Applications are invited for a full-time, fully-funded PhD scholarship at the Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. The envisaged starting date is 1 March 2018
The successful candidate will conduct doctoral research on the influence of human rights NGOs on the European Union’s (EU) human rights promotion in the post-Soviet space. The PhD will be situated within the framework of a larger project on the same topic under the supervision of Prof. dr. Fabienne Bossuyt
Applicant must have obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science or EU Studies, or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as International Relations
You are interested in EU foreign policy, human rights promotion and the EU’s policies towards the post-Soviet space, and are highly motivated to conduct academic research on these topics.
Applicant must have knowledge of and/or are interested in qualitative and quantitative research methods
Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Applicant must have an outstanding academic record, as exemplified, among other things, by excellent study results
Applicant must be able to work well independently and as part of a team
You can apply for this position until 11th January 2018
Applications should include:
(a) a cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
(b) a short essay (ca. 1,000 words, excluding references) on (an aspect of) the theme of this research (e.g. it can be about EU human rights promotion, the role of human rights NGOs in EU policy-making, or the EU’s policies towards the post-Soviet space)
(c) a CV
(d) transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists)
(e) names and contact information of two references
Submit your application in a single PDF (not exceeding 5MB) via e-mail to [email protected]. Please put “PhD application on human rights NGOs” in the subject line of your email
For more information on this vacancy or the research, you can contact Prof. dr. Fabienne Bossuyt. A short list of potential candidates will be contacted by mid-January 2018 and interviews will be held in the third/fourth week of January 2018
Your appointment is expected to start on 01st March 2018
Last Application Date: 11th January 2018 (23:5)
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