Doctoral Researcher Political Philosophy
Global Justice and Global Democracy
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies of K.U.Leuven is seeking to recruit.
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, a K.U.Leuven Centre of Excellence, hosts a 7-year research programme on 'Global Governance and Democratic Government' (2010-2017). This research programme aims at the construction of a new paradigm for democratic global governance.
You are part of an interdisciplinary group of scholars conducting research on 'Global Governance and Democratic Government'.
You conduct doctoral research - as part of the research programme on 'Global Governance and Democratic Government' - in the area of political philosophy.
You specialize in normative political philosophy, with emphasis on analyzing the ideals of global justice and of transnational or global democracy. Your analysis will serve as the theoretical backdrop for the construction of a paradigm for global governance practices which satisfy the demands of democracy and justice.
You publish and hold presentations on topics related to international political theory.
Within a four-year time span, your academic research will result in the submission and defence of a PhD-dissertation.
You obtained a Master in Philosophy with a clear and demonstrable interest in political philosophy.
You have excellent command of English.
Foreign experience and knowledge - preferably an additional degree - of law, political science, sociology or linguistics are a plus.
During your studies you obtained excellent results from a leading university. Preferably, you graduated with great distinction (magna cum laude).
You are open to interdisciplinary research.
You are able to work in a research team involving junior and senior colleagues and can organize your own activities.
You are able to handle stress and deadlines and are familiar with multi-tasking.
You have excellent reporting, writing and presentation skills.
We offer an employment as full-time doctoral researcher starting on 1 November 2010 for 1 year, renewable up to 4 years.
Please visit www.kuleuven.be/vacatures and apply online. Applications (including cover letter, CV, and the names of two referees whom we may approach prior to appointment) must be received no later than 31 August 2010. K.U.Leuven carries out an equal opportunity and diversity policy.
For more information about the job description, please contact Prof. Dr. Helder De Schutter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, please visit www.globalgovernancestudies.eu