[URBANTH-L]JOB: Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative,
Two-Year Researcher (Ireland)
acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Jun 21 20:29:25 EDT 2006
One-Year Fixed Term Contract, renewable for a second year
Start date: 1 September 2006
The Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative at UCD has received
funding for a two-year project on developing cross-sector research
collaborations and practices in the areas of immigration and
integration policy in Ireland.
The successful candidate will have (1) excellent administrative skills
essential for assisting overall project management and supporting
activities involved in conducting several small ?seed? research
projects addressing a variety of immigration-related topics, the
delivery of a series of public lectures and specialized training
workshops and (2) working knowledge of research practices and
basic research skills necessary for such activities as desk research,
report/grant writing and publication/website development, and
international research/policy networking in these areas and
(3) familiarity with the social/policy landscape of immigration
in the Irish context.
Candidates with relevant previous experience in academic, statutory
OR civil society sectors are welcome to apply.
We are seeking an individual who has fantastic organizational skills,
great initiative, an impressive ability to work independently and with
people from a variety of different sectors and communities, an
enthusiastic willingness to learn, who enjoys a diversity of
responsibilities and being part of a team.
This post will be demanding, however, the successful candidate
will not only be well supported by MCRI staff, but s/he will have
the opportunity to take advantage of numerous training and career
development activities, depending on the particularities of his/her
experience and career plans. This post is therefore ideal for an
individual who is interested in refining her/his existing skills or
making a transition to a new field or area of expertise.
Salary is in the range of ?30,000.
For further details regarding the project and qualifications for the
post, see www.ucd.ie/geary/research/mcri.html. For clarifications
regarding the particulars of the post, contact Dr Mary Gilmartin
(01-716 8417; mary.gilmartin at ucd.ie; School of Geography,
Planning & Environmental Policy, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4)
Interested individuals should send a CV, the names and contact
information for two references, and a covering letter detailing
her/his qualifications and suitability for the post to Dr Mary
Gilmartin by 5 July 2006. Interviews will be held mid-July.
* Excellent organizational and administrative skills/abilities in
activities planning and coordination, managing project records etc.
* Excellent written and communication skills
* Ability to work with people across different academic, policy, and
civil society sectors and in a team environment
* Ability to work independently, thoroughly and creatively, and
manage a diverse workload
* Ability and interest in developing project networks in Ireland and
* Working knowledge of social and policy landscapes and/or
research in relation to immigration in Ireland and Europe
* Working knowledge of research practices and willingness and
capacity to undertake advanced training in areas of research methods
and evidence-based policy practices
* Experience of grant administration, grant-writing and other
* Advanced research experience or training in general policy or
* Interest in pursuing a career in an academic, statutory or civil
society field related to immigration or similar area
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