PhD Candidate (REFLEX project)
ARENA announces a PhD fellowship within political theory and/or public administration. The position is part of the research project ‘Democracy and Expert Rule: The Quest for Reflexive Legitimacy’ (REFLEX).
Application deadline: 12 March 2017.
The position forms part of the research project ‘Democracy and Expert Rule: The Quest for Reflexive Legitimacy’ (REFLEX), which is financed by the Research Council of Norway's FRIPRO Toppforsk grant. REFLEX studies expertise in European decision making; how it is practised and whether it can be justified. REFLEX enquires into the legal, organisational and political parameters for authorising and holding different depoliticized bodies, e.g., agencies and the European Central Bank, to account. See more information about REFLEX.
The PhD fellow will be part of the research group led by Erik O. Eriksen at ARENA Centre for European Studies, which focuses on European depoliticized decision-making. The announced position is for a duration of three years, fully devoted to research with no duty work, leading to completion of a doctoral degree.
Desired qualifications and personal skills
Applicants must hold a master’s degree in a relevant discipline within the social sciences or law, which meets the requirements of enrollment in the PhD-programme. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.
Applicants must submit a project proposal of up to 5 pages outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, empirical case selection, the choice of theory and method, and a timetable. It is presupposed that the candidate is able to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The applicant’s project proposal should be on the legitimacy of European agencies.
Expected start date is 1 August 2017. Applications must be submitted in the online application portal by 12 March 2017.