Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 02.07.2024

PhD Researcher for the ERC Project “Systemic Effects of Crises on Policy-Making in Modern Democracies” (m/f/x)

LMU München, München

Bewerbungsfrist: 10.09.2024

Beginn: 01.11.2024

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Your tasks and responsibilities:

As a PhD Researcher, you will be involved in a subproject focused on mapping crisis events across time and countries. You will collaborate on developing a comprehensive measurement approach to capture crisis severity and inception from multiple data sources. You will have the opportunity to develop your PhD project aligned with the overall project goals.

Your task:

  • Collaborate in developing a novel measuring approach to map crisis events across time and regions
  • Collaborate with other team members on research outputs with the potential for publication in leading international journals
  • Opportunity to complete a PhD aligned with the project goals.

Your qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree (completed or near completion) in Political Science or a related field with excellent grades.
  • Strong interest in quantitative methods, preferably in computational social science (e.g., text-as-data approaches).
  • Experience in coding with Python and/or R.


  • Salary according to TV-L pay grade E13
  • A vibrant research environment.
  • Opportunities for international cooperation.
  • Support for publishing in leading international journals.
  • Support for participation in international conferences.
  • Opportunities to further develop your research skills (e.g., participation in summer schools).

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Necessary documents:

  • A cover letter (max. two pages) including a statement of motivation.
  • A writing sample (e.g., term paper or master’s thesis).
  • A CV detailing your prior experiences.
  • Relevant degrees and — if not yet completed — current transcript of records.

Application Process:

The application deadline is September 10th, 2024. Screening and evaluation of candidates will begin immediately. We expect the evaluation process, from application deadline to offer, to take four weeks, depending on the number of applications. The expected start date is November 1st, 2024, or shortly thereafter. We are committed to increasing diversity in our staff and especially encourage women to apply. To apply, please provide all necessary documents via e-mail to sekretariat.knillgsi.uni-muenchende.