Junior Visiting Researcher in Romani Studies

Position: 
Researcher
Status: 
Full-time
Application deadline date: 
June 25, 2019
Starting date : 
August 1, 2019

Starting date (August 1, 2019) is negotiable.

The Romani Studies Program (RSP) of the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a Junior Visiting Researcher in Romani Studies position as part of the Roma in European Societies (RES) initiative. The position is for one year. The Junior Visiting Researcher will work closely with the CEU Chair of Romani Studies.

CEU's Roma in European Societies is a collaborative initiative supporting efforts to improve the situation of Roma in all sectors at the local, national and regional levels through teaching, course development, research, leadership development and community outreach. RES is funded by the Velux Foundations, Roma Education Fund and the OSF Roma Initiatives Office.
For more information, please visit https://romanistudies.ceu.edu/.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Junior Visiting Researcher will contribute to RES activities by carrying out his/her own research projects. The research projects would preferably focus on the following topics: Antigypsyism, Economic and Other Forms of Oppression of Roma, Representation of Roma in Media, Social and Political Mobilization of Roma, or Roma Representation and Leadership. Other activities might include organizing seminars, conferences, debates and other events or tasks assigned by the Chair of Romani Studies. The Junior Visiting Researcher will be based at the CEU RSP premises in Budapest, Hungary.

Qualifications:

• Applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities and have previous research and/or professional experience working with Roma communities.
• Applicants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in English (speaking and writing), as this is the working language of the program. They must have a demonstrated record of policy engagement.

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

How to apply

Please note that former awardees may apply for a second round of funding only if there is a 5-year-period between the two RES fellowships.

Applicants need to submit:

• A description of research proposal stating the aim, objectives, activities, results, and risks (max. 3,500 words).
• A CV including information about previous important work and publications, as well as a record of policy engagement and/or responsibilities (max. 5 pages).
• The names and email addresses of two referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Romani Studies Program (res@ceu.edu)

Please send your complete application package to:
advert037@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2019/037

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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