Postdoctoral researcher, “State-led Capitalism and New Modes of Development Finance” at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte, 40 months
Reference number: AT2018.121
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team carrying out multidisciplinary research on the political economy of sovereign wealth funds. S/he will work independently and in collaboration with the principal investigator (PI) Adam Dixon, focusing in particular on new modes of development finance and the political economy of strategic investment funds, primarily in the Global South. This includes understanding the role of multilateral financial institutions, donor governments in the Global North, and the financial services industry. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to expand on the details of his/her own research in consultation with the PI. In addition, s/he will support the rest of the SWFsEUROPE team and project objectives, leading and contributing to academic publications, participating in team meetings, offering active support to the PhDs on the project, engaging in presentations, and organizing workshops and other events related to the project. The postdoctoral researcher will also develop university teaching skills and gain valuable experience by contributing to the teaching programs at Maastricht University, namely the MA in Globalisation and Development Studies.
Social scientists that have completed a PhD with knowledge and research experience in ‘political economy and development finance’ broadly defined are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, candidates with backgrounds in political science, economic sociology, geography, international business, and development studies. Applicants should have a good understanding of the mechanics of public and private finance and investment. Skills relevant to the post are: ability to conduct ‘elite’ ethnographies and comparative case studies in countries across the income spectrum, particularly in the Global South; ability to analyze and interpret primary documentary and quantitative material; ability to present research findings at academic conferences; and, experience with university teaching and thesis supervision in topics related to globalization and development studies. Excellent communication and writing skills in English are a prerequisite. Competency in other languages is highly desirable.
Previous experience in teaching, working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are an asset.
What we have to offer
We offer a 1.00 fte appointment as Researcher for 40 months. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for the remaining 28 months.
Your position of Post-doctoral Researcher (Onderzoeker 3) will consist of 80% research and 20% teaching.
Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about € 3.111,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. After a positive assessment a promotion to scale 11 is possible in the 2nd year.
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