deepen our strengths in the fields of Global Governance, Cooperation and Development, Regional Integration and International Human Rights/Environment. The successful candidate(s) will teach one or two courses, guide graduate research projects and collaborate with the ongoing research projects of the Faculty. Interest in Latin American Studies and African Studies is an asset. The Visiting Professor will be expected to raise the international interconnection of the Program. Salaries are competitive.

Please note that this is part of a general call of the University and more information can be found in the link below: http://www.propg.ufba.br/node/358

To apply, please send to ppgri@ufba.br the following documents: a letter of application; a C. V.; a sample syllabus for a course on one of the mentioned areas; and a research proposal (up to 3 pages). Review of applications by the PPGRI-UFBA begins on June 1, 2017 and will continue according to the UFBA general call.

Candidates who have questions are encouraged to contact ppgri@ufba.br

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Relações Internacionais - PPGRI Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências Prof. Milton Santos - IHAC www.ihac.ufba.br/ppgri Tel.: +55 71 3283 6790