Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 13.06.2024

Research Associate in Political Science/Political Economy/Methodology

Universität Hamburg, Hamburg

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.07.2024

Beginn: 01.09.2024

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Institution: Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences

Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L

Start date: 01.09.2024, the initial fixed term is three years. (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).

Application deadline: 31.07.2024

Scope of work: part-time

Weekly hours: 50% of standard work hours per week

Your responsibilities

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.

The research associate can take part in the doctoral training program “collective decision making” and needs to acquire skills in quantitative empirical data analysis (if necessary) to write a doctoral dissertation in political science or political economy on a topic related to the research interests at the chair of comparative political science, particularly gender and politics, climate politics or sustainable fiscal politics, electoral competition, gender and representation.

Also topics in political methodology, such as natural language processing of political texts, endogeneity, pooled and panel data analysis, or causal inference are possible.

Active participation in research events organized by the chair (colloquia, seminar series) is required.

The position involves teaching of tutorials for basic courses in political science and specialized courses in comparative politics or quantitative methods as well as the supervision of students in seminars. The teaching load is 2 hours per week.

Presence in Hamburg is required except for research related absences.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

  • Master’s degree in a research-oriented Master’s program in Political Science, Economics or in an interdisciplinary Master’s program with a strong focus on Political Science or Economics, in particular political economy
  • on completion of the Master’s degree (including a Bachelor’s degree) applicants must have reached the equivalent of 300 ECTS points
  • the Master’s degree must have been awarded by a recognized university or equivalent institution of higher education
  • Research associates must have an excellent command of English
  • Research associates should be well trained in formal and/or quantitative empirical political science and/or economics and should have knowledge of the programming languages Python and R

Instructions for applying


Prof. Dr. Vera E. Troeger


+49 40 42838-8160

Christiane Westendorf             


+49 40 42838-8187

Reference number: 171

Application deadline: 31.07.2024

Use only the online application form to submit your application with the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • copies of degree certificate(s)

If you experience technical problems, send an email to bewerbungenuni-hamburgde.