The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) seeks to appoint a teaching fellow with a proven track record in the fields of Social Ontology and International Political Economy (IPE). Preferably, the successful candidate will have a strong background in philosophy of social science debates with an emphasis on social ontology. This preferred focus should intersect with a variety of IPE led topics revolving around literatures on varieties of capitalism, neoliberalism/neoliberalisations, new institutional approaches to governance and public policy, democracy and democratisation, liberal internationalism, state theory and power, regionalism/regionalisation, globalisation, and critical approaches to crisis management. The successful candidate should exhibit a wide range of theoretical knowledge (both mainstream and heterodox approaches in IPE) and should situate this knowledge in a variety of thematic fields such as capitalist reforms and restructuring, education, national development plans, migration, gender, environment, or artificial intelligence and technology, to name a few.
We envisage hiring a broadly trained candidate with an interdisciplinary background, a PhD in the social sciences, and a firm background and proven expertise in social ontology and IPE. We understand IPE in broad and critical terms articulated through a strong foundation in ontological and theoretical thinking which should then be situated within some of the various themes referred to above.
This vacancy is for a lecturer position and would best suit an early career academic.Job description
The successful candidate will join the teaching team responsible for the MA in Public Policy (MAPP) https://mundusmapp.org
with a focus on the ISS-IBEI and ISS-York Tracks. Apart from specific MAPP teaching, management and supervision tasks, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the ISS foundation and methods course offered to students enrolled in the ISS MA in Development Studies. While this is primarily a teaching position, in close consultation with the MAPP Convenor, a small part of the worktime (maximally up to 20%) can be devoted to research activities including the production of individual and joint publications.