CfA - Iranian influences in the Caucasus, Contracted researcher with ISSICEU

Publish Date: Sep 21, 2015

Deadline: Sep 30, 2015

As a partner within the EU-funded consortium “Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond (ISSICEU)” Geowel Research (Tbilisi/Georgia) is currently recruiting a researcher on a contract basis for a period of up to 10 months. The salary will be a minimum of 1500 EUR (gross) per month, depending on the duration of the contract. The specific terms of contract (i.e. full-time or part-time position) are negotiable.

The international research project explores a diverse set of factors with respect to (in-)stability in the North and South Caucasus, aiming at generating both original empirical knowledge and policy-recommendations ( Within the framework of ISSICEU, the researcher’s tasks will be to explore the role of Iran in regional developments. S/he will contribute to the work package on influences from the neighborhood, thereby complementing ISSICEU’s research on Turkish influences in the Caucasus. S/he will in particular provide insights on Iran’s socio-economic and political relations with the South Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as well as consider the (in-)compatibilities between EU and Iranian policies towards the Caucasus.


  • Profound knowledge on the Caucasus region and Iran-Caucasus relations
  • Above-average MA degree or PhD in the social sciences (political science, sociology, political geography or anthropology)
  • Experience in empirical and distinct interest in policy-oriented research
  • Fluency in English and Persian required
  • Preferably knowledge of regional languages and/or Russian

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