Research Assistant Position 2018-19

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to one research assistant position linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States.

The Principal Investigator is looking for young political scientists, historians, sociologists or economists – preferably with strong quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of 1 year (with a possible one-year renewal for two consecutive years). The research assistant is expected to work about 30 hours per week. Salary comes with full social security benefits.

The research program is focused on the emergence of mass parties, the choice of electoral institutions, and the final crystallization of different party systems in Europe and North America during the transition to mass democracy (1850-1940). The project will combine innovative statistical, historical and geocoding techniques to explain the formation of diverse party systems as the outcome of political choices made at particular critical junctures that involved the creation of nonsocialist and socialist parties, the mobilization of their corresponding electorates, and the strategic response of political elites (often through the manipulation of electoral laws and sometimes through the creation of new electoral coalitions).

The candidates interested in the position should submit a CV and a motivation letter. All applications should be submitted before September 10, 2018 to: Ms. Anna Alsina, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, aalsinak@ub.edu. For further enquiries, candidates can contact the project’s academic coordinator, Prof. Jordi Muñoz by email: jordi.munoz@ub.edu

Postdoc Fellows 2018-19

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to two post-doctoral fellowships on comparative politics linked to an European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States.

The Principal Investigator is looking for young political scientists, historians, sociologists or economists – preferably with strong quantitative skills. The candidates must be in possession of the PhD by September 30, 2018. The position will have a duration of 1 year (with a possible one-year renewal for two consecutive years). The annual stipend, commensurate with those for postdoctoral researchers in Spain, will be of 34.000-37.500 euros depending on the researcher’s qualifications.

The selected postdoctoral fellows will be required to be in residence for the entire 2018-19 academic year, starting October 1.

The research program is focused on the emergence of mass parties, the choice of electoral institutions, and the final crystallization of different party systems in Europe and North America during the transition to mass democracy (1850-1940). The project will combine innovative statistical, historical and geocoding techniques to explain the formation of diverse party systems as the outcome of political choices made at particular critical junctures that involved the creation of nonsocialist and socialist parties, the mobilization of their corresponding electorates, and the strategic response of political elites (often through the manipulation of electoral laws and sometimes through the creation of new electoral coalitions).

Interested candidates may contact the principal investigator for more details by email: cboix@princeton.edu. Candidates for the positions should submit: a cover letter, CV, a three-to-five page description of their research accomplishments and interests, one paper and the name of two references. For full consideration, all applications should be submitted before May 31. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled. Please send your application material to: Ms. Anna Alsina, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, aalsinak@ub.edu.

Senior Fellow 2018-19

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks one senior research fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. IPErG supports empirical research on democratic politics, electoral behaviour, party systems, and electoral institutions, mainly with the financial support of the European Research Council. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage with a PhD completed before September 30, 2016.

The senior fellow will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Research Group, and the University of Barcelona. The selected fellow must be in residence at the University of Barcelona during the academic term, and is expected to participate in the IPErG seminars, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary – when holding a faculty appointment at another academic institution, s/he will normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution, applicable University of Barcelona benefits. The position will involve neither teaching nor administrative obligations.

Interested candidates may contact the principal investigator for more details by email: cboix@princeton.edu. Candidates for the positions should submit: a cover letter, CV, a three-to-five page description of their research accomplishments and interests. All applications should be submitted before May 30, 2018 to: Ms. Anna Alsina, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, aalsinak@ub.edu.

Research Assistant Position

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to one research assistant position linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States.

The Principal Investigator is looking for young political scientists, historians, sociologists or economists – preferably with strong quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of 1 year (with a possible one-year renewal for two consecutive years). The research assistant is expected to work about 30 hours per week. Salary comes with full social security benefits.

The research program is focused on the emergence of mass parties, the choice of electoral institutions, and the final crystallization of different party systems in Europe and North America during the transition to mass democracy (1850-1940). The project will combine innovative statistical, historical and geocoding techniques to explain the formation of diverse party systems as the outcome of political choices made at particular critical junctures that involved the creation of nonsocialist and socialist parties, the mobilization of their corresponding electorates, and the strategic response of political elites (often through the manipulation of electoral laws and sometimes through the creation of new electoral coalitions).

All applications should be submitted before May 24, 2017 to: Ms. Gina Xifra, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, iperg@ub.edu. For further enquiries, candidates can contact the project’s academic coordinator, Prof. Jordi Muñoz by email: jordi.munoz@ub.edu

Senior Fellow 2017-18

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located at Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics) seeks one senior research fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. IPErG supports empirical research on democratic politics, electoral behaviour, party systems, and electoral institutions, mainly with the financial support of the European Research Council. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage with a PhD completed before September 30, 2015.

The senior fellow will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Research Group, and the University of Barcelona. The selected fellow must be in residence at the University of Barcelona during the academic term, and is expected to participate in the IPErG seminars, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary – when holding a faculty appointment at another academic institution, s/he will normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution, applicable University of Barcelona benefits. The position will involve neither teaching nor administrative obligations.

Interested candidates may contact the principal investigator for more details by email: cboix@princeton.edu. Candidates for the positions should submit: a cover letter, CV, a three-to-five page description of their research accomplishments and interests. All applications should be submitted before April 30, 2017 to: Ms. Gina Xifra, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, iperg@ub.edu.

Research Assistant Position

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to one research assistant position linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States.

The Principal Investigator is looking for young political scientists, historians, sociologists or economists – preferably with strong quantitative skills. The position will have a duration of 1 year (with a possible one-year renewal for two consecutive years). The research assistant is expected to work about 30 hours per week. Salary comes with full social security benefits.

The research program is focused on the emergence of mass parties, the choice of electoral institutions, and the final crystallization of different party systems in Europe and North America during the transition to mass democracy (1850-1940). The project will combine innovative statistical, historical and geocoding techniques to explain the formation of diverse party systems as the outcome of political choices made at particular critical junctures that involved the creation of nonsocialist and socialist parties, the mobilization of their corresponding electorates, and the strategic response of political elites (often through the manipulation of electoral laws and sometimes through the creation of new electoral coalitions).

All applications should be submitted before May 24, 2017 to: Ms. Gina Xifra, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, iperg@ub.edu. For further enquiries, candidates can contact the project’s academic coordinator, Prof. Jordi Muñoz by email: jordi.munoz@ub.edu

Senior Fellow 2017-18

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located at Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics) seeks one senior research fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. IPErG supports empirical research on democratic politics, electoral behaviour, party systems, and electoral institutions, mainly with the financial support of the European Research Council. Applications are welcome from political scientists and scholars in related social science disciplines at any career stage with a PhD completed before September 30, 2015.

The senior fellow will pursue research and contribute to the intellectual life of the Research Group, and the University of Barcelona. The selected fellow must be in residence at the University of Barcelona during the academic term, and is expected to participate in the IPErG seminars, as well as occasional lectures, conferences, and other events. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary – when holding a faculty appointment at another academic institution, s/he will normally receive one-half their academic-year salaries for the appointment period, but this may vary depending on level of support from the home institution, applicable University of Barcelona benefits. The position will involve neither teaching nor administrative obligations.

Interested candidates may contact the principal investigator for more details by email: cboix@princeton.edu. Candidates for the positions should submit: a cover letter, CV, a three-to-five page description of their research accomplishments and interests. All applications should be submitted before April 30, 2017 to: Ms. Gina Xifra, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group, University of Barcelona, iperg@ub.edu.