Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 16.10.2020

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)

Project on Social Cohesion in the EU, Hertie School, Berlin

Bewerbungsfrist: 01.11.2020

Beginn: 01.12.2020

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The Hertie School is looking for a

Doctoral Researcher – Project on Social Cohesion in the EU (f/m/div)

on a part-time (26 hours/week) basis.

The contract shall commence as of 01 December 2020 and is limited to 36 months.

Your tasks:

  • Research as part of the working package on social and fiscal transfer mechanisms in multilevel systems with the aim of completing a PhD according to the regulations of the structured PhD Programme in Governance at the Hertie School under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jachtenfuchs

  • Conduct research / expert interviews with relevant actors during extensive research stays in Canada, the U.S., Switzerland, Brussels, and Florence

  • Prepare scientific publications and conference presentations, coordinate with the other working packages of the project


Your profile:

  • Excellent academic track record and a completed graduate degree in political science or sociology
  • Solid training in social science methods
  • An excellent command of English; French and/or German is an advantage


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).


Please submit your application (including a CV, cover letter and relevant certificates) by using the Apply button below. The deadline for full consideration is 01 November 2020.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Markus Jachtenfuchs for further information about the position and more details about the project.