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We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral research fellow position.
In the Faculty of Management and Business, we teach politics, business studies and administrative studies. Our research focuses on the areas of politics, business, administration, and industrial and information management. With 3,500 students and more than 300 staff members, our Faculty is a large academic community. The unique combination of disciplines is our strength, giving us the chance to offer new perspectives to the questions in the field. In the Faculty of Management and Business, our goal is to provide multidisciplinary and internationally high-level research and education. The Degree Programme in Politics is divided into political science and international relations and has a long-standing interest in political participation, elections and parties, political institutions, comparative European politics, and EU policy-making.
The postdoctoral research fellow will work in the project “Taming the presidents? Exploring the links between presidential activism, policy-making capacity, and regime legitimacy”. Funded by the Academy of Finland for four years (1.9.2020-31.8.2024), the project is led by Tapio Raunio, employs a PhD student and includes a network of international collaborators.
The project examines the links between presidential activism, policy-making capacity, and regime legitimacy. Drawing on top-level interviews, data on presidential behaviour, expert survey, and public opinion surveys, it asks what are the consequences of presidential activism for policy-making and the stability and legitimacy of political regimes. The countries under investigation include Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, and Romania, but other cases, also beyond Europe, can be considered as well. Institutionalized coordination mechanisms between the two executives should result in lower intra-executive conflict and thus higher policy-making capacity which in turn should produce stronger public trust in political institutions. Considering the challenges facing semi-presidential countries, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, the lessons drawn from this project also benefit practitioners involved in questions of institutional design.
The postdoctoral research follow is expected to conduct comparative research in accordance with the project goals. The exact project timetable and division of labour between the team members will be agreed upon once the project starts in September. In addition to research, the postdoctoral research fellow will teach two courses per academic year.
• an applicable doctoral degree
• a track record of independent scholarly activity
• teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position
• expertise in quantitative methods
The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of four (4) years. The planned starting date is 1.9.2020 or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Research Fellow is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). A typical starting salary of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is around 3400-3500 EUR/month.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.
How to apply
Please, submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). The closing date for applications is August 18 th 2020 (at 23.59 EEST, GMT+3 / 20.59 UTC).
Write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDFformat. Application should include the following annexes:
1. Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines
2. List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines. (Please indicate your ten most important publications and add hyperlinks to these publications. If the indicated publications are not found by online, please attach them as a separate PDF file.)
3. Teaching portfolio according to Tampere University guidelines
4. Motivation letter (1-2 pages)
For more information, please contact:
Tapio Raunio (email@example.com , +358407332653)
With questions about the application process, please contact HR specialist Salla Jortikka (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Intitulé||Postdoctoral research fellow (politics)|
|Job location||Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere|
|Publié||août 11, 2020|
|Date limite d'inscription||Non Spécifiée|
|Types d'emploi||Post doc,   Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Fédéralisme et relations intergouvernementales,   Politique,   Processus de conflits,   Droits de l'homme,   Recherche sur les femmes et la politique,   Politique gouvernementale,   Démocratisation comparée,   Politique comparée,   Politique étrangère,    and 24 more. Bases de la théorie politique,   Politique de santé,   Politique et technologie de l'information,   Histoire et politique internationales,   Sécurité internationale et maîtrise des armements,   Études législatives,   Politique nationale,   Communication politique,   Économie politique,   Méthodologie politique,   Réseaux politiques,   Organisations et partis politiques,   Psychologie politique,   Enseignement des sciences politiques,   Théorie politique,   Politique et histoire,   Politique, littérature et cinéma,   Administration publique,   Politique publique,   Race, appartenance ethnique et politique,   Représentation et systèmes électoraux,   Science, technologie et politique environnementale,   Politique urbaine,   Relations internationales  |