IBEI - Postdoctoral position - REPGOV project (ERC-AdG)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Mar 2022

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position on a project entitled “REPGOV: Representative Government Through Democratic Governance .” The project is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant and led by Professor Anthony Bertelli, IBEI Senior Research Associate and the Sherwin-Whitmore Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Pennsylvania State University.

What is the project about? REPGOV emerges from ideas at the core of Professor Bertelli’s recent book, Democracy Administered: How Public Administration Shapes Representative Government (Cambridge University Press, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316755167 ). More information can be found at https://wp.me/p1C7QG-9H .

What is the role of the post-doctoral researcher? The successful applicant will be a core member of the REPGOV team. Specifically, the researcher will contribute to the theory-building component of the project, which connects democratic values to the structure of public administration and the behaviors of those who practice it.

What are the requirements for the position? Applicants must receive the PhD in political science, sociology or a cognate subject before the start date. Demonstrable experience in developing positive theories of social phenomena is required. Applicants will submit a short research proposal that must address any theoretical question raised in the project description and/or the book, Democracy Administered, linked above. The proposal will be evaluated according to its rigor, feasibility, and the insights it can provide to the REPGOV project. Applicants must have excellent English language skills (i.e., both oral and written fluency). The start date will be no later than 15 June 2022. 

How do I apply? Applications must be submitted via email to the REPGOV project manager, Dr. Alba Solà-Garcia (asola@ibei.org ). Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Each application should include:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • a current CV
  • a research proposal (2500-3000 words)
  • three letters of recommendation

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) is an inter-university institute, created in 2004, to promote postgraduate training and research in politics and international relations. Aiming to advance the understanding of global challenges facing the world, IBEI is a centre of academic excellence that combines outstanding research with high-quality teaching and career development opportunities. Located at the crossroads between Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America, Barcelona provides a unique environment to ponder the intricacies of governance, development and security on a global scale. IBEI is an equal opportunities employer. IBEI holds the HR Excellence in Research distinction from the European Commission, which recognises the institute’s efforts to create a stimulating and favourable work environment and its commitment to continuously improve human resources policies. IBEI is committed to Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment of researchers. More information about IBEI at www.ibei.org

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