Research Fellow at The College of Europe, Warsaw

Deadline: 13 May 2016
Open to: scholars with a doctorate, preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics with a very good command of English
Fellowship: a two-year contract with an internationally competitive remuneration


The College of Europe is seeking applications for the position of one full-time Research Fellow, covering the southern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), with an expected starting date of 1 September 2016 or earlier. The position will be held within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair.

Under the supervision of the Chairholder, Prof. Tobias Schumacher, the post-holder will be responsible for:

  • Тhe pursuit of research activities focusing on the southern dimension of the ENP and leading to high-level academic publications;
  • Аctive participation in the organisation of seminars, workshops and conferences in the framework of the ENP Chair;
  • Аctive participation in joint projects and external missions undertaken in the framework of the Chair;
  • Аctive participation in the Horizon2020 project “MEDRESET” to which the ENP Chair contributes;
  • Contributing to the academic program and providing academic support for students undertaking Master Theses related to the ENP;
  • Contributing to the implementation of the objectives of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair.


  • A doctorate, preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics;
  • A very good command of English and preferably French (good knowledge of other languages spoken in the southern neighbourhood desirable);
  • Good team working skills and organizational skills;
  • A demonstrated interest ideally in issues related to security, state-building, political transition, radicalization, in the field of ENP, EU foreign policy making, and the EU’s southern neighbourhood;
  • A proven track record of research and academic publications in the field of the ENP and/or politics in the EU’s southern neighbourhood;
  • A sense of responsibility and initiative, results-orientation, and a sense for continuous improvement;
  • ICT skills and the ability to use current IT tools.


The College offers:

  • An excellent academic setting and an international working environment;
  • A two-year contract (subject to a three months probationary period) under Polish law, renewable;
  • An internationally competitive remuneration.

How to apply?

The following documents should be submitted by 13 May 2016 via e-mail to:

  • Applications in English;
  • Comprising a letter of motivation;
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
  • And the names of two referees. 

For more information, please visit the official website.

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