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2 PhD Programme positions (Early Stage Researchers) in the Global India Training Network

Call details:

Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (FPSIS) of the University of Warsaw invites applications for 2 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network Global India.

The successful candidates will be employed by the University of Warsaw, FPSIS and will enroll on the PhD programme at the FPSIS (in English) as a mandatory requirement.

Further information about PhD programme can be obtained at: http://www.en.ism.uw.edu.pl/phd-programme/ and http://wnpism.uw.edu.pl/en/programs-of-study/doctorate-ph-d/phd-studies-studies-on-politics-international-relations/

Candidates will do their research under the supervision of Prof. Marian Edward Haliżak and Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski of the Institute of International Relations, The Faculty of Political Science and  International Studies (FPSIS).

 

About the Faculty:

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies is one of the largest teaching and research units of its kind, not only in Poland, but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. We operate as a part of the University of Warsaw, which the largest and the best Polish university.

Four institutes constitute the Faculty: the Institute of Political Science, Institute of International Relations, Institute of Social Policy, and the Institute of European Studies.

 

Project details:

CALL: MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORKS
Call identifier: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

MSCA-ITN-ETN European Training Networks

Project title: Explaining Global India: a multi-sectoral PhD training programme analysing the emergence of India as a global actor (Global India)

 

The GLOBAL INDIA ETN will deliver a world-class multi-sectoral doctoral training programme focused on India’s emergence as a global and regional power, and its relationship with the EU. The European Training Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral network bringing together six leading European universities:

  • Dublin City University (Ireland),
  • Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Spain),
  • King’s College London (UK),
  • KU-Leuven (Belgium),
  • University of Heidelberg (Germany),
  • University of Warsaw (Poland),

with six leading Indian universities:

  • Banaras Hindu University Varanasi,
  • Calcutta University,
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University,
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University,
  • Mumbai University,
  • Jadavpur University,

and six non-university partners:

  • DSC Kimmage (Think Tank, Dublin),
  • PVCHR (Human Rights NGO, Varanasi),
  • NIIT (Commercial Enterprise, Dublin),
  • Observer Research Foundation (Think Tank, New Delhi),
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UK),
  • South Asia Democratic Forum (Think Tank, Brussels).

 

The network will train 15 Early Career Researchers, focusing on both academic excellence and professional, transferable, skills. All researchers will spend a semester in an Indian University and have a work placement in one of the non-university partners. In the four years of the programme there will be 10 network events in both Europe and India.

 

Available positions at FPSIS, University of Warsaw

Fellow                                     ESR1

Host institution                 FPSIS UW (PhD Programme)

Duration                                36 months

Start date                              October 2017

Project subject                  EU-Indian trade negotiations – barriers to progress and opportunities

Supervisor                            Prof. Marian Edward Haliżak (Institute of International Relations, FPSIS, University of Warsaw)

Objectives                                              Complementing the historic analysis of the project above, this project is situated in the current trade negotiation processes and presents an analysis of the dynamics and key actors in this relationship, and explicitly links domestic and geo-political factors to policy and process outcomes

 

Fellow                                     ESR2

Host institution                 FPSIS UW (PhD Programme)

Duration                                36 months

Start date                              October 2017

Project subject                  India’s Strategic Concerns in the Indian Ocean Region

Supervisor                            Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski (Institute of International Relations, FPSIS, University of Warsaw)

Objectives                                              Focuses on India as a regional power. It analyses the sources of tension with China, Pakistan, and other actors with maritime interests. It also conceptualises and discusses the usefulness of the idea of an Indian Ocean Region

 

Benefits

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows enjoy a full time 3 year contract with benefits of full social security, monthly living allowance (approx. 2 180 EUR gross/month), mobility allowance (approx. 600 EUR/month) and family allowance (approx. 250 EUR/month), if applicable.

The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in network-wide training and develop a wide set of research focused and transferable skills at different locations throughout Europe and India, with leading scientists in the field, including secondments in an Indian University and have a work placement in one of the non-university partners.

Requirements

We are looking for motivated researchers with a Master’s degree in International Relations/Political Science/Public Policy or equivalent (early stage researcher) with excellent empirical and theoretical skills as well as good team spirit.

ESR recruitment is also subject to the mobility rule. The applicant may be a national of a Member State, of an Associated Country or of any other third country. Also, the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. Short stays (e.g. holidays) are not taken into account. Applicants who have obtained a doctorate or had more than 4 years full time research experience are ineligible. The ESR will ideally commence PhD enrolment / employment in October 2017.

 

Selection Process – Deadline July 2, 2017

Applications must be submitted by July 2, 2017.

Applicants should send (preferred in one PDF file) documents listed below:

  • Research Track Record and Research Plan
  1. abstract of project proposals (approx. 10 pages on chosen topic: EU-Indian trade negotiations – barriers to progress and opportunities or India’s strategic concerns in the Indian Ocean region);
  2. CV;
  3. cover letter;
  4. information on the applicant’s professional experience (regarding India, in particular);
  5. description of the applicant’s research interests or a preliminary outline of the doctoral thesis (in both cases: together with a list of scientific literature related to the research interests – approx. 10-20 positions);
  6. confirmed information on the applicant’s scientific activity (participation in conferences, scientific clubs and associations, publications) for the last 2 years;

 

  • Admission and Enrolment documents for International PhD Students
  1. personal questionnaire (download)
  2. copy of the passport;
  3. 2 photos (3.5cm/4.5cm);
  4. information on foreign language skills, especially English language skills (certificates, diploma; optionally: the applicant’s declaration of the attained level of language skills in the given foreign language).
  5. application for admission to the Rector of the University of Warsaw including the candidate’s agreement to the financial terms (download);
  6. Master’s degree diploma with the programme of studies (original and English versions);
  7. Bachelor’s degree diploma with the programme of studies (in order to establish equivalence to – or validate as – a Master’s degree thus making the applicant eligible for admission to the studies);

 

🔎 For a more information, please contact Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski (j.zajaczkowski@uw.edu.pl)

📩 Application email: linda.masalska@uw.edu.pl, indicating the fellow reference in the subject.

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