2 Ph.D. Research Assistant Positions


Post Title: Project assistant in Ph.D. student level.

Post Status: 30 months-Full Time

Starting Date: 1.11.2022

Principal Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cerem I.Cenker-Ozek, Assist. Prof. Dr. B. Toygar Halistoprak

Location: Preferably residence in Antalya-Turkey (Remote can be acceptable.)

Stipend: Payment at maximum TÜBİTAK doctoral student rate for 1001 Program

Closing Date: Open until the position is filled.

Summary Description:

We have two doctoral research assistant positions for our TÜBİTAK funded project, titled Cultural Foundations of Foreign Policy. The project aims to explore the nexus and interactions between the domestic political culture and foreign policy decision-making.

The post-holders will take active part in coding of the speeches and political party documents; building a dataset based on the content analysis; analyzing the data and findings.

What we seek for:

  • Enthusiasm for doing research in areas of foreign policy, role conceptions and/or political culture.

  • Project commitment for 30 months, starting from 1.11.2022.

  • Self-disciplined and detail-oriented working habits.

  • Excellent skills in English.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Willingness to advance in methodological skills such as content analysis, coding, statistical analysis.

  • Ability to read documents at least in of the following languages: German, Russian (Not a must, but a plus)

  • Organizational skills for the project’s paper-work, organizing dissemination activities and workshops.

What we provide:

  • A peaceful research environment with two dynamic and enthusiastic project managers.

  • Training in content analysis; participation in project related workshops & conferences.

  • A project office, full access to ABU campus facilities, including short-term accommodation.

  • Payment at maximum TÜBİTAK doctoral student rate for 1001 Program.


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A motivation letter (1,5 page max.) summarizing their research interests and previous academic background.

  • A full curriculum vitae.

  • Names and contact details (email) of two referees.

  • A sample writing (preferably from previous term papers or articles) in English.

  • Via email to: cerem.cenker@antalya.edu.tr; toygar.halistoprak@antalya.edu.tr


Please note that we are not able to provide Ph.D. degree since we do not offer Ph.D. program at ABU-Political Science and International Relations Department. Interested candidates should be an enrolled student in a Ph.D. program elsewhere.

Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have inquiries about the position.