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Freie Universität Berlin - Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften - Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft - Arbeitsstelle Internationale Beziehungen/Center for International Relations

Research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)

full-time job
limited to 6 years
salary grade (Entgeltgruppe) 13 TV-L FU
reference code: Postdoc IB 6_24

Working field:

The International Relations team has specialized on the comparative analysis of global or regional international organizations, regime complexity, international negotiations, small states in international relations and international norms. A particular focus is on theory-driven, methodologically sound empirical analysis.

Currently, we conduct the following third-party funded research projects:

  1. "The exit of states from regional organizations. A comparative analysis" (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG))
  2. "Performances of Forest Governance of Regional Regimes - A Comprehensive Comparative Analysis" (joint project with Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmid (University of Freiburg), funded by the DFG))
  3. “The secret life-changes of norms: A comprehensive analysis of norm change" (together with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Petersohn (University of Liverpool), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))

Responsibilities of the PostDoc:

  • teaching obligations
  • conducting your own research, which is related to the specialization of the professorship
  • publication activities
  • support in setting up an e-learning portal on methods
  • support the professorship with self-administration and the handling of examinations
  • participation in the academic self-administration of the Otto Suhr Institute

Requirements:

  • completed BA and MA degree in political sciences and a completed PhD in political science (with a specialization in International Relations)

Prior (work) experience:

  • a very good PhD in political science (with a specialization in International Relations)
  • teaching experience in the field of International Relations and/or explanatory methodological approaches in political science
  • research with thematic focus in International Relations corresponding to the research profile of the professorship
  • research and publication activities in the field of International Relations, documented by peer-reviewed publications in relevant English-language journals or publishers (double-blind peer review)
  • very good knowledge of International Relations linked to the research profile of the professorship
  • excellent command of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods as well as explanatory research design
  • very good (application) knowledge of Stata or R and/or MaxQDA or Altlas.ti
  • very good command of English, basic knowledge of German required (from year two onwards teaching should also be in German)

Desirable:

  • teaching experience in the field of International Relations and/or explanatory methodological approaches in political science
  • experience in obtaining your own third-party funding (travel grants, etc.) is desirable
  • experience in academic self-administration (committees, scientific reports for journals, etc.) is desirable
  • interest in collaborating with one of the professorship's third-party funded projects is desirable

What we offer:

  • a vibrant and dynamic research environment in one of Germany's top universities
  • a research-active and cooperative team
  • opportunities to expand methodological skills
  • support for conference travel
  • opportunities to participate in ongoing research projects and publications
  • the possibility of further academic qualification (e.g. through a monograph, habilitation or similar)

How to apply:

Application documents

  • application letter
  • CV
  • BA and MA certificates, PhD certificate
  • documentation of teaching experience
  • 2-page outline of a postdoc project that is related to the research focus of the professorship
  • list two references, letters of reference are not necessary

Further information:
Please send applications as a single PDF document by email to Diana Panke (atasp@fu-berlin.de)

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, no later than June 24th, 2024 in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Prof. Dr. Diana Panke: alexandra.kuhles@fu-berlin.de or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften
Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Arbeitsstelle Internationale Beziehungen/Center for International Relations
Frau Prof. Dr. Diana Panke
Ihnestr. 22
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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