One Position as Research Assistant

One Position as Research Assistant, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Prof. Liav Orgad, Florence (Deadline 15. Juni 2017) 


Department: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies


Length of contract and % of full time: Full time (part-time is possible if requested by the candidate modalitites to be agreed upon with Prof. Orgad.


  1. September 2017 – 31. August 2018 (renewable)


Titel of project: Global Citizenship Law: International Migration and Constitutional Identity


Job Description:

The “Global Citizenship Governance” (GCG) Project, jointly hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, is seeking to appoint a research assistant in the field of “Global Citizenship and Technology.” The research seeks to explore the challenges and opportunities that new emerging technologies create to existing frameworks of citizenship, democracy, and states. The focus of the research will be on one of the following topics: [1] blockchain technology, “cloud communities,” and the future of citizenship; [2] matching algorithm for immigration selection; [3] “algorithmic citizenship” and identity (other topics, such as machine learning and big data, are welcome, as long as there is a nexus to citizenship, global governance, or democratic theory).

Emerging technologies are starting to change historic axioms and invite us to rethink the meaning and essence of citizenship. The research assistant is expected to study how technologies can reshape current theories and practices of citizenship, research the possible construction of a new concept—“cloud membership”—and its connection to global citizenship, coordinate a new “Global Citizenship & Technology” series, publish in high quality journals, and contribute to the GCG project, including engagement with academics and policy makers.




–  Completed MA or on-going PhD studies in the fields of law, political theory, economy and related fields, and with a focus on international migration, global governance, or theories of democracy;

–  excellent writing and presentation skills in English;

–  strong academic and analytical profile;

–  interest in developing research that helps to solve real-

world problems;


– previous knowledge, experience or publications in the

research areas of the GCG project would be an advantage.


Languages: Excellent written and spoken English (C2-level) is required; knowledge of other EU languages will be an advantage.


Contact Detail:


Deadline 15th June 2017


Fill in the on line application form and upload documents as requested here.

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