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Postdoctoral Researcher Position at Sabancı University

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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University invites applications for a  full-time postdoctoral researcher position in the context of the EUROSHERE Project.

The EUROSPHERE project seeks to identify the prospects for a common European public sphere. It focuses on political parties, think tanks, social movements and electronic/print media as political/social actors, and aims to assess their contribution to the aggregation of interests on European issues at various levels, across diverse public arenas.

For more information please visit the project website:

www.eurosphere.uib.no

The Project is looking for a Postdoctoral reseacher to work with the Sabanci team as of the 1st of January, 2008. The duration of the appointment will cover a period of 9 months, with a possibility of extension to 18 months, depending upon the candidate.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in sociology, political science or a related social science discipline, with a strong commitment to research.

The thematic frame of the project requires familiarity with Turkish society and politics.     Applicants should also be familiar with qualitative research techniques and have experience in oral interviews. In addition to being fully involved in the coordination of research activities and the training of graduate students, the postdoctoral researcher will be writing reports. Knowledge of Turkish and proficiency in writing reports in English is a priority.

Applications, accompanied by a current CV, two letters of reference, and sample writing in English should be sent by post to:

Inci Ceydeli,

Faculty Administrative Affairs

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sabanci University, Orhanli-Tuzla, 34956 Istanbul-Turkiye

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Professor Ayşe Öncü, project coordinator via e-mail:  ayseoncu@sabanciuniv.edu