Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 15.06.2022

Post-doctoral researcher (TV-L E13, 100%, 3 years, fixed term) or doctoral researcher (65%, 3 years, fixed term) on the Topic “Assessment and Governance of Negative emission technologies” and/ or “Climate Services”

Technische Universität, München

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.07.2022

Job description:

  • Perform qualitative social science (STS) research on the above-mentioned topic;
  • Work towards joint publications in recognized international, peer-reviewed journals, including co-authored papers with other group members;
  • Co-Teach courses, e.g. on Environmental STS, Technology and Society or other STS topics; help develop new courses on these topics (such as “Politics of future-making” and “Risks & Safety”, “Accounting and standardization”);
  • (Co-)Supervise Master’s students;
  • Consider writing/contributing to synergistic grant applications to raise external funding;
  • Participate in the SST research group and support the work of the group at an administrative level, including research management, the organization of meetings, project maintenance, project events, workshops, conferences etc.;
  • Active engagement with the community at STS Department, TUM, and in the international STS landscape.

Candidate profile:

  • Doctoral position: Completed Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies (STS) or a related field, e.g. Sociology, Interpretative Policy Studies, Geography, or other relevant field;
  • Postdoc position: Completed/submitted dissertation in Science and Technology Studies (STS) or a related field, e.g. Sociology, Interpretative Policy Studies, Political Science, Geography, or other relevant fields, presuming that you can demonstrate an equivalent level of qualification and subject-specific expertise;
  • Postdoc position: A distinct research profile in STS or related fields (e.g. demonstrated through publications or previous teaching), ideally related to the topic and the broader SST profile;
  • Broad knowledge of the topics, theories and methods of STS
  • Knowledge of comparative approaches in STS are a strong advantage;
  • Previous experience with the subject matters are an advantage;
  • Experiences in (co-)supervising student theses are an advantage;
  • Experiences in research management are an advantage;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • German language skills are an advantage (but not necessary);
  • International experience is an advantage;
  • Strong inclination to work in a team-oriented environment.


Please submit your application as a single pdf document, including the following parts (in this order):

  • Your CV, including a list of publications and presentations (if applicable);
  • A letter of motivation that describes your research profile and your qualification for/interest in the job profile (max. 2 pages);
  • 1-2 writing samples (e.g. a chapter of your PhD thesis, MA thesis, a publication, or a manuscript);
  • The names and contact details of one reference (PhD Position) and up to three references (Postdoc Position);
  • Relevant transcripts and certificates (e.g. a copy of your Master’s or doctoral degree). All application materials should be sent to Silke Beck, mentioning “WSS ESTS” in the subject line, respectively. The deadline for application is July 15, 2022. Specific clarification questions about this position or the WST research profile should be addressed to Prof. Silke Beck (