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University Assistant (Post doc)

Department of Government
The University of Vienna
Vienna , Austria
Application Deadline: 21 April, 2017

Reference number: 7381

The Department of Government is looking for an university assistant (post doc) with good knowledge of political behavior (especially of electoral behavior and populism) and of quantitative methods in the Social Sciences.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 35 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
- Participation in research, teaching and administration
- Key participation in research projects on populism and electoral behavior in Austria
- International publishing and presentation activities
- Project application and (external) fundraising
- Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement
- Examination activities
- Support of students
- Participation in evaluation activities and in quality assurance
- Participation in administration of the institute /department

- Completed PhD in Political Sciences
- Research interest in electoral and political behavior, especially populism
- Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods and statistical analysis of population samples (STATA, R)
- Long-term experience with survey methods
- Excellent or very good skills in English and German

Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of intent
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Contact details of reference persons

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Political Science
  • Special research fields:Political systems;Comparative politics
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 02.05.2017, mentioning reference number 7381.

For further information please contact Barta, Julia Maria Theresia    +43-1-4277-49730.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7381
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

UCD SPIRe Doctoral Scholarship 2017

School of Politics and International Relations
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Application Deadline: 24 April, 2017

The UCD School of Politics and International Relations seeks applications for the UCD SPIRe Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship covers full fees and a living stipend of 14.000 euro per year for up to four years. It is open to EU and non-EU applicants.

Awards will be primarily based on the academic track record of the applicants and the academic merits of the proposal, but social relevance and fit with the school will also be taken into account.

Applicants need to proceed through the standard application process for the PhD programme before they can be considered for the scholarships. Application to the PhD requires submission of:

•    Full proposal (3 to 5 pages maximum)
•    Copies of all academic transcripts
•    CV or resume (1 to 2 pages)
•    Two academic references (Actual references required. If sent by email, they should be from an institutional address. If not sent by email, they should be on headed institutional paper)
•    Evidence of English language competence (where non-native English speaking applicants have NOT obtained previous university degrees from a university in an English-speaking country)

English Language Requirements
To be eligible for consideration under the scholarship, the application form below should be included as part of the application process.

Applications are to be submitted by email to Ms Dara Gannon: dara.gannon@ucd.ie

For those interested in the scholarship, applications to the PhD programme and the application form should be submitted by 5pm GMT on Monday, 24th April 2017.

Scholarship results will be announced on Friday, 30th June 2017

Enrolment for all PhD students is in September 2017 only.

UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) is the oldest and the largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, published on the 7th of March, UCD School of Politics and International Relations is ranked in the top 100 in the world and No. 1 in Ireland by subject.  In the subject area of Development Studies, which is also housed by the school, UCD is also ranked in the top 100 in the world and No. 1 in Ireland.