PhD Position on EU Post-Crisis Legitimacy

Deadline: 31 January 2017
Open to: candidates with social science Master degree and in the first four years of their research career
Fellowship: competitive salary including living, mobility and family allowances


The Institute for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow invites applications for a PhD fellowship on ‘legitimacy crisis and identity politics’ as part of the PhD network ‘The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union’ (PLATO).
The successful candidate will be enrolled in one of the PhD programmes of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the work will result in a doctorate in political science or humanities/cultural studies depending on the candidate’s research proposal.
The position is announced for a period of 3 years with teaching obligations (no more than 45 teaching hours throughout the whole programme). The starting date for the fellowship is 1 October 2017.


  • Candidates cannot have resided and carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Poland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 1 September 2017. If it is not evident from the application that this criterion is met, please include an explanation as part of your application;
  • Candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of her/his research career and not already be in the possession of a doctoral degree;
  • Master’s degree in political science, media studies, sociology or equivalent social science degree, which includes at least two years of study at MA level. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree;
  • Strong academic record;
  • English language proficiency. If you are not a native English speaker, or if thelanguage of instruction at your previous university was not English, we will ask you to provide evidence of strong English language skills.


  • Competitive salary including living, mobility and family allowances (if applicable);
  • Academically stimulating working environment;
  • Vibrant, integrated and international research community.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted via e-mail and should include all the necessary documents in electronic form. Please send your application to:
The application must include the following documents:
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Research proposal (2,000-3,000 words);
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Copy of MA degree diploma(s);
  • Copies of academic transcripts;
  • CV with full summary of education, practice, academic and non-academic work experience, language proficiency, positions of trust, and other qualifying/extra-curricular activities. The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the Master’s study programme must be specified.
The application and all supporting documents must be provided in English.

For more information, please visit the official call.

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