The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is now seeking RESEARCHERS for the programme period of 1.1.2014-31.12.2016 to the following research programmes:
The European Union Research Programme. The programme focuses on the EU’s main trends of development, the external relations of the Union, and its political system and economy. Nordic policies in a changing global environment are another focus of the programme.
The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme. The programme focuses on Russia’s foreign and security policy, the country’s internal political development, and the special characteristics of its political system. Another focus area is the foreign policy and international position of the partner countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership (Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, and Moldova among others).
The Global Security Research Programme. The programme focuses on the global power structure and the development of global governance, international energy and climate policy, and European security policy and its key institutions. The geopolitical emphasis of the research is on the United States, China, and the emerging powers.
The study of Arctic politics will be incorporated into one of the Institute’s research programmes, once the focus of this field of research has been further defined.
Applications are welcome from researchers in different stages of their research careers, both at doctoral and master’s levels. Successful performance in this position requires expertise in the subject area of the research programme, and readiness to work in a think-tank type community of researchers. An excellent disposition for teamwork and good English skills are advantages.
Applications are to be written in English. They must be addressed to the Director of the Institute and submitted to the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, PO Box 400, FI-00161 Helsinki, Finland (street address Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, Helsinki). Applications may also be submitted by e-mail to kirjaamo©fiia•fi (kirjaamo©fiia•fi) . The final deadline for applications is 23 May 2013, 4:15 p.m. Finnish time. The application must specify which research programme is being applied for. Applications will not be returned.
Applications should include a CV (max. 5 pages) specifying the principal scientific qualifications and achievements and other evidence of competence and distinctions, and a separate list of publications. A preliminary research plan is also requested, indicating the research work that the applicant plans to carry out during the programme period.
Further details of the research work and other FIIA activities are available on our website at www.fiia.fi. For more information on the duties of researchers in the European Union Research Programme and in the Global Security Research Programme, please contact Institute Director Teija Tiilikainen, tel. +358 9 432 7701 on 15 May at 10-11 a.m. or 21 May at 10.30-12 a.m., or e-mail teija•tiilikainen©fiia•fi (teija•tiilikainen©fiia•fi) . For more information on the duties of researchers in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme, please contact Programme Director Arkady Moshes, tel. +358 9 432 7750 on 15 May at 10-12 a.m. or 22 May at 10-12 a.m., or e-mail arkady•moshes©fiia•fi (arkady•moshes©fiia•fi) .
The THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration distinguishes an excellent piece of work of a junior researcher in the field of European integration, which analyses an on-going challenge for the European Union and its member states:
* with regard to the institutions, policies or policymaking processes of the European Union or
* from a comparative perspective across the member states of the European Union,
* recommending potential institutional or policy solutions.
The rewarded work will be a Ph.D. thesis or a publication in a major journal (published within the last three years from application deadline). Disciplines covered include especially – but not exclusively – political or social sciences. There is no nationality or geographical criteria for selection. THESEUS accepts both direct applications and nominations through third parties.
The award is endowed with 3000 €and the winner will be involved into the activities of the THESEUS network. The public presentation will take place in October 2013.
THESEUS is a common initiative of the Centre d’études européennes de Sciences Po Paris, the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne, the Trans European Policy Studies Association and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Cologne. Its aim is to establish a European network of thinkers, actors and ideas and to foster an open and constructive dialogue between academia and politics about the future challenges of Europe. Emerging from a Franco-German initiative, THESEUS is striving to enhance the mutual understanding of societies in Europe.
Applications: Deadline 15/06/2013
Please send your informal application, consisting of a two-page summary of your work, your academic CV (including publications) and situating your work in your on-going research and academic activities, as well as a copy of your Ph.D. thesis or publication by 15/06/2013 via e-mail to Mirja Schröder, Dipl. Vw. (mirja•schroeder©uni-koeln•de). The language of the application dossier is English; there is no language criterion for publication or Ph.D. thesis.