The YUFE consortium, of which the University of Antwerp is part, has vacancies for 7 post-docs in the area of European identity. The postdoc positions are open to promising early career researchers holding a PhD (for less than three years). The programme is targeted at researchers from the Social Sciences, Humanities, and any other relevant field concerning the YUFE focus theme ‘European identity and responsibilities in a global world’.
The position at the UAntwerp is envisaged to work at GOVTRUST, the interdisciplinary Centre of Research Excellence, which studies ‘trust and distrust in multi-level governance’. GOVTRUST is an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence, bringing together expertise in public administration, political science, public law, communication sciences and behavioral economics. See for more information: www.uantwerpen.be/govtrust .
Also, candidates which apply to the other involved universities could have the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence for a mobility stay (a mobility stay at one of the involved YUFE universities is inherently part of the YUFE postdoc positions).
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (CEST) on Friday, January 8, 2021. Applicants need to have the support of two faculty members – one at the University of Antwerp, one at your prospective (main) partner university. You propose these mentors together with your application. Both have to confirm their willingness to engage in mentoring.
If you apply for the postdoc position at GOVTRUST – please make sure that your research proposal links well with both the overall theme of the YUFE call ‘‘European identity and responsibilities in a global world‘ as well as the research themes of GOVTRUST (related to issues of trust and legitimacy in EU/multi-level context).
Applicants must be early career researchers who have completed their PhD no earlier than 3 years before the start of the programme. Thus, the PhD must have been completed on or after 1 September, 2018.
The specific call for the postdoc position at the University of Antwerp (GOVTRUST): https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/jobs/vacatures/vacatureyufe/
The general YUFE call: https://yufe.eu/yufe/postdoc-call/