The MWP Academic Careers Observatory (ACO) is an on-line resource for Ph.D. candidates, post-doc fellows and early career scholars who wish to explore and debate academic careers in the humanities and social sciences. 

The ACO provides info on academic careers by country, discipline and theme, and links to research opportunities in Europe, job platforms and a list of funding from post-doc to professorial level. Check ACO documents and bibliography for other material on higher education and academic careers.To find out about our workshops and conferences on academic careers visit the ACO events page and the news section below.

The Observatory is not an academic career advice service, but it will help you clarify your ideas about different career options. Check our career tips for practical information on important career steps.

We hope you will find our resources interesting and useful. Feel free to submit your comments and provide us with feedback. Please write to



Disclaimer: The ACO website is intended as a space for the  presentation  and discussion of academic career issues. It does not represent the official opinions of the EUI, the European Commission and the EUI Member States, which cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein nor for any of the views expressed.

Latest News
Max Weber Fellow Awarded Prestigious Prize in  Berlin

Max Weber Fellow Awarded Prestigious Prize in Berlin

Anna Beckers (LAW) will receive on 26 November the second prize in the humanities category of the German Thesis Award in Berlin. Congratulations!
Running On-Line Surveys with Nonprobability Samples

Running On-Line Surveys with Nonprobability Samples

The Quantitative Methods Working Group is running its first workshop with the participation of Thomas Leeper (LSE) on 10 December 2015, 9:00-18:00, Badia, Emeroteca. See you there!

Page last updated on 21 October 2015