16 July 2018

Four PhD positions on ERC Advanced Grant-funded GLOBALGOALS project

Four PhD candidates will become part of the new, cutting-edge international research programme GLOBALGOALS. This research programme is directed by Professor Frank Biermann and funded through an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The project aims to analyse steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The ambition expressed in UN Sustainable Development Goals is unprecedented. The world, including Utrecht University, is increasingly aligning itself to these Global Goals. But can such goal-setting help resolve the pressing challenges of economic development, poverty eradication, social justice and global environmental protection?

This new 2.5 million euro project funded by an ERC Advanced Grant has been designed to critically address this question and break new ground in sustainability and global governance theories.

PhD positions

The four PhD candidates will play a critical role in GLOBALGOALS. We are looking for a candidate for each of the following areas:

  • Quantitative methods and approaches in political science/international relations, especially in social network analysis
  • Discourse analysis, especially with a focus on international relations
  • Theory of international relations and world politics
  • Analysis of the political systems of non-European countries

If you are excited about being part of a research programme that deploys a unique set of cutting-edge methodologies to assess and explain the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals, we would love to hear from you. Click here for the vacancy.

Application deadline: 1 September 2018