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22 · JULIOL · 2022

Vacancies: post-doctoral positions in comparative politics (REPGOV project)

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The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) invites applications for two (2), two-year post-doctoral positions in comparative politics on a project entitled “REPGOV: Representative Government Through Democratic Governance.”  The project is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) advanced grant and led by Professor Anthony Bertelli (Pennsylvania State University and IBEI). REPGOV theoretically and empirically examines the intersection between public administration and democracy in a novel and rigorous way. Information can be found at repgov.eu.

The search is open with respect to region or field of specialization. Comparative institutionalists interested in bureaucracy or courts, comparative behaviorists interested in micro-level beliefs about democracy, formal theorists interested in problems of democracy, and experimentalists conducting laboratory and/or lab-in-the-field experiments are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following areas: formal theory, quantitative methods, experimental methods and mixed methods. Applicants must receive the PhD in political science or a cognate subject before the start date, although appointment as a pre-doctoral researcher until the PhD is conferred is possible. Applicants must have excellent English language skills (i.e., both oral and written fluency).  For applicants with interests in quantitative empirical methods, demonstrable experience with R, Stata and Python for statistical computing is required.

Post-doctoral researchers are core members of the REPGOV team, working in Barcelona. They will be full contributors to scholarly publications in stages 1-3 of REPGOV (see https://repgov.eu/research-design/). We will make every effort to support synergies between the research agendas of post-doctoral researchers and REPGOV as well as to support their academic career development.

Members of the REPGOV team will attend the APSA meetings in Montréal and will be available to meet with applicants.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
The anticipated start date for both positions will be 15 January 2023.

Applications must be submitted via email to the REPGOV project manager, Dr. Alba Solà- Garcia (asola@ibei.org). Each application should include:

  • A current CV
  • Two letters of reference
  • A cover letter explaining how their research interests and background would enhance the REPGOV project