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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

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CALL FOR APPL.- Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <>

Call for Applications

Two Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline: 15 September 2007

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote
and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian
region. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in
the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a
distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is
looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program
Political Science for the spring semester 2008.


The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD
degree in Political Science or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:

1) A teaching assignment of a course on either Topics in Comparative
Politics (for instance Processes and Institution) or Topics in
International Relations (for instance Development Studies and
Political Economy). These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a
week for 90 min sessions from January 14, 2008 through May 30, 2008
(with a break in March). The period of contract is from January 1 to
May 31, 2008. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per
week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar
notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students, 4 hours a
week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops,
conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional
time will be needed.

4) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of
20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic
environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week.
During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct
their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our
partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the
students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover - a) Economy class roundtrip
airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek; b) Entry visa
expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any; c) Housing will be provided by the
Academy; d) Honorarium of 600 Euros per month for teaching the 3
credit hour course; e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee; f) office
space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities.
NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a sample syllabus of a
previously taught class, a short summary of their research project,
and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's
academic work to until September 15,
2007. With any questions on this call, please contact don't hesitate us.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It
operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment
decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the
candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

Dr. Tim Epkenhans
OSCE Academy
Bishkek - Kyrgyz Republic

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