Research Associate for Department of Political Sciences Ghent University, Department of Political Sciences

Research Associate


Last application dateJun 30, 2017 14:17
DepartmentPS03 - Department of Political Sciences
ContractLimited duration
DegreeMaster’s degree in Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment
Occupancy rate100%
Vacancy TypeResearch staff

Job description

 

The research group GASPAR (www.gaspar.ugent.be) is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic colleague to prepare a doctoral dissertation on the quality of MPs. You will develop a method to measure the quality of parliamentary work. This will enable you to explain differences in quality between MPs and assess whether quality has an impact on the selection by the party and the voter. We offer a full-time fully funded Ph.D. position for 4 years.

 

Profile of the candidate

  • You have a great interest and enthusiasm for scientific research

  • You are able to manage a research project

  • You have verry good study results

  • You have knowledge of or are interested in quantitative research methods

  • You have good writing skills

  • You are willing to participate to international conferences and to publish in international scientific journals

  • You are willing to prepare a doctoral dissertation (including the doctoral training programme)

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Political Science, Sociology, Public Policy or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment

 

How to apply

 

You can apply for this position until June 30, 2017. Send an application letter, a cv (including an overview of study results) and an essay (1 page maximum) on (an aspect of) the theme of this research to Prof. N. Bouteca (nicolas.bouteca@ugent.be). For more information on this vacancy or the research please contact prof. N. Bouteca. Job interviews will be held in early July. Your appointment will start on September 4, 2017 at the earliest.


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