Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Theory/Political Philosophy Charles University, Faculty of Law, Center for Comparative Law Vacancy ID: ERC_CZ_PFUK_03
ERC CZ Project on Identity and Constitutions in the EU and MENA Regions
Head of the project: Dr. Tomas Dumbrovsky, Ph.D. LL.M. J.S.D. (Yale)
Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Theory/Political Philosophy
Salary range: €29.000 – €33.000 p.a.
Application deadline: October 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CET. Application accepted also after the deadline until the position is filled.
Type of contract: Full-time, fixed term for 2 years
Starting date: November 1, 2021
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Ph.D. in Political Science or Philosophy
Experience with discourse analysis
Proficiency in English, good knowledge of French or Italian
List of publications
Contact details of three recommenders (name, position, email, phone number)
Motivation letter: Describe how your research/expertise relates to the project topic (600 words)
Publication sample (in English, ideally single-authored)
Send the application materials in a single pdf document (in the order specified above) and the publication sample (in pdf) with vacancy ID in the subject to vacancies.ERC.CZ@prf.cuni.cz.
The Center for Comparative Law at Charles University Faculty of Law seeks to fill the position of Postdoctoral Researcher with specialization in identity politics and discourse analysis methodology for the ERC CZ Project on Identity and Constitutions in the EU and MENA regions. This interdisciplinary research project investigates the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in forging collective political identity in different cultural environments bringing together constitutional lawyers, political scientists, and sociologists.
The successful candidate will be expected to help developing, in cooperation with the PI, the theoretical framework of the research, to design the discourse analysis methodology for the research, and to conduct independent research in selected areas. The candidate will participate in communicating the project results both to academic audience (conference papers, publications) and the general public (project website, media) and participate in preparation of application for further external funding. He/she may also be required to supervise student research assistants, contribute to lectures and teaching, prepare conferences, peer-review draft papers of other team members, edit and proof-read draft publications, and assist the PI in his research, teaching and outreach tasks.
The candidate must hold a relevant Ph.D. or its equivalent, have a publication track-record in the field, experience with conducting independent research, strong team-working skills, and an interest to work in a multidisciplinary and international research setting. This full-time position is for the fixed term of two years and may be extended depending on further funding availability.