2 MA Level Research Assistant Positions


Post Title: Project assistant in MA student level.

Post Status: 16 months-Full Time

Starting Date: 15.02.2023

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 1001 Program rate for MA-level students

Closing Date: Open until the position is filled.

Summary Description:

We have two MA level 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 and building a dataset based on the content analysis

What we seek for:

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

  • Project commitment for 16 months, starting from 15.02.2023

  • Self-disciplined and detail-oriented working habits.

  • Advanced skills in English.

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

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

  • 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 1001 Program rate for MA level students

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

  • A motivation letter, written in English and summarizing candidate’s research interests and previous academic background. (1 page max.)

  • 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

Interested students should be enrolled in an MA Program at the time of their application. Also note that Antalya Bilim University offers MA program in Global Politics and International Relations. The program also admits students for the upcoming Spring semester. Hence students who are interested in the project and who are also eager to pursue an MA degree can check ABU’s MA program at:  https://antalya.edu.tr/en/faculty-and-departments/departments/master-of-global-politics-and-international-relations-english-thesis

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