OSCE Academy Teaching and Research Fellowship, Kyrgyzstan

Deadline: 10 June, 2013
Open to: candidates,who hold at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Economics or a related field and have a teaching experience
Fellowship: honorarium of EUR 800 and housing allowance of EUR 400 per month + travel and visa costs coverage

Description

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for several Research and Teaching Fellows for its MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme. The Research and Teaching Fellows are needed for the following courses:

  • International and Regional Trade Arrangements 
  • Economic Law 
  • International Financial System 
  • Project Management

Located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The OSCE, a number of the OSCE participating States and academic partner institutions actively support the Master of Arts in Economic Governance and Development Programme.

Located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The OSCE, a number of the OSCE participating States and academic partner institutions actively support the Master of Arts in Economic Governance and Development Programme.

The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Economics or a related field and has a teaching experience.

Terms

The fellowship has the following terms and components:

  1. A teaching assignment of one of the above mentioned courses. International and Regional Trade Arrangements and Economic Law are four credit courses, meeting twice a week for 90 mins from 2 September, 2013 through December 22, 2013. 
  2. International Financial System and Project Management are two credit courses, meeting once a week for 90 mins. The period of contract is from 2 September, 2013 to December 22, 2013. The aim of the courses is to provide a graduate level survey of these fields introducing students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. The courses are expected to be taught on graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topics as well as the course design should be discussed with the academic management of the OSCE Academy. 
  3. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses withlecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.
  4. The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional time will be needed.The fellows should also be available to supervise up to two students writing MA theses (if requested by the students and upon consent between the fellow and the student).

Fellowship

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:

  • Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek;
  • Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any;
  • Honorarium of EUR 800 per month for teaching the four credit hour course;
  • Housing allowance of EUR 400 per month;
  • Office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities, including library and JSTOR.

Eligibility

The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Economics or a related field and has a teaching experience.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, a short summary of their research project and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate’s academic work to [email protected] until June 10, 2013.

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