Student assistant vacancy

The Centre of Expertise Global Governance is looking for a student assistant to help develop and coordinate the project: “Global Challenges in 365 Days: Towards the student science on global governance”

What is the project about?
This project will chronicle events, ideas, and puzzles relating to global governance from the student’s perspective. Puzzles are understood broadly and concern questions of how global problems inform student lives, perspectives, and future career choices; how students understand global governance; does global governance matter for students, is global governance a diverse field, what different stakeholders do at different levels of governance to address global challenges like climate change, rule of law backsliding, decreased trust in global institutions, and how students can or should get involved in their work, etc. These questions are exemplary of the kind of topics we want to study.

This will be a student driven project so the successful candidate will be invited to shape the future directions of the project herself or himself.

What do we want to do?
We will be chronicling (historical) events, (best) practices, recent developments, and inspiring ideas relating to global challenges in the course of the next year. How? By collecting quotes, examples of regulations, marking important anniversaries, identifying obstacles in studying global governance, and talking to stakeholders directly involved in global governance. Again, the methods and the actual framework of the project will be discussed with the successful candidate. Some of the information will be disseminated in the course of the project through podcasts, social media feeds, blog posts, and/or the website.

What do we want to achieve?
In a year we want to have a database of “student science” on global governance. This knowledge will have a value of its own as it will reflect the student’s take on global governance. We also want to publish a nice booklet where we will include some findings of the project and hopefully inform the future directions of students’ involvement in the research on global governance through the Centre of Expertise Global Governance at THUAS.

This project will be carried out under the scientific supervision of Dr. Barbara Warwas.

Please find below more information on the characteristics of the person that we are looking for and the details of the application procedure.

Who are we looking for?
The applicant would ideally be in their 3rd year of studies but motivated 1st and 2nd year students will be considered. She/he must have an interest in global governance and global problems (broadly speaking).

The ideal candidate is pro-active and enthusiastic with excellent communication and writing skills in English, as well as with excellent organizational and project coordination skills.

Are you interested?
The position is for 8 hours per week (0.2 fte). It is to begin in January 2021. The position is initially for six months, with a possibility of extension subject to performance and the needs of the project. The remuneration is in accordance with the applicable provisions of the HBO CAO Agreement (around 380 EUR per month).

If you are interested and you find all of the above activities exciting, send your CV and short (one page maximum) motivation letter to Ms. Debora Spinabelli at by Friday, 4 December 2020.

In your motivation letter explain what first step would you take for setting up the foundations of this project should you be a successful candidate and how you fit the vacancy profile.

We look forward to reading your applications!

For substantive questions regarding the vacancy email Dr. Warwas at