Three post-doc positions (2 years each) are now open at Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche dell’Università degli Studi di Milano. The post doc fellows will work under the supervision of Professor Paola Mattei within the research programme “Evidence-Based POLICY Research and Action Hub”.
The post doc fellows will be asked to perform these activities: 1) participate in cross-cutting and integrated research and teaching activities organized within the research project and contribute to their co-ordination in the framework of the EvidenceBased Policy Research and Action Hub (EPRAHub); 2) contribute to empirical research and to the development of the theoretical advancement in one or more of the following public policy research areas: - eco-social public policies, with reference to the study of sustainable welfare policies, environmental sustainability policy and politics, analyzing possible synergies between old and new social risks and the contemporary socio-ecological challenges of climate change; - implementation of public policies in the context of the digital transition, through the analysis and monitoring of administrative procedures in the context of digitalization of public services, and of political-administrative capacities of local, national, and European authorities; - education policy making and governance, focusing on the study of the decision-making process and actors involved in school reforms, through the review of the literature related to the issues of the new forms of governance of European educational systems, with empirical comparative analysis of national and European case studies. 3) write at least two working papers and at least two articles to be submitted to an international peer-reviewed journal with high impact factor, on the policy areas identified above (see point 2); 4) participate in at least two academic international conferences, to present the findings of the research activity carried out within the project; 5) actively contribute to public engagement and dissemination to generate public impact. 6) contribute to building a fruitful dialogue with local and multilevel organizations and authorities in order to create a network of policy makers and stakeholders capable of advancing innovative policy solutions in the three policy areas identified in point 2. 7) collaborate to the design and delivery of teaching activities, up to a maximum of 30 hours per year, through seminars, laboratories and mentoring of students.
Among the requirements for the position: Expertise in one or more of these research areas: public policy analysis, comparative social policies research, education policy, comparative politics, public administration and governance, digitalisation and public services. Experience and training in at least one of the following methodologies: qualitative and quantitative text analysis, elite interviewing, focus groups, process tracing, discourse analysis, quantitative methods for the analysis of survey data. Proven skills to work and coauthor effectively in multidisciplinary and international research teams. Please see the call for further details, click on this link.