The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University in Denmark invites applications for two or more postdoc positions.
The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Department of Political Science, which is part of Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) at Aarhus University. Members of staff at CFA have diverse backgrounds in disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology, history of ideas, information science, and communication science, and apply a range of social scientific methods in their work.
Research at CFA is broadly centered around research, innovation and higher education policy with an emphasis on empirical studies. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on organization and management of higher education institutions, measurement and contextualization of research performance and impact, research funding, innovation policy and public innovation specifically, responsible research and innovation, development of indicators for research and innovation, and gender equality in science.
Applicants should hold (or be close to completing) a PhD in a traditional social science discipline such as political science, sociology, or economics, or in an interdisciplinary research field such as ‘research evaluation’, ‘higher education studies’, ‘science and innovation policy’, or ‘science, technology and society’ or have equivalent academic qualifications. The main criterion is that applicants have excellent research qualifications and can document scientific production relating to the broad area of research, innovation and higher education policy. Applicants should also have a strong interest, and preferably experience, in conducting evaluation and consultancy tasks commissioned by public authorities. Applicants should demonstrate extensive experience with empirical research, possess strong skills in quantitative or qualitative methods, and have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Candidates with proficiency in research evaluation methods, hereunder bibliometrics, are particularly encouraged to apply.
As the applicants’ potential for collaboration and active involvement in the research environment and in projects at CFA will be an important concern in the selection procedure, applicants are invited to submit a 2-3 pages description of research interests and reflections on alignment with the research environment at CFA.
The postdocs are expected to be three year positions and will be financed mainly from external funding. If nothing else is negotiated, the successful candidates will be expected to take up appointment on May 1, 2016.
Application deadline 28.02.