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PostDoc position @ Uni Freiburg

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Chair for Governance in Multi-Level Systems at the University of Freiburg is looking for a full-time employee (PostDoc) from April 1,2021 onwards. The position is non-permanent in nature and the initial contract covers three years.  In its teaching and research activities, the chair focuses primarily on regional and international organizations, including the EU and comparative regionalism. We attach great importance to theory-guided, methodologically sound empirical work and convey this to our students.We are now looking for a PostDoc to strengthen our team.  The tasks include:

    • Independent implementation of courses in the field of governance in multi-level systems (4 hours per week)
    • Supervision of student theses
    • Participation in academic self-administration at the seminar for scientific policy / the chair
    • Assistance and supervision during examinations
    • Independent scientific work for further qualification (publications, acquisition of third-party funds, possibly also habilitation)


    Qualifications required:

    • Dissertation with above-average completion in the field of political science / international relations
    • Proven expertise in at least one of the key areas of the chair:

    – International organizations- Regional organizations (especially EU)- Comparative research on regionalism- regime complexity- international negotiations- international norm research- small states in international relations

    • Expertise in at least two different methods of data collection and in qualitative or quantitative methods of data analysis

    • Ability to work in a team

    • very good knowledge of German and English

    An (emerging) track record of a vivid scientific publication activity as well as experiences in teaching, self-administration, and the acquisition of third-party funding are of advantage.

    The university aims to increase the proportion of women and expressly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Severely disabled people will be given preference if they are equally qualified.  Please send your application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates (doctoral certificate, MA and BA degrees, Abitur), one of your publications (or a draft) and the details of two reference persons by email to   by January 10, 2021at the latest  If you have any questions, please contact:

    Prof. Dr. Diana PankeProfessur für Governance in Mehrebenensystemen Seminar für Wissenschaftliche Politik Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

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