The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia) invites applications for the position of a
PROFESSOR of E-governance (ECePS ERA Chair)
for the period of 1 September, 2020 until 31 August, 2024.
The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu is looking for a highly qualified candidate to build a top-level research team capable of conducting cutting-edge research on e-governance as part of the Horizon 2020 ERA Chair in e-Governance and Digital Public Services (ECePS) project. The successful candidate should be capable of making bridges between ICT and Social Science research. Another goal of the research should be to turn research based on Big Data into practically applicable e-governance/public services solutions. In carrying out this work, the ECePS ERA Chair will have access to multiple resources. This includes the benefits of working in Estonia, a leader in e-governance implementation. Estonia is ranked 2nd in the EU’s Digital Scorecard and has 15 years of anonymized e-governance log data, covering over 5 billion e-services transactions that span various aspects of governance from health to criminal justice to online voting.
ECePS is a 5-year project intended to create an internationally recognized research team on e-governance, public e-services and data-driven public innovation, which will be capable of conducting cutting-edge research that examines three fundamental questions of scientific and practical importance:
The University of Tartu is the leading research university in New Europe (Times Higher Education 2018) and is ranked in the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS World University Rankings 2019). According to information on the ISI Web of Science, UT belongs to the top 1% of the world's most-cited universities and research institutions. The Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the UT is ranked in the 101-150 range for Politics and International Studies by the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2019.
The general duties of the Professor (ECePS ERA Chair) include:
Required qualifications: PhD or an equivalent qualification.
The candidate should have:
Terms of employment: The contract period is four years, with a start date preferably in September 2020 (or sooner if possible). Salary level is approximately 9000 EUR gross per month (current Estonian income tax rate 20%). A generous annual leave of 56 calendar days is offered. The position is initially for 4 years with the option of re-election to a permanent position. Please note that the cost of living in Estonia is below the EU average.
Application procedures: Applications must be sent to the UT Human Resources Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St, Tartu 50090 ESTONIA). For detailed information on how to apply, visit https://www.ut.ee/en/welcome/job-offer/professor-e-governance
Application deadline is 3 February 2020.
For more detailed information:
ECePS ERA Chair project: http://eceps.ut.ee/open-positions
University of Tartu: http://www.ut.ee
Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies: https://skytte.ut.ee/en
More information about Estonia: https://www.euraxess.ee/estonia/information-assistance
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|Location:||Tartu - Estonia|
£8,004.61 converted salary* gross per month
|Placed On:||7th October 2019|
|Closes:||3rd February 2020|
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