CITSEE Research Fellows Job Positions, UK

Deadline: 31 January 2011
Open to: holders of a Master’s degree in law, political science or a related subject
Salary: £25,001-£28,839

CITSEE is recruiting new research fellows for 2011. Their tasks will primarily be to undertake comparative research on citizenship in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia and across South Eastern Europe.

Applications are invited for three posts of Research Fellow working on a European Research Council funded project on the Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (CITSEE).  CITSEE is a study of the citizenship regimes of the seven successor states of the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia). It is funded by an Advanced Investigator Award for basic research made to Jo Shaw by the European Research Council and runs for five years from 1 April 2009.

As an enthusiastic, articulate and adaptable graduate educated to masters level in law, political science or a related subject, you will bring excellent research, writing and interpersonal skills and a detailed knowledge of South Eastern Europe and/or the former Yugoslavia to the post. You will be principally responsible for preparing a thematic and comparative case study of the citizenship laws and practices of two or more South Eastern European states, but you will also have a range of other responsibilities in relation to the implementation of a major five year project, where you will be working as part of a substantial team based in Edinburgh, led by the Project Leader, Professor Jo Shaw.

More about CITSEE here.

The positions are full time and are available from 1 September 2011 or soon thereafter for twelve months. Appointment will be made on the UE06 scale (£25,001-£28,839).

Application process

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. You will need to complete the relevant application and mandatory forms and you will need to submit two additional documents:  (1) a detailed CV ; (2) covering letter addressing how, in precise terms, your application meets the Person Specification for the post, why you have decided to apply and an indication of what your research proposal will contain (maximum two paragraphs).

Applications are invited for the closing date of 5pm (UK time) 31 January 2011.

Applicants only need to submit one formal application which will be considered in respect of all three vacancies.

You may direct informal enquiries about the posts to Professor Jo Shaw ( or Dr Igor Stiks (

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