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CFA: one funded PhD Position – “Justice, law and politics of history in Central Europe and/or South East Asia”

Sciences Po Paris is looking for a PhD Candidate to join the “Justice, law and politics of history in Central Europe and/or South East Asia” project funded by the CNRS.

This doctoral thesis will question, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the relationships between justice, law and history (the latter being considered as a sector of public action). The research work may contribute to a diversity of fields, including the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of the public uses of the past and/or the sociology of public action. A consideration of issues of temporalities and spatial differences will be needed. The project should lie at the intersection between political science, history and area studies. Mastering one of the Central European languages is requested, and if fieldwork includes a country in Asia, the idiom of this country should also be mastered.

A least three issues will be explored: the judicial writing of history; historians in the courtroom; the place of judicial matters in the public policies of history – in particular war crime trials and/or trials against political opponents. A consideration of the legal and institutional frameworks within which history is written will combine with a reflection on the political and social uses of history.

In the selection of case studies and the devising of research methods, the student will build upon the literature on entangled history, connected histories, and global history. The time frame of the topic will be closely tied to the construction of cases. Empirical research may focus on any segment of the 20th century.

Working Environment

The selected candidate will enrol in Sciences Po Paris’ doctoral programme and will be part of the Political science doctoral school. The doctoral student will work within the Center for International studies (CERI Sciences Po), CNRS, UMR 7050.

CERI is a multidisciplinary centre for research in the social sciences and humanities that brings together specialists of Russia, Central and Southeast Europe, and Asia – among others.

The PhD will be supervised by Dr. Habil. Nadège Ragaru, Sciences Po (CERI-CNRS).

The doctoral student will take part on the collective life and research activities of the center. 

Constraints and Risks

The doctoral contract includes an obligation to conduct fieldwork. The doctoral student will spend at least three months per year doing field research in order to collect empirical data (through participant observation, interviews, etc.). During these periods, the student will be hosted by the Centre français de recherches en sciences sociales (CEFRES), in Prague, Czech Republic. CEFRES is part of the network of French research institutes abroad (UMIFRE). It offers administrative and logistical support and constitutes a stimulating scientific environment, connected with both local and regional research networks. Depending on the case studies chosen, fieldwork in other countries may be required.

Profile

  • The candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in social sciences (history, anthropology, sociology, political science) with a specialization in Central and Southeast European studies and/or South Asian area studies. He/she must not be enrolled in another doctoral programme. Mastering one of the languages of Central Europe, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe is requested, and if fieldwork includes a country in Asia, the idiom of this country must also be known.
  • The doctoral thesis can be written in French or in English.

Conditions

  • The PhD is funded. The selected PhD candidate will sign a “contrat doctoral” granting 2135 euros (gross salary) per month for a period of three years from 1st of October 2019 to 30th of September 2022.
  • The PhD is funded by the CNRS and is a CNRS doctoral contract.
  • The PhD candidate will conduct his or her work based at the CERI – Sciences Po in Paris, France.

Applications

All applications for the funded PhD position within the framework of the CNRS-funded project have to be made – exclusively by email – to the following address: nadege.ragaru@sciencespo.fr

Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The candidates will apply for thePolitical Science Doctoral Programme.

Please include in the subject of your email: CNRS Project “Justice, law and politics of history in Central Europe and/or South East Asia”

Applications requirements are available on the Doctoral school website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ecole-doctorale/en/content/admission-phd

Attention: You must include the following documents in your application:

  • A thesis project in PDF or Word format (2,000 to 5,000 words maximum)
  • A synopsis of your thesis project (two pages) in PDF or Word format
  • Two academic recommendation
  • A CV
  • Proof of identity
  • A copy of the last completed degree (for the PhD in political science, highest honours on the Masters thesis is required) 
  • Transcripts
  • A signed letter from Nadège Ragaru, indicating that she accepts to supervise your thesis and a letter from the CERI Director indicating that he accepts to host you in the research unit. 

Special deadline

The applications are open till the 9th of September 2019 midnight.

Candidates might be contacted for Skype interview between the 10 and 20 of September 2019.

For all questions regarding the project and the academic profile please contact: nadege.ragaru@sciencespo.fr.

For further information about the CERI, see: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/fr.

For further information about the Doctoral school, see: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ecole-doctorale/fr.

CFA: TWO POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS AT CEFRES – CHARLES UNIVERSITY

Two post-doctoral positions at CEFRES co-funded by the Charles University

Deadline for submission: 2 August 2019
Period: 1st January 2020—31st  December 2021
Application Language: English
Address for submission: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz (please copy the email to adela.landova@cefres.cz)

Two post-doctoral researchers will be recruited from 1st January 2020 for two years at CEFRES. They will be both affiliated to CEFRES and to a relevant department for their research at Charles University. Both post-doctoral researchers will be recruited on the basis of the quality of their research project. The results will be published in October 2019. 

1. CEFRES research areas

The first post-doctoral position is intended for researchers whose research project can be part of one of CEFRES’s three research areas:
Research area 1 – Displacements, “Depaysements” and Discrepancies: People, Knowledge and Practices
Research area 2 – Norms & Transgressions
Research area 3 – Objects, Traces, Mapping: Everyday Experience of Spaces
For equal scientific quality, preference will be given to a project on the social, economic and political transformations of contemporary Central Europe.

2. Research project: TANDEM program

A specific competition to recruit a second post-doctoral researcher whose work covers one out of three possible topics listed below. The selected candidate will work in association with a researcher from the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a researcher assigned by the CNRS within the frame of the TANDEM program.

Topic 1: “Adverbial Experience: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Czech and French Art”

This research project will associate the post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Tomáš Koblížek (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences).
Description: The project will focus on contemporary art (literature, music, plastic art, photography etc.) from the perspective of today aesthetics. The candidate will work in the domain of aesthetics and/or the history of art.

Applicants may contact Mr. Koblížek before applying for any relevant questions on their application at Koblizek [at]flu.cas.cz

Topic 2: “Peace and Environment: Alain Touraine, Eastern Europe and Analysis of Social Movements under Communism”

This research project will associate the post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Doubravka Olšáková (Institute of Contemporary History of the CAS).
Description: Candidates from across social sciences and humanities are invited to explore social movements in Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century. They can also dedicate their research to Alain Touraine’s research under the perspective of sociology or history of science.

Applicants may contact Ms. Olšáková before applying for any relevant questions on their application at olsakova [at]usd.cas.cz.

Topic 3: “ The Europe of Resentment and Rubble: a Confederation of the Vanquished?

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CNRS researcher Michèle Baussant (Institute of Political Social Sciences, University Paris Nanterre).
Description: Mapping interior frontiers, silenced pasts and living memories of displaced post-imperial (European) minorities (ie. Sudeten and Bukovina Germans, Ukrainians from Poland, Italians from Istria, Europeans of Algeria…). 

Applicants may contact Ms. Michèle Baussant before applying for any relevant questions on their application at michele.baussant [at]cnrs.fr.

Application Package

Applicants must submit the complete application package consisting of the following elements:
The application form duly filled in: download HERE. The application form includes the description of the research project which must:

  • specify the name of the TANDEM research project or the CEFRES research area you want to apply to and explain how your research befits it.
  • include an explanation on the methodology and inputs of your own research, as well as a selected bibliography (max. 1 page-long)
  • include expected outcomes (publications, conferences, and so forth).
    • A letter of reference from the former PhD supervisor: download HERE. The letter must mention the title of the PhD, the date of defence etc.
    • A detailed CV
    • A list of publications
    • A copy of the PhD diploma

Application packages must be submitted by 2 August 2019 electronically in an email entitled “YOUR LAST NAME_CEFRES-UK” at: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz (send a copy to his assistant: adela.landova@cefres.cz). Please send the application form in both PDF and as a Word-document. Applicants are welcome to contact the PIs of the research projects they apply to before sending their application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • be high-level young researchers from abroad (non-Czech), who defended their PhD no more than 10 years prior to the application deadline in a university outside the Czech Republic
  • conducting a research befitting one of the research projects described above (or CEFRES research areas)
  • good command of English is mandatory

Framework of the Charles University (UK) and CEFRES co-financed post-doctoral position

As a partner of CEFRES Platform, Charles University recruits two high-quality post-doctoral research fellows who are non-Czech and you have defended their dissertation outside the Czech Republic. They will be assigned to CEFRES, within the frame of the Charles University’s International Post-Doc Research Fund. These two positions are renewable one-year fixed-term contracts and start on 1 January 2020 at CEFRES. The gross monthly salary is 32 000 CZK. UK-CEFRES post-doctoral researchers will be affiliated to both CEFRES and a relevant department of one of the faculties in social sciences and humanities of the Charles University according to their main discipline. They are expected to:

  • contribute through their own research to the research project they apply to
  • take part in the scientific life of CEFRES
  • submit a yearly report on their research advances to the director of CEFRES
  • come to live in Prague from 1 January 2020.

Calls for applications has been published on Charles University’s website. CEFRES will be amongst the hosting institutions of the University Post-Doc Research Fund.

CFA: TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020-2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant).

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CFA (CNRS): TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020-2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social and human sciences. 

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers – one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center) – around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy Grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grants).

The second TANDEM team, based in CEFRES, will work for two years, starting in February 2020. ERC projects can be submitted no more than twice during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020, and then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2020 (the so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the team in the TANDEM program will be appointed for 50% of her/his work time at CEFRES is funded by AV ČR.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and the Charles University.

The constitution of the TANDEM team is planned according to the following agenda:

January 3, 2019: Publication of the call for applications

May 15, 2019: Deadline for the 1st round of applications for CNRS researchers and AV ČR researchers. For CNRS applicants, it is recommended (but not compulsory) to have already found a partner from AV ČR. Applications are to be addressed to CEFRES Director, Mr. Jérôme Heurtaux (jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz) and CEFRES Executive Assistant, Ms. Adéla Landová (adela.landova@cefres.cz). The files for the application are available here:

TANDEM Application Form CNRS
Annex 2 – Letter of commitment of the CAS Researcher
Annex 4 – Letter of commitment of the CNRS Researcher
Annex 5 – Research Project

May 31, 2019: Pre-selection of the 3 best applications by a committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, CEFRES, and CNRS. The pre-selection will be based on the quality of the research projects and their potential for an ERC application.

June 1–5, 2019: Submission by the 3 pre-selected applicants of a project title and a 3-line description for the open call for applications for a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES, co-funded by the Charles University and CEFRES, for 2 years (2020-2022). The call will be advertised on both Charles University‘s and CEFRES‘s websites. See the last CFA (for 2017-2019).

September 15, 2019: Deadline for the 2nd round for the 3 pre-selected researchers (from CNRS and/or AV ČR). The names and details related to their CNRS or AV ČR counterparts within the TANDEM team must be enclosed in these final applications.

October 4, 2019: Selection of the 2020-2022 TANDEM team by the committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, UK, CEFRES, and CNRS. The final selection will be based on the potential of the team for the ERC application.

November 2019: Deadline for application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team to CNRS for a 7 months-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020.

March 2020: Deadline for the application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team for her/his two-year “affectation” at CEFRES (September 2020–August 2022).

Contacts

Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find a potential AV ČR research partner, to the following coordinators: 

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.
E-mail: petrasova@udu.cas.cz

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM program. The CEFRES Director may help CNRS (or AV ČR) applicants to find potential AV ČR (or CNRS) research partners.
E-mail: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz

Denisa Jetelinová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287.
E-mail: jetelinova@kav.cas.cz

CFA (AV ČR): TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR, 2020–2022

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the second call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities. 

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy Grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grants).

The second TANDEM team will work for two years, starting in February 2020. It will be based at CEFRES. ERC projects may be submitted no more than twice during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020, then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2020 (so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the team in the TANDEM program will be appointed for 50% of her/his work time at CEFRES is funded by AV ČR.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and the Charles University.

The constitution of the TANDEM team is planned according to the following agenda:

January 3, 2019: Publication of the call for applications.

 May 15, 2019: Deadline for the 1st round of applications for CNRS researchers and AV ČR researchers. For AV ČR applicants, it is recommended (but not compulsory) to have already found a partner from CNRS. Applications are to be addressed to the Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1, (stefanova@kav.cas.cz). You can download the application form and annexes here:

TANDEM Application Form AV ČR
Annex 2 – Letter of commitment of the CAS Researcher
Annex 4 – Letter of commitment of the CNRS Researcher
Annex 5 – Research Project

May 31, 2019: Pre-selection of the 3 best applications by a committee composed of representatives from the AV ČR, CEFRES, UK, and CNRS. The pre-selection will be based on the quality of the research projects and their potential for an ERC application.

June 1–5, 2019: Submission by the 3 AV ČR pre-selected applicants of a project title and 3-line description for the open call for applications for a post-doctoral researcher at CEFRES, co-funded by the Charles University and CEFRES, for 2 years (2020-2022). The call will be advertised on both Charles University’s and CEFRES’s websites.

September 15, 2019: Deadline for the 2nd round for the 3 pre-selected researchers (from CNRS and/or AV ČR). The name and details related to their CNRS or AV ČR counterpart within the TANDEM team must be enclosed in these final applications.

October 4, 2019: Selection of the 2020-2022 TANDEM team by the committee. The final selection will be based on the potential of the team for an ERC application. Among the members of the commission nominated by AV ČR are the CEFRES Director and representatives from CNRS and UK.

November 2019: Deadline for application of the CNRS researcher of the TANDEM team to CNRS for a 7 months-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2020.

March 2020: Deadline for the application of the CNRS researcher of the selected TANDEM team for her/his two-year “affectation” at CEFRES (September 2020–August 2022).

Contacts

Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find a potential CNRS research partner, to the following coordinators:

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.
E-mail: petrasova@udu.cas.cz

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM project. The CEFRES Director may help AV ČR (or CNRS) applicants find potential CNRS (or AV ČR) research partner.
E-mail: jerome.heurtaux@cefres.cz

Denisa Jetelinová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287.
E-mail: jetelinova@kav.cas.cz

Post-Doctoral Position in Anthropology and Related Disciplines at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Deadline for applications: 20 August 2018
Duration: January 2019—December 2020
Where: Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague in cooperation with CEFRES
Salary: around 30.000 CZK (gross-monthly)

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who would enrich
our international Prague-based team working on the project titled Bewildering Boar:
Changing Cosmopolitics of the Hunt in Europe and Beyond.

Eurasian wild pigs (Sus scrofa) feature regularly in European public discourse, for their numbers have been rising spectacularly across the continent. While in some parts of Europe this by now synanthropic species generates sympathy, in other places humans have declared war on wild boars for causing extensive damage to landscapes, agriculture, transportation networks and so on. In this context we are asking how the Eurasian wild pig has featured in human lives, and vice versa, in dynamically changing socio-environmental contexts. We expect our new colleague to join our efforts in focusing empirically on human-pig (wild or domestic) relations. We are open-minded and ready to take on board any relevant perspective from anthropology of science to legal anthropology or indeed from related disciplines. More info about the project and its members could be found at https://boar.hypotheses.org

Eligibility

The candidate should have obtained her/his PhD degree in anthropology or another closely related fieldno earlier than 30 September 2016 and no later than 30 September 2018. (Exception could apply to those who spent time at parental leave or placement abroad – relative to the country where they received their PhD.) Please get in touch to consult the details.

We expect the successful candidate to reside in Prague and pursue the fieldwork anywhere in Europe or beyond. Note however, that our research funds are limited and you might need to rise extra research funding. 

If interested please send your CV and a short project description (max. 500 words) stating how your research agenda could be integrated into the Bewildering Boar project by
20 August 2018. If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us!

Contacts

Ludek Broz
broz@eu.cas.cz

Virginie Vate
virginie.vate@netcourrier.com

Anibal Arregui
arregui@cefres.cz