Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellowships Call for Applications (x2: Brussels and Geneva)

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Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellowships (Brussels)

The Europaeum is seeking to appoint up to four Teaching Fellows to assist with the delivery of the second module of the new Europaeum Scholars Programme. An association of thirteen of Europe’s leading universities, we have successfully brought together talented students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences for twenty-five years through faculty collaboration, student exchange, joint teaching programmes, lectures and workshops, and student spring and summer schools. We believe that today, we need more not less international collaboration, more not less emphasis on universities engaging with the wider society, and more not less connection between the disciplines. And we believe that fresh cohorts of talented young people, committed to making a difference for the better, are essential to shaping the future of Europe for the better.

Our Scholars Programme offers a world-class programme designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity to shape the future of Europe. Starting in January 2018, the programme runs for two years alongside Scholars’ existing doctoral programmes. In its inaugural year, it will engage academic thinking with the political and societal challenges facing Europe today by focussing on four key areas of crucial importance to Europe’s future: identity, inclusion, sustainability, and growth and development (defined broadly). The programme places a strong emphasis on policy making and linking academics with practitioners. Further information about the programme is available here: https://europaeum.org/europaeum-scholars-programme/

The second module will be based in Brussels from 18 to 23 March 2018. It will focus on the workings of European and international institutions, including the European Parliament. We particularly welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching relates to institutions such as the European Parliament and other international and/or European institutions based in Brussels such as NATO and from those with a track record of linking academic research to the world of practice and policy making.

Teaching Fellows must be resident for the duration of the module and will be provided with accommodation and board. Remuneration will be £1600 for teaching delivery and a small amount of preparatory work. Economy travel to and from Brussels from the candidate’s home university will be reimbursed. Subject to performance and to the needs of the programme there may be opportunities to be involved in the delivery of future modules on the Europaeum Scholars Programme. Teaching Fellows will be invited to join an alumni network that we are in the process of establishing.

Teaching Fellows must be employed by a Europaeum member university and be working in a Humanities of Social Science field. Their research must have a clear European dimension or European relevance and they should have a demonstrated track record of engagement with practitioners. They should be in possession of a doctorate, which they should have received not more than 7 years ago or be of equivalent academic standing and have significant experience of policy making.

Applications should be sent to euroinfo (at) europaeum.ox.ac.uk by 30 January and should consist of:

  • A CV of not more than 6 pages
  • A letter of application of not more than 2 pages setting out the candidate’s suitability to moderate group discussion, the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and the ways in which they see their research and teaching as potentially contributing to the aims of the module.
  • The names of two referees who have agreed to write in support of the applicant. Please note that we do not require references in advance.

Short listed applicants will be invited to a video or Skype interview in early February.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Programme Director, Dr Tracey Sowerby (tracey.sowerby(at)history.ox.ac.uk).

Europaeum Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria (Brussels module)

Candidates must be based at a Europaeum member university. They must work in the Humanities or Social Sciences and have received a doctorate within the last seven years or  be of equivalent academic standing and have significant experience of policy making.

Applications should demonstrate:

  • A strong track record of excellence in research
  • A strong track record of excellence in teaching
  • A strong interest in postgraduate development and training
  • The ability to moderate group discussion
  • A strong interest in bridging academic research and non-academic fields of interest
  • Research and/or teaching expertise with clear relevance to Europe
  • Research and/or teaching expertise related to European and/or international organisations based in Brussels or European policy making; experience of advising on policy within these institutions would be particularly desirable

Applicants who demonstrate experience helping students to develop group projects may be given preference.


Europaeum Scholars Teaching Fellowships (Geneva)

The Europaeum is seeking to appoint up to four Teaching Fellows to assist with the delivery of the third module of the new Europaeum Scholars Programme. An association of thirteen of Europe’s leading universities, we have successfully brought together talented students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences for twenty-five years through faculty collaboration, student exchange, joint teaching programmes, lectures and workshops, and student spring and summer schools. We believe that today, we need more not less international collaboration, more not less emphasis on universities engaging with the wider society, and more not less connection between the disciplines. And we believe that fresh cohorts of talented young people, committed to making a difference for the better, are essential to shaping the future of Europe for the better.

Our Scholars Programme offers a world-class programme designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity to shape the future of Europe. Starting in January 2018, the programme runs for two years alongside Scholars’ existing doctoral programmes. In its inaugural year, it will engage academic thinking with the political and societal challenges facing Europe today by focussing on four key areas of crucial importance to Europe’s future: identity, inclusion, sustainability, and growth and development (defined broadly). Further information about the programme is available here: https://europaeum.org/europaeum-scholars-programme/

The third module will be based in Geneva from 18 to 22 June 2018 and will focus on skills training, such as negotiating skills and policy report writing. We therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching falls within these areas, or whose engagement with policy makers involves experience with negotiating or formulating policy documents.

Teaching Fellows must be resident for the duration of the module and will be provided with accommodation and board. Remuneration will be £1200 for teaching delivery and a small amount of preparatory work. Economy travel to and from Geneva (if relevant) from the candidate’s home university will be reimbursed. Subject to performance and to the needs of the programme there may be opportunities to be involved in the delivery of future modules on the Europaeum Scholars Programme. Teaching Fellows will be invited to join an alumni network that we are in the process of establishing.

Teaching Fellows must be employed by a Europaeum member university and be working in a Humanities of Social Science field. Their research must have a clear European dimension or European relevance and they should have a demonstrated track record of engagement with practitioners. They should be in possession of a doctorate, which they should have received not more than 7 years ago.

Applications should be sent to euroinfo (at) europaeum.ox.ac.uk by 10February and should consist of:

  • A CV of not more than 6 pages
  • A letter of application of not more than 2 pages setting out the candidate’s suitability to moderate group discussion, the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and the ways in which they see their research and teaching as potentially contributing to the aims of the module.
  • The names of two referees who have agreed to write in support of the applicant. Please note that we do not require references in advance.

Short listed applicants will be invited to a video or Skype interview in early March.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Programme Director, Dr Tracey Sowerby (tracey.sowerby(at)history.ox.ac.uk)

Europaeum Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria (Geneva Module)

Candidates must be based at a Europaeum member university. They must work in the Humanities or Social Sciences and have received a doctorate within the last seven years.

  • Applications should demonstrate:
  • A strong track record of excellence in research
  • A strong track record of excellence in teaching
  • A strong interest in postgraduate development and training
  • The ability to moderate group discussion
  • A strong interest in bridging academic research and non-academic fields of interest
  • Research and/or teaching expertise related to policy report writing and/or negotiation, and/or practical experience in these areas through work with stakeholders/practitioners
  • Research and/or teaching expertise with clear relevance to Europe

Applicants who demonstrate experience helping students to develop group projects may be given preference, as may applicants whose experience of bridging academia and the policy world relates to institutions based in Geneva.