Early Career Development Group: Call for 4 New Members

30. 1. 2024

Call for New ECD Members


The Early Career Development (ECD) group of the EISA is looking for four new members to join its already existing group. The position is for a two-year term.

The new members will contribute to the activities of the ECD group, namely the organization of online and offline events, including during the Pan-European Conference on International Relations; the management of the ECD social media accounts, newsletter and other communication channels  addressing early career scholars; and the development of new projects and ideas that contribute to the creation of  more opportunities of career development for early career scholars, as well as the construction of a dynamic, inclusive and living network.


The group’s composition takes into account diversity in terms of countries, regions and university systems in and beyond Europe (broadly defined). Eligible candidates are EISA members who are early career scholars (up to 6 years after PhD award), including PhD candidates, postdocs, and those starting out in Lectureship positions or similar.

Selecting criteria

  1. Demonstrable commitment to the ECD cause and to the group’s activities;
  2. Career experience and academic achievements pertaining to early career development;
  3. Expected impact on ECD group composition, including its diversity (geographic, ethnic, gender, other) and possession of specific skills currently needed by the group;
  4. Availability to participate in the monthly meetings and to actively engage in the organization of activities;
  5. Career stage (at least one third of the ECD group members must be PhD students).

Instruction for applicants

The application is to include the following documents:

Short CV (up to 2 pages);

Cover letter (1 page) outlining how applicants would like to contribute to the ECD project.


The recruitment committee will shortlist candidates who meet the selecting criteria. Those will be invited to participate in an interview by the end of February.

The chosen applicants are expected to initiate their mandates in March 2024.

Deadline for applications: 20 February 2024


Applications should be submitted to the ECD portfolio holder, Joana Ricarte joanaricarte@uc.pt (cc info@eisa-net.org) using EISA ECD Group in subject heading. More information on the ECD group can be found here. Shall any doubts persist, feel free to contact Joana Ricarte.