4 Postdoc Positions in Contemporary European Studies, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam. Deadline: 02/05/2016
The Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies ACCESS EUROPE is an UvA-VU Amsterdam Academic Alliance initiative. As a joint venture of the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam, ACCESS EUROPE is an institutional platform for research, education and public debate on Europe, the European Union and its member states. ACCESS EUROPE has two principal goals. The first is to promote co-operation in research and education between faculties at both universities. The second is to create a forum for dialogue and exchange on urgent questions concerning the dynamics and direction of contemporary Europe between academic researchers and a wide range of public and private stakeholders.
The UvA faculties of Law, Humanities, and Social and Behavioural Sciences, and the VU faculties of Law and Social Sciences participate. ACCESS EUROPE covers six main themes: European law and governance; European constitutionalism; political economy of integration and welfare; European politics and society; European identity and culture; Europe and the world. Each theme is led by theme leaders coming from both universities. ACCESS EUROPE is hosted by the UvA Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
Starting 1 September 2016, ACCESS EUROPE offers four postdoctoral research positions for the duration of one year. The selected candidates will be working at one of the participating faculties of the UvA or the VU in one of the themes of ACCESS EUROPE:
• European Law and Governance;
• European Constitutionalism;
• Political Economy of Integration and Welfare;
• European Politics and Society;
• European Identity and Culture and
• Europe and the World.
Priority will be given to applications for the themes European Constitutionalism, Political Economy of Integration and Welfare, European Identity and Culture, and Europe and the World, although applications for other themes will be considered too.