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August 23, 2007

Postdoctoral funding: OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Two Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline: 15 September 2007
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The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Political Science or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment of a course on either Topics in Comparative Politics (for instance Processes and Institution) or Topics in International Relations (for instance Development Studies and Political Economy). These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from January 14, 2008 through May 30, 2008 (with a break in March). The period of contract is from January 1 to May 31, 2008. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students, 4 hours a week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional time will be needed.

3) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of 20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week.
During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a sample syllabus of a previously taught class, a short summary of their research project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to t.epkenhans@osce-academy.net until September 15, 2007. With any questions on this call, please contact us.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program Political Science for the spring semester 2008.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover - a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek; b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any; c) Housing will be provided by the Academy; d) Honorarium of 600 Euros per month for teaching the 3 credit hour course; e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee; f) office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities.
NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

Dr. Tim Epkenhans
OSCE Academy
Bishkek - Kyrgyz Republic

Posted by meloches at August 23, 2007 05:36 PM