Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 22.11.2019

Post-doctoral fellowship in international relations

John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.01.2020

Post-doctoral fellowship in international relations

(only for German nationals and/or scholars currently based in Germany)

Jointly funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs.


The John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, invites expressions of interest for a postdoctoral fellowship in international relations. The candidate(s) preselected by the Tower Center will subsequently need to apply for match funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, through the Feodor Lynen scheme ( Candidates who are successfully awarded a Feodor Lynen fellowship will be able to take up their position as postdoctoral fellows at the Tower Center beginning in the fall of 2020. Fellowships can be held for either 12 or 24 months.

Successful candidates will be able to work on their own research project, under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Recchia, John G. Tower Chair in International Politics and National Security. Candidates working on issues related to peace and conflict studies, international institutions, and foreign policy decision making are especially encouraged to apply, but we will consider strong applications across the entire field of international relations. Applicants should send a short outline of their proposed research project (maximum 2,000 words), a CV with list of publications, and a writing sample of maximum 10,000 words to srecchiasmuedu. All documents must be received no later than 15 January 2020. The subject line of your email should read: “Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Expression of Interest.” Once a suitable candidatehas been identified, he/she will obtain a statement of support from the Tower Center to apply for a Feodor Lynen fellowship.

The Tower Center is an interdisciplinary academic center that seeks to bridge the gap between the worlds of policymaking and academia by supporting research in public policy and international affairs. Southern Methodist University is a comprehensive university of 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on a beautiful urban campus just north of downtown Dallas, Texas. SMU is an equal opportunity employer.

Eligibility requirements: Please, note that to be eligible for this scheme, you need to either: (a) be a German national, or (b) have been working in Germany in an academic research capacity for at least five years at the time of application, or (c) have completed your school education and a university degree, or a university degree and a doctorate, in Germany, and Germany has to be your principal country of residence and work at the time of application.