IR lecturer position at University of Limerick

11/09/2012

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 11,500 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity.  We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research.  Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

 

Applications are invited for the following position:

 

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Department of Politics and Public Administration

 

Lecturer below the bar in International Relations

Contract Type: Tenure Track (five year fixed term).  During the term of the contract the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for tenure in accordance with the University’s Policy and Procedures for Granting Multi-annual Status to Entry-level Academic Staff)

 

Salary scale:  €41,498 – €51,722 p.a.

(Less 10% and 1st point, for new entrants to the Public Sector)

 

Further information for applicants and application material is available online from:

http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 28th September 2012

Applications must be completed online before 12 noon Irish Standard Time on the closing date.

 

Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties

 

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.

Standing Group Summer School grants 2013

04/09/2012

ECPR is changing their procedure for allocating grants for summer schools organized by the standing groups, see below. If your institution is interested in organizing a summer school on behalf of the Analytical Politics and Public Choice group, please contact me on bjorn.hoyland at stv.uio.no.

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In response to an increase in demand for ECPR support of Summer Schools organised by Standing Groups, the number of grants that are available has been increased to 6 grants  per year.

The Standing Group Summer School Grant is designed to contribute towards costs associated with organising Summer Schools run by Standing Groups. A maximum of £4,000 (or Euro equivalent) per Summer School can be claimed. This maximum amount is based on the Summer School consisting of at least 10 teaching days. If Summer Schools are shorter than this, the grant is paid on a pro rata basis. 

The grant would be dependent upon receipt of a proper report and evidence that the summer school is running well. There are no restrictions on the use of the grant as long as it serves to make the organisation of the Summer School possible, but the ECPR’s auditors will require documentation to support expenditure.

The system for applying for a Summer School grant has changed slightly. Applications are no longer for a series of Summer Schools in future years, but there will be an annual call for a Summer School to be organised during the following year. Applications that have already been approved under the old system will be honoured and need not be resubmitted. As a consequence, two of the six available grants for 2013 are already committed.

We now call on Standing Groups to apply for one of the remaining grants. ECPR Central Services will be happy to offer any advice to Standing Group summer school organizers should they require it. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

If you would like to apply for funding for your 2013 Summer School, please complete the attached form, and return it to me by 1 November 2012.

 

Full Professorship and Assistant Professorship at the University of Mannheim

28/07/2012

The School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a position of an

Assistant professorship in Empirical Democracy Research (tenure track)

(payment scheme W1) beginning at the earliest date possible. Initial employment is temporary for up to six years. After successful evaluations the position can be transferred to a permanent full professorship (W3).

The University of Mannheim is looking for a scholar with outstanding commitment to research to strengthen the department’s expertise in the field of empirical democracy research. Applicants should have an empirical and theoretical research agenda that addresses matters such as causes for the consolidation and persistence of democracy, conditions for the functioning of democracies and authoritarian regimes.

The successful candidate must have obtained a PhD when taking up the position, an excellent track record of publications in leading international journals and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

The University of Mannheim offers an excellent environment, with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 884 on “Political Economy of Reforms” at its centre. The candidate is expected to play an active role in the further development of these centres.

The University of Mannheim places great emphasis on the training and mentoring of students and therefore expects full-time presence of its teaching staff and the ability to teach in English. In order to foster the integration of the University into the region, it is expected that professors move to Mannheim or the larger metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification. The University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and thus strongly and explicitly encourages qualified female scholars to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Applications received before September 7th 2012 will be considered. Applications should consist of four PDF-files: cover letter, CV including a list of publications, certificates/records and the two most recent teaching evaluations.

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above-mentioned documents to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de).

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The School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a position of

Full Professor in Political Science, Political Psychology (W3, Chair)

The University of Mannheim is looking for an outstanding scholar in the field of empirical Political Psychology. Applicants are expected to establish Political Psychology as a new area in teaching and research in the department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim. The successful candidate has an excellent track record of publications in leading international journals, demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and the necessary academic qualifications.

The University of Mannheim offers an excellent environment, with the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 884 on “Political Economy of Reforms” at its centre. The candidate is expected to play an active role in the further development of these centres.

The University of Mannheim places great emphasis on the training and mentoring of students and therefore expects full-time presence of its teaching staff and the ability to teach in English. In order to foster the integration of the University into the region, it is expected that professors move to Mannheim or the larger metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification. The University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and thus strongly and explicitly encourages qualified female scholars to apply.

Please submit your application online at http://jobs.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/. Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, certificates and records and the two most recent teaching evaluations (in a single file).

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above-mentioned documents to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany (dekanat@sowi.uni-mannheim.de).

All applications received before 07.09.2012 will be given full consideration.

Political Science positions, University of Oslo

22/06/2012

University of Oslo’s Department of Political Science invites applications
for two assistant professorships and two research fellowships. Candidates
from all sub-fields of political science are welcome to apply. Please
forward to potential candidates. Applications are due by September 2012.

More information can be found here:  http://www.sv.uio.no/isv/om/jobb/

Research Assistant: University of Geneva

23/02/2012

There is an opening for a research assistantship at the project:

Forced migration, environmental risks, and conflict


at the university of Geneva. The application deadline is March 15. See AXA_job for more details.

University of Milan Two Post-doc Fellowships in Political Science and Sociology

10/02/2012

From Fabio Franchino

The University of Milan is advertising two Post-doc Fellowships in Political Science and Sociology (2 years, renewable)

Information is available at

http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/38841.htm

The online procedure is accessible at

http://surplus-unimi.cilea.it/ga/registrazione/esterno/index.htm

DEADLINE for application: 15/02/2012

Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference

29/01/2012

In cooperation with the Danish Political Science Research School the Department of Political Science has the pleasure to offer a course titled Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference.

The course is taught by Professor Thad Dunning, Yale University. Professor Dunning has contributed widely to the literature on Causal Inference and is among the leading scholars in the field.

The course takes place at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense), from October 24th to October 27th 2012.

Course description

This course focuses on the use and analysis of research designs such as field and natural experiments in the social sciences.  It teaches quantitative tools for both experimental and observational studies, including matching and instrumental-variables regression, and introduces students to the analysis of regression-discontinuity designs.  The merger of quantitative and qualitative methods will also be discussed. No more than 40 students are admitted to the course. STATA and R is the software that is used in this course.

Requirements

In order to be admitted into the course students have to have a solid background in OLS regression including a firm understanding of the assumptions behind this technique.

Costs

Students admitted to the course have to provide transportation and accommodation while in Odense.

Admission

In order to be admitted to the course prospective participants have to send an abstract (max 250 words) explaining how their research would benefit from participating in the course. The abstract should be e-mailed to Dorte Cort Nebel (dcn@sam.sdu.dk)  no later than Friday September 14th. In the following week we notify everybody on whether they have been admitted to course or not. That week we also provide a more detailed schedule including a list of suggested readings.

Accommodation

Below is a list of relatively cheap hotels in Odense that could be used by participants.

Cabinn Odense; DanHostel Odense; Ydes Hotel

Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference

29/01/2012

Robert Klemmensen from the University of Southern Denmark sends this along:

 

In cooperation with the Danish Political Science Research School the Department of Political Science has the pleasure to offer a course titled Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference.

The course is taught by Professor Thad Dunning, Yale University. Professor Dunning has contributed widely to the literature on Causal Inference and is among the leading scholars in the field.

The course takes place at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense), from October 24th to October 27th 2012. 

Course description

This course focuses on the use and analysis of research designs such as field and natural experiments in the social sciences.  It teaches quantitative tools for both experimental and observational studies, including matching and instrumental-variables regression, and introduces students to the analysis of regression-discontinuity designs.  The merger of quantitative and qualitative methods will also be discussed. No more than 40 students are admitted to the course. STATA and R is the software that is used in this course.

Requirements

In order to be admitted into the course students have to have a solid background in OLS regression including a firm understanding of the assumptions behind this technique.

Costs

Students admitted to the course have to provide transportation and accommodation while in Odense.

Admission

In order to be admitted to the course prospective participants have to send an abstract (max 250 words) explaining how their research would benefit from participating in the course. The abstract should be e-mailed to Dorte Cort Nebel (dcn@sam.sdu.dk)  no later than Friday September 14th. In the following week we notify everybody on whether they have been admitted to course or not. That week we also provide a more detailed schedule including a list of suggested readings.

Accommodation

Below is a list of relatively cheap hotels in Odense that could be used by participants.

Cabinn Odense; DanHostel Odense; Ydes Hotel

 

 

Open Legislative Data Conference

25/01/2012

This conference sounds very interesting:

Open Legislative Data in Paris

A Conference of the Third Kind with Hacktivists and Academics

Dates: 6 – 7 July 2012

Where: Science Po in Paris

The aim of the conference is twofold:

  • To discuss the latest developments regarding parliamentary informatics, eg. parliamentary open data, computer analysis of parliamentary activities, e-parliament
  • To assemble two groups that usually do not communicate: the academic world of legislative studies and individuals and organizations from across the open data and parliamentary informatics spectrum.

Find out more here:  http://www.lafabriquedelaloi.fr/

The call for participation: Open Legislative Data in Paris

EITM Europe 2012 Brochure

13/01/2012

EITM Europe has published the brochure for the 2012 summer institute. You can download it here: EITM_Brochure_2012

The summer institute will run from 22 June  to 7 July. It offers:

  • Refresher course in Mathematics and R
  • Theoretical and Methodological Foundation
  • QRE and Experiments
  • Legislative Politics and Politics Text Analysis

The deadline for applying is 31 march

Find out more:  http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/