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The Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies seeks polisci doctoral student

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) and the Department for Political Science and Sociology are looking for a doctoral student in political science for the period of October 2020 to September 2023. We invite applications from interested students to contribute with their research projects to the topic of “Challenges of European Integration“.Applications should be submitted no later than 26 August 2020 (compiled into a single PDF File) to Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) was established in 2005 as an interdisciplinary Centre at the University of Salzburg. Research and teaching at the Centre focus on the dynamics of European integration from legal, political science, economic and related disciplines’ perspectives. Since 2008, SCEUS has run a doctoral college, comprising doctoral students from various countries and disciplines, and financed by the Swiss Humer Foundation.We offer:

    • an interdisciplinary doctoral college (working language: English), excellent research facilities and a supportive environment
    • close supervision by professors of the University and invited scholars
    • a research semester abroad at a foreign university or research institution with special expertise in the specific field of research
    • unique location in the center of Salzburg (Edmundsburg)
    • 30 hours contract with a gross salary of approx. € 2.196,75 (14x)


    • Master’s degree in political science. The degree has to be completed by no later than 30 September 2020.
    • Nationality is not a criterion, internationality an asset.
    • Fluency in English (working language of the doctoral college is English).
    • Good skills in social science or legal methods and willingness to engage in further method training.

    The application should encompass:

    • CV
    • Letter of motivation
    • A short proposal for a dissertation project which matches the overall topic of “Challenges of European integration”.
    • Portfolio of 1-3 of the applicant`s best seminar papers (preferably on issues related to European integration).</li>
      <li>Grade report (documenting all courses and exams the applicant has taken at his/her university) and, if already available, a copy of the applicants masters degree.
    • Two references (i.e. names & addresses of two university professors / teachers who know the candidate).

    If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact us at

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