A call for an individual post-doctoral position with the UNIKE project has been announced. The position is a 17-month engagement as a post-doctoral engagement at the Department of Education of Aarhus University in Denmark (Copenhagen Campus).The successful candidate will be working with Professor Susan Wright.
The position is funded under a European Commission, Initial Training Network Marie Curie award. The broader project in which the post is located is Universities in Knowledge Economies (UNIKE), which examines the changing roles and scope of universities in emerging global knowledge economies and regions.
The post-doctoral fellow’s own contribution to the UNIKE project will be a research project concerning the changing conditions of academic work and career development. This project could consider changes across generations and difference by gender, and can approach this issue from any theoretical perspective. In terms of regional focus, the project could consider the impact on, and new opportunities for, academic work, careers, and professional practices posed by the creation of a European Higher Education and Research Area; or it could make comparisons between these changing conditions in selected countries in the European Higher Education and Research Area and the Asia-Pacific Rim. The fellow’s research project can focus on any aspect of this topic from new forms of governance and institutionalisation to new modes of knowledge production, changing employment patterns and expectations about academic mobility, networking, partnerships, research productivity and impact, and teaching and quality assurance – or how these combine in a restructuring of career paths and the academic profession.
To apply for the position, you need to produce a 5-page research proposal. Read more about the application procedure here (download pdf with the cal and information).
Application deadline: 15th of May, 17:00 CET.