Call for Applications for a PhD student in “Migration and Political Parties”

Eurac Research (Bozen/Bolzano – I) ( in collaboration with the University of Vienna ( is recruiting 1 doctoral student for a period of 3 years. The doctoral student will be based at Eurac Research (Bozen/Bolzano – Italy) and is enrolled at the University of Vienna and participates in the doctoral programme there (collecting also the required ECTS points at the University of Vienna). The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof. Sieglinde Rosenberger (University of Vienna) and co-supervised by Dr. Verena Wisthaler (Eurac Research).

The PhD Candidate focusses on the nexus between political parties, political discourse and immigration policies. S/he generates expertise on the interplay between the politics of immigration and diversity, and the politics of inclusion or exclusion of diversity at regional and/or local level. S/he develops a research design which concentrates on the regional and/or local level, and is comparative, by either comparing a variety of political parties in Europe or by comparing parties operating at different governmental levels in at least two European states.

Details of the contract

• 100% employment contract at Eurac Research in Bozen/Bolzano (I), Institute for Minority Rights – See details at
• initial contract is for 1 year, but will be extended for 2 more years in case of successful evaluation of the first year.
• starting date: 01 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter


• an excellent Master Degree in Political Science
• previous engagement with political parties, political communication or migration scholarship is an asset
• knowledge of English and German is a prerequisite

Applications shall include

• CV
• 1 page motivation letter
• PhD Proposal: max. 5000 words, written in English or German, presenting objectives and aims, summarizing the state of the art, and including a section on data and methodology.

Deadline for applications: 01.05.2019

The successful applicant will have to be officially submitted to the PhD program at University of Vienna – see Details at

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Call for Applications (pdf-file)