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Two Research Associate positions

Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Both positions are to be filled within the framework of the research project "Football as basis for social cohesion in Europe (FANZinE)" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

 

Research Associate
Full-time employment (100%) – reference number: 05521-02-wiss-ml

Your responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementation and analysis of a quantitative text analysis of online media in four European countries; coordination of the academic partners in the participating countries and implementation of the German part of the study.
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of an online survey in four European countries; coordination with an external service provider (data collection) and analysis of the survey data
  • Coordination of the academic project partners in the four participating countries, as well as contribution to the analysis and synthesis of the research results of the overall project
  • Contribution to the planning, implementation and analysis of an interview study with experts from the field of football and fan culture in four countries
  • Presentation and publication of findings for the academic community, the expert public and practitionersIn addition to the general legal requirements, applicants must fulfil the employment requirements specified in § 57 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz).

Your profile:

  • very good university degree in the social sciences and, ideally, a doctoral degree in the social sciences, preferably in the field of political science and/or international relations
  • Experience in collecting and analysing text data (computational text analysis), preferably in the field of print or online media
  • Experience in conducting quantitative surveys and analysing cross-sectional data
  • Interest or previous knowledge in the field of the politics of football and actors in sports politics or being prepared to familiarize oneself with this field
  • very good language skills in German and English. Additional language skills in a project language (Spanish, Polish, Norwegian) would be an advantage
  • Interest or previous experience in the field of qualitative interviewing and data analysis as well as the willingness to participate in the acquisition of third-party projects are highly preferred
  • Creativity, the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to cooperate and work in a team

 

 

Research Associate
Part-time employment (80-85%) – reference number: 03021-02-wiss-ml

Your responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementation and data analysis of an interview study with experts in the field of soccer and fan culture within four countries; coordination of the project partners in the participating countries and implementation of the study in Germany
  • Coordination and implementation of the knowledge transfer: development of policy options for actors in the field of soccer and fan culture, planning and implementation of project workshops with practitioners
  • Contribution to the planning, implementation and evaluation of a quantitative text analysis of online media as well as an online panel survey in four European countries
  • Contribution to the analysis and synthesis of the research results of the overall project
  • Presentation and publication of findings for the expert public and practitionersIn addition to the general legal requirements, applicants must fulfil the employment requirements specified in § 57 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz).

Your profile:

  • very good university degree in the social sciences and, ideally, a doctoral degree in the social sciences, preferably in the field of Political Science and/or International Relations
  • Experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies, interviewing and computer-assisted data analysis (e.g. MaxQDA, Atlas.ti)
  • Interest or previous knowledge in the field of the politics of football and actors in sports politics or being prepared to familiarize oneself with this field
  • Experience in the transfer of scientific knowledge into practice as well as experience in the planning and implementation of events and in moderating diverging interests and groups
  • very good language skills in German and English. Additional language skills in a project language (Spanish, Polish, Norwegian) would be an advantage
  • Interest or previous experience in the field of quantitative text analysis or survey data analysis as well as the willingness to participate in the acquisition of third-party projects are highly preferred
  • Creativity, the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to cooperate and work in a team

For both positions we offer:

  • Job ticket throughout the entire Rhine-Main region
  • Extensive career development opportunities
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The positions are paid according to EG 13 TV-L and is to be filled as soon as possible, for a fixed term until 31.03.2024. The possibility for individual further qualification is given.

We are a place of diversity and welcome qualified applications from people with different backgrounds.

We strive to increase the proportion of women in the scientific field and are therefore particularly interested in applications from women.

People with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable.

Please send your application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, two recent work samples, if applicable: teaching evaluation, list of publications) summarized in a pdf file, quoting the relevant reference number by 29.03.2021 to the following three e-mail addresses:

ndongala@politik.uni-mainz.de,

arne.niemann@uni-mainz.de,

regina.weber@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Interviews will be held via video conference on 6 April 2021.

For any questions, please contact Prof. Arne Niemann, email: arne.niemann@uni-mainz.de

Privacy notes: https://www.verwaltung.personal.uni-mainz.de/files/2020/11/200918_Datenschutz-BewerberInnen_en.pdf

 

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Important information about the electronic exam semester 20/21

Dear students,

the electronic exam International Relations will take place on 2 March 2021 from 2-7pm. The exam will be written on the university campus and in several shifts. Please find the shift assignment here .

Please also note the highly important information on this semester's exam!
Good luck for the exam

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CAREERS WITH EUROPEAN STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Within the Jean Monnet Chair sponsored series “Careers with European Studies and International Relations” Johannes Rabenschlag will give a talk that is entitled:

 

Consulting by day - research by night: Career in the private sector while doing a PhD at the University

 

Tuesday, 2 June, 12:15 – 13:45 via Skype for Business

 

If you want to take part, please write an Email by 1 June, 23:59 to Laura Hähn who can provide you with the link for the Skype for Business session. There will be time for your questions.

 

Best wishes
Arne Niemann

Professor of International PoliticsJean Monnet Chair of European Integration Studies

 

 

 

Review of electronic exam, summer term 2019

The results of the module examination in International Relations are now available and will be published promptly by the examination office in JOGU-STINe.

You can review your exam at the following date by appointment:

8 October 2019, 11:00 to 12.00 and 14:00 to 17:00

To register, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Johanna Speyer (speyer@politik.uni-mainz.de) by 2 October 2019 at the latest. Mrs. Speyer will arrange with you the exact time of your appointment.

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Review of electronic exam, winter term 2018/19

The results of the module examination in the field of International Relations in the are now available and will be published promptly by the examination office in JOGU-STINe.

You can review your exam at the following date by appointment:

17 April 2019, 10:00 to 12.00 and 14:00 to 17:00

To register, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Johanna Speyer (speyer@politik.uni-mainz.de) by 2 April 2019 at the latest. Mrs. Speyer will arrange with you the exact time of your appointment.

Review of electronic exam, summer term 2018

The results of the module examination in the field of International Relations in the summer semester 2018 are available and will be published promptly by the examination office in JOGU-STINe.

You can see your exam at the following date by appointment:

9th October 2018, 14:00 to 16:00

To register, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Johanna Speyer (speyer@politik.uni-mainz.de) by 30 September 2018 at the latest. Mrs. Speyer will arrange with you the exact time of your appointment.

 

Your department International Politics

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Layers of Brexit, 27 June 2018

Around two years after the Brexit-Vote, the initial shock regarding the outcome seems to have mostly been processed by both the European Union and the United Kingdom. But even very patient observers are still waiting for a clear picture, as to how exactly Britain’s future relationship with the European Union is supposed to look like. The recent resignations by Brexit-Minister David Davis and Minister of Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, sadly blend in with numerous political incidents that have caused irritation and confusion on both sides since the Vote in 2016.

Almost on the second anniversary of the referendum, the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration, in cooperation with the Centre for Political Education of Rhineland Palatinate, has taken up the opportunity to invite a group of experts to discuss the different “Layers of Brexit”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the course of an interesting discussion, the participants Prof. Dr. Natalia Chaban, Dr. Deniz Alkan, Dr. Mathias Dubbert und Dr. Geoffrey Edwards ­– under the leadership of Dr. Falk Ostermann (Justus Liebig University Gießen)– shared their broad expert knowledge on Brexit in the areas of economics, culture and society. The roundtable left behind quickly the big — and not yet fully answered— question of just why Brexit happened, to concentrate deeply on the inevitable consequences.

It was Dr. Geoffrey Edwards (Cambridge University), the only English participant, who sought to clarify the so-called ‘Commonwealth myth’. In terms of trade agreements, he underlined just how much the British government overestimates its own position, while underestimating and downright denying the strong position of the former Commonwealth countries. Dr. Deniz Alkan, Director of International and Foreign Affairs for the state Rhineland Palatinate, underscored this observation, presenting an uncomfortable example: As of right now, the German state North Rhine-Westphalia alone has a larger trade volume with India than the whole of Great Britain. This raises the question as to how Britain expects to increase its overall trade with any of the former Commonwealth countries, especially with no trade agreements beyond WTO rules in place.

Dr. Mathias Dubbert, Director of European Policy and EU Foreign Trade Promotion for the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Brussels, also stressed the tremendous economic consequences of the Brexit vote. The lack of a political direction has manifested into actual insecurity on the business side —negative side effects that have already caused companies to withdraw from investing on the island. Furthermore, many British companies are struggling to find workers, whose fates have not been sealed or saved since the vote two years ago. As of right now, the British government still does not offer any solution. Prof. Dr. Natalia Chaban (Canterbury University) agreed, adding that the EU-27 continue to be perceived as a big and relevant market by international actors. She also offered insight on the broader political implications of Brexit for both the EU and the UK. According to her, Brexit has raised the international profile of the European Union, nonetheless feeding into a larger uncertainty about the future of the western world order.

The roundtable discussion closed, leaving doubts about the future of the EU-UK relationship. The participants mostly agreed with each other regarding the big challenge Brexit poses on either party. However, it remains unclear if a satisfying agreement can be found in time for Britain’s exit in 2019.

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Invitation to the Institute Colloquium with Roundtable Discussion

Layers of Brexit

Two years after the referendum: Which traces has Brexit left on Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the EU and the World?

On 23rd June 2016, the British people shocked the EU and the wider world by voting for their country's exit from the EU. However, two years after the referendum, it has become apparent that this vote is wrought with complications and constituted a leap in the dark, not only for the UK, but also for the EU and its member states as well as the EU's external partners. Brexit will have important repercussions in a plethora of policy areas and on different levels. What plans does the UK have for the time after its exit from the EU? What effects will Brexit have on Germany in general and Rhineland-Palatinate in particular? How has the British intention to leave the EU affected Brussels and how has it changed the way that the wider world sees the EU?

 

These and further questions will be discussed by

Dr. Deniz Alkan, Director International and European Affairs, State Chancellery Rhineland Palatinate

Prof. Dr. Natalia Chaban, National Centre for the Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Geoffrey Edwards, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Mathias Dubbert, Director European Policy, EU Foreign Trade Promotion, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag / Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce Brussels

The discussion will be lead by Dr. Falk Ostermann, Assistant Professor for International Relations at the Justus Liebig-Universität Gießen

The event will be held in cooperation with the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung and will be held at the Institute Colloquium and within the framework of the

The discussion will be in English. Listeners are welcome!

 

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