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Call for Visiting Fellowships at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

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Visiting Fellows at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

The Department of E-Governance and Administration includes the Center for E-Governance and the Center for Infrastructural Security, and focuses on the impact of digital and social change on strategy, security, organization, processes as well as the changes in public administration, business, politics and society.

The Center for E-Governance is based on an established research network in the areas of e-government and e-democracy, leads international conferences and all researchers are active members in several scientific communities. The Center for Infrastructural Security plays a pioneering role in research for sustainable security management and has positioned itself in the German-speaking world as a center of excellence in security. The Department cooperates with several stakeholders from the public sector, for example, the Federal Ministry for Public Service and Sports (BMÖDS), Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) or the Center for Secure Information Technology – Austria (A-SIT).

The head of the Department, Professor Peter Parycek, is currently board member of NEGZ (National E-Government Center), head of the Competence Center Public IT (ÖFIT) at the Fraunhofer Fokus (Berlin) and Member of the Digitization Council of the German Federal Government. Research projects focus on the public and private sectors as well as industrial partners at national, European and international level.  The Department is characterized by its international and multidisciplinary team, the provision of state-of-the-art training and research, extensive networks and cooperations with other research institutes, universities, the public sector as well as private organisations.

Team Department for E-Governance and Administration

The research projects located in the Department include the public and private sectors as well as industrial partners at national, European and international level. This internationality is highly relevant for the development of underlying concepts of public administration as well as cross-country comparisons of strategy development and implementation. Examples of current projects are the EU-funded projects Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities, Scientific foundations training and entrepreneurship activities in the domain of ICT-enabled Governance, or ManyLaws – EU-wide Legal Text Mining using Big Data Processing Infrastructures, as well as Austrian projects such as Digitalisation in Lower Austria or Das Digitale Amt.

Call for Visiting Fellows

We invite Fellows at all levels (Master’s or PhD students, post-docs, assistant/ junior/ senior professors) from universities, or experts from the public or private sector to join the Department for shorter or longer fellowship stays. The visiting fellow will work with the permanent faculty and the work objectives and work programme will be defined on an individual basis, depending on the eligibility criteria, type and extent of their involvement and duration of the stay. Possible fellowships at the Department for E-Governance and Administration are:

  • Visiting Professor
  • Visiting Researcher
  • Visiting Research Assistant (Student Internship)

Visiting Professor (Minimum eligibility: Established Professor from an acknowledged institution):

  • Teaching, conducting research and writing/contributing publications for the department;
  • Contributing to the department’s teaching programme, presenting guest lectures, webinars or faculty seminars in the professor’s area of interest;
  • Contributing to ongoing research or providing guidance with new project proposals;
  • Mentoring faculty and students;
  • Consulting functions or providing expert commentary for the department and faculty;
  • Assessing students (supervising master thesis, exams, defenses);

Visiting Researcher Tasks (Minimum eligibility: Completed PhD or high-level work experience from industry, public administration or acknowledged research centers.

  • Conducting post-doctoral research as an independent investigator or under the supervision of a principal investigator;
  • Teaching for the Department;
  • Writing and publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals in their fields;

Visiting Research Assistant Tasks (Minimum eligibility: Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s study programme)

  • Assists the department’s faculty in ongoing research projects and teaching programmes;
  • This can also be a student internship;

Application and Funding

In order to be invited to a standardized selection procedure scholars and experts are to submit their:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 3 pages);
  • Research or project proposal aligned with the Department’s activities and strategy (max. 5 pages);
  • Letter of recommendation;
  • CV;
  • List of publications;

Deadline for submissions: All the completed documents needed for the application procedure must be made by the 1 January/April/July/October of each year for the next possible fellowship period.

Duration: The duration will be agreed upon. Stays can be of shorter duration (e.g. 1-6 months) but longer collaborations are possible too. The duration of the fellowship will determine the type of work and the contract.

Employment Status: The legal basis for the fellow’s employment will be determined during the application process.

Funding

We provide different options for funding visiting Fellows at the Danube University Krems:

  1. Erasmus mobility/Erasmus agreement with the Danube University Krems:https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/research/research-service/mobility.html
  1. External funding supported by OEAD: https://grants.at/en/

Details & Contact

Visiting Fellows at the Department for E-Governance and Administration

Dr. Noella Edelmann

noella.edelmann@donau-uni.ac.at

Tel. +43 (0)2732 893 2303

 

 

 

 

 

JeDEM Issue Vol. 8 No. 1 (2016) out now!

Welcojedem logome to a summer issue that presents the most recent “ongoing submissions” to the Journal of E-Democracy and Open Government. The authors have not submitted to a particular call for papers, but have responded to the journal’s open invitation to submit a paper to JeDEM’s main topics. The papers in this issue analyse current strengths and weaknesses in Open Data, Public Sector Information (PSI) and E-Government, present results, suggest methodologies as well as ideas for yet more research and work in these areas.

Read the whole issue of JeDEM free of charge here: Vol 8, No 1 (2016)

Research Papers and Project Descriptions in this issue:

  • Open Government Data and the Role of Data Infomediaries
  • Sustainable Business Models for Public Sector Open Data Providers
  • E-Government Development and Cluster Analysis
  • The Delay of Implementation of the European Union Public Sector Information Directive in Sweden
  • Success Factors of E-Government Policy Implementation in Pakistan

 

 

Book “Capitalizing on Creativity at Work” published

We are pleased to hear that the book Capitalizing on Creativity at Work edited by Miha Škerlavaj, Matej Cerne, Anders Dysvik, and Arne Carlsen was published on March 31, 2016. The Centre for E-Governance contributed with an article named “Government Ideation Systems” (co-authors Peter Parycek, Ralph Schöllhammer, Judith Schossböck).

This contribution addresses governmental approaches and modes of innovation in governance which can increase transparency, support common interests and collaboration with citizens and communities. The idea is that participation and collaboration in policy-making can foster innovation within the public sector. As in other areas, more and more governments are realizing the potential of connecting to ideas of people and communities by means of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Find more information about the book on the following website: Capitalizing on Creativity at Work
The official online ebook version is: E-book site

Congratulations to the publishers!

JeDEM No. 7(2) 2015 out now!

jedem logoWe are pleased to announce a little pre x-mas present: The newest issue of our open access e-journal at JeDEM.org.

This issue comprises the best papers of the CeDEM 15 conference in May 2015 in Krems, Austria. 

Included are the keynotes by Shauneen Furlong and Alon Peled held at the CeDEM15 Conference at Danube University Krems, research papers from CeDEM and a paper submitted to the JeDEM open submission system. The keynotes’ articles describe the challenges to transformational government and the linking (or “wazing”) of the world’s government data resources. The authors investigate transparency in open governments, the critical factors in the use and publication of open data, the motivation to share knowledge in public administrations using new media technologies, as well as cities’ commitment to open data.

Read the latest issue here.

There will also be a new JeDEM CFP out at the beginning of 2016 – watch this space!

Until then: Merry Christmas!

PolitikerInnen-Debatten mit Jugendlichen: jetzt auf OurSpace abstimmen!

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Ein vorweihnachtliches Update..

..gilt es von unserem EU-Projekt OurSpace zu berichten: Was OurSpace eigentlich ist, lässt sich seit kurzem auch auf ikosom.de (“EU-Jugendpartizipationsprojekt OurSpace”) nachlesen.

Und, was fast noch wichtiger ist 😉 – unsere sieben PolitikerInnen-Debatten haben die Phase gewechselt; jede Debatte hat einige Lösungsvorschläge von unseren jungen NutzerInnen erhalten, über die aktuell abgestimmt werden kann, hier ein paar Beispiele:

Wir freuen uns über zahlreiche Stimmabgaben und rege Beteiligung, bitte helft mit, dass niemand mehr behaupten kann, Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten würden nicht genützt!

Direkt-Links zu den Abstimmungsmöglichkeiten der österreichischen (EU-)PolitkerInnen-Debatten: (more…)