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Leipzig: Junior Professorship in Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig is seeking to fill a tenure track professorship in the Global Dynamics of Resource Use and Distribution (W1 with Tenure Track Leading to W2).

The successful candidate will have an above-average, highly visible research profile on global dynamics arising from the use and distribution of resources and address issues of distributive justice and related negotiation processes. The spectrum of possible resources is deliberately broad. It may include mineral resources and groundwater as well as natural resources in the oceans and solar and wind as energy sources, as well as the technologies required to develop them, but also forms of and access to education, health, finance, political and social power, and cultural capital. Research experience in at least two world regions is required, at least one of which should be in the Global South.

Responsibilities include participation in the MA Global Studies and the BA/MA Cultural Studies as well as doctoral training in the Graduate School Global and Area Studies. The professorship should build a bridge from the research networks of the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics to the life, environmental and climate sciences.

The deadline for applications is 30 July 2021.

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UCI Early Career Fellowship for UCI Global Studies Conference (Jan 2022)

Early career scholars doing critical interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues are encouraged to apply for a fellowship to attend the 3rd Annual UCI Global Studies Conference. The conference will be held January 21 – January 22, 2022 and will be hosted by the Department of Global & International Studies at the University of California Irvine.

Mindful of the continuing pandemic, the carbon footprint of international travel, and longstanding challenges for scholars from the global south to obtain visas and resources for international travel, the conference will be held with a hybrid format, including in-person activities for those who can be present and remote/virtual platforms for participation by those who cannot join us in person.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to support professionalization in the field of Global Studies, including successful publishing, by fostering quality mentorship for junior scholars.

Successful applicants will present a work in progress to a panel of distinguished scholars. Panel mentors will comment on the Fellow’s work, making suggestions intended to increase the likelihood it will be accepted for publication. Topics of discussion could include the way research topics and questions are framed, engagement with relevant literature in the field, support for strengthening analytical rigor, significance of the work, avenues for further research and funding, and specific journals or publishers to which the work could be submitted.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

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