ONE YEAR POSTDOCTORAL SOLIDARITY FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCHERS AT RISK / ALL DISCIPLINES

Application deadline: 30 April 2021

Start date: September 2021

Job Description

The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed.

The Solidarity Fund provides postdoctoral fellowships enabling threatened academics to continue their work at ULB in a climate of academic freedom.

The solidarity fellowship consists in a one-year (12 months) postdoctoral position, amounting to 42,000 euros gross (approximately 29,000 euros net), plus a discretionary relocation allowance of 2,500 euros net (payable to researchers resident in another country, after their move to Belgium).

The recipients will carry out research in a ULB research centre, supervised by a member of the University’s academic staff. They may, if they so wish, take part in teaching activities or any other scientific activities organised on campus. 

Qualifications 

PhD 

Eligibility Requirements

  • hold a PhD and occupy (or have occupied) a research position in a university in the home country;
  • not have been established for more than 8 years in another country than the country in which the researcher is at risk
  • not have obtained their PhD more than 8 years before the fellowship start date;
  • be currently at risk in their home country due to the content of their work or to the ideas they have openly expressed;
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity in Belgium (work, studies etc.) for more than 24 months during the 36 months immediately preceding the fellowship start date (mobility rule);
  • be able to stay in Belgium for a full time at ULB;
  • have a good knowledge of written and spoken English and/or French (minimum B2) ; 
  • at the end of the first year of the grant, current beneficiaries may apply a second time upon favorable advice from the promoter.

Selection requirements

·       The scientific quality of the candidate and of the research project 
·       The dangerous situation to which the candidate is exposed  
·       The capacity for integration

Interested ?

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXGlKlG42V6GLAgMq_qKihfj9JXJWFi652CiofkMDZNF7cYA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applicants must submit the completed online application form

and send the following documents by email to solidarityfund@ulb.be

  • a confidential application letter describing the researcher’s situation (the letter must clearly mention the applicant’s administrative situation, whether he/she has a valid passport, whether it is possible for him/her to travel and his/her current location);
  • the applicant’s CV, including a list of publications;
  • a description (approximately 4 pages) of the research project that the applicant will work on at ULB;
  • a copy of the applicant’s PhD diploma;
  • a copy of the applicant’s passport;
  • the form below, completed by the member of ULB academic staff who would supervise their research;
  • two reference letters from scientists working in the same field, including, if possible, one from their PhD supervisor.
  • any other document deemed useful to support the application and supporting the risk situation will be useful.

It is required to carry out your research under the supervision of an ULB’s academic member whom you should contact before submitting your application.  

You will find the list of academics on the following page : http://cvchercheurs.ulb.ac.be/Site/repertoireUK.php

Only complete applications, that include all the items listed above, can be taken into consideration.

Calendar

30 April  – deadline for submission of applications

May – selection committee meeting

June  – notification by the selection committee

September – fellowship start date.

Should the applicant be offered another position before the results of the ULB call for applications are communicated, he/she will inform ULB immediately, by sending an email to solidarityfund@ulb.be

All documents will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by the selection committee.

For further information, please contact solidarityfund@ulb.be

Assessment of the application – Solidarity Fund– Call 2021

Form to be completed by the ULB’s supervisor and sent to solidarityfund@ulb.be

By the 30th of April 2021, mentioning the candidate’s name in the subject of the message. 

Surname, First Name of the candidate:  

Surname, First Name of the ULB’s supervisor:

Interest of the candidate’s research project for the ULB’s research team and articulation of the project with the other projects in progress in the research team. 

Reception arrangements and integration within the Research Centre. (Provision of an office, members’ availabilities of the research centre, association/involvement of the candidate with/in research centre activities…)

Assessment of the candidate’s motivation and language skills (French and/or English) following a Skype interview. 

Please indicate here any other information you consider relevant for the assessment

___________________________________________________________________________________________

For more information, please contact solidarityfund@ulb.be

EURAXESS INFORMATION


Main Research Field : ALL

Required educational level : Phd level in all Degree Fields 

Required Languages :

French : Good or English : Good

Required Research Experience : (all fields) : (1-4 years)

Career Stage : R1 First stage researcher & R2 Recognized researcher

Additional information

Minimum B2 level in French or English is required.

Managing Editor (f/m/d) (International Law) / Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

Position:      Managing Editor

Project:        Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB)

Location:     Max Planck Foundation Office in Heidelberg, Germany

Term:            Fixed-term, until 31 December 2022

Closing Date for Applications: 15 April 2021

Background

At the core of the Max Planck Foundation’s mission stands the provision of technical legal assistance to developing countries, particularly to those countries in transition or conflict (see: https://www.mpfpr.de). Alongside that, the Foundation publishes the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB), which is an annual publication that deals with issues and activities related to the UN and current developments in public international law.

The Yearbook aims to facilitate an understanding of the changes the UN has been undergoing since its foundation and also provides a forum in which the potential of international organisations to affect the future course of international law and relations can be examined and assessed. More generally, the UNYB also aims to provide a platform for discussion of new developments in the field of public international law. The UNYB currently has three Editors-in-Chief, i.e. Professor Dr. Erika de Wet, Dr. Kathrin Maria Scherr and Professor Dr. Rüdiger Wolfrum.

The first installment of the Yearbook was compiled in 1997 under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Since January 2014, the Foundation has been in charge of the Yearbook. So far, 23 volumes with almost 350 articles have been published by Brill in print and electronic form; vol. 24 is due to appear in the summer of 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Editors-in-Chief, the Managing Editor will be responsible for the overall management of the production of the Yearbook, including:

  • Recommending and inviting authors from the scientific community to write articles;
  • Serving as the initial point of contact and source of information and guidance to UNYB authors, reviewers and Editors-in Chief by providing a high level of customer service;
  • Liaising with the publisher on production matters;
  • Making initial editorial judgments about article submissions as well as text editing by paying particular attention to the content, house style, internal consistency and overall readability;
  • Ensuring that authors and Editors-in-Chief meet deadlines;
  • Maintaining an electronic database of reviewers and authors;
  • Carrying out all other relevant duties as requested by the Editors-in-Chief.

Selection Criteria

Education and Professional Experience

Advanced degree in Law, preferably Master’s degree (LLM or MA).

Language Proficiency

A perfect command of English is required.

Other Skills & Competencies

  • Strong interest in legal scholarship and legal publishing
  • Ideally, 3+ years of experience in managing the business and editorial operations focused on academic material in the legal sciences
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to edit text, paying particular attention to the house style, internal consistency and overall readability
  • Exemplary time management and organisational skills,e. skilled in setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Assessment Method

Assessment of qualified candidates will include a competency-based test and interviews.

The Max Planck Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified men and women, including those with disabilities, to apply.

Only candidates eligible for a valid residence and work permit in Germany will be taken into consideration.

We Offer

  • Flexible work conditions
  • Interesting and challenging tasks within an international environment
  • Remuneration based on the Collective Agreement on Public Service Wages under German Law (TVöD Bund) and years of relevant experience

Applications

Please apply through our online application portal stating your earliest possible starting date (subject: “Managing Editor”) by 15 April 2021.

Civil Engineering – Assistant Professors

The University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Location: British ColumbiaDate posted: 2021-03-01Advertised until: 2021-04-30

The School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia invites applications for three tenure track positions in Civil Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2022.

Location
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna on the unceded lands of the Okanagan people, and Kelowna is surrounded by agricultural areas, lakes, forests, and mountains. Kelowna is a four-season playground for a diversity of outdoor activities.

Our values
Our work is shaped by our values: professionalism and integrity; scholarship and teaching excellence; commitment to students; partnerships and collegiality; initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; community, the environment, and sustainability. We hold these values as an integral frame of reference to inform our decisions and actions at every level and in every situation. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.

Workday Ad #JR1101: Fate and Transport of Trace Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Growing environmental pressures and anthropogenic impacts on water resources require consideration for risk, transport, and removal of trace contaminants of emerging concern (TCEC) (e.g., pharmaceuticals and personal care products, pesticides, flame retardants, microplastics). This position is intended to support water resource engineering and environmental engineering at the Okanagan campus with a focus on the transport, fate, and remediation of TCEC in the environment and engineered systems. The candidate is expected to conduct multi-disciplinary research to couple experimental and modelling investigations at various scales, from bench to field. Data analytics is a key area of strength for the Okanagan campus, and the successful candidate will strengthen this growing research cluster with applications to water resources engineering.

Specific areas of interest and expertise include fate and transport of contaminants in aquatic environments, soil, groundwater, drinking water, or wastewater; anthropogenic and climate change impacts on water resources; water sustainability; water reuse. Candidates are sought with a background in environmental chemistry and toxicity, numerical modelling, and data analytics.

Research addressing challenges faced by small, rural, and Indigenous communities is encouraged.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Workday Ad #JR1103: Water Resources and Water Supply

Water research is a strong focus for the Okanagan campus. This position will support water resource engineering, environmental sustainability, and resilient infrastructure management research in the School of Engineering. This position will mainly focus on the applications of hydroinformatics and data analytics to solve diverse aquatic problems in the built and natural environment.

Areas of interest include hydraulics, hydrology, open channel flow, urban and stormwater management, flood and drought management. Research applications in the following areas are especially welcomed: climate change impacts on the water cycle, water sustainability, water distribution and wastewater collection, irrigation engineering, flood inundation modelling, hydro- technical aspects of dams, and other areas related to water resources engineering. Expertise in stochastic modelling, data analytics, numerical modelling, and geographic information systems will be considered assets.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Workday Ad #JR1099: Thriving, Resilient Cities & Communities

The Resilient Infrastructure Management option in the Civil Engineering program incorporates advanced modelling of infrastructure. The School of Engineering is creating core expertise in big data analytics, Internet of Things, cloud computing, blockchain technology, and digital twins for Smart Building and Smart City applications. This position will augment our strengths in big data analytics, smart energy, and smart cities.

Specific areas of interest include integrated BIM and GIS modelling, resiliency-based decision making, life-cycle cost, agent-based modelling, digital design/operation of smart buildings and cities, automated construction progress and performance monitoring, modelling of interconnected physical and social infrastructure, and computer vision applications in civil engineering.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility and duties
Applicants must have a PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines and have either a demonstrated track record or possess a clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and mentor Master’s and Ph.D. students, and provide service to the University and the community. The successful candidate is expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.

Diversity and inclusion
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and UBC seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged and offers students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Application submission
Interested applicants should submit a CV, a list of four references, and research and teaching statements. In addition, please include a statement about your strengths and experiences in increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your research and the curriculum and in supporting diverse students. Applications must be submitted online at https://hr.ubc.ca/careers-and-job-postings/faculty-careers.

Search and apply for the Workday Ad #; emailed applications will not be considered. Our department welcomes and encourages applications from members of marginalized groups. Accessibility or special consideration accommodations are available on request for all applicants at all stages of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Teija Wakeman via email Teija.wakeman@ubc.ca.

Details to include on research, teaching, and diversity statements:

Research Statement – Please include information about your research expertise and experience and about your research plan as a new faculty member, including as appropriate current and potential collaborators (at UBC and elsewhere) and sources of funding.

Teaching Statement – Your teaching statement should describe your teaching interests and experience. Also, explain your teaching philosophy, including specific examples that have informed the evolution of that teaching philosophy.

Diversity Statement – In your application, please include a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

Review of applications:
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021; all applications received by April 30, 2021, will receive full consideration.

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG / Funding Programme Lost Cities

Background Funding Programme “Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world”

The enormous process of urbanization, which has defined world history for thousands of years in different economic situations and with regional variations, and which is now developing a particular dynamism, has another side to it that initially appears paradoxical – namely the shrinking and entirely abandoned cities, the so-called Lost Cities. Current transformation processes in various parts of the world mean that many of these Lost Citiesare emerging. Nevertheless, the phenomenon is not a new one, but has been a widespread hallmark of urban history since the emergence of urban culture in the fourth century B.C. It has therefore been perceived, reflected on and interpreted in very different ways in the cultural history of urban life. With this finding as a starting point and a goal of placing current problem situations in a greater historical context, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding programme for the theme Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world.

Announcement

The funding programme is designed to be interdisciplinary and to facilitate projects in which there are varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities. At the same time, there should be a focus on causal correlations, both with regard to specific individual cultures and spanning all cultures, and on specifics of place and time. Thus far, such places have emerged for very different reasons, including military destruction, natural disasters, epidemics, environmental pollution, economic collapse, financial speculation, mobility, migration, centralization, deindustrialization, or post-colonial change, to name but a few.

The aim of the programme is to describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within these different contexts. Lost Cities are part of a distinct culture of memory, for example, which serves for the negotiation of identities, the preservation of knowledge cultures, the formulation of criticism of progress, or the construction of mythical or sacral topographies as part of a veritable “ruin cult”. On this basis, the focus here should not be on the question of which factors led to the city’s abandonment. Rather, it is the abandoned cities themselves that are of particular interest, as well as the different forms of their interpretation, instrumentalization and coding in various cultures and time frames.

As expert reviewers contribute: Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer, University of Basel. The Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of a recommendation from the experts and the members of the Academic Advisory Council.

Application

Prerequisites

Eligible to apply are post-doctoral researchers based in a university and working in the area of the humanities and the social sciences. Funding can be provided for projects with a thematic focus being addressed by a group of researchers. The Foundation uses the term “group of researchers” to mean associations of at least two researchers actively involved in the project work which is to be funded by means of scholarships from the Foundation and who are carrying out research into the same issues. Applications can only be made for PhD or research scholarships. Applications for a research scholarship by the applicant (project leader) are also possible. A maximum total of three scholarships per group of researchers can be applied for, as well as funds for travel and materials. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. Other contributors who are not financed by scholarships can also be involved in the project. Scholarship applications made by individual researchers outside of the group are not accepted. The funding programme also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on Lost Cities” organised by the Foundation.

The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

The maximum duration is 36 months.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

As part of a research project, the costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars can also be financed.

Application Documents

The necessary application documents can be uploaded in the electronic application form.

Proposals will only be accepted in German or English language and should include:

  • description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages) 
    • plus bibliography if necessary (in addition to the max. 8-10 pages)
    • documents printed on one side only, at least font size 11 and line spacing 1.5 
    • please choose a readable font, e.g. Arial 11 pt. or Times New Roman 12 pt. (We kindly ask you to keep to the formal requirements on how to compile application documents)
  • work plan and time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed)
  • detailed cost calculation
    • specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined
    • no college or tuition fees
    • no overhead costs
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s)
  • if needed, curriculum vitae and list of publications of the proposed project participant(s)
  • if needed, academic certificates of the project participant(s) (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

If also a scholarship for the applicant is planned:

  • academic certificates of the applicant (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

Please do not additionally send the documents by email or postal mail.

Payment

Application for scholarships as part of a research project

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. The following rates apply:

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1,600 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.  

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 400 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 575 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•   for one child: EUR 400
•   each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 775 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.

Deadlines

The next application deadline is 12 May 2021.

Form

Electronic Application Form for the Foundation:

1. Please complete the application form in full.

2. The application form can be saved at any time. Using your own personal link, you can return to and edit the form for a period of ten days. However, after this period (10 Days), your data will be deleted from the server.

3. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a short summary, which needs to be confirmed in order to be sent to the Foundation electronically.

4. During the transmission process your data will be sent to the Foundation in electronic form. Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.

Please follow these rules when uploading your application files:

  • All documents need to be uploaded as pdf-files.
  • Please do not upload protected PDF documents.
  • A single file may not exceed a file size of 6 MB each.
  • You cannot upload more than one document per upload field.
  • The application can only be sent, if all necessary documents are included.

Please note the following additional information:

  • Your data will be stored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation for the purpose of processing your application and will not be passed on to third parties.
  • The Gerda Henkel Foundation will be happy to provide you with information about the data that we have stored on your person at any time. If so required, personal data can be changed or deleted.
  • This form may only be used to make an application to the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to delete application data without prior notification, if necessary.

Publishing Aid

Publishing aid is currently only awarded to especially successful projects already being supported by the Foundation. Please include the following documents:

  • A two-page summary of the academic merit and innovativeness of the monograph/collection
  • A cost calculation by the publishing house
  • The manuscript on which the calculations have been made (digital).

A copy of the (preliminary) PhD certificate should be included in proposals submitted for the publication of PhD theses supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

List of sponsored projects

2020

Prof. Dr. Joseph Heathcott
(New York, USA)

Life in the Rust Archipelago: Natural and Human Ecologies after Capital Flight

Dr. Natalia Moragas / Dr. Alessandra Pecci (Barcelona, Spanien)Living in the ruins of the city of Teotihuacan (MexicoLiving in the ruins of the city of Teotihuacan (Mexico)

Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani (Princeton, USA)A City of Many Cities: Ctesiphon, Baghdad, and the Memory of an Abandoned Past in Late Antique and Early Islamic Iraq

2019

Dr. Stephanie Döpper (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) / PD Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux (Leipzig, Germany) / Dr. Birgit Mershen (Bochum, Germany)
Die verlassenen Lehmziegelsiedlungen des Zentraloman: Zwischen Verklärung und Vernachlässigung

Prof. Dr. Daniel Monterescu (Budapest, Hungary)
Cities Lost and Found: The Social Life of Ruins in Israel/Palestine, 1882 to the Present

Prof. Dr. Henny Piezonka (Kiel, Germany) / Dr. Sampildonov Chuluun(Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) / Prof. Dr. Martin Oczipka (Dresden, Germany) / Dr. Birte Ahrens (Kiel, Germany)
Abandoned cities in the steppe: Roles and perception of Early Modern religious and military centres in Nomadic Mongolia

Prof. Dr. Karen Radner / Dr. Jamie Novotny (München, Germany)
Living Among Ruins: The Experience of Urban Abandonment in Babylonia

Dr. Julian Schreyer (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) / Dr. Felix Henke (München, Germany)
Spuren von Städten. Formen des Umgangs mit deurbanisierten Räumen der frühen Kaiserzeit

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Waligorska (Bremen, Germany)
Mapping the Archipelago of Lost Towns: Post-Holocaust Urban Lacunae in the Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Borderlands

Important note on submitting applications

Please take a look at the information provided in this section and under General References. We would of course be happy to assist you should you have any further questions.

University of Oslo / Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies

Associate Professor of Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics

Job description

A permanent position as Associate Professor (SKO 1011) of Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo. Further information about the Department can be found on its homepage: http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/.

The Department seeks to recruit an Associate Professor with excellent research, teaching, and supervision qualifications who will contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching on multilingualism at the Department. A special emphasis will be given to documented research experience in multilingualism with a specialization in psycholinguistics (see below Qualification requirements, for more detail).

The successful candidate will also become a member of, and receive additional support from the Department’s Center of Excellence, MultiLing, through the end of the Center period in 2023. More information about MultiLing is available on the Center’s homepage: https://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english/.

The candidate will take an active role in strengthening research and teaching in multilingualism and psycholinguistics at the Department both during and after the formal end of MultiLing as a Research Council of Norway financed Center of Excellence.

MultiLing has established a Socio-Cognitive Research Laboratory with equipment for linguistic and (socio)phonetic experiments: https://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english/topics/lab/index.html. Along with the Lab Manager and other members of the Department, the successful candidate will take an active role in shaping and strengthening the research and teaching activity of the Lab.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise MA and PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.  The candidate is also expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed at the Department’s Center of Excellence, MultiLing, to contribute to and participate in the various activities organized by the Center and the Department, such as workshops, seminars, and conferences, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team and the Department.

Qualification requirements

  • A PhD or equivalent in linguistics or in a discipline related to MultiLing’s work (The dissertation must have been submitted prior to the application deadline.)
  • Research experience in multilingualism, with a specialization in psycholinguistics, including neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, bilingual/multilingual first language acquisition, second language acquisition, language processing, speech and language impairments, and/ or language attrition
  • Documented pedagogical and supervision skills See how to document your pedagogical skills
  • Experience and willingness to take part in academic leadership and administration
  • Documented potential for project acquisition through external funding
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In the assessment of qualified applicants the following will be given special consideration:

  •  Academic qualifications and academic production in multilingualism with an emphasis on psycholinguistics, and a main focus on works published within the last 5 years. Originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Documented experience with clinical linguistics, language acquisition or language disorders
  • Laboratory experience, particularly with EEG and eye-tracking
  • International peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research projects
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at the Department, including contributing to developing and running the department’s  international MA program in Multilingualism
  •  Pedagogical qualifications, documented results from teaching and supervision, and ability to inspire students
  •  Interest and ability in leadership and administration
  •  Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Experience with, and ability to build, international networks
  • Skills within popular dissemination, public outreach and innovation
  • Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is an advantage, but not a requirement for obtaining the position; however, the successful candidate is expected to acquire Norwegian within two years (see Formal regulations below). 

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates, the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Academic quality, development potential and breadth will be prioritised in this order. The selected candidates are expected to contribute to the objective in the University of Oslo’s strategic plan to “strengthen its international position as a leading research-intensive university through a close interaction across research, education, communication and innovation”.

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest)
  • Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications)
  • Complete list of published and unpublished works

Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language), either in the original or in translation.

Applicants are required to describe and document the entire range of qualifications and criteria described in the announcement of the post with concrete examples.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Selection procedure

As the first step in the evaluation process, a Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to submit a portfolio of educational certificates and academic works (up to 10 publications, which should not exceed 500 pages in total) for expert assessment. Academic texts shall therefore not be enclosed with the application. Applicants who are invited to submit academic works are asked to select three works, published within the last 5 years, to be considered as most relevant for the position. In longer publications (monographs), applicants should specify the relevant pages. Applicants are further asked to submit a description of one or more research projects considered relevant for the Department. Applicants are also asked to submit a portfolio that documents other qualifications (public outreach, teaching and supervision, and experience with leadership and administration).

Finally, the most highly ranked candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.

Formal regulations

Please see the rules for appointments to Associate Professorships.

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period. Please see the rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

The successful candidate should demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, s/he is expected to reach proficiency equivalent to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within two years, and to be able to actively participate in all functions the position may involve, including teaching, in three years. The Faculty of Humanities will aid and facilitate the appointee in reaching said proficiency.

Within his/her normal duties and in accordance with his/her academic competence, the person appointed may also be asked to work outside his/her Department.

The appointment is made under the condition that the employer may change the subject area and assigned tasks according to the needs of the Department. 

According to the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For questions about the position:

Professor and Center Director, MultiLing Elizabeth Lanza

Professor Unn Røyneland

For questions on how to apply: HR Advisor Tonje Olsen

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Lectureship in Global Studies

Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  Singapore
Position:  Lecturer

The Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore invites applications for an educator-track Lectureship in our Global Studies Programme. Global Studies is a multidisciplinary programme examining the processes and effects of globalisation across political, economic, social, and cultural domains. We welcome applications from scholars with teaching and research interests in any of the following three areas: global political economy; global dimensions of environmental/climate change; or, global dimensions of human health and development. More information about these themes can be found on the Global Studies website.

Scholars from all social science disciplines with expertise in the themes referenced above are welcome to apply. Applicants with multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary teaching experience are particularly encouraged.

The teaching load is six modules per academic year (three per semester).

Lectureships at NUS are career positions open to advancement to open-contracted Associate Professor and Professor appointments. Initial appointments are for three years and are renewable on an ongoing basis. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

Candidates should submit a letter of application clearly detailing how their research and teaching expertise aligns with one or more of the areas listed above; curriculum vitae; samples of written work; three letters of recommendation; and a teaching portfolio comprising a teaching statement, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or other evidence of teaching quality by 9 April 2021. Application materials should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at https://careers.nus.edu.sg/NUS/job/Kent-Ridge-Lecturer-Kent/3702344/

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Contact:pol-ir@nus.edu.sg
Website:https://fass.nus.edu.sg/globalstudies/
Primary Category:World History / Studies
Secondary Categories:None
Posting Date:03/01/2021
Closing Date04/09/2021

Lectureship in Global Studies

Assistant Professor in International Migration

London School of Economics and Political Science; United Kingdom

Updated: about 14 hours ago

Location: London, ENGLAND

Job Type: Full Time

Deadline: 11 Apr 2021

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.

Salaries will be on the appropriate salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department.

The salary scale starts at £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website .  

The LSE’s European Institute is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for research and teaching on contemporary Europe in a global context. We are seeking to appoint a scholar who specialises in the migration of non-Europeans into Europe. We would be particularly interested in individuals whose research focuses on migrant experiences, as well as the causes and management of migration flows, or related questions on immigrant incorporation, migration networks, and diaspora communities. 

Based in the European Institute, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and the School. They will undertake methodologically rigorous empirical research, publish outstanding research in top journals and/or with leading academic presses, and engage in high quality teaching. They will also be a good citizen by contributing to departmental administration, committees, and student engagement activities. 

Candidates should have the ability to undertake methodologically rigorous empirical research, qualitative or quantitative; a trajectory of internationally excellent research, including the potential to publish in top journals and/or with leading academic presses; a clear and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability and willingness to teach in related areas. 

Candidates will need to have a completed PhD or have submitted their final doctoral thesis by 1 August 2021, in political science, sociology, anthropology, or a related discipline. The ability to contribute to other cross-disciplinary teaching within the European Institute is desired. They will also have expertise and research interests in the politics of and policy issues relating to international migration to Europe, the experience of non-European migrants, and/or the impact of migration on European politics and immigration policy. 

We would particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. LSE is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments are made on merit and suitable experience for the vacancy.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification. 

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Carl-Ludwig Campbell, the European Institute Manager, at c.l.campbell@lse.ac.uk .

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 11 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Gender and Global Social Justice – Assistant Professor

McMaster University

Location: Ontario

Date posted: 2021-03-01

Advertised until: 2021-05-01

The Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University invites applications for a three-year, contractually limited appointment as Assistant Professor of Gender and Global Social Justice to teach in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research and Global Peace and Social Justice (formerly Peace Studies) programs.

The successful applicant must hold a doctorate in a Humanities or cognate discipline. We seek applicants with a strong interdisciplinary teaching and research agenda to teach courses employing feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, disability studies, and/or queer social justice lenses. Preferred areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, human rights, transnational feminism, transformative and/or restorative justice, global social justice movements, peace studies, and community-engaged research and praxis.

The successful candidate will teach in the Gender Studies and Global Peace and Social Justice undergraduate programs, including courses such as “Gender, Race, Culture, Power”; “Peace, Justice, and Human Rights”; “Feminist Thought”; “Creating Social Change”; “Human Rights and Social Justice”; and special topics courses. The position may also include opportunities for graduate-level teaching and supervision in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research program. Service contributions will be an important component of this position, and we seek a candidate who can work collaboratively with the program directors to provide academic leadership and service to these programs. The applicant must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support the university-wide goals of equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the world. A research-intensive university, McMaster is dedicated to teaching, learning and service. With a total full-time student population of close to 30,000, McMaster welcomes students from 98 countries as well as Canada. The Faculty of Humanities offers 16 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs, including PhD programs in Classics; Cognitive Science of Language; Communication, New Media and Cultural Studies; English and Cultural Studies; French; History; and Philosophy. We also offer a concurrent Graduate Diploma (PhD) in Gender Studies and Feminist Research.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection at: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2020/06/Applicant-Diversity- Survey-Statement-of-Collection_Final-07.July_.2020.pdf for additional information.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by Monday April 19th, 2021 through the McMaster University on-line Academic Careers website found at: Work@McMaster – Human Resources Please scroll down and select “Faculty” to find the job posting then click “Apply”. Applicants will need to create a Mac ID if they do not currently have one by selecting “Register Now”.

Interested applicants must submit in one PDF file the following:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement describing how the candidate will advance the university’s commitment to equity, inclusivity and accessibility and to fostering a culture which embraces and promotes the rich diversity of the campus community (up to 2 pages)
  • statement about how the candidate’s research connects with their teaching (up to 2 pages)
  • statement describing how the candidate employs (or has employed) diverse teaching practices (inclusive, accessible, anti-colonial, etc.) in the classroom. This statement may include references to course evaluations (quantitative and/or qualitative).
  • the names and contact information of three referees (with postal and email addresses) who would be willing to provide a reference or letter of recommendation upon request.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

Inquiries about uploading applications and other inquiries may be directed to Antoinette Somo at: humappt@mcmaster.ca

GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG / Funding Programme Democracy

Background Funding Initiative Democracy

Over the last few years, a previously somewhat abstract finding has become an empirical fact: Democracy is not a given. The rule of law, the separation of powers, freedom of expression, and a commitment to the common good have all lost some of their binding effect even in core democratic countries, and have been relativized, called into question, and restricted. Nevertheless, the development is subject to constant fluctuations. Hence, for some time now within Europe there has been a shift in political weighting away from a primarily pro-European stance towards an anti-European discourse, yet in the global crisis resulting from the Corona pandemic, it seems that alongside the return to national decision-making, stronger hopes and expectations have emerged that European cooperation will be able to contribute some positives to the management of the crisis and its resulting problems. At the same time, however, there are still challenges from populist movements, amongst others, which not only question democracy as a political order but indeed also the independent role of science and the research findings it produces.

Taking this present-day experience as a starting point, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding initiative for democracy, which is divided into two subsections with different perspectives:

  • The first, historically oriented subsection on the topic of Democracy as a Utopia, Experience and Threats aims at placing the aforementioned problematic issues in the broader historical context and considering the history of conflicts over the foundation of the social order.
  • The second subsection, which is oriented towards analysis of the present situation and predictions for the future, focuses on Transformations of Democracy? Or: The Contours of Future Democratic Society. It represents an invitation to venture contributions, speculations and assertions so that we might learn to better understand the complex present-day situation and the processes of profound transformation that are taking shape while also trying to trace the contours of future society.

Call for applications for subsection 1: Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat

“Democracy”, as an overriding concept of this historically-oriented funding programme spanning different eras, may be simply a search direction, a heuristic guideline, and not a universalization of any – for example, our current – social and political system. The focus here is on the history of confrontation concerning the basic principles of social order, whereby there is a clash of demands for enhanced participation, for greater scope for self-organization, for more justice, or for the dismantling of hierarchies on the one hand, and on the other the value systems of those who consider the relevant status quo worthy of preservation or who see entirely different objectives of fairness, freedom and hierarchization as worth fighting for. These confrontations took place and continue to take place from ancient times until today, sometimes with and sometimes without application of any concept of democracy. What they can provide information about is the diversity of the value systems, the preconceptions of justice, and the ideals of a good society that are brought to the field by the conflicting sides.

These sorts of histories of conflict over a just order, good leadership and participation in both therefore make it necessary for the preconceptions of values and order of all the conflicting sides to be taken into account. Only this way does it become possible to historicize the diverse histories of conflict over good order, and thus to understand them in their relevant historical context: It can’t just be about the proponents of enhanced participation or a more comprehensive form of justice, not only about social movements and their hierarchies or criticism of the elite. After all, the relevant proponents of limited participation, selective socialization concepts and preconceptions of justice and freedom that cannot be universalized are equally important. The examination of conflict histories within societies that see themselves as democratic requires just this multiperspectivity: There is an interplay between the social movements and protests that critically oppose the relevant established forms of democracy and defenders of the established order and their preconceptions of participation, justice and freedom.

With the triad of concepts “utopia, experience and threat”, three of the key references to conflicting social value systems from ancient times to today are touched upon: Social movements inspired by utopias determine ideal preconceptions of politics, religion and society and fight for their realization. In societies that see themselves as democracies, people have experiences, which they mobilize in a way that is critical of democracy – be it against democracy as such or against specific aspects of the relevant established democratic order. The historically – and currently – frequently found references to conflicting social value systems is the impression of threat, as a result of which, for example, ruling elites deploy their law enforcement forces against social movements, various social groups fight for re-order and new order, religiously based preconceptions of society or justice come into conflict, or social inequality becomes a political issue. All three points of reference can be utilized for historical research into conflict histories surrounding the correct order and just society. They expand the theme of the funding programme beyond the classic fields of protest and revolutionary history, or the history of constitutions, elections and political parties – which are likewise part of it all – to include a multiperspectival history of conflict and culture surrounding the right order in society and politics.


The Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of a recommendation from the members of the Academic Advisory Council.

Call for applications for subsection 2: Contours of Future Democratic Society

Talking about “future” society means describing what is new and unfamiliar in the form of a society that is only just taking shape and whose initial elements and structures we are only just starting to experience. This new form may not be entirely novel and in many regards will stem from the old one. Which fault lines and threshold points define these transformations is a question to be addressed analytically by the humanities and social sciences, whereby there is not yet any preconceived notion as to whether such changes will represent losses or gains, progress or regression at the end of the day.

Points of reference for a number of transformation processes can be identified with relative clarity within three major, extensively interwoven areas:

  1. The much-maligned crisis of democracy as we know it – liberal, constitutional, representative – is manifested in the political sphere. The new forms of populism have not only called into question the self-evidence of who constitutes “the people” and who can represent them, but have also cast democratic institutions and authorities radically into question, which has sown seeds of doubt about these agencies, and about whether and how legitimate political decisions can actually be made within large collectives at all. Here, complex questions arise concerning the conditions of resilience and renewal of democratic forces in the age of marred political authorities and legitimation, as does the question regarding the evidently changing relationship between emotions and politics, argumentative discourse and emotional rhetoric. It seems clear that many traditional forms of democratic consensus-building have reached their limits, since the places and media for sensible, informed discussion are increasingly fragmented or undermined. The influence of international acts of sabotage of discourses, and this involving meddling in elections and opinion-formation processes by means of manipulation and propaganda, is also hampering democratic consensus-building.
  2. Rapid technological change in virtually all areas of life poses challenges on an almost unforeseeable scale for human coexistence. The fact that almost all communication is conveyed through media and the ultra-fast and omnipresent interconnectedness of previously distant contexts are profoundly changing what it means to be in one place at one time, to share living spaces and habits with others, to be private or public. These transformations create problems and challenges that arise from the technologies and digitization themselves: the exploitable nature of information differences, new forms of surveillance and control – in a nutshell new forms of digital power or technical dominion. Research must be carried out into the ways our societies are finding to deal with these challenges, which norms and criteria, which ideals and models in the entirely mediatized and largely data-encapsulated world promise guidance and shelter, which skills and critical capacities individuals in this world need, and in which areas the old “natural” intelligence is perhaps a few steps ahead of its new “artificial” counterpart.
  3. It is more than clear that from a social perspective the world which is emerging recognizes, creates and condones distortions and inequalities, whereby these are not sufficiently captured by the old terms of ‘class’ or ‘social stratum’. After all, being ‘left behind’ in the present day is not measured merely by economic or sociocultural status, but rather also depends on the often now almost imperceptible practices of symbolic exclusion, fate-determining attribution of identity characteristics, or a lack of access to knowledge and education. The emerging form of society appears to be traversed by new and complex kinds of stratifications and divisions, some of which appear flexible and negotiable while the old class divisions were not, yet others appear to have a harshness and persistence that seem almost inconceivably rigid. Here, questions arise with regard to the mechanisms and techniques of such exclusions, the vectors and levels of these new fault lines – and possible strategies for overcoming them.

These three dimensions (political, technological, social) indicate only roughly which direction one might look towards in order to trace the contours of a future society. In no one direction is there anything entirely new, yet in all of them one can identify processes of profound transformation that could be grasped and interpreted in research by way of a small contribution to shaping the future. The Foundation is looking for innovative research questions and ways of working that tackle these challenges and make initial forays into descriptive, explanatory or even prognostic propositions.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of recommendation by an Advisory Committee.

Prof. Dr. Regina Kreide | Giessen
Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi | Munich
Prof. Dr. Martin Saar | Frankfurt/Main
Prof. Dr. Véronique Zanetti | Bielefeld

Application

Prerequisites

Applications are open to post-doctoral researchers with links to a university from the entire spectrum of humanities and social sciences. The proposed projects must address focal themes that are being examined by a research group, which the Foundation understands to mean teams of at least two scholars actively taking part in the project work, who are to be funded by grants from the Foundation and are researching shared topics. Only post-doctoral or research grants will be considered. Applications for a research grant for the applicant (project leader) are also permitted. In total, a maximum of three grants plus funds for travel and equipment may be applied for by each research group. The prerequisite for funding is an assurance that those working on the project will produce their own research output that will be published under their names. Other people who are not funded by grants may also be involved in the project. Applications for individual grants outside of a research group are not permitted. The funding program also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on democracy” or “workshop discussion on future society” organized annually by the Foundation.

The maximum duration is 36 months.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible.

Application Documents

The necessary application documents can be uploaded in the electronic application form.

Proposals will only be accepted in German or English language and should include:

  • description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages) 
    • plus bibliography if necessary (in addition to the max. 8-10 pages)
    • documents printed on one side only, at least font size 11 and line spacing 1.5 
    • please choose a readable font, e.g. Arial 11 pt. or Times New Roman 12 pt. (We kindly ask you to keep to the formal requirements on how to compile application documents)
  • work plan and time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed)
  • detailed cost calculation
    • specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined
    • no college or tuition fees
    • no overhead costs
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s)
  • if needed, curriculum vitae and list of publications of the proposed project participant(s)
  • if needed, academic certificates of the project participant(s) (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

If also a scholarship for the applicant is planned:

  • academic certificates of the applicant (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

Please do not additionally send the documents by email or postal mail.

Payment

Application for scholarships as part of a research project

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. The following rates apply:

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1.600 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 400 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 575 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 775,- euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.

Deadlines

The next application deadline is 12 May 2021.

Form

Electronic Application Form for the Foundation

1. Please complete the application form in full. Please be aware that each subsection has its own form. The link to the correct form appears if you click on the subsection below this text. Within the form, the header shows  which subsection you are applying for.

2. The application form can be saved at any time. Using your own personal link, you can return to and edit the form for a period of ten days. However, after this period (10 Days), your data will be deleted from the server.

3. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a short summary, which needs to be confirmed in order to be sent to the Foundation electronically.

4. During the transmission process your data will be sent to the Foundation in electronic form. Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.

Please follow these rules when uploading your application files:

  • All documents need to be uploaded as pdf-files.
  • Please do not upload protected PDF documents.
  • A single file may not exceed a file size of 6 MB each.
  • You cannot upload more than one document per upload field.
  • The application can only be sent, if all necessary documents are included.

Please note the following additional information:

  • Your data will be stored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation for the purpose of processing your application and will not be passed on to third parties.
  • The Gerda Henkel Foundation will be happy to provide you with information about the data that we have stored on your person at any time. If so required, personal data can be changed or deleted.
  • This form may only be used to make an application to the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to delete application data without prior notification, if necessary.
  • Application form subsection 1: Democracy as Utopia, Experience and Threat
  • Application form subsection 2: Contours of Future Democratic Society

Publishing Aid

Publishing aid is currently only awarded to especially successful projects already being supported by the Foundation. Please include the following documents:

  • two-page summary of the academic merit and innovativeness of the monograph/collection
  • cost calculation by the publishing house
  • manuscript on which the calculations have been made (digital)

A copy of the (preliminary) PhD certificate should be included in proposals submitted for the publication of PhD theses supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

List of sponsored projects

2019

Prof. Dr. Michael Dreyer / Dr. Andreas Braune (Jena, Germany)
Das demokratische Gewaltmonopol in der Weimarer Republik, 1918-1924 

PD Dr. Oliver Eberl / Dr. David Salomon / Prof. Dr. Dirk Jörke (Darmstadt, Germany)
Der Blick nach unten: Soziale Konflikte in der Ideengeschichte der Demokratie 

Dr. Claudia Christiane Gatzka (Freiburg, Germany)
Verborgene Stimmen der Demokratie. Politische Repräsentationen des ‚Volkes‘ in der Bundesrepublik, 1945-2000 

Dr. Harm Kaal / Prof. Dr. Wim van Meurs / Prof. Dr. Huub Wijfjes / Prof. Dr. Thomas Mergel (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
The Voice of the People. Popular perceptions of democracy and the mediatisation of politics in Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, c. 1950 – 2000

PD Dr. Jürgen Schraten / Dr. Sean Maliehe / Dr. Carmen Ludwig (Gießen, Germany)
Southern African Democracy and the Utopia of a Rainbow Nation

Important note on submitting applications

Please take a look at the information provided in this section and under General References. We would of course be happy to assist you should you have any further questions.

Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Employer

Berry College

Location

Georgia, United States

Salary

Salary Not specified

Posted

Mar 11, 2021

Position Type

Faculty PositionsSocial & Behavioral SciencesPsychology

Employment Level

Non-Tenured Track

Employment Type

Full Time

The Department of Psychology at Berry College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor to begin August 2021 (with the possibility of renewal). 

Part of the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences, the Psychology Department consists of nine full-time faculty and is consistently ranked as the second largest major (35-45 graduates per year). A vibrant, collegial department committed to providing students with diverse perspectives and experiences, the unusual breadth of the faculty expertise permits it to offer students many curricular options in major content areas, to offer varied research opportunities tailored to students’ interests, and to provide students with meaningful applied opportunities. The department prides itself on the many opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, which is bolstered by the George Scholar program, an endowed financial catalyst for faculty-mentored student research, faculty and student travel, and a lecture series highlighting scholars whose interests align with our faculty-student projects. The department has a particularly strong emphasis on offering practical, firsthand experience in the application of psychology and the development of students’ professional and personal skills through internships and related experiences. The department supports the Applied Behavior Analysis minor, which includes coursework for becoming a Board-Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and is open to all majors across campus.

Faculty teaching in the Psychology Department have the opportunity to develop innovative special topics seminars that push students to think deeply and apply principles of empirical science to contemporary issues marked by respect for diverse perspectives. Overall, our mission is to provide mentored learning and growth experiences to help students reach their potential as leaders in their communities and professions, and to lead lives of integrity and service applying principles of scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and ethical decision making.

The successful candidate must be committed to excellent teaching in a liberal-arts environment, and to becoming an active citizen in departmental affairs. This visiting appointment is a perfect opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience supported by a group of caring and seasoned professors. Departmental faculty are committed to developing the candidate’s proficiency as a teacher/scholar and mentoring them as early-career psychological scientists, especially for faculty hoping to pursue careers at small, teaching-focused liberal -arts institutions. Although open to any specialty in psychology, preference will be given to those with experience teaching Introduction to Psychology or other undergraduate psychology courses. The primary teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Psychology and classes related to one’s area of scholarship or training. Applicants should have a doctorate in psychology or related field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. 

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Applicants should visit our employment website https://berry.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/563BCM1/index.jsp and submit a curriculum vitae; a cover letter containing a summary of research and teaching interests and indicating commitment to the teacher-mentor-scholar model; a transcript; three letters of reference; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate’s teaching approach and experience and goals; and a statement showing the candidate’s commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core.

Specific questions may be sent directly to Dr. Victor Bissonnette vbissonnette@berry.edu