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Post Doc Position, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

The Role of Administrative Networks in European Union Implementation 
The project “The Role of Administrative Networks in European Union Implementation”, directed by professors Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University, the Netherlands), is hiring a postdoctoral researcher. The expected starting date is 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be hired for three years.   
The postdoctoral position is situated at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, where the successful candidate is expected to form part of the daily academic environment.  
The candidates must have obtained a PhD degree in political science, sociology, public administration or a related discipline. The preferred candidate will have good substantive knowledge of EU public governance, EU implementation or enforcement. Preferably, the candidate also has experience with and knowledge of survey design and analysis, as well as social network analysis.  
We expect the candidate to have good collaborative skills, as well as skills in the realm of verbal and written communication, as evidenced by a strong publication record. The candidate must have an international outlook, and be able to work independently and proactively.  
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is weighted in favor of research but also includes teaching, as the project itself finance two years of the position for research and the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen finance one year in return for teaching. The candidate will be expected to take part in the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen.  
Job description 
The project ‘The Role of Administrative Networks in European Union Implementation’ is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research in Social Sciences. The research project aims to analyze the establishment, functioning, interaction and impact of European Administrative Networks with tasks in the realm of the implementation and enforcement of EU policies. The project defines European Administrative Networks (EANs) as networks of national administrative representatives. Most of the existing literature relies on a positive narrative of EANs’ problem-solving abilities, finding they fulfill an important role in facilitating the implementation and enforcement of EU policies. However, their actual and independent role in carrying out these functions is not yet well understood nor explained. This project addresses a three-fold research gap in the literature, by asking: How do the functions, interaction modes and impact of European Administrative Networks differ across policy areas? The role of EANs in EU implementation will be examined and compared for five policy areas; 1) health and 2) social welfare, 3) environment, 4) immigration and asylum and 5) internal market.  
Together with Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Ellen Mastenbroek, the postdoc will examine how the function assignment, interaction modes and impact of EANs differ across policy areas?  To this end, the project will use survey methods and network analysis. As part of the project, workshops will be organised with the involved advisory board and external participants as well as conferences will regularly be attended.  
In addition to tasks in the project, the postdoc will design his or her own courses of teaching in line with the teaching obligations of an assistant professor. The Department encourages that some of the teaching focus on the role of networks in public governance. 
Salary and conditions of employment  
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 388,000 – 409,000 (EUR 52,200 – 55,000 app.). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see 
The application shall be submitted in English and include a CV, a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page), a copy of the doctoral certificate or letter signed by the promotor that a doctoral certificate is expected in due time, a publication list, and a maximum number of three scientific publications, at least two of which are international journal articles. Teaching portfolio and references can also be included, if available.  
Please note that applications will be assessed based on these mandatory enclosures. Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment. 
Application procedure  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at    
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background. 

For further information, please contact Professor Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, email:  
The deadline for applications including enclosures is 15 November 2017 (at midnight 23:59 Danish Time) 
Please note: Applications must be submitted and documents must be uploaded online. Press “Apply now” and fill in the application form.  
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than, one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file. 
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account. 

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Ansøgningsfrist: 15-11-2017
Ansættelsesdato: 01-02-2018
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Institut for Statskundskab

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