Postdoc Position in Labour Politics, ERC project in Dublin Ireland

Postdoc Position in Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime, UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and School of Business.

Applications are invited for a temporary 3-year, full-time postdoctoral appointment in European integration and employment relations, starting on 1st September 2019 or by agreement.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 2nd May 2019

You will be a member of our ERC funded research team on the EU’s new economic governance regime, trade unions and social movements (

The ERC project focuses on the way in which European trade unions and new social movements in the public transport, water, and health care sectors respond to the EU’s new economic governance regime.

Until very recently, European labour politics has been shaped mainly by EU ‘horizontal’ market integration through the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people. Since the Euro crisis, however, the latter has been complemented by ‘vertical’ hierarchical integration effected through the direct surveillance of member states’ macroeconomic policies, including industrial relations and public services provision. The resulting new EU economic governance regime (NEG) opens contradictory possibilities for labour politics in Europe. Are unions and social movements politicising NEG along national or (transnational) class divides?

Salary range: €37,223 – €43,029 per annum                                                                                                                               Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

 Please apply online at                                                                              using the external applicants tab and searching by reference number “011333”.