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Full-time Research Assistant Position at the Institute of European Studies (REDIRECT Project)

RECTOR of the Jagiellonian University announces a selection procedure for the position of an ASSISTANT



Group of employees

Research staff

JU organisational unit (place of work performance)

Institute of European Studies

Faculty of International and Political Studies

Field of science

Social sciences


Political science and public administration


An analysis of the parliamentary dimension of representative democracy in the European Union.  

Number of posts


Type of employment

contract of employment

Working time


Planned duration of employment

12 months                  

Expected date of employment commencement

October 2023


according to the Rules for Remunerating Jagiellonian University Employees


The selection procedure is open for all individuals, who meet the requirements set out in Articles 113 and 116.2.4) of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science, and who meet the following eligibility criteria according to § 166 of the Statute of the Jagiellonian University:

  • holding at least a Master’s degree, Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree;
  • exhibiting aptitude for research work.


Additional requirements

and expectations  

  • MA in social sciences (political science, sociology),
  • advanced knowledge (C1) of English, French and at least good (B2) knowledge of Polish,
  • experience in qualitative research, documented fluency in qualitative data analysis (MAXQDA, QDAMiner)
  • knowledge of the political and social issues of European integration, the functioning of democracy at European Union level (with particular reference to the functioning of parliaments in the European Union)

Project Title


REDIRECT. The REpresentative DIsconnect: diagnosis and strategies for RECTification (Z/HEU/000012)


Project description


The focus of REDIRECT is to study the current transformation of democratic polities in Europe, to realise whether and how their centres of gravity are shifting, and to improve our understanding of the “representative disconnect” – a multidimensional phenomenon of regression of the demos-kratos linkage involving institutional, behavioral and affective components. REDIRECT moves from the idea to study representative democracy in a comprehensive manner, connecting several relevant dimensions of analysis, in order to extract sustainable ideas and viable instruments to cope with the current problems of “democracy in flux”. These, in turn, will allow a parsimonious formulation of remedies, to be activated both at the institutional level (i.e. assuring a future to crucial “mediating bodies” of representatives democracy like parties, leaders, parliamentary institutions), and at the level of civil society.

The position entails preparation and conduct of qualitative and quantitative research as part of the research tasks concerning the analysis of the position of national and European parliaments in the system of representative democracy in the EU and the role and activities of young MPs/MEPs and their representation of young generations of EU citizens.

Scope of duties


As part of the research assistant position in the project, you will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Collection of material and analysis of selected parliamentary debates in selected countries.
  • Planning and carrying out various research tasks (debate transcripts, database development, interviews with politicians, reporting, etc.).
  • Preparation of project publications and articles for high-scoring journals.
  • Management of empirical databases.
  • Contribution to project coordination and management.
  • Communication with local and international project participants.
  • Organising project seminars and conferences.


We offer

  • stable employment based on an employment contract at the  renowned university,
  • cooperation with the interdisciplinary academic community represented by well-known scientists,
  • scientific support as well as the possibility of qualifications improvement and professional development,
  • access to research infrastructure,
  • benefits in the form of i.a. Multisport card, sports activities, medical packages, group insurance,
  • additional social benefits.

lipiec sierpien Required application documents

  1. 1-page motivation letter,
  2. resume,
  3. personal questionnaire filled in by the candidate,
  4. copy of the master’s diploma or a doctoral diploma, if applicable,
  5. information on the candidate’s scientific, teaching and organisational achievements,
  6. declaration of the candidate, confirming that the Jagiellonian University will be their primary place of work, should they be selected in the selection procedure,
  7. statement under Article 113 of the Law on higher education and science,
  8. statement on acknowledging and accepting the rules and regulations concerning intellectual property management and commercialisation in force at the Jagiellonian University.

Declaration forms (no. 5-7) and personal questionnaire template (no. 2) can be obtained at:

Additional application documents

1. a list of publications (indicating the publisher and the number of pages),

2. two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's academic achievements,

3. copies of certificates of level of knowledge of English, French and Polish (excluding persons for whom English, French or Polish is their mother tongue or if the language of instruction during their academic education was English, French or Polish - please send a copy of your diploma indicating the language of instruction). Please attach the results of any relevant language proficiency tests courses to your application.


The course of selection procedure

The first stage of the selection procedure is the formal assessment of the submitted documents. Applications which meet all formal requirements are the subject of substantive assessment, during which an interview with the Candidate may be conducted (directly or via electronic communication channels), upon settling the date of the interview with the Candidate. The Candidate has the right to appeal against the negative assessment by the selection board within 7 days from receiving the information about the results of the assessment.

Form of submission

by e-mail to the address:, title: REDIRECTapplication documents

by mail to: Monika Nowak, Jagiellonian University, Institute of European Studies,  Władysława Reymonta Street 4, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
with the note: REDIRECTapplication documents

Deadline for submission of applications

till the 10th of September 2023

Expected date of the selection procedure settlement

the 24th of September 2023

Method of communicating of the results of the selection procedure

by e-mail


For further information please contact dr hab. Magdaena Góra, e-mail address:


Research Field
Political sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Political sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

More information can be found here.

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