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Teaching and Research Fellows

Position Deleted on 3/31/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Economics
Application Due:
Full Time
OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Semester II (May 6 - July 6, 2013)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is looking for several Research and Teaching Fellows for its MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme. The Research and Teaching Fellows are needed for the following courses:

International Development (full-term)
Research Methods and Research Design (full-term)
Economics and Regulation of Energy Sector (short-term)

Located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The OSCE, a number of the OSCE participating States and academic partner institutions actively support the Master of Arts in Economic Governance and Development Programme.
The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Economics or a related field and has teaching experience. The language of instruction is English. The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment of one of the above mentioned courses.

International Development (30 hours)
This is a 2-credit hour course, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from May 6 through July 6, 2013. The course is aimed at teaching the theories and the history of international development and development aid with a focus on competing paradigms and cases in Central Asia. The course builds on basic macro and microeconomic models to teach analytical tools in identification of causal links and policy trade-off in development aid. The course also looks at the basics of evaluation of the effectiveness of aid.

Research Methods and Research Design (60 hours)
This is a 4-credit hour course, meeting three/four time a week for 90 min sessions from May 6 through July 6, 2013. This course is a practical introduction to designing one's own research, using a multi-method approach. Starting with the general logic of research design, students proceed to consideration of alternative methods, qualitative and quantitative. Topics: Variables, theories, hypotheses; Qualitative and quantitative methods: differences and similarities; Testing hypotheses: general approach; Measurement: validity and reliability; Data collection; Philosophies of research and alternatives in practical research design. The language of instruction is English.

Economics and Regulation of Energy Sector (40 hours) is intensive modular course (two weeks, half a day for ten days (June 2013). The aim of the courses is to provide a graduate level survey of these fields introducing students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. The courses are expected to be taught on graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topics as well as the course design should be discussed with the academic management of the OSCE Academy.
2) Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.
3) The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional time will be needed.
4) The fellows should also be available to supervise up to two students writing MA theses (if requested by the students and upon consent between the fellow and the student).
The OSCE Academy will provide/cover:
a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek;
b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any;
c) Honorarium of 70 Euro per hour;
d) Housing allowance;
e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee (for international fellows);
f) office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities, including library and JSTOR.
NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.
Interested applicants should submit their CV, cover letter and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to until 15 March, 2013.

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance. Both local and international applicants are eligible to apply.
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