Thursday, February 7, 2008

FELLOWSHIP- 2 Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

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FELLOWSHIP- 2 Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Tim Epkenhans <>

Call for Applications

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

Application Deadline: May 15, 2008

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, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security.
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 2008/2009.


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 Approaches & Issues in
International Relations or Approaches & Issues in Political Theory.
These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min
sessions from September 1, 2008 through December 19, 2008. The period
of contract is from August 25 to December 24, 2008. The idea behind
the Approaches & Issues courses are to provide a survey of these
fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories,
important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, these
should be introductory courses at a graduate level involving lectures,
seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring.
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 of
approximately 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 750 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, letter confirming
availability of funds for research, a short summary of their research
project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the
candidate's academic work to <> until May
15, 2008. With any questions on this call, please contact

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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