30/07/2021
European Research Council

Research Assistant 2021- 22

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Economics
    Political sciences
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    13/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to one research assistant position linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States.

The Principal Investigator is looking for young political scientists, historians, sociologists or economists – preferably with strong quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of 10 months (until June 2022). The research assistant is expected to work 37.5 hours per week. Salary comes with full social security benefits. The selected RA wil be required to be in residence for the entire period starting September 5, 2021.

The research program is focused on the emergence of mass parties, the choice of electoral institutions, and the final crystallization of different party systems in Europe and North America during the transition to mass democracy (1850-1940). The project will combine innovative statistical, historical and geocoding techniques to explain the formation of diverse party systems as the outcome of political choices made at particular critical junctures that involved the creation of nonsocialist and socialist parties, the mobilization of their corresponding electorates, and the strategic response of political elites (often through the manipulation of electoral laws and sometimes through the creation of new electoral coalitions).

The candidates interested in the position should submit a CV and a motivation letter. All applications submitted before September 1, 2021, will be granted full consideration. Please email them to: Ms. Anna Alsina, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, aalsinak@ub.edu. For further enquiries, candidates can contact the project’s academic coordinator, Prof. Guillem Riambau by email: griambau@ub.edu

 

Gross salary per year

20.400€

 

Required documents

Application letter, Curriculum vitae, etc.

Send your application to:

email

aalsinak@ub.edu

Name

Anna Alsina

email subject

Research Assistant Fellowship IPErG

 

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Sociology: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08034
John M. Keynes, 1-10

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EURAXESS offer ID: 670079

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