CfA: PhD positions in Political Science at Tartu
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu (Estonia) is seeking applicants for PhD positions in Political Science
About the Institute
Research conducted at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies encompasses the main subfields of political science (comparative politics, international relations and political theory), as well as area studies (Baltic, Russian, East European and EU politics) and, more recently, research on the usage and impact of information and communication technologies. See the full list of areas of supervision here.
We are looking for motivated and ambitious candidates who:
- Hold a master's degree or equivalent, preferably in Political Science or International Relations;
- Have proven research abilities and are ready to conduct research on a subject related to our areas of competence;
- Are able and willing to commit themselves to academic work and study (presence in Tartu is expected);
- Have excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.
As of 2017, the annual doctoral stipend provided by the Estonian government is €422/month. Currently, there are plans to double the stipend from 1 January 2018. Additional funding opportunities may be available, based on the field of research and the level of progress. PhD students can also apply for support from external funding schemes like DoRa+ and Kristjan Jaak in order to attend international conferences, workshops or conduct fieldwork abroad.
Application submission procedure
You are required to submit application documents along with the doctoral thesis proposal. Following the review of thesis proposals, selected candidates will then be interviewed on 22 June 2017.
1 June 2017 for candidates with a degree from abroad
15 June 2017 for candidates with a degree from Estonia
See the list of application documents here.
About the University
Established in 1632, University of Tartu (UT) is Estonia’s oldest, largest, most prestigious university and leading centre of research. According to QS World University Rankings, UT is ranked among the top 2% of the world’s best universities. UT has 14,000 students, including 1,300 international students. Click here to read more about the university and the city of Tartu.
Questions regarding the content, proposal, supervisor: Maili Vilson, programme manager, maili.vilson [ät] ut.ee, 737 6584.
Questions regarding general admissions process: Kaija Murasov, admissions specialist, kaija.murasov [ät] ut.ee, 737 5152.