Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in gender studies
The Central European University (Hungary) invites applications for a 36 months fixed term post (1 March 2016 until 31 January 2019) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in gender studies to research and write a PhD thesis within the area of ‘European boundaries and the production of cultures of equality’.
Successful applicant will be based with the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University.
This is a part of a job call for fifteen researchers to work on the EU-funded European Training Network ‘GRACE : Gender and Cultures of Equality’.
We welcome applications from candidates with Master’s degrees, a demonstrable interest and experience in gender studies, English language skills, and a willingness to spend a period of 6-9 months on secondment at Utrecht University (Netherlands).
Applicants will be required to submit a 1000 word research proposal outlining the innovative ways in which they will tackle this project (further details below).
The successful candidate for this post will :
Research ‘European boundaries and the production of cultures of equality’ as part of WP 3 (Intellectual and Activist Cultures of Gender Equality). S/he will be employed by and enrolled on a PhD at CEU for 36 months from 1st March 2016, and will submit with the application a 1000 word research proposal outlining the innovative ways in which they will design a research project to investigate the following :
- How do activists and intellectuals perceive, engage with and attempt to influence the EU’s near-neighbours in terms of advancing philosophies and practices of gender equality, considering both the pre-accession experience of new Eastern European members and the ongoing experience of those who border the EU. In addition to questions about gender and labour markets, family and the welfare state, the project will consider how the rights of sexual minorities are, and are not, linked performatively to presumed processes of integration and Europeanization.
Applicants should include in their academically rigorous and referenced proposals an indication of which areas of society, culture, politics, economics and/or the law they propose to research, which national contexts they propose to examine, and the innovative ways in which they propose to approach this methodologically.
For this project we are looking for a researcher with training and experience in doing innovative and reflexive empirical research, either qualitative or quantitative, and linking it to ongoing theoretical debates in the social sciences. The broad research topic should be social inequalities, and any aspect thereof would be considered as long as the concept of "gender" is relevant for describing and explicating it further.
Comparative projects are especially welcome but doing comparative work is not a criterion for acceptance.
The applicant should submit a research proposal in which she/he describes the research problem, its theoretical relevance beyond its immediate geographical and empirical reach and explicate and justify the methodology chosen.
- Nr of positions available : 1
- Research Fields : Cultural studies, Sociology,
- Annual Salary : within the range of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
- Monthly Mobility Supplement : according to the rules of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
- Monthly Family Allowance (if eligible) : according to the rules of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
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For further information about the position, see : https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/early-stage-researcher-%E2%80%93-grace-gender-and-cultures-of-equality-esr8