Postdoctoral researcher in European Integration Studies / Political Science
Université du Luxembourg
Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU
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The University of Luxembourg, in the Institute of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is looking to hire a Postdoc.

Your Role...

Research assistance work within the Banking on Europe’ research project led by Professors Dermot Hodson (Birkbeck College, University of London) and David Howarth (University of Luxembourg)

Project summary

The aim of the project is to generate new knowledge among academics and policymakers about the evolution and accountability of pan-European public financial institutions.

Institutions with the authority to raise funds on financial markets to provide grants, loans or guarantees were present at the outset of the European Communities and part of European responses to the economic crises of the 1970s, the reuniting of Europe in the 1990s and the euro crisis in the 2010s.

They are now pivotal to the EU’s COVID-19 response, including the Commission’s plan to borrow €750 billion to help with the costs of the pandemic.

  • This project will generate new evidence on : (1) the evolution and accountability of pan-European public financial institutions since 1950;
  • 2) who drives these developments and what this means for accountability; and (3) how accountable these bodies are in practice and how to strengthen their accountability.

    Our findings will encourage governments, parliaments, NGOs and pan-European public financial institutions to explore new and stronger accountability practices.

    What we expect from you

  • PhD in political science (political economy), history or a cognate discipline : defence completed successfully by the time of application.
  • Fluency in English; a good ability to read in two of following four languages : German, French, Italian and Dutch.
  • Experience with archive research preferred.
  • Experience interviewing policy-makers on technical issues preferred.
  • Background in social science research methods (qualitative and quantitative methods).
  • Research background in European Union / European integration studies.
  • Proven track record of publications preferred : at least one peer-reviewed journal article accepted for publication.
  • Experience working on a short-term (1-3 year) research project with tight deadlines preferred.
  • We Offer...

    Excellent salary and work conditions in a global top 300 university.

    Research work on one of the main topics of European economic governance today.

    In Short...

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Foreseen starting date : June 2022
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL04594 - INTER / UKRI / 21 / 15560511; Acronym : BANK-EU
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