Postdoc Position (Political Science)

University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz, with its Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The Chair of International Relations and Conflict Management in the Department of Politics and Public Administration offers a

Postdoc Position (Political Science)
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L
/ 100 %)

for a period of two years, from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.

We are currently looking for a Postdoc researcher who will conduct research within the

Job Description:
The successful candidate works with the Chair of International Relations and Conflict Management in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. She or he will cooperate with Prof. Dr. Katharina Holzinger and four other researchers working on the above mentioned project. The main tasks involve the development and conduction of an expert survey among legal scholars and the statistical analysis of the survey data in conjunction with other data sets collected within the project.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate

  • must hold a PhD in Political or Social Science, or be expected to obtain one by December 2016
  • should be interested in the subject of traditional authorities in Africa or worldwide
  • must possess knowledge and practical experience with quantitative data analysis and survey methodology.

The University of Konstanz encourages applications from people with a disability. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 7531 / 88 – 4016 und 88 - 2834).

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained from:

Application Procedure:
We will start reviewing applications on November 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, transcripts of university results, a motivation letter in English or German (at most 1 page) and one publication (parts of a dissertation or an article) that demonstrates quantitative experience. Candidates from non-European countries are requested to enclose the scores of a GRE or GMAT test.

Please send your application, preferably via e-mail in one pdf file, to: , Prof. Dr. Katharina Holzinger, Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik und Konfliktforschung, Universität Konstanz, Fach 90, 78457 Konstanz, Germany. Application deadline: 15 November 2016.

Using the reference number 2016 / 208.

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