PhD position in political economy of energy transitions

Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a doctoral researcher in political economy of energy transitions under the supervision of Professor Aleh Cherp in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. The position is fully funded for 3.5 years starting from September 2017. We are looking for a person who has serious interest in an academic career and demonstrated competence in quantitative research methods (e.g. statistical analysis and datasets management), especially in relation to energy systems. 

The research project will be designed in-line with the student's competencies and interests. Possible research topics include analysis of renewable energy deployment and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to climate change mitigation worldwide. Research will be embedded in the POLET project which is undertaken as part of CEU's Energy and Society Intellectual Themes Initiative

CEU is an international postgraduate University accredited in the US and Europe, founded by George Soros and ranked within the top 100 Universities in Social Sciences by Times Higher Education World University Ranking.  The doctoral program in Environmental Sciences and policy was established over 10 years ago. Its alumni currently hold academic positions in such premier institutions as IIASA and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich).

Applications are due on February 1st, 2017 and should include a short statement of purpose, research proposal as well as CV, academic records, letters of recommendation and evidence of english proficiency

Interested applicants are invited to contact Prof. Aleh Cherp with a short letter of inquiry enclosing CV, publications (if any) and an indication of topics of interest.