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55 Max Weber Post doctoral Fellowships Available at the EUI

Applications are now open for the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Amongst the largest, most prestigious and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, and located in one of the most beautiful settings, with truly outstanding research facilities, we offer from 50-55 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, social and political sciences and law. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered, including all forms of legal, social, economic, historical  and political thought  – both past and present. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, go to:
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Lecturer in Political Science (Including Political theory/Political Philosophy)

Please note, this is an open position for which political theorists are invited to apply:

Lecturer in Political Science

University College London -UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy

Full Time: The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7-8. The salary range will be £36,064 – £39,132 per annum (Grade 7); £40,216 – £47,441 per annum (Grade 8), inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL wishes to appoint a Lecturer to contribute to research and teaching within the Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy. S/he will teach on the Masters and within the School’s other programmes and supervise PhD students.


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Annual Oxford Conference of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought

=&0=& (details below), to be held  Thursday January 9 to Saturday January 11 2014=&1=&=&2=& The latest version of the programme is on our website at and will be updated with new details over the next couple of         weeks. To keep up to date =&3=&: @PolThought and =&4=& (don’t forget to tick  ‘get notifications’): Ïf you have any questions, please contact the conference  administrator, Sarah Glatte, on this email address. Please forward this information to any non-members who may be interested; or to relevant mailing lists.  In particular, this year one  session of the conference will be given by the winner of the new  Cambridge University Press sponsored prize;  there will be a  special session on professional development for graduate students, and in addition to the usual discounted conference registration fee for graduate students we are offering a         specially priced Friday day pass including all meals.  =&5=& We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in January.
Yours sincerely Gary Browning, Elizabeth Frazer, conference convenors. Moya Lloyd, Chris Brooke, academic convenors. The Political  Thought Conference


Thursday January   9 to Saturday January 11 2014


St Catherine’s College  Oxford

Academic Convenors:  Moya Lloyd, Loughborough University, and Chris Brooke, University of Bristol.

Papers are selected by the academic convenors.  All sessions are plenary and consist of a single paper followed by discussion.


Sam Chambers, Johns Hopkins;             Diana Coole Queen Mary UL; Avner De-Shalit, Hebrew             University Jerusalem; James Harris, St Andrews;  Justine             Lacroix, Universite libre de Bruxelles;  Iain McDaniel,             University College London; Aletta Norval, Essex University;              Laura Valentini, London School of Economics.


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45 Post doctoral Fellowships at the EUI in Florence

The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. Two year fellowships involve additional academic activities in the EUI departments, such as limited graduate teaching. The annual deadline for applications for these Max Weber Fellowships is 25 October but please note that, after 25 October 2013 and up to 25 March 2014, applications for self-funded fellowships are considered on a first-come first-served basis for as long as there is capacity in the Max Weber Programme.

The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field – including social and political and legal theory/philosophy, and intellectual history/history of social, political and legal thought, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.


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Oxford Political Thought Conference 2014: competition for graduate students

The UK and Ireland Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered at any UK or Irish university, engaged in research in the field of political thought, to submit papers for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2014, to be held in Oxford January 9-11 2014. The academic convenors for the conference (Chris Brooke, Bristol and Moya Lloyd, Loughborough) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.

Papers, in Word format, should be about 5000 words in length not including full citations and bibliography. A cover sheet should include author’s name and contact details, title of the paper, and an abstract.


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2 Postdoctoral Research Associates at UCL



Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) x 2

Grade 7

Post/ Hours per week (%FTE) 2 Full-time posts / (at 36.5 hours per week)

Salary £32,375 – £39,132 per annum inclusive of London allowance (starting salary at £32,375 per annum)

Duties and Responsibilities

The School of Public Policy, UCL wishes to appoint two full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professor Cécile Laborde on an ERC (European Research Council) funded research project entitled ‘Is Religion Special? Secularism and Religion in Contemporary Legal and Political Theory’. This 5-year-long project interrogates the special status of religion (ethics, epistemology and practices) in western political and legal theory, and assesses the normative implications of the contemporary shift towards ‘post-secular’ approaches for the relationship between politics and religion.


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