PhD Positions in Migration and Diversity Research Cluster at (IES) Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is calling for applications for a full-time doctoral researcher. Prospective PhD candidates are hereby invited to submit research proposals on policy relating to Immigration, Immigrant Integration and Cultural Diversity (political science or other social science) as they relate to European Studies.

Research projects should be in line with the IES research strategy that focuses on the EU in an international context.The successful candidates will have an MA degree with good study results. They will be fluent in English and have a thorough knowledge of European policy in the field. They will be selected on the basis of the quality of the project proposal and their expertise and qualifications.The IES requires that at least one (co)promoter of the project be from the VUB. The IES may assist successful candidates in finding a suitable (co-)promoter at the VUB. Co-promotership from other Belgian or foreign universities is encouraged. Successful candidates are expected to base themselves in Brussels, to work at the IES. Office space and equipment will be provided along with a budget for travelling and other research-related expenses.

Scholarship Deadline: 14 June 2011

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