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The ETF (European Training Foundation) is seeking to establish a reserve list for vocational education and training specialists (temporary agent – function group AD, grade 7)

The successful candidates will work directly with the ETF partner countries and contribute to the development of the ETF’s expertise.


Provide policy guidance and capacity development in the area of VET to the ETF partner countries by:
Guiding policy makers and stakeholders in the partner countries in the identification of policy frameworks;

  • Building capacity in the partner countries for the implementation and monitoring of country specific VET policy frameworks;
  • Provide in-depth analysis of partner country VET policies and systems;
  • Support the EU Institutions in policy dialogue and the EU programming cycle in the field of VET and skills development;
  • Liaise with and build up networks of key actors in the ETF partner countries, international organisations and the EU Institutions;
  • Contribute to the development of ETF thematic expertise by drafting position papers and policy briefs, by taking part in the design of innovative initiatives and the development of new methodologies, by participating in relevant networks, and ensuring knowledge sharing across ETF country teams and externally.

More information about the candidature profile and requirement on Selection procedure ETF/REC/17/06 – VET specialists

The research group Public Administration & Management, department Political Sciences of the University of Antwerp, is looking for a doctoral researcher (scholarship) for a four year internationally comparative project about public service innovation through partnerships between public and private actors.

The research is part of  the EU H2020 financed TROPICO project and will focus on explaining how and why partnerships between governments and private actors lead to public service innovation and the role of citizen/user participation and ICT in these innovation processes. Partnerships in different countries and sectors are studied in collaboration with other universities, using several research methods.

A good command of research methods is necessary, as well as of Dutch and English.


The Department of policy analysis and public management at Bocconi University in Milan is inviting applications for two positions:


The deadline for the applications is January 7th 2018.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OR MANAGEMENT The Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University is inviting applications from scholars in public management, public administration or management. The position is at assistant professor level, for appointment on September 1, 2018. We are particularly, though not exclusively interested in applications in the field of Human Resources Management, organizational behavior or organizational theory.

Respondents should have research experience on public or non-profit organizations. We also encourage applications from candidates with research experience on international institutions.


The Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track international relations position at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 2018.

We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality empirical research on international relations and especially those with a research agenda that demonstrates a substantial, on-going interest in international organizations.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by September 1, 2018. Applicants should have a trajectory that suggests a tenurable research record is likely. 

For more information about the position and how to apply, go to:  

Position: Lecturer in Politics, Public Policy (Education and Research)

Institution: University of Exeter – College of Social Sciences and International Studies

The department wishes to appoint a Lecturer to further enrich one of the most successful public policy research groups in the UK. The successful applicant will hold a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in Politics or a closely related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Public Policy/Public Administration research related, or complementary, to existing Exeter strengths.

The post will involve conducting research of international quality, the delivery of outstanding teaching, and collegiate contribution to a friendly and dynamic department.

Deadlines for application : 28th August 2018.

More information about the vacancy and how to apply

Ghent University is offering a full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor in the field of European & international governance.

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto “Dare to Think”. Ghent University’s mission statement is characterized by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.  As part of its further scientific development, Ghent University plans to recruit:

  • A full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor, strongly research oriented
  • Discipline European & International Governance
  • Department of Public governance, management & finance (EB10)
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Expert in the field of ‘European & International Governance’

Last application date: Mar 27, 2017 23:59

Department: EB10 – Department of Public Governance, Management and Finance

Contract: Statutary

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Autonomous academic staff

See the full job description and application procedure


For further information regarding these vacancies, please contact Professor Frank Naert ([email protected]), +32 09/2432901) at the faculty of economics and business administration, department of public governance, management & finance.


UU-logo_defJob description

Many governments today claim that they are squarely focused on ‘what works’ in designing their policies and the organizations tasked with delivering them. But in practice, they don’t really know what works? What does success in governing public problems mean? Why is it that in a population of organisations with an identical public task – such as social security agencies, health and safety inspectorates, police forces or ombudsman agencies – only some succeed in combining excellent performance with a strong public reputation for a substantial period of time? Likewise, why do some collaborative governance networks tackling complex public problems succeed and persist, where others trying exactly the same don’t? And why do some public policy programs that aim to change citizen attitudes and behaviours maintain consistently higher rates of impact and public support in some jurisdictions than in others?

You will work in a team of five (1 PI, 2 postdocs, 2 phd fellows) researchers on these critical, but seldom squarely tackled questions. We will use a range of analytical and methodological approaches. Our academic objectives are to discover patterns and to build theories of success in the public sector. Our applied ambitions are to work with public sector partners to translate these findings into practices of institutional design and professional development programs for public office-holders and public managers.
You will play a key role in developing the program’s operational design and methods, as well as in building and maintaining the international academic and practitioner partnerships that we will build up to enhance its comparative scope and its applied orientation. You will conduct state of the art research within the program, both alone and in collaborations with team members and affiliates, and publish its findings in academic, applied and wide-circulation media. You will co-supervise a PhD student. You will take an active part in spinoff applied research and training activities emanating from the program.

Deadline for Application : 

10 May 2016

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rutgers-logo[1]Job Description

Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N), one of the nation’s foremost urban research universities, seeks a dean for the School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) to lead its faculty and programs, many of which are currently among the most distinguished in the nation.

The School of Public Affairs & Administration is a particularly important one to Rutgers – Newark as RU-N pursues its strategic vision as an anchor institution to the City of Newark and to Greater-Newark, and as a national leader in publically engaged scholarship and research.

The school’s strong interdisciplinary culture, 17 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 189 undergraduate majors, 554 MPA students, and 36 Ph.D. students, sit at the heart of RU-N’s mission.

The new dean of the School of Public Affairs & Administration will provide leadership to the school’s faculty as they define the vision shaping the future of the school in academic, research, community and public engagement, and resource development activities. As the academic and administrative leader for the school, the dean will set the standard for its intellectual engagement and accomplishment; provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, linking its vision, policies, and goals to the strategic vision for the university; and further foster an environment and community that supports the school’s faculty and students. In particular, the dean will assure that the school continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, promoting excellence through diversity in undergraduate and graduate programs and faculty recruitment. Supporting the university’s research mission, the dean will promote opportunities to advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including helping secure extramural funding in support of faculty research. In pursuing these responsibilities, the dean, who reports to the chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark, will work collaboratively with the chancellor, the executive vice-chancellor and provost, and other senior administrators, deans, and department chairs at the university.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. Whether currently in the academy or outside it, candidates must possess the academic credentials and experience that qualify them for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the school and enable them to be eminent leaders of the school’s faculty.

Just 10 years old, SPAA has emerged as offering stellar programs which already rank among the nation’s most highly regarded. The new dean will be the school’s second, and will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on this exceptional and young school, the university as a whole, and the role of engaged research and scholarship in a complex urban setting.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The search is international in scope, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Rutgers’ consultants, Robin Mamlet and Khalilah Lawson, at email address, [email protected]. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination, or any other terms and conditions of employment.

More information on the job description and procedure

etf-logoThe ETF (European Training Foundation) is seeking to recruit a Corporate Performance Management Officer (Contract Agent – Function group IV).

Contract duration: 3 years, subject to a probation period of 9 months

Do you have in-depth experience in organisational performance management?

Can you advise on actions for organisational improvement and innovation?

Are you a great communicator, transforming complex concepts into concise and understandable ones?

Do you enjoy teamwork in a dynamic international environment?

If so, this could be the job for you.

Please consult the vacancy notice at the following link

Deadline for application : 23 February 2016



The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured  full time position in

Political Sciences – Public Administration

The successful candidate will carry out his/her research and teaching activities in political sciences – public administration, preferably in territorial governance.

The successful candidate is a member of Belgian, European, or international research networks and has a proven capacity to participate to research projects in his/her fields of competence. He/She is expected to demonstrate, through his/her research activities and publications, a commitment in a transversal dialogue with other sub-fields of political sciences. He/She is expected to display advanced skills in qualitative and/or quantitative methods.

The successful candidate will have teachings assignments in the following subjects:

– Public Administration at the Bachelor level ;

– Regional Policy, Public Management, and Public Policy at the Master level.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field(s) within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty, mostly at the UCL Mons campus.

More information on the UCL’s Recruitment Website

boconniThe Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University, Milan (Italy)  opens a position of Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Public Management, Public  Administration and Management, Public Policy and Management, Policy Analysis and  Management (Italian classification of scientific field: 13/B1 – Economia aziendale ), starting from  March 1st, 2015.

Contracts will run for up to three years, with the possibility of an extension period of 2 years and  then subject to renewal for three years (“tenure track”: 3+2+3).

Applicants must be fluent in English. Other languages knowledge is welcome. Knowledge of  Italian is not required.

Commitments include research, teaching and service to the University. As the appointed candidate  is expected to publish in international refereed journals, priority will be given to applicants with  research portfolios that are international in scope.

Applicants should have (or be close to completion) a Ph.D. in the fields above mentioned or equivalents, accordingly to different University systems, and should have demonstrated high  potential in research and teaching.
Compensation and teaching load are competitive with other top European academic institutions.

Applications must be submitted on line at the following address:

Applicants who want to be interviewed during the 2014 AoM Conference in Philadelphia, PA, USA  (August 1 – 5, 2014) must send their applications by June 30, 2014. Only applications received by that date will be considered for the AoM Conference. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Further applications will be considered if submitted with the same online procedure until October 15th, 2014 and selected candidates will be interviewed during the main conferences  in the field (IRSPM, AOM, EGPA, EIASM, CIGAR, EURAM) or by other means.

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