Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: applicants fluent in English and Persian with MA or PhD in social sciences
Remuneration: a salary of EUR 1,500 (gross) per month
As a partner within the EU-funded consortium “Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond (ISSICEU)” Geowel Research (Tbilisi/Georgia) is currently recruiting a researcher on a contract basis for a period of up to 10 months. The international research project explores a diverse set of factors with respect to (in-)stability in the North and South Caucasus, aiming at generating both original empirical knowledge and policy-recommendations.
Within the framework of ISSICEU, the researcher’s tasks will be to explore the role of Iran in regional developments. S/he will contribute to the work package on influences from the neighborhood, thereby complementing ISSICEU’s research on Turkish influences in the Caucasus. S/he will in particular provide insights on Iran’s socio-economic and political relations with the South Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as well as consider the (in-)compatibilities between EU and Iranian policies towards the Caucasus.
To be eligible for this position all applicants should meet following criteria:
- Profound knowledge on the Caucasus region and Iran-Caucasus relations;
- Above-average MA degree or PhD in the social sciences (political science, sociology, political geography or anthropology);
- Experience in empirical and distinct interest in policy-oriented research;
- Fluency in English and Persian required;
- Preferably knowledge of regional languages and/or Russian.
The salary will be a minimum of EUR 1,500 (gross) per month, depending on the duration of the contract. The specific terms of contract (i.e. full-time or part-time position) are negotiable.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2015. To apply please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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