|PhD in Global Governance
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
|Scholarship / Financial aid: a monthly salary of € 2042+allowance for removal costs+office space and PC
Date: 3 or 4 years
Deadline: 17 September 2012
Open to: applicants who have completed a research master (MSc, MPhil) in International Relations, Political Science, Law
The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University offers three PhD positions within the NWO VIDI project “No carrots, no sticks: How do peer reviews among states acquire authority in global governance?”.
The successful candidates will pursue a PhD project within the broad subject area of peer reviews among states in international organizations. At the same time, they will contribute to the research project “No carrots, no sticks: How do peer reviews among states acquire authority in global governance?” This project researches the conditions under which the recommendations that states make to each
other through peer reviews develop authority despite the lack of incentives or enforcement mechanisms. The project will look at three different international organizations (EU; OECD; United Nations family) and three policy areas (the fight against corruption; environmental and energy policy; economic policies).
The three PhD candidates will each work primarily in one of the three policy areas covered by the project (the fight against corruption; environmental and energy policy; economic policies). They are invited to develop own research interests within the thematic framework of the project for the purpose of their PhD theses. They are expected to
contribute to the general project in the form of fieldwork and single-authored or co-authored publications. The PhD candidates will be based at Maastricht University. They will be enrolled in one of the Netherlands Graduate Research Schools as well as in the graduate school of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. Their PhD projects will be supervised by Dr. Thomas Conzelmann (Maastricht University) and one or two other professors
from Maastricht University. The appointment of candidates will be in the amount of 0,75 fte for four years or 1,0 fte for three years.
Candidates who choose the 0,75 fte option may teach in the amount of 0,25 fte within the BA and MA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.
Starting date: preferably 1 January 2013.
We seek candidates with strong academic abilities and the ambition to become excellent researchers. You have completed a research master (MSc, MPhil) or an equivalent 2-year degree in International Relations, Political Science, Law or a neighbouring discipline.
Outstanding candidates with a 1-year regular master can be accepted in exceptional cases. You possess strong analytical skills and the capacity to work independently and well-organized. Ideally, you have already been involved in academic research projects. You are willing to travel for the fieldwork and valorization activities involved in
the project. You are fluent in written and spoken English. Additional language competences (in particular French) are an asset. While the working language in the project is English, you will have the opportunity to follow Dutch courses.
What we have to offer
We offer a contract of 0,75 fte for 4 years or 1,0 fte for three years. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for another two or three years (depending on type of contract). Compensation will be according to standard salary levels for PhD candidates, starting with a monthly
salary of € 2042,- gross in the first year, growing to € 2612,- gross a month in the fourth year (based on a full-time appointment). The gross yearly salary, according to standard salary levels for PhD candidates, is about € 28.498,- during the first year, with a yearly growth to about € 36.453,- during the fourth year (based on a
full-time appointment). If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for removal costs.
You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.
Any informal inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Dr. T Conzelmann,
Tel. +31 (0)43 388 2066, email@example.com .
Further information on the research project may be accessed onhttp://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/conzelmann (menu item research).
Candidates are invited to submit their application, consisting of:
1. A letter with motivation stating the candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position as well as the preferred period of contract and the preferred policy field in which she or he wants to work;
2. A CV, including any relevant previous research experience, publications, and grants and prizes (if applicable);
3. A list of marks of both your Bachelor and Master studies;
4. An indication of research interests within the framework of the project (1 page A4).
The deadline for submitting your application is 17 September 2012.
Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office: firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning
the reference number AT2012.123
- We expect to notify you around 24 September 2012
- Interviews will take place around 10 October 2012
- Final information about selection will be sent out around 17 October 2012.
- Starting date of the contracts is preferably on 1 January 2013.