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 conferences and workshops 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 MWPacademiccareers@eui.eu.
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ACO Activities and Reports:
The National and European Funding Opportunities Conference took place on 6th March 2013. Full details of the programme and presentations from representatives of the ERC, Marie Curie, Britain, Ireland, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria and Poland can be found here.
In March 2012, the ACO conducted a survey of EUI Researchers and Fellows on the Academic Job Market. Read the full results here.
In 2011, the ACO published, in collaboration with the European Economic Association (EEA), the European Sociological Association (ESA), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the report 'Survey on Research Funding for the Social Sciences in Europe'. For more information please view the full report or check the dedicated webpage.
In June 2011, the ACO in collaboration with the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Research published the joint report Research Funding for Economics in Europe.
The Universal Academic Questionnaire is an annual survey of US economic departments, which includes detailed data on salaries and other working conditions. For a summary, please check the dedicated webpage.
In February 2011, Natalia Zinovyeva and Manuel Bagues gave a presentation at the Max Weber Multidisciplinary Research Workshop entitled: Does Gender Matter for Academic Promotion: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment. Check the workshop's webpage for the minutes and the presentation.
In June 2010, the ACO, in collaboration with the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Research, launched a survey about research funding in Europe. The survey started with research in economics and will be extended to the other SSH fields. MWP Director Prof. Ramon Marimon presented the preliminary results at the 25th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association in Glasgow on 26 August 2010.
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 European Commission or of 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.