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Postdoctoral Researcher - Digital Governance/Government (f/m/div)

Hertie School of Governance

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th October 2019
Closes: 30th November 2019

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council. 

The Hertie School is looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher – Digital Governance/Government (f/m/div)

on a full-time (40 hours/week) basis.

The contract shall commence as of 01 January 2020 and is limited for three years. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Hertie School's Centre for Digital Governance.

Your tasks:

  • Your main tasks at the Hertie School will be to further develop your own independent research programme with relevance for the Centre. This includes either a public policy/governance perspective working on topics such as government-business relations, regulation, competition, cybersecurity, informational control, ethical issues and/or a public management/administration perspective with a focus on transforming government (policy, service delivery) through digitalisation
  • Your goal should be to publish relevant research in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • In a minor role, you will be asked to contribute towards core activities of the Centre for Digital Governance, such as supporting grant-writing activities or helping with the organisation of the Centre´s research colloquium and smaller workshops or events

 Your profile:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in the social sciences or in a related field and demonstration of excellent potential for academic achievement
  • Keen interest in the interplay of questions related to the topics mentioned above is a must-have
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in German is desired

 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). Severely disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Please submit your application portfolio (a CV, a cover letter describing your research plans and interest, two writing samples, and names and contact information of at least two references) by using the Apply button. Deadline for full consideration is 30 November 2019.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hammerschmid, Director Centre for Digital Governance and Professor of Public and Financial Management, for further information on the position.

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