Early Stage Research Program at at CEU
Duration: 36 months (Full Time)
Annual Salary: within the range of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
Monthly Mobility Supplement: according to the rules of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
Monthly Family Allowance (if eligible): according to the rules of EU Marie Currie European Training Network programs
Details Specific to the Post
The Central European University (Hungary) invites applications for a 36 months fixed term post (1 March 2016 until 31 January 2019) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in gender studies to research and write a PhD thesis within the area of ‘European boundaries and the production of cultures of equality’.
Successful applicant will be based with the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University.
This is a part of a job call for fifteen researchers to work on the EU-funded European Training Network ‘GRACE: Gender and Cultures of Equality’.
We welcome applications from candidates with Master’s degrees, a demonstrable interest and experience in gender studies, English language skills, and a willingness to spend a period of 6-9 months on secondment at Utrecht University (Netherlands). Applicants will be required to submit a 1000 word research proposal outlining the innovative ways in which they will tackle this project (further details below).
For this project we are looking for a researcher with training and experience in doing innovative and reflexive empirical research, either qualitative or quantitative, and linking it to ongoing theoretical debates in the social sciences. The broad research topic should be social inequalities, and any aspect thereof would be considered as long as the concept of "gender" is relevant for describing and explicating it further. Comparative projects are especially welcome but doing comparative work is not a criterion for acceptance.
The applicant should submit a research proposal in which she/he describes the research problem, its theoretical relevance beyond its immediate geographical and empirical reach and explicate and justify the methodology chosen.
As a part of their research training, all applicants will also have the following duties:
• Spend a compulsory secondment period of 6-9 months at Utrecht University (Netherlands) during the second year of their tenure. During this period they will receive further research training and will conduct comparative research.
• Attend the following project-wide training events:
o Spring 2016 - 1st GRACE Spring School: Methods training workshops and seminars in Hull (UK)
o January 2017 - 1st GRACE Winter School - Employability Training Workshop in Bologna (Italy)
o Spring 2017 - 2nd GRACE Spring School: Theorising and analysing cultures of equality workshops and seminars in Granada (Spain)
o January 2018 - 2nd GRACE Winter School: Communicating cultures of equality – dissemination and exploitation training and workshop in Budapest (Hungary)
• Collectively curate with the 14 other Early Stage Researchers the Museum of Cultures of Equality to be held at the GRACE final conference in Hull in the summer of 2019.
• Contribute to the GRACE interactive digital hub through regular blog posts and the collective development of a GRACE Gender Equality App.
• Contribute to the final project report in the summer of 2019.
• Successfully complete and submit a PhD thesis before the project ends in August 2019.