The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim offers 2 positions.
Deadline Applications for both: February 1, 2017
– Postdoc position in social sciences with a focus on methods in politcal science.
– Guest fellowship with a focus on Turkey.
The postdoc position is at the Centre’s Data and Methods Unit. The responsibilities include the initiation of own research projects and consulting services and support for MZES research projects. Services in the field of databases containing data on legislative activity, on the composition of governments, and on communication in social media as well as services in the field of quantitative text analysis are particularly welcome.
Candidates should have completed their PhD with an excellent dissertation in political science or a related discipline within the last five years. They should have demonstrated their expertise in research on methods in political science in publications, particularly in peer reviewed journals. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be public sector pay scheme TV-L E13 to E14 (between 47,700 and 58,500 Euros), with additional employer benefits. The position is for two years (with possible extensions up to a maximum of five years), starting preferably May 1, 2017. In principle, the position can be shared.
The guest fellowship is for an outstanding Social scientist who is to work in Research Department A »European Societies and their Integration« or in Research Department B »European Political Systems and their Integration«. The successful candidate is expected to publish in international academic journals. She or he should develop and direct projects in one of either department’s research areas. The new project(s) should have a focus on the Turkish society and/or political system, preferably in a comparative context.
MZES Research Fellowships provide experienced researchers, preferably with previous postdoctoral experience, with an opportunity to pursue independent research within the framework of the Centre’s Research Programme.
In addition to the resources of the University, the MZES supports its Research Fellows with an annual budget for travel and research assistance, a dedicated IT department, an internal methods consulting and data unit, an extensive Centre library, support from project management offices, and a public relations officer. Research Fellows are usually required to teach two hours per week at the University’s School of Social Sciences.
Candidates should have completed their PhD with an excellent dissertation in Sociology, Political Science, or a related discipline. Publications, particularly in peer reviewed journals, are an advantage. We expect command of the Turkish language at native speaker level. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be public sector pay scheme TV-L E13 to E15 (between 44,000 and 59,000 Euros), with additional employer benefits. The position is for one year, starting preferably May 1, 2017. In principle, the position can be shared.
Contact Philipp Heldmann for more information about both positions
The MZES Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Mannheim dedicated to comparative European social research and the analysis of European integration processes. It is Germany’s largest university-based social science research centre.
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