The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies is an inter-faculty interdisciplinary research centre of excellence of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Leuven which conducts research in relation to globalization, governance processes and multilateralism (www.globalgovernancestudies.eu). The Institute for International Law groups the teaching and research in public international law and the law of international organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven (www.internationallaw.eu).
The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Institute for International Law are looking for a dynamic and motivated full-time doctoral researcher to pursue a PhD in the context of a new ambitious European Union Horizon 2020 research project on ‘Explaining Global India’. The PhD should focus on EU-India relations in global economic and trade governance with a focus on inter alia IMF, WTO and G20. The precise focus of the research project will be elaborated in close consultation with the supervisor.
The GLOBAL INDIA ETN will deliver a world-class multi-sectoral doctoral training programme focused on India’s emergence as a global and regional power, and its relationship with the EU. The European Training Network is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral network bringing together six leading European universities, with six leading Indian universities, and six non-university partners. The network will train 15 Early Career Researchers, focusing on both academic excellence and professional, transferable, skills. All researchers will spend a semester in an Indian University and have a work placement in one of the non-university partners. In the four years of the programme there will be 10 network events in both Europe and India. The research topics are grouped around four themes: (1) Indian democracy and social inequality, (2) External economic relations and trade, (3) External relations – foreign and security policy and (4) India and global environmental politics. The academic partners involved in the project are: Barcelona Institute of International Studies Barcelona (IBEI), Dublin City University Dublin, King’s College London, University of Leuven, University of Heidelberg, University of Warsaw, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Calcutta University, Jamia Millia, Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mumbai University and Jadavpur University.
We offer a full-time fixed term contract to pursue a PhD for three years (evaluation each year) starting September 1 in a dynamic interdisciplinary research environment.
For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received no later than 7th May 2017 (5 pm CET).
KU Leuven carries out an equal opportunity and diversity policy.
Send a CV, cover letter, writing sample and two reference letters by email (subject: ITN Global India Application PhD International Law) to Ms. Kathleen Mouling: email@example.com