Vacancies

PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%) in salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years

Our Program Area III "Transnational Politics" is, as of July 1, 2020, seeking

 

a PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%) in salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years (under the terms of the WissZVG).

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Development, fundraising, and implementation of a research project on topics of transnational social movements, protest and resistance in international politics, conflict and democracy in global governance;
  • participation in the work of the research department and publication activities for PRIF’s current research program “Coercion and Peace”, in particular with regard to societal conflicts and/or the effects of transnational phenomena on societal cohesion;
  • maintenance and further development of the Institute’s local, national and international networks.

In addition, we expect involvement in the further development of the research agenda of PRIF, willingness to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis and to communicate research results to the political and social public as well as participation in the committees of PRIF’s self-administration.

 

The applicant should fulfill the following requirements:

  • At least a very good doctorate in political science, sociology or another relevant discipline;
  • proven research focus in the field of social movement or protest research and/or on transnational conflicts about democracy and governance;
  • good knowledge of current academic debates in this topic area;
  • good knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative social science methods;
  • international experience in the context of research stays and/or field research.

 

Very good command of English, spoken and written, as well as competent handling of standard office software are prerequisites. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, but it is expected that the applicant shows willingness to try to acquire German language skills within the next one to two years.

 

PRIF is a winner of the Total E-Quality award and seeks to promote work/life balance.

In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application documents including a motivation letter, a complete CV, certificates and an outline of your research project of not more than three pages by April 13, 2020 via e-mail to bewerber(at)hsfk.de. Please include the position code (Kennziffer) 3.5. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed.


Doctoral researcher (m/f/d) in part time (65%)

The Research Department III “Transnational Politics” is, as of the earliest possible date, seeking to employ

 

a doctoral researcher (m/f/d)

in part time (65%), salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years (under the terms of the WissZVG).

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Participation in the development of a research field on transnational calls for boycotts or boycotts by non-state actors;
  • Participation in the research of the research department within PRIF’s research program ‘coercion and peace’;
  • Implementation of a doctoral project in the field of non-state boycotts and protests;
  • Participation in the committees of PRIF’s self-administration

 

The applicant should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A good or very good master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science or another social science qualifying for entry to a PhD program;
  • research focus/interest in the area of non-state actors and their potentials to and instruments to exercise coercion;
  • willingness to conduct field research and collaborative research;
  • willingness to participate in the dissemination of research findings to the political and general public.

Very good command of English, spoken and written, as well as competent handling of standard office software are prerequisites. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, but it is expected that the applicant shows willingness to try to acquire German language skills within the next one to two years.

 

PRIF is a winner of the Total E-Quality award and seeks to promote work/life balance.

In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application documents including a motivation letter, a complete CV, certificates and an outline of your PhD project of not more than five pages as well as a work sample as a single PDF document by April 19, 2020 via e-mail to bewerber(at)hsfk.de. Please include the position code (Kennziffer) 3.4. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed.


PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%) in salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years (extension is desired)

In order to build up and expand expertise on China at PRIF, we are looking for

 

a PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%) in salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years (extension is desired)
 

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Development of a research project, application for grants, and research on peace and conflict related to China;
  • participation in PRIF’s current research program “Coercion and Peace”;
  • maintenance and further development of the Institute’s local, national and international networks.

In addition, we expect involvement in the further development of the research agenda of PRIF, willingness to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis and to communicate research results to the political and social public as well as participation in the committees of PRIF’s self-administration.

 

The applicant should fulfill the following requirements:

  • At least a very good doctorate in Sinology/Chinese studies, East Asian studies, political science or another social science;
  • research focus on Chinas role in international relations and/or domestic conflicts in China;
  • very good knowledge of the current scientific and societal debates in this topic area;
  • good knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative social science methods;
  • language skills in Mandarin/Standard Chinese.

 

Very good command of English, spoken and written, as well as competent handling of standard office software are prerequisites. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, but it is expected that the applicant shows willingness to try to acquire German language skills within the next one to two years.

PRIF is a winner of the Total E-Quality award and seeks to promote work/life balance.

In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your application documents including a motivation letter, a complete CV, certificates and an outline of your research project of not more than three pages by 14 April 2020 via e-mail to bewerber(at)hsfk.de. Please include the position code (Kennziffer) 6.1. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed.