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Job: Ph.D. at University of Twente, ‘Processing Citizenship’

The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) at the University of Twente is hiring one doctoral researcher with a background in Computer Sciences to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizzaas Principal Investigator. The position is fully-funded and requires commitment to the project’s goals.

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Job: Research Associate, Cardiff University

Research Associate

Cardiff University – Department of Politics and International Relations

  • Location:    Cardiff
  • Salary:    £31,656 to £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)
  • Hours:    Full Time
  • Contract Type:    Contract / Temporary
  • Placed on:    31st March 2016
  • Closes:    15th April 2016
  • Job Ref:    4535BR

School of Law and Politics

The Department seeks to appoint a person to a newly funded PETRAS research Hub. This is a grouping of nine leading UK universities (UCL, Imperial, Warwick, Oxford, Lancaster, Surrey, Edinburgh, Southampton and Cardiff) and over 47 partners from industry and government to explore issues of Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security for the Internet of Things (see for further details).

The position offers the opportunity to network and collaborate across the breadth of the PETRAS consortium, contribute to Hub workshops and events and to benefit from initiatives such as mentoring and secondments to industry where appropriate.

This position a full time position, fixed term for 24 months and is available immediately.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

Lecturer in Criminology, Univ. Essex

Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology

Closing date 14 June 2015

The Department of Sociology is one of the founding departments of the University of Essex and offers a stimulating and supportive environment for the pursuit of teaching and research. We wish to appoint a Lecturer in Criminology with a social sciences background to strengthen and broaden teaching areas, while pursuing an active programme of research. Applicants are invited from all areas of the discipline, but we would particularly welcome those with an expertise in either the media or organised crime.

Postdoctoral teaching fellow position

Postdoctoral teaching fellow position in Surveillance/Sociology, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta invites applications to the Teaching & Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surveillance and Sociology for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The salary includes a post-doctoral fellow salary as per the University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellow Policy, plus compensation for the teaching of four half-courses over the academic year.

This position will help build a strong and innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning environment with emphasis in surveillance. The recipient will be supervised by Dr. Kevin Haggerty, Killam Research Fellow in Surveillance Studies. Candidates should also be able to teach in other areas including deviance, crime and gender. Duties for this position include (1) organizing and facilitating criminology and sociology teaching seminars for undergraduate and graduate students; (2) working with the department’s two Associate Chairs (Undergraduate, Graduate) on teaching/learning and departmental service activities (e.g., planning and participating in the department’s annual teaching symposium and pro-seminar; (3) working with the Director of the BA Criminology program (a highly rated co-op that admits up to 20 undergraduates per year) on curriculum review; (4) along with other Criminology professors in the department, evaluating field placement final reports of BA Criminology students; and (5) other teaching and learning duties assigned to or taken on by the fellowship holder.

Applicants must have successfully completed their PhD within five years of the start date of the position (July 1, 2015) and be able to demonstrate teaching excellence.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, 
and the contact information for three referees to the following email address:

Closing date: open until filled
Applications will begin to be reviewed on May 4, 2015

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta offers appointments on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, the position is limited to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada

Ph.D. jobs: New privacy law

Here is an interesting job posting in the Netherlands.

At TILT, Prof. Bert-Jaap Koops is looking for 2 PhD students on a 4-year project dealing with new privacy concepts for law in the 21st century. The job description for two positions at TILT can be found online.

Information and application
For more information on the content of the project, you can contact prof. Bert-Jaap Koops – e-mail – telephone +31 (0)13 466 8101.

The application including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing specimen (e.g., Master thesis or published article) must be submitted before 1 September 2014. You can apply for this vacancy only online through our vacancy site.

Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Criminology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Criminology (A553-13TE)

The Australian National University is advertising 3 positions in Criminology at Level B/C (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer).

Closing Date: 30 January 2014

The Research School of Social Sciences is seeking to make three continuing academic appointments at level B or C (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer). These positions represent a significant future investment in order to build on existing strengths in the school. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. We welcome applications from Criminologists with expertise in the following areas: Demography of Crime; Economics of Crime & Indigenous Disadvantage; and Crime Analysis. An ability to teach research design and quantitative methods is desirable.

Location    Canberra/ACT
Term of Contract    Permanent
Grade    Level B-C
Salary Package    $86,286 – $116,246 pa plus 17% superannuation
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Closing Date    30 January 2014

More information on the university’s website.

Job: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Job opportunity at the International Boundaries Research Unit

Post Doctoral Research Associate position

Durham University is recruiting a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work with IBRU in the University’s Department of Geography.

Durham University seeks to employ a full-time Research Associate to contribute to the work of IBRU, an interdisciplinary consultancy, training, and academic research entity based in Durham University’s Department of Geography. IBRU combines core competencies at the intersection of political geography and comparative and public international law with critical perspectives on borders and bordering. The Research Associate will contribute to ongoing research, conference, and publication projects being undertaken or proposed by IBRU as well as initiating her or his own projects that fall within IBRU’s thematic remit

Closing date: 10 February 2014

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Job: Assistant Professor in Human Geography

The Department of Human Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a fulltime, tenure stream appointment with primary interests in Urban Geography and City Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1, 2014.

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Job: Senior research analyst, London

Trilateral Research & Consulting, a London-based consultancy, specialising in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, is seeking to engage a Senior Research Analyst. The candidate will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors.

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Job: Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Analyst for Innovation Research

The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany  is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Analyst for Innovation Research and Technology Assessment in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (Reference No. ISI-2013-39)

The position will be in the “Emerging Technologies” department and will commence on 01.07.2013 (or earlier). The researcher will work on research projects focussing mainly on the analysis of scientific-technological, economic, societal and policy aspects of the development and utilisation of information and communications technologies.

You will be working in both German and international projects, focussing on topics such as security, reliability, and societal compatibility of ICT applications. Recent FP7 projects include PRESCIENT (SiS, 2010-13), SAPIENT (Security, 2011-14), PRISMS (Security, 2012-15) and IRISS (SSH, 2012-15).

You are an engineer or natural scientist with good knowledge of information and communications technologies and experience in analysing the socio-economic aspects of ICT, or an economist or social scientist with experience in analysing all aspects of innovation in information and communications technology.

You should have good knowledge in IT security research and privacy. You should also have an interest in current ICT trends such as ’Big Data’ or ‘Cloud Computing’. You should have experience/interest in interdisciplinary research in the fields of policy, industry and technology.

Applications are welcomed from experienced scientists who will be able, after a short training period, to acquire projects independently and to further develop their main work focuses both conceptually and methodologically. Professional experience in the information and communications branch, as well as a doctorate, would be desirable.

You should have very good knowledge of English. German language skills are desirable. If the applicant does not have German language skills, he/she will be expected to acquire them. You should have good computer skills and the willingness and ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.

You can expect interesting projects, contact with leading international research institutions, a well equipped infrastructure and communicative and friendly colleagues. The results of your work will form part of the strategic consultations for decision-makers in politics and industry. Employment terms, remuneration and social security benefits are in accordance with the TVöD (collective wage agreement for German public sector employees). The employment contract is limited to five years.

Please send your application until 5 May 2013 to Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, attn. Ms. Julia Roth, Breslauer Straße 48, 76139 Karlsruhe, Germany, mailto

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