2 postdocs (up to six years)!

:rotating_light: I’m hiring: 2 postdocs :rotating_light:

The facts :hammer:

  • application deadline: 08.03.2024
  • Start date: August 1, 2024 (or later by arrangement)
  • Duration: fixed term for three years (option for extension for another three years)
  • Working hours: fulltime (100%)
  • University of Münster
  • Strong links with my project team (DEMNORM project) based at Aarhus University, with the potential for collaboration and/or visits to Aarhus University

Your profile :pushpin:

  • Completed academic university degree in the field of Political Science (or a similar field e.g. Sociology, Economics)
  • Doctoral degree - or completion within a year - in the field of Political Science (or a similar field e.g. Sociology, Economics)
  • Proven experience in quantitative methods of data analysis (preferably R/Stata)
  • Ideally you have already worked (quasi)-experimentally and/or used computational methods
  • Commitment, ability to work in a team
  • Dedication, ability to work independently
  • Very good command of written and spoken English is advantageous
  • German is no requirement for the position

I highly encourage you to apply even if you fear that your profile does not fit these points perfectly! Please don’t hesitate and “just” apply.

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If you are interested: I look forward to receiving your full application (cover letter outlining your motivation, skills and research interests, CV including a list of publications, BA, MA and PhD diploma if competed, contact details of two referees, and a writing sample) by 8th of March 2024 at (as a single PDF via email) : Send Email

FAQ :question:

  • What does subject to extension mean?
  • It means that if we both agree your contract can be extended for another three years. So, six years in total.
  • Do I need to hold a PhD prior to applying?
  • No. You should aim to finish your PhD approximately this year (2024).
  • How flexible is the starting date?
  • Very flexible. Please apply and we take it from there!
  • I'm unsure if I perfectly match your profile description...So maybe I should not apply?
  • No. You definitely should apply. Nobody is perfect, nobody is "the" perfect fit for a job advert.
  • What are the topics I need to work/teach on?
  • I kept the call very broad because I'm very open-minded what your research is about. Same goes for teaching. I care about your ideas and how meaningful these are to the current literature.
  • Münster is a very nice city but I'm more of a Cologne person...So...
  • Cologne is commutable from Münster. I myself live in Hamburg...But teaching is in presence and so is team-bulding and learning. I'm sure we will find a way to make it work. :)
  • Do I need to work on questions related to the DEMNORM project?
  • No. Collaborating with DEMNORM is an option, an opportunity. I won't judge your application based on whether or not you want to work with my Aarhus-based team.
  • I care about mentoring. Would you be active as a mentor?
  • Yes. I think mentoring is key to a succesful career, especially as a postdoc. I've been active in mentoring programmes since I was a postdoc in Zurich. I really like helping colleagues, engaging with their ideas and seeking to bring out the best of them. You can also get in touch with my current postdocs/phds if you want to learn more about me as a mentor.
  • What is the "writing sample"?
  • One of your papers/publications; one that is representative of your work, of you as a scholar and your research background. In econ ppl use the term "job market paper". I find this too restrictive as in pol sci many PhD students do not write such a paper.