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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

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    30/09/2022 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
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Professor María Angustias Parejo Fernández, from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (for more information about the 2022 call, please consult: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 members of staff, the UGR offers over 70 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s degrees (9 of which are international double degrees) and 28 doctoral programmes via its 127 departments and 22 centers. Accordingly, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the institution’s commitment to continuously improving its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields and ranked among the top Spanish universities in a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, and international funding.

The UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The 2021 edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the second highest ranked university in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition of this prestigious ranking by specialties (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little lower in the ranking, the UGR also stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR has 7 researchers who are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of these related to the area of Computer Science. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, the University of Granada is firmly committed to its participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 119 projects with a total funding of around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The Academic Group for Mediterranean Studies and Research (GEIM) is a part of the Political Science and Administration Research Team (SEJ-113). The SEJ-113 was funded in 1995, on the initiative of Prof. José Cazorla and Prof. Juan Montabes (University of Granada). It is currently composed of more than 50 members, 43 of them have a PhD. From its foundation to the present, the research group has been at the first position, rarely at the second, in terms of funding obtained in social science by academic groups in Andalusia. It has been due to the high-quality assessment of the scientific production of its members.

The GEIM was created at the end of the Nineties at the discretion of Professor Juan Montabes and Prof. María Angustias Parejo (University of Granada). It is made up of 18 PhD scholars. Most of them are members of the Department of Political Science and Administration of the University of Granada as well as of the University of Jaen and of the Pablo Olavide University of Seville.

In the last twenty-five years, GEIM has lunched new priorities through more than a dozen research lines. It has borne fruit in the form of 20 PhD theses, 24 research projects funded by a wide range of Andalusian, national, European and international public programs (13 of them were led by GEIM; one is still in effect), the organisation of five international meetings and conferences, the participation in numerous national and international conferences and forums, a revitalisation of working groups within these conferences, and the production of relevant scientific literature.

Project description:

Comparative Politics

Area studies: Maghreb and Middle East

Morocco's political system

In Morocco, as a case study of an authoritarian regime, my four priority lines of research are: a) political actors: political elites and leadership, political parties, social movements and emerging actors in the political arena such as Islamism and women; b) institutions and norms: monarchy and constitution; c) the electoral process as a privileged indicator of democratic advances and limits; d) the political process, the constitutional process and the dynamics of resistance, reconfiguration and change of the authoritarian regime.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor María Angustias Parejo Fernández (maparejo@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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