Vacancy number 20-235
Function type Academic staff, PhD positions
Hours (in fte) 1.0
External/ internal External
Placed on 28 May 2020
Closing date 15 July 2020
The institute of Political Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a
PhD candidate in International Relations / International Political Sociology (Digital Methods)
The PhD candidate will be part of the interdisciplinary project “The Security Politics of Algorithmic Vision (Security Vision)” hosted at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Dr Francesco Ragazzi.
The project investigates how technologies of computer vision work in practice in the field of security (smart CCTV, social media content moderation, border control, etc.), and what their ethical and political implications are. The project addresses these challenges through an innovative theoretical and methodological framework based on digital and visual practices to advance debates in international politics. The project has three interrelated objectives.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see our website.
The Institute of Political Science has a strong research tradition in various areas of comparative, Dutch and international politics, as well as political theory. The Institute has around 80 academic staff, including many non-Dutch scholars, and houses a number of editorships of international refereed journals and book series. Members of the institute are also involved in a number of the university’s multi-disciplinary research centres, including Central and East European Studies, International Relations, Political Parties and Representation, and Political Philosophy. The Institute is based in Leiden but a large and growing part of the teaching is done nearby in The Hague.
The PhD candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, which offers PhD support and training.
Terms and conditions
The position preferably starts on 1 January 2021. We offer a full-time position for initially one year. After a positive evaluation of the progress of the thesis, personal capabilities and compatibility the appointment will be extended by a further three years. Salary range from € 2,325 to € 2,972 gross per month (pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %) and training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More information can be found on our website.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
If you wish to further inquire about the position, please make direct contact with Francesco Ragazzi, principal investigator and chair of the selection committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit online your application no later than 15 July 2020 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:
The applicants will hear about the result of the selection process by the end of August. Selected candidates will first be invited for an online pre-interview; some will be invited to Leiden for an in-person interview, depending on the health context. You are kindly requested to be available during this period.
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|Intitulé||PhD candidate in International Relations / International Political Sociology (Digital Methods)|
|Job location||Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden|
|Publié||mai 29, 2020|
|Date limite d'inscription||juillet 15, 2020|
|Types d'emploi||PhD  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Ethnologie,   Sociologie,   Anthropologie sociale,   Étude des médias et des communications,   Droits de l'homme,   Politique et technologie de l'information,   Communication politique,   Politique, littérature et cinéma,   Politique publique,    and 3 more. Race, appartenance ethnique et politique,   Vision par ordinateur,   Relations internationales  |