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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellow in Horizon Europe Project

The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within the framework of the Horizon Europe research project entitled Co-Creating Inclusive Intersectional Democratic Spaces Across Europe (CCINDLE). The CEU team is led by Senior Research Fellow Andrea Krizsan.

This project aims to contribute to strengthening and re-invigorating European democracies by building on the assumption that feminist theories and activism are essential sources of both resistance to anti-gender discourses and politics, and to re-kindling citizens’ engagement with democratic institutions and values. It also builds on the recognition that addressing the increasing challenges posed to Western democracies require a combination of excellent academic research and well-informed practical solutions which: a) are feminist, anti-homophobic and anti-racist, b) could efficiently support high quality democratic governance, c) may create a push-back against authoritarian and anti-gender efforts.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be expected to contribute to the development of the CCINDLE project’s methodological, theoretical, and empirical tasks. The researcher will engage in both collaborative and autonomous research work of collecting and analyzing data on anti-gender campaigns, and feminist movements and institutional actors’ responses to anti-gender and antidemocratic forces in Hungary and comparatively in Europe. The research work will be aimed at the preparation, drafting and submission of research reports to the European Commission, submission of high-quality publications, and organization of social impact activities in co-creation with civil society and institutions in Hungary and at the European level.

Skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in Political science, Gender studies, Sociology, Human Rights or related discipline (to be defended within max 6 months after the application but no longer than 3 years before the application).
  • Experience in qualitative (interviews, focus groups, policy frame analysis) research methodologies and analysis and preferably some knowledge of quantitative (online survey) methodologies.
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in both English and Hungarian.
  • Some background knowledge on the politics of inequality is required. Specific experience in gender and politics research, feminist movements, intersectionality, gender equality policies and institutions, gender and democracy, antigender campaigns, and feminist organizations is an asset.
  • Strong interest in academic research, ideally proven through international publications and/or collaboration in research projects.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in an international team.

What we offer

  • A three-year full-time appointment (employment contract with benefits for 36 months) based in the Budapest campus, with a possibility of extension for another 10 months part-time.
  • Integration in the CCINDLE research team, with excellent opportunities for international networking with top scholars on gender and politics in Europe and relevant civil society actors at national and European level.
  • Integration in the Inequalities and Democracy research group of the Democracy Institute in Budapest, including professional mentoring by lead researchers.
  • Competitive salary with full benefit package depending on university personnel rules and research experience.

For more details and to apply please click here.

The applications will be processed starting August 31, 2022. Start date of employment: October/November 2022.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer and values geographical and gender diversity, thus encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups and taking into consideration geographical diversity, as well. Since CEU strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions, given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

CEU recognizes that personal and family circumstances shape the trajectory of one’s career and working patterns. As such, and in line with CEU’s promotion of Equal Opportunities, we encourage applicants to detail periods of leave, part-time work or other such situations in their applications so that the Search Committee is able to assess an applicant’s academic record fairly in the context of their circumstances. Any declaration of personal and family circumstances is voluntary and will be handled confidentially and only considered in so far as it impacts on the academic career of an applicant.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

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