The institute of Political Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for two
PhD candidates in International Political Sociology (Audio-Visual Methods)
The PhD candidates will be part of the interdisciplinary project “The Security Politics of Algorithmic Vision (Security Vision)” hosted at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Dr. Francesco Ragazzi. The Security Vision project investigates how technologies of computer vision work in practice in the field of security (smart CCTV, social media content moderation, border control, etc.), and what their ethical and political implications are. The project addresses these challenges through an innovative theoretical and methodological framework based on audio-visual and multimodal methods to advance debates in international politics. The project has three interrelated phases:
The PhD candidates will work primarily on the second phase of the project (specified above). The key responsibilities of the candidate will be to:
Other qualifications of relevance, but not required for the position include experience in participant observation, interview techniques, focus groups.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 850 staff members. For more information, see the website.
The Institute of Political Science has a strong research tradition in various areas of comparative, Dutch and international politics, as well as political theory. The Institute has around 85 academic staff, including many non-Dutch scholars, and houses a number of editorships of international refereed journals and book series. Members of the institute are also involved in a number of the university’s multi-disciplinary research centres, including Central and East European Studies, International Relations, Political Parties and Representation, and Political Philosophy. The Institute is based in Leiden but a large and growing part of the teaching is done nearby in The Hague. The PhD candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, which offers PhD support and training.
Terms and conditions
The position preferably starts on 1 January 2022. We offer a full-time position for initially one year. After a positive evaluation of the progress of the thesis, personal capabilities and compatibility the appointment will be extended by a further three years. Salary range from € 2,395.- to € 3,061.- gross per month (pay scale P, step 0 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %) and training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
If you wish to further inquire about the position, please make direct contact with Dr Francesco Ragazzi, principal investigator and chair of the selection committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit online your application no later than 1 June 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:
The selection procedure will take place in July/August. Selected candidates will initially be invited for an online pre-interview; the candidates who are selected after the pre-interview will be invited to Leiden for an in-person interview. You are kindly requested to be available during this period.
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|Title||PhD candidates in International Political Sociology (Audio-Visual Methods)|
|Job location||Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden|
|Published||April 1, 2021|
|Application deadline||June 1, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Sociology,   Social Stratification,   Social Theory,   Social Work  |