Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 18.11.2021

Researcher (65%) in the project “Can a woman do the job? Introducing a gender perspective on legislative oversight”

Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Bewerbungsfrist: 14.12.2021

Beginn: 01.04.2022

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The department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for the position of a


(part-time, 65% / 26 hours)

starting 01.04.2021 for two years (with a possible extension of one year subject to appropriation of further funds).

The successful candidate will work in the project “Can a woman do the job? Introducing a gender perspective on legislative oversight”, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Using a mixed-methods design, the project team will investigate whether parliamentarians monitor women ministers differently than men. And if so, to what extent, why, and under which conditions this is the case. More information on the project can be found here: .

Tasks: The successful candidate will

  • Contribute to the realization of the project "Can a woman do the job?".
  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data for the project, including semi-structured interviews with parliamentarians in Austria, Spain and the UK.

Candidates are explicitly invited to pursue a PhD, preferably engaging with a topic linked to the project.

Compensation according to the Collective Agreement amounts to 1931,45 € gross/ month. Subject to demand by the department, there is the possibility of accepting an additionally remunerated teaching contract in the field of political science teaching.


  • Master degree in Social Science (or comparable degree)
  • Familiarity with the project topic or related areas of Comparative Politics
  • Experience in conducting empirical research projects in the Social Sciences
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (speaking and writing)
  • Basic knowledge of Spanish is an advantage, or alternatively, willingness to learn these languages
  • Self-sufficient working style, ability to think analytically and to work in teams

We invite applications by everyone, independent of sex or gender.

Please send your application with the usual information in a single PDF file via e-mail to sarah.dingleruibk.acat. Deadline for applications is the 14th of December 2021.