MINELRES: ECMI Call for Applications: three positions as Senior Research Associate

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Sun Nov 29 13:46:21 2009


Original sender: William McKinney <mckinney@ecmi.de>


ECMI Call for Applications

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for
three positions as Senior Research Associate within the field of
"Minority Studies". Minority Studies at ECMI cover research on national
and ethnic minority issues in Europe. 

The positions

We are currently restructuring our research and advisory services, and
the new colleagues will have the opportunity to be an integral part of
designing ECMI's portfolio for the next strategic period. They will each
head up a research and competence unit in the following thematic areas:

Justice & Governance
Conflict & Security 
Culture & Diversity

Responsibilities include conducting applied research as well as
knowledge dissemination and transfer within the thematic area.
Co-operation with the other thematic areas in multi-disciplinary
research projects as well as with ECMI's non-resident research network
is also part of the responsibilities. The new colleagues are also
expected to take a lead in developing the thematic areas further and for
this reason we ask applicants to describe in max. 500 words how they see
their own research plans and their publication record in relation to
their potential contributions to and visionary development of one of the
three research areas. Other responsibilities include networking with
both relevant academic institutions and national/international
organizations and media active in the area of minority politics as well
as project management and supervision of younger members of research
staff.

Candidates for the three positions are required to document as a minimum
a PhD-degree in relevant disciplines. Experience from post-doc positions
or similar is an asset. Prior knowledge from the field of Minority
Studies is an advantage. Good research skills, the ability to work in a
team, documented networking skills as well as good communication skills
in written and spoken English are necessary. Experience with consultancy
contracts and training of public servants is welcome. Knowledge of
German is an asset.

Contracts are offered for three years with renewal options. ECMI is a
German-Danish intergovernmental foundation and the remuneration follows
the German TVoD system. Candidates without German language skills are
expected to acquire these within a year or two. The successful candidate
is expected to take up residence in or near Flensburg. ECMI is an equal
opportunities institution and strives to achieve parity between women
and men thus explicitly welcoming applications from women as well as
from candidates of any social, racial or ethnic background. ECMI is a
non-smoking environment. 

About us 

ECMI is an international cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
research and competence institution working directly with governments,
civil society and international organisations in Europe. ECMI aims to
provide governments and the public debate with relevant information and
analysis as well as to influence the European agenda-setting in the area
of minority politics. In collaboration with our field offices in Georgia
and Kosovo and in co-operation with academic institutions, ECMI conducts
applied research, training and advisory services in the area of
minority-majority relations. ECMI also co-operates with local
universities and ECMI research staff teaches relevant courses. See
further www.ecmi.de.

We offer an international and multilingual working environment with
varied tasks and opportunities for travel. Our management structure is
flat with a high degree of independence in senior research positions and
opportunity to influence the work of the institution. We value openness,
dialogue and team-spirit and focus on excellence, flexibility and mutual
respect. ECMI is located in Flensburg, at the German-Danish border - a
provincial town where two cultures live side-by-side and the quality of
living is good (www.flensburg.de). In addition to clean sea air, plenty
of out-door and water sports activities, Flensburg offers low living
costs and good schools in both the German and the Danish school systems.
Flensburg is also within four hours travel of eleven good universities. 

Applications

In addition to the research and vision statement requested, interested
applicants are asked to submit a CV, a publications list specifying
publications in English that are considered to be particularly relevant
for the position. Short-listed candidates may be asked to provide copies
of publications. Applications for more than one thematic area will not
be accepted. Application material should be marked "SRA" followed by the
name of the relevant thematic area. It may be sent electronically to Ms.
Gisa Marehn (marehn[@]ecmi.de) no later than 4 January 2010. Interviews
with short-listed candidates are planned for end January or early
February 2010. For further information about the positions, contact Dr.
Tove H. Malloy (malloy[@]ecmi.de). For information about living in
Flensburg, contact Ms. Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen
(Hansen[@]ecmi.de).

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