Vacancies

Ph.D. fully funded position

Ph.D. fully funded position in International Relations and Political Science Department at Koç University & Migration Research Center! Apply before July 30, 2018

The successful candidate will write her/his Ph.D. dissertation in the field of migration studies and will participate in the collection and analysis of the data on governance of irregular migration and social integration in Turkey as part of the TÜBİTAK 1003 Research and Development project.

Profile:
– a strong interest in migration studies
– hold a Master’s degree or research/work experience in a related field
– excellent command of English (command of Arabic is an asset)
– an interest in data analysis and experience with quantitative methods

Application requirements:
– Statement of Purpose: how and why your research interest matches the project (max 2,000 words)
– TOEFL: 80, YDS: 80 or YÖKDİL: 80
– ALES or GRE Score: Min 70 from ALES (Equal Weight) Min 153 from GRE (Quantitative)
– 3 Letters of Reference

Project Description: The project seeks to analyze the relationship between the migration processes and the transformation of cities in different parts of Turkey by collecting and evaluating data regarding local administrative bodies, local populations, and migrants.

This project’s targets are:

(1) contributing to migration management at national, regional and local levels;
(2) developing an interactive social integration model.
(3) improving capacity development strategies for local administration within the context of national, regional and local migration governance and ‘comprehensive and sustainable migration governance’ models.

All documents should be emailed to gsss@ku.edu.tr
For any questions please contact the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at +90 212 338 1483.

More information about MireKoç https://mirekoc.ku.edu.tr/ and the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities https://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/en/

Visiting Fellows

Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral researchers

Program for visiting fellows is open to Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers who would like to spend two to twelve months at Koç University in interaction with MiReKoc affiliated faculty and researchers, to participate in seminars and workshops and to develop their research in Koç University’s excellent academic environment. Visitors receive a Koç University ID card, therefore can use the facilities and the library only on site. The shared office space is allocated based on availability. Furthermore, the Ph.D. and above level  visitors are expected to give a universitywide seminar regarding the topic of their research as well as publish a working paper under MiReKoc Working Paper Series. Please note that MiReKoc does not have funding for visiting fellows. Fellows will be responsible for the arrangement of their own accommodation. 

Applicants should send a Letter of Intent that expresses their reasons for application and summarizes their research area, their CV and the names and contact information of two referees via email to mirekoc@ku.edu.tr.

Recent graduates with an MA degree or MA students preparing a thesis

This position is also open to recent graduates with an MA degree or MA students preparing a thesis, who would like to conduct further research, participate in seminars and workshops and to develop their research in Koç University’s excellent academic environment. They are expected to regularly visit the campus and may make use of shared office space, based on availability. Integration to MiReKoc research projects will depend on the necessity during that period and fellows might be asked to support the center with administrative tasks. Visitors receive a Koç University ID card, therefore can use the facilities and the library only on site. Selected fellows can be asked to give a universitywide seminar regarding the topic of their research as well as publish a working paper under MiReKoc Working Paper Series. Please note that MiReKoc does not have funding for visiting fellows. Fellows will be responsible for the arrangement of their own accommodation. 

Graduate students and junior professional workers are welcomed to collaborate at MiReKoc during one of the three available terms:

(1) Spring term: Spring term takes place throughout February-March-April-May. Applications are welcomed during the period of 1-15 December every year. The announcements for accepted candidates will be made on the first week of January.

(2) Summer term: Summer term takes place throughout June-July-August. Applications are welcomed during the period of 1-15 April every year. The announcements for accepted candidates will be made on the first week of May.

(3) Autumn term: Autumn term takes place throughout September-October-November-December. Applications are welcomed during the period of 1-15 July every year. The announcements for accepted candidates will be made on the first week of August.

Potential candidates can apply during the periods indicated above by emailing a CV and a cover letter to mirekoc@ku.edu.tr.

Summer Internship with KUSRP

Koç University Summer Research Program is a seven-week program for motivated undergraduates from different universities who want to improve their research skills and plan to attend graduate school. The program offers the undergraduates the opportunity to gain research experience that helps them decide if they want to pursue graduate education or professional research career. Beginning and ending dates are flexible to accommodate the needs of the particular student and the research faculty, but the usual summer term includes June-July-August period. Potential candidates interested in doing a summer internship at MiReKoc with KUSRP can apply by filling out the Application Form and returning it to KU Summer Research Program for Undergraduates. For detailed information about the program and application process, please visit the program website.