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Postdoctoral Researcher in European Politics (m/f/div)

Hertie School of Governance

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2019
Closes: 1st March 2019

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-orientated approach to the School's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The School actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The School was founded in 2003 of the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner.

The Hertie School of Governance seeks to fill the following position as of April or May 2019:

Postdoctoral Researcher in European politics (m/f/div)

on a full time basis (40 hours/week)

The initial contract will last until 31.08.2021 with a possible extension of one year at EUI.

Your tasks:

The position is funded by the EU H2020 project “Integrating Diversity in the European Union” (InDivEU), Work Package “Differentiated integration in core state powers”, directed by Markus Jachtenfuchs (Hertie) and Philipp Genschel (EUI). The prospective Postdoc will join the Jacques Delors Institute/Centre for European Affairs at the Hertie School.

  • contribution to project tasks
  • working on a dataset on differentiated integration in core state powers
  • publishing results individually and/or jointly with other project members

Your profile:

  • PhD in Political Science
  • a Background in EU Studies, European politics or political economy
  • strong command of quantitative methods
  • excellent English writing skills

We offer:

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer ( for further information). 

Please submit your complete application portfolio including cover letter, CV, academic transcripts and a writing sample (thesis or paper). Please also list at least two references (no letters required at this Point) by March 1, 2019. Strict confidentiality is assured.

To submit your application, please use the online application on our website

For questions about the position, please contact Markus Jachtenfuchs, Professor of European and Global Governance, Director of Jacques Delors Institute Berlin. (jachtenfuchs(ad) 

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