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Teaching and Research Fellowships at the OSCE Academy Location: Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan DL: 30 October 2011

5 Teaching and Research Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Application Deadline: October 30, 2011

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for five Teaching and Research Fellows for the winter/spring semester of its MA in Politics and Security program 2011/2012.
The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a Ph.D. degree in Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment -- one of the following courses: Comparative Politics: Topics in Democratization Studies, Political Economy, Cases in International Relations, International Development and Foreign Policy Analysis during the winter/spring semester of the 2011/2012 academic year.
All five courses are four credit elective courses, meeting twice a week for 1 hr 25 min from January 9, 2012 to April 30, 2012. The period of contract is from January 2012 to May 2012.
The overall task is to provide graduate level survey of these fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. The courses are expected to be taught on graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topics as well as the course design should be discussed with the academic management of the OSCE Academy. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.
2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week.
3) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed 20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week.
During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the students and the greater audience at the end of the fellowship period with us.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:
a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek;
b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any;
c) Housing allowance (for international fellows only);
d) Honorarium of 750 Euros per month for teaching the four credit hour course;
e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee (for international fellows only);
f) office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities, including library and JSTOR.
NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.
Interested applicants should submit their CV, a short summary of their research project (500-1000 words), and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to Aigoul Abdoubaetova by by October 30, 2011. For any questions on this call, please contact Ms. Aigoul Abdoubaetova by e-mail:

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance. Both local and international applicants are eligible to apply.