The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow position within the Inequalities workgroup, which investigates how different forms and experiences of inequalities shape political positions, debates, and agendas, and how they tailor the concepts and models of democracy.
The position will combine research and organizational tasks. The successful candidate will be closely working with the lead researchers of the workgroup, and will be based in Budapest. We are particularly interested in hiring a post-doctoral fellow whose research agenda falls in one of the following broad topics: educational inequalities, labor, care work and labor rights, social justice and social movements.
Duties and responsibilities:
- The fellow will be invited to contribute to the research activities of the workgroup with their own scholarly undertakings. The fellow will also be able to pursue a new research initiative or continue one that is already in progress and relevant to the topics of inequalities and democracy, and is, additionally, expected to enhance their publication record.
- The fellow will be able to take advantage of the multidisciplinary composition of the Democracy Institute’s research profile and academic community, and to seek intellectual liaison with other workgroups.
- The fellow will contribute to organizing regular seminars and public events of the workgroup and assist in engaging the international research network of the core team.
- The successful candidate is expected to help with institution building efforts, the development of research project plans and funding proposals, as well as organizing brain storming sessions and planning meetings.
- Depending on interest and capacities, the fellow can take part in educational activities such as mentoring readings/discussion groups of doctoral students, offering compact topical seminars to interested students in cooperation of the Inequalities workgroup and CEU departments/teaching programs, engage in other non-degree activities of the CEU (summer courses, academic preparation courses, etc.).
Candidates must have a PhD in hand, an outstanding research agenda, and a record of relevant and internationally recognized publications in the field. Experience in research planning and management is an advantage. Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.