Sunday, June 8, 2014

FYI: Job

Position available in the international research project 'Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond' at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

We are currently recruiting a researcher (part-time 50%) for the international research project oeIntra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond (ISSICEU) . The fixed-term position starts on August 1, 2014 and lasts until December 31, 2016. Financed by the EU, ISSICEU is an interdisciplinary consortium project which comprises seven research institutions based in Western and Eastern Europe. It aims at both academic and policy-oriented output (for more information, visit Within the framework of ISSICEU, SWPTMs sub-project explores the role of Turkey in the Caucasus and in particular Turkish influences on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. While empirically the sub-project focuses on civil society, security and military policy as well as economic relations, on the theoretical level it aims at contributing to the interface between Political Sociology and International Relations.

Beginning on August 1, 2014 and limited until December 31, 2016 we are hiring a team member (part-time 50%) for this particular sub-project. S/he will cover for maternity leave until March 31, 2015 and continue to contribute to the projectTMs successful implementation until its completion.

Qualifications: * Excellent knowledge of the Caucasus, preferably through field research carried out in the region * Above-average academic degree (MA) in the social sciences, preferably in political science, sociology, political geography or anthropology * Distinct interest in empirical and theory-oriented research * Experience of working with qualitative-interpretive methods * Fluency in Russian and English required, Turkish and/or German language skills are a plus The position may be used for working toward further academic credentials (PhD or post-doc).

Remuneration will be in accordance with the public sector collective wage agreement (TVöD), remuneration group E 13. SWP promotes gender equality and particularly encourages women to apply.

The application deadline is June 17, 2014.

Please send your application to:
SWP Personalreferat Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4
10719 Berlin
or as an electronic version to:

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