Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 19.10.2021

Professorship in Political Science with a focus on qualitative and quantitative methods (W2) (f/m/d)

University of Cologne, Köln

Bewerbungsfrist: 06.12.2021

The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching and counts more than 100 professors and 250 researchers.


Candidates should have an internationally recognized profile in political science methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach qualitative and quantitative methods (which includes teaching in R) as well as research design in political science at the graduate and undergraduate level. The ideal candidate combines qualifications to teach research methods with a substantive research agenda in political science. The professorship will be part of the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics. Candidates are expected to integrate their work into the collaborative research environment of the faculty, which includes the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets and Public Policy.


Candidates should ideally hold a Ph.D. degree in Political Science and demonstrate a track record of international publications and grant applications, participation in international scientific networks, and a commitment to contribute to the academic self-administration of the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics and the research initiatives of the faculty. International experience, such as a Ph.D. from a leading international university or other international teaching or research experience, is highly appreciated. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in English and (within a three-year time limit) in German.


The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.

he position is available as of 01.07.2022 or based on mutual agreement. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester).

he University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal ( by 06.12.2021. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science. The application should consist of the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list and teaching record, research and teaching statement, and teaching evaluations. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Sven-Oliver Proksch (