Job title: Post-doc
The successful applicant must hold a PhD in political science, international relations, security studies, Russian and Eurasian studies or another field relevant to the study of Russian sharp power and its impact on democratic institutions in South-Eastern Europe.
The PhD should have been defended no earlier than 7 years before the beginning of the post-doc fellowship (maternity/parental leave qualify for extension of that term).
Applicants are expected to have a good command of English and Russian. Proficiency in one or more South-Eastern European languages, as well as knowledge of politics in one or more of the project’s target countries (Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece, and/or Cyprus) will also be an asset. Knowledge of Polish or French is not necessary.
Description of tasks:
The postdoctoral researcher will be employed as part of the RUSSIAN SHARP POWER research group and is expected to engage in collaborative research with project manager Dr Anaïs Marin and other researchers involved in European Security studies at OKF UW.
The postdoc is expected to take a leading role in developing, designing and coordinating studies of Russian sharp power and malign influence in one or more countries of South-Eastern Europe; to conduct high-quality field research in these countries; and to contribute academic publications in peer reviewed journals and/or policy-relevant papers published by think tanks.
The successful applicant will have opportunities for intellectual development and mentoring as well as for developing an independent research agenda. The fellowship offers funding for conferences and data collection, access to University of Warsaw library resources, and opportunities for developing a strong international academic network.
Type of NCN funding: OPUS – HS
Deadline for submitting offers: August 1, 2021, 23:59
Form of offer submission: e-mail
Conditions of employment:
Applicants must not have held a position at the University of Warsaw over the past 2 years before applying. The position is open to all nationalities, but it is expected that the successful candidate will be located in Warsaw for the duration of the fellowship (12 months).
During his/her employment at UW, the post-doc may not be receiving an additional salary or research grant from another source of financing.
Expected start of employment: Fall 2021 (no later than 1 December 2021).
The appointment is made following an evaluation process in accordance with the guidelines for employment at the University of Warsaw (http://en.bsp.adm.uw.edu.pl/employment-handbook/) in the framework of NCN-financed projects.
The postdoc is employed with a full-time contract (40h/week) entitling to a gross remuneration of 8000 PLN/month (about 5900 PLN netto/month).
Applicants are kindly requested to send, in a single mail to okf [at] uw.edu.pl under the title “Application for postdoc position / RUSSIAN SHARP POWER project”, the following documents:
– a cover letter explaining the candidate’s motivation to join the project
– a short research project (max. 3 pages) including a list of proposed deliverables (publications)
– Curriculum Vitae including list of publications
– a copy of the PhD degree
– up to three publications
– information on personal data processing (signed): information on personal data processing_EN
Applicants are encouraged to submit up to two reference letters, to be mailed directly by the recommending person(s) to Dr Anaïs Marin (anais.marin [at] yandex.com) by the 1 August deadline.
Announcement on the NCN website: https://ncn.gov.pl/baza-ofert/?akcja=wyswietl&id=186642