The fellowship for scholars in the social sciences and the humanities
General Info About CAS Sofia
The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia is an independent Bulgaria-based platform for fostering outstanding, highly interdisciplinary and international research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. A dynamic institution with an excellent record of international project management, since its establishment in 2000 the Centre has initiated, carried out or/and hosted 17 major international and interdisciplinary research projects, having supported the work of more than 299 researchers from over 25 countries. The quality of the academic activities and the selection of Fellows are ensured by an Academic Council comprising scholars of high international renown. The research conducted at CAS aims not only to cross, but to question disciplinary boundaries, national scholarly traditions, and conventional approaches thus allowing for innovative and challenging intellectual creativity at the highest level. CAS is a member of the internationally acknowledged network of "Institutes for Advanced Study" in the US and Europe, while its academic contacts encompass major European universities and prominent international scholars, thus providing its researchers with access to the widest pan-European academic networks in the field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities. CAS aims to attract young talents as well as outstanding senior scholars by offering institutional conditions conducive to innovative research, intellectual creativity and dialogue, thereby supporting the formation of new scientific elites. With its professional, lean and flexible management, CAS sets a best practice model for academic administration, and is a reliable partner for donors and scholars alike.
Call for Appliactions
31 January 2017
With the support of Porticus and the Robert Bosch Foundation
The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) and the New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) announce a Call for Applications for their joint “TEACHING EUROPE” Fellowship programme. The programme targets academics – highly qualified young and established university professors – from (South) Eastern Europe in the social sciences and the humanities to dedicate themselves to research work oriented toward a specific goal: to lend the state-of-the-art theories and methodologies in the humanities and social sciences a pan-European and/or global dimension and to apply these findings in higher education. It thus seeks to stimulate excellent academics to integrate and translate their research findings into innovative teaching design
There are no restrictions as regards the research topics of the Fellows. However, priority will be given to questions of particular relevance and to disciplines that would especially benefit from opening up to other fields of research, new methodologies or a wider geographical perspective, and from a trans-regional, distinctly European approach. (Examples of such themes would include: “How to teach history in the 21st century?” “Non-legal aspects of law enforcement”, “Critical perspectives on European governance”, “Contemporary forms of populism and authoritarianism”, etc.)
The programme targets well-qualified young and established scholars from the whole range of the humanities and the social sciences currently working at universities in Southeastern Europe; they should hold a teaching position (or be otherwise active in science communication). A good command of English is required.
- Hold a PhD degree and have teaching experience of no less than 3 years;
- Demonstrate excellent academic achievements relative to their career stage.
Electronic application form presenting the candidate’s academic profile, teaching experience / courses and research proposal.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2017.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
For CAS: Dimiter Dimov
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia; 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, Sofia 1000
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662
For NEC: Irina Vainovski-Mihai
New Europe College, Str. Plantelor 21, 023971 Bucharest
Tel: (+40-21) 307-9910, Fax: (+40-21) 327-0774
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.