Status: Private sector employment as Assistant Professor with tenure track
Discipline: Political science
Profile: Comparative Politics of Ecological Transitions
This recruitment opening will be an opportunity, for the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, to strengthen its research and teaching capacity in Comparative Politics and Policies focusing on Ecological Transitions.
For several decades, the environment has been studied as a new area of mobilization and policy-making. This research agenda has been profoundly renewed in the context of two phenomena: first, the climate crisis and its impact on biodiversity loss and global warming; second, the growing attention given to environmental issues by public opinions and social movements as well as to vivid socio-political and ideological debates about alternative ecological transitions policies.
We seek candidates in any of the following areas:
- Ecological transitions in a multi-level governance context
- The (dis)integration of ecological issues across policy sectors and their organizations
- Expertise and knowledge contributing to the policy process
- The role of social movements and mobilizations in ecological transitions
- The social and political transformative effects of ecological policies
The appointee will hold a PhD. He or She will be able to conduct empirical and theoretical investigations to explore ecological transition politics (climate, energy, biodiversity, pollution, circular economy) in a comparative perspective, focusing especially on Europe. We welcome applications from excellent candidates in the field, with a strong international experience and advanced publication records in comparative political research and methods (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods).