Global Observatory on Academic Freedom
Call for Members: OSUN Research Network on Academic FreedomThe OSUN Global Observatory on Academic Freedom (GOAF) invites all OSUN faculty and researchers, with special encouragement to junior faculty and postdoc researchers, to send expressions of interest for joining the newly established OSUN Research Network on Academic Freedom.
GOAF conducts rigorous, innovative and pertinent scientific research in response to the urgent need to rethink the idea of academic freedom, a concept whose crisis we are witnessing throughout the world. New times pose new challenges, theoretical as much as empiric, and GOAF seeks to stimulate debate, connect interested stakeholders, and reflect upon possible pathways vital to the preservation of academic freedom and democratic societies.
GOAF supports engagement of OSUN scholars from a variety of disciplines and experiences who are interested in the topic of academic freedom. Network members will be included in a database of OSUN experts on academic freedom, hosted on GOAF's webpage, and selected scholars will have the opportunity to actively participate in GOAF activities and contribute to its work.
The network will collect and curate knowledge and expertise on academic freedom within OSUN and provide an exciting platform for new conceptualizations of academic freedom. Interdisciplinary work and innovative theoretical contributions are especially welcome, as are proposals for further network activities.
Activities of the OSUN Research Network on Academic Freedom in 2022 will include:
- Regular online seminars – twice per semester, providing an opportunity for interested members to present their most recent research and/or research project proposals and receive feedback from their peers in the network.
- Publication of research papers – members of the network can propose papers on specific topics of interest within the research scope of the Observatory and GOAF will support the preparation, research, and publication process.
- Elaborate mapping of regulatory frameworks at a global level regarding Academic Freedom. The mapping of the national and regional level regulatory frameworks will populate an additional section of the Repository of resources on Academic Freedom. We wish to establish a comprehensive overview regarding the regulatory frameworks in all world countries and provide a valuable resource to everyone within OSUN institutions with interest in academic freedom.
Interested faculty and researchers should send an academic CV, including a list of publications, with a 1-page motivation letter to [email protected].
Questions? Contact [email protected].
Deadline to Apply Extended to May 15!
Cross Reference: Application,Opportunities,Global Observatory on Academic Freedom
Deadline Expired on May 15, 2022