Phd Fellowship In Political Science, University of Amsterdam


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences - Department of Political Sciences
Salary indication
€2,000 gross per month
Closing date
30 October 2013
Hours
38 hours per week
The Department of Political  Sciences is one of the departments of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). Education  and research activities  are carried out by special institutes. The College of Social Sciences  (GSS) and the Graduate  School  of Social Sciences (GSSS)  are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in Political Science. The research  within the department is conducted  in the research  programmes of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
Project description 
The PhD project is part of a grant financed by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative for the project \'Political Reach, State Fragility, and the Incidence of Maritime Piracy and Pirate Organizations, 1993-2012\' led by Ursula Daxecker (University of Amsterdam) and Brandon Prins (University of Tennessee). The project proposes new theoretical explanations of maritime piracy, collects data on the incidence of piracy and the characteristics of pirate organizations, and uses advanced quantitative methods to conduct empirical analyses. The fellowship will be based in the programme group \'Political Economy and Transnational Governance\' which is housed in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.
The fellow is expected to be in residence at the University of Amsterdam and enroll in a PhD under the supervision of Ursula Daxecker. The position provides the opportunity to conduct PhD research and work at a leading international research institution with high academic standards and active international collaboration. Women and persons of ethnic minority background are encouraged to apply.
Requirements 
Candidates must possess the following requirements:
completed Master’s degree in political science, international relations, economics, development studies, or other related subject;
good skills in research methods, quantitative methods, and data management.
Additional desirable qualifications: 
experience with Geographic Information Systems;
background in conflict research or the study of criminal organizations.
Further information 
Questions about the project should be directed to:
Appointment 
The full-time appointment will be for a period of three years (12 months plus a further 24 months contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first year), starting 1 January 2014.
Job application 
Applications should be sent electronically to sollicitaties-fmg@uva.nl. They should comprise (in one single PDF file) a letter of motivation, a full CV, grades obtained in the Master’s degree, contact information for three references, and a research statement of maximum 3,000 words, outlining the candidate’s own research proposal in relation to the broader project. This statement should include the main research question(s), expected contribution to the project, relationship of the proposed project to the study of maritime piracy and a progress plan including an overview of outputs.

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences - Department of Political Sciences

Salary indication €2,000 gross per month

Closing date 30 October 2013

Hours 38 hours per week

The Department of Political  Sciences is one of the departments of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). Education  and research activities  are carried out by special institutes. The College of Social Sciences  (GSS) and the Graduate  School  of Social Sciences (GSSS)  are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in Political Science. The research  within the department is conducted  in the research  programmes of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

Project description

The PhD project is part of a grant financed by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative for the project \'Political Reach, State Fragility, and the Incidence of Maritime Piracy and Pirate Organizations, 1993-2012\' led by Ursula Daxecker (University of Amsterdam) and Brandon Prins (University of Tennessee). The project proposes new theoretical explanations of maritime piracy, collects data on the incidence of piracy and the characteristics of pirate organizations, and uses advanced quantitative methods to conduct empirical analyses. The fellowship will be based in the programme group \'Political Economy and Transnational Governance\' which is housed in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.
The fellow is expected to be in residence at the University of Amsterdam and enroll in a PhD under the supervision of Ursula Daxecker. The position provides the opportunity to conduct PhD research and work at a leading international research institution with high academic standards and active international collaboration. Women and persons of ethnic minority background are encouraged to apply.

Requirements Candidates must possess the following requirements:
completed Master’s degree in political science, international relations, economics, development studies, or other related subject;good skills in research methods, quantitative methods, and data management.
Additional desirable qualifications: experience with Geographic Information Systems;background in conflict research or the study of criminal organizations.
Further information Questions about the project should be directed to:

Appointment 

The full-time appointment will be for a period of three years (12 months plus a further 24 months contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first year), starting 1 January 2014.

Job application Applications should be sent electronically to sollicitaties-fmg@uva.nl. They should comprise (in one single PDF file) a letter of motivation, a full CV, grades obtained in the Master’s degree, contact information for three references, and a research statement of maximum 3,000 words, outlining the candidate’s own research proposal in relation to the broader project. This statement should include the main research question(s), expected contribution to the project, relationship of the proposed project to the study of maritime piracy and a progress plan including an overview of outputs.

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