Philip Leifeld

Teaching, Course Design, and PhD Supervision

Supervision of PhD Theses and Postdocs

I am seeking to supervise strong PhD students at the University of Glasgow - both students from Glasgow and from elsewhere who wish to study with me in Glasgow. In particular, I am interested in supervising theses related to social or political networks, quantitative methods, the policy process, inferential network analysis, environmental or social policy, or similar topics. See my research profile for more details on the topics I am interested in. Various scholarship opportunities are available to fund your PhD studies or postdoc in Glasgow. The deadline for scholarship applications is usually in late January, and the PhD programme starts in mid-September. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or postdoc project with me, please get in touch to discuss your project and look at the following scholarship opportunities:

Some of these opportunities may be relevant for students currently finishing their bachelor's degree because we are offering a 1+3 PhD in Glasgow.

Course Design and Feedback on Methods Training

I took up my position as Senior Lecturer in Research Methods and Director of Postgraduate Research Training at the University of Glasgow in July 2016. In this capacity, I am redesigning the postgraduate methods and research training of the Graduate School of Social Sciences. This affects the master's and PhD-level courses on research design, basic and advanced statistics, qualitative methods, and social theory.

Teaching

Please find below a list of courses I have taught up to now. In the future, I will likely teach basic and advanced statistics and research design courses.

University Courses (with ECTS Credits)

  1. Network Analysis with Ucinet, visone, and R, PhD level, Spring semester 2016, Zeppelin University Graduate School
  2. Inferential Network Analysis, MA level, Fall semester 2015, University of Bern
  3. Inferential Network Analysis, MA level, Fall semester 2015, Zeppelin University
  4. Research Design and Methods II, PhD level, Spring semester 2015, University of Innsbruck
  5. Networks in Politics, Management, and Public Administration, MA level, Fall semester 2014, University of Konstanz (with V. Schneider, A. Lang, T. Malang and A. Witting)
  6. Introduction to Network Analysis, PhD level, Spring semester 2014, Zeppelin University Graduate School, January 2014
  7. Advanced Network Analysis: The Analysis of Cognitive Structures (with D.R. Fisher), PhD level, Spring semester 2013, University of Konstanz, June 2013
  8. Introduction to the Statistical Computing Environment R, PhD level, Spring semester 2013, Zeppelin University Graduate School, January 2013
  9. Governance of Collective Goods, BA level, Fall semester 2012, University of Bern
  10. Network Analysis with Ucinet, visone and R, BA and MA level, Spring semester 2012, Corporate Management and Economics (CME), Zeppelin University
  11. Political Parties and Public Choice, BA level, Fall semester 2011, University of Konstanz
  12. Rentenpolitik und Demografie [Pension Politics and Demography], BA level, Fall semester 2011, University of Konstanz
  13. Introduction to Social Network Analysis, BA level propaedeutic, September 2011, Zeppelin University
  14. Organization & Network Theory, Course Unit on Social Network Analysis, MA level, Fall semester 2010, Corporate Management and Economics (CME), Zeppelin University
  15. Organization & Network Theory, Course Unit on Social Network Analysis, BA level, Spring semester 2010, Corporate Management and Economics (CME), Zeppelin University
  16. Organization & Network Theory, Course Unit on Social Network Analysis, MA level, Fall semester 2009, Corporate Management and Economics (CME), Zeppelin University
  17. Methods of Social Network Analysis (with V. Schneider and T. Malang), MA level, Fall semester 2007, University of Konstanz

Teaching at Summer Schools and Conference Workshops

  1. Inferential Network Analysis. Week-long advanced course, ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg, Germany, March 3-10, 2017.
  2. Political Debates as Dynamic Networks. Half-day Workshop at the Polkomm Conference (organized by the Nachwuchsgruppe politische Kommunikation, NapoKo), University of Jena, Germany, February 16, 2017.
  3. Inferential Network Models, Part II. Half-day Workshop at the 9th Political Networks Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, June 23-25, 2016.
  4. Inferential Network Analysis. Week-long advanced course, ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg, Germany, February 28-March 4, 2016.
  5. Longitudinal Network Models: The Temporal Exponential Random Graph Model. Half-day Workshop at the 8th Political Networks Conference, Portland, OR, USA, June 17-20, 2015.
  6. POLNET+ Collecting and Analyzing Longitudinal Network Data (with Nils B. Weidmann, Ulrik Brandes, Skyler J. Cranmer, Volker Schneider and Achim Lang). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, May 29-30, 2015.
  7. Inferential Network Analysis. Teaching Assistant of Skyler J. Cranmer, ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, University of Bamberg, Germany, February 15-20, 2015.
  8. 14th POLNET Workshop on Political Network Analysis (with Volker Schneider, Achim Lang, Thomas Malang and Antje Witting). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, December 5-6, 2014.
  9. POLNET+ Statistical Network Models (with Skyler J. Cranmer and Volker Schneider). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, June 13-14, 2014.
  10. 13th POLNET Workshop on Political Network Analysis (with Volker Schneider, Achim Lang, Thomas Malang and Heike Brugger). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, November 29-30, 2013.
  11. Discourse Network Analysis. Half-day Workshop, Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA) Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, August 28, 2013.
  12. POLNET+ The Analysis of Cognitive Structures (with Dana R. Fisher, Thomas Malang and Volker Schneider). Two days, Meersburg, Germany, June 28-29, 2013.
  13. Discourse Network Analysis. Invited PhD Lecture at the CUSO Doctoral School of Political Science, Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale, Programme Doctoral de Science Politique (PDSPO), Sion, Switzerland, November 24, 2012.
  14. 12th POLNET Workshop on Political Network Analysis (with Volker Schneider, Achim Lang and Thomas Malang). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, November 22-23, 2012.
  15. Discourse Network Analysis. Invited Half-day Workshop Tutorial at the Research Platform "Organizations & Society", University of Innsbruck, Austria, November 6, 2012.
  16. Discourse Network Analysis. Half-day Workshop, Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA) Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 5, 2012.
  17. Discourse Network Analysis. Two-day Workshop Tutorial, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, May 1, 2012.
  18. 11th POLNET Workshop on Political Network Analysis (with Volker Schneider, Achim Lang and Thomas Malang). Two days, University of Konstanz, Germany, November 17-18, 2011.