CfA: Fellowship in European security and defence policy, Prague
- Datum: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 11:41:23 +0200
Position of Pre-doctoral Research Fellow
in European security and defence policy
Application deadline 15 May 2001. Appointment as of 1 September
A pre-doctoral research fellow is required for the project "Bridging
the Accountability Gap in European Security and Defence Policy" (ESDP
Democracy)for up to 24 months at the Institute of International
Relations, Prague (IIR).
The researcher will be one of several 'pre-' and four 'post-doc'
researchers in ESDP Democracy. The researcher will share in the
responsibility for IIR's link to the other partners, for the
accession countries and civil-military relations aspect of the
programme and for the organisation of commo n workshops. One workshop
on "ESDP and accession countries" will be organised by IIR in 2003.
The researcher will assist the post-doc research fellow in organising
At IIR the researcher will be working with one 'post-doc' research
fellow of the ESDP Democracy project and several IIR researchers,
focusing on European security and defence policy and civil-military
The researcher is expected to develop her/his own project within the
programme in co-operation with partner institutions and subject to
approval by IIR. The project should study aspects of the ESDP that
are relevant to EU accession countries and how these relate to the
democratic accountability of the European security and defence
policy. We also expect the researcher to contribute to other related
ongoing projects at IIR.
The successful candidate will have:
* A university degree in a relevant field. (Diploma and CV should
be attached to application.)
* Keen interest in security and defence policy and/or means to
ensure democratic accountability in this area. Selected work in this
area (article/chapter, thesis etc.) of the candidates may be
* Fluent or very good English. Other languages are preferable but
* Organisational skills, initiative and the will and ability to
work as part of a team.
* Enrolment in a University PhD program or planning to do so by
The project is financed by the Research and Training Network (RTN) of
the European Commission, and follows RTN rules of employment. This
means that the researcher must be un der 35 years of age at the time
of appointment (exceptions are made for military or alternative ser
vice and childbirth). The researcher must be a national of the EU or
an Associate country or have b een resident in the EU-area for the
previous five years. However, Czech citizens cannot apply for t he
'pre-doc' position hosted by IIR, and neither can others who have
been living continuously in th e Czech Republic for 12 of the last 24
months prior to the appointment.
IIR will be granting salaries according to RTN rules. Gross monthly
salary is in the range of EURO 1,000 (minimum) and 1,250 (maximum)
depending on experience. Czech social and health security compu lsory
contributions apply. IIR is an equal opportunity employer and women
are especially encouraged to apply.
The project is described on the RTN web site: www.esdpdemocracy.net.
For more information on RTN job at IIR please contact Radek Khol, e-
Applications with diploma, CV, a brief note on current research and
an article/chapter of own choice should be marked "ESDP Democracy"
and posted to IIR Director: Jiri Sedivy, Institute of International
Relations, Nerudova 3, Praha 1-Mala Strana,118 00, Czech Republic.