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Venues: Flensburg (Germany)
Period: Jan. 1, 2011 - Ongoing
Application deadline: Nov. 21, 2011
A job vacancy has been announced for the post of Senior Research Associate at the European Center for Minority Issues. The Center is located in Flensburg (Germany).
Candidates are required to document a Phd-degree in law, political or social science as well as experience from previous research positions. Prior knowledge from the field of Minority Studies and the European minority rights regime is required. Independent research skills, the ability to work in a team and guide younger researchers, as well as good communication skills in written and spoken English are necessary. Experience as consultant and with training of public servants is welcome. Knowledge of German is an asset. Candidates without German language skills are expected to acquire these within a year or two.
The successful candidate will head up our research cluster on "Culture and Diversity". Responsibilities include conducting applied research as well as knowledge dissemination and transfer within the thematic area. Co-operation with the other ECMI clusters in multi-disciplinary research projects as well as with ECMI’s non-resident research network is also part of the responsibilities. The new colleague will take a lead in developing further the thematic area of the cluster, and for this reason we ask applicants to submit a Vision Statement (max 300 words). Other responsibilities include networking with relevant academic institutions and national/international organizations as well as media active in the area of minority rights and politics. The candidate will also be responsible for project management and supervision of younger members of research staff. Some travel is required.
Full job description can be found online here
In addition to the Vision Statement, interested applicants are asked to submit a CV and a publications list specifying publications in English that are considered to be particularly relevant for the position. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide copies of publications.
Application material should be marked "SRA Culture and Diversity". It may be sent electronically to Ms. Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen (hansen[at]ecmi.de) no later than 21 November 2011. Interviews with short-listed candidates are planned for mid December 2011.
European Center for Minority Issues
address: Schiffbrucke 12
24939 Flensburg, Germany
tel.: 0049.461.14149 - 70
fax: 0049.461.14149 - 19