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Postdoctoral Researcher - International Security (f/m/div)

Hertie School - Centre for International Security

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2020
Closes: 16th February 2020

The Hertie School 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 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

The Hertie School is looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher - International Security (f/m/div)

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

The contract shall commence as of 01 April 2020 and is initially limited for three years. The successful candidate will be part of our Centre for International Security.

Your tasks:

  • Your main tasks will be to further develop your own independent research programme with relevance for the Centre; your research should fit with one or several of our key research areas (grand strategy, nuclear security, states and non-state actors, digital technology and security)
  • Your goal should be to publish relevant research in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • In addition, you may be asked to teach one semester-long course per year for our master students on a security topic
  • You will also be contributing to the core activities of the Centre for International Security, such as helping with the organisation of the Centre's research colloquium, workshops or other events 

Your profile:

  • PhD or equivalent in international security or related fields
  • Proven track record of academic excellence
  • Teaching experience in the field of international security
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; proficiency in German is an asset 

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 (incl. a CV, a cover letter describing your research plans and interest, two writing samples, and at least two reference letters) by using the Apply button below. Deadline for full consideration is 16 February 2020.

Please contact Prof. Marina Henke, PhD, Professor for International Relations, for further information about the position.

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