Monday, August 24, 2015

Funding: Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: October 25, 2015

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.
Jean Monnet Fellows are selected on the basis of a research proposal and of their CV. The research proposal should fit well with one of the Centre’s main research themes, programmes and projects. The three main research themes of the RSCAS are:
  • Integration, Governance and Democracy;
  • Regulating Markets and Governing Money; and
  • 21st Century World Politics and Europe.
More information about the Centre’s research programmes and projects can be found on the RSCAS web site.
Jean Monnet Fellows are based at the RSCAS and associated with one of the Centre’s projects and programmes. They are expected to actively participate in the academic life of the Centre and to contribute to the activities of the project or programme they are associated with. They can take part in the activities of the EUI postdoctoral programme and are encouraged to collaborate with PhD students, other postdocs and EUI academic staff. 
Those prospective applicants who would like to work with academics based in the RSCAS but who obtained their doctorate less than five years ago (i.e. between 1 September 2011 and 1 September 2016 for the academic year 2016/17) should apply to the Max Weber Programme.

Funding: Fulbright-Schuman EU Program for reserach/study

UM Deadline: September 10, 2015
Deadline: October 13, 2015

Fulbright Commission in Brussels, which administers Fulbright grants for participants in the Fulbright-Schuman or EU program funds grants for Americans to travel to one or more EU countries to engage in projects of interest to U.S.-EU relations. Fulbright is the world’s premier academic exchange program, funding students, researchers, teaching assistants, and professors to pursue projects overseas.

The application deadline for students is October 13, though your institutions may have earlier deadlines. Please note that the “student” category includes recently graduated students as well as master’s and PhD candidates.

Grants are for six to nine months and applicants can propose research/study in one to three countries. For proposals to multiple countries, a minimum period of three months is required in each EU member state. Applicants may propose brief trips to other EU member states to pursue grant-related research.

Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, and EU enlargement. This list of topics is indicative, not exhaustive. Arts, sciences, and humanities may also be fertile ground for Schuman projects if their focus is of importance to U.S.-EU relations.

For complete information on the award and eligibility, please see the following page:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/european-union

Application components for the grant are detailed on the following pages:



Applicants can read about past grantees’ experiences in the Schuman program on our website:http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/

Finally, the application is available at the following address: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/28/default.asp

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CFP: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists “Resilient Europe?”

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Call for Papers: 23rd International Conference of Europeanists
“Resilient Europe?”
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. • April 14-16, 2016

Organized by the Council for European Studies
Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view resilience as a character trait. Today, researchers and scholars of all stripes are beginning to understand resilience as constitutive of societies as well as of individuals.

The Program Committee for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists invites participants to consider contemporary Europe’s capacity for resilience. Since the financial crisis began in 2008, stresses and shocks of various sorts have posed dilemmas that challenge Europe’s resilience in economic, political, and cultural domains. How will European economies confront slow growth and austerity, as well as the atrophy of “social Europe” and the growth of inequality? How will demographic decline combined with immigration and assimilation affect the ethnic composition of Europe? Will the protracted Eurozone crisis and waning public support for European institutions and policies alter the viability of the European project? How will secular Europe confront the challenges of religious mobilization? How will European democracies confront the rise of nationalist parties and the valorization of “illiberalism” as viable political practice? Can Europe remain a “Normative Power,” a force for liberalism, democracy and the rule of law in the world, in the face of rising powers and resurgent authoritarianism?

The Council for European Studies (CES) seeks proposals that explore these questions and the quality of resilience in Europe. It encourages proposals from the widest range of disciplines and, in particular, proposals that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. CES invites proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe, broadly defined, and strongly encourages participants to submit their proposals as part of an organized panel. Full panel proposals will be given top priority in the selection process. To form panels, participants may find it useful to connect with like-minded scholars through the many CES research networks.

Deadlines:
Proposals may be submitted from August 17 to October 1, 2015. Participants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by December 10, 2015. Information on how to submit will be posted on the Council's website and disseminated through its newsletter. To subscribe to the CES newsletter, join the CES mailing list today.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Job Posting: Part-time Writers


Macat, a new, global online publisher, is seeking advanced Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members to write original analyses of the most influential texts in the humanities and social sciences. Launching in September, Macat is a worldwide organization committed to explaining the world’s most important ideas. We want dedicated scholars to join our growing network of talented academics who are paid well for part-time work at home. Our analyses are aimed at a broad audience, ranging from undergraduates to life-long learners.

We are looking for scholars:
  • With a talent for analyzing and communicating complex ideas in an easily accessible, straightforward manner.
  • Who can deliver excellent copy to demanding deadlines.
  • Who can write to strict word limits.
  • Who are committed to accuracy.
Macat is recruiting in the following disciplines:
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Please send an up-to-date C.V. along with one writing sample of no longer than 500 words that demonstrates your ability to write clearly and engagingly for a non-specialist audience to jobs@macat.com. Additional links to writing samples are welcome. Positions open until filled. To see what a completed analysis looks like, sign up for the beta version of the Macat website: https://www.macat.com/


 

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Job Posting: Opportunity at Deloitte for Recent Graduates (German, Spanish, or Portuguese speakers)

Global Employer Services ‑ Mobility Human Resources Senior Consultant

As companies grow and become more global in scope, employment issues become more complex. Among the most serious challenges organizations face today is compliance with multifaceted tax laws and labor regulations. The Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP offers well-rounded plans and development strategies that can help clients transform their global mobility programs in a tax- and cost-efficient manner.

Mobility HR is part of our GES practice. Mobility HR practitioners provide global mobility program management and consulting services to multinational clients on issues that arise when sending employees on international assignments. Consulting services include assignment policy development and redesign, service delivery model design, and mobility operations optimization. Program management services include a variety of responsibilities surrounding the daily administration of a Global Mobility Program, including assignment letter development, assignment cost analysis, assignee orientations, coordination of relocation, immigration and cultural training, securing Certificates of Coverage, international payroll reconciliation, taxable payment reporting, tax gross-ups, invoice/expense processing and calculation of international assignment balance sheets.

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking experienced Mobility HR Professionals. Qualified candidates will possess three or more years of experience in global mobility management, human resources, or a related field. The candidate should be knowledgeable about current global HR trends, policies, and legislation, including understanding the implications for the client organization and their employees. Candidates must be familiar with large, complex environments and/or matrix structures and be able to work efficiently and with a sense of urgency.

Key Responsibilities
Day to day program administration activities based on identified client organization scope of services
Ability to calculate, implement and communicate assignment-related compensation and benefits, such as international balance sheet design
Assist in ongoing assignment payroll administration and reconciliation across multiple jurisdictions
Design and maintain process documentation for our client's global mobility programs
Direct involvement with international relocation coordination, securing Certificates of Coverage, and taxable payment collection and reporting, tax-gross up, and invoice processing
Develop and maintain relationships with the local population of assignees
Coordinate international relocations for client assignee populations
Global compensation data collection and analysis, including maintaining compensation and tax tracking systems
Contact for client's Mobility, Payroll, Finance teams, and global offices
Maintain appropriate procedures with regard to record-keeping and reporting functions for the assignee population including: information about compensation, benefits, costs, expenses, immigration, etc.
Design and prepare management reports to support the ongoing administration of the mobility program

Competencies:
Strong commitment to client service
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Solid work ethic and self starter
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Good personal organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills required to team effectively with various levels and departments of the organization
Ability to motivate and inspire outstanding performance among the reporting staff
Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and experience with utilizing technology systems that maintain demographic and financial/payroll compensation data
Proven ability to deliver a quality product and adhere to tight turnaround times

Education/Background
A Bachelor's Degree is required, with a Masters or equivalent preferred. Degree in Human Resources, International Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics is a plus. Appropriate industry accreditation (GPHR, GMS, CPP, or GRP) must be completed or in process. Ability to speak multiple languages is also a plus.

3 or more years of general tax experience, with at least 2 years in expatriate and foreign national tax compliance, tax equalization policy implementation/consulting, and management of international assignee populations of multi-national clients.
Candidate should be familiar with the individual income tax issues and tax law including foreign national and expatriate issues, foreign tax compliance and the tax equalization process.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related field .
Licensed CPA, Attorney or Enrolled Agent designation preferred.

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.

At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients’ will be heard.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grant: Fulbright Schuman Program-Study, Research or Lecture

Deadline: August 3, 2015 and October 14, 2015

Website
http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/grants-for-us-citizens/

Sponsor
Fulbright Belgium: Academic Exchanges Between the United States of America, Belgium, and Luxembourg

Amount
Upper €29,000EUR
The award includes:
- A monthly stipend of € 2,000 for Students - € 3,000 for Scholars
- An allowance of € 2,000 for travel and relocation costs
- Sickness and accident insurance

The maximum grant to any one candidate is set at € 20,000 for Students and € 29,000 for Scholars.
Grants are for six to nine months with a minimum period of three months in each EU member state.

Applicant Type

Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Citizenship or Residency
United States

Activity location
European Union (EU)

Abstract
Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training - decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration - whowish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states.

Candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center. Project proposals including only one city or university program with significant ties to European Union institutions and studies will be considered.

Recipients will participate in a one-week "EU Seminar" in Brussels and Luxembourg with other American grantees in Europe.

The Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.

Eligibility
Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training. For candidates without a PhD, preference is given to those who will complete one academic year. Preference will be given to applicants with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor's degree who plan to carry out their project in at least two EU member states.

Current officials of European Community institutions are not eligible to apply.

No candidate may receive Fulbright Schuman funding in concurrence with other EC funding (i.e. Marie Curie) for the same activity.

Job Posting: Academy Scholars Program at Harvard

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Sponsor
Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA)
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

AmountUpper $134,000USD Lower $62,000USD
Each year four to five Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless traveling for pre-approvedresearch purposes.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.

Applicant Type
Graduate Student
New Faculty/New Investigator

Citizenship or Residency
Unrestricted

Activity location
Massachusetts

Abstract
The program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language,history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.

Academy Scholars are appointed by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Eligibility
The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparableprofessional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and bewell along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars; those in possession of a PhD longer than three years are ineligible.

Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.