Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Munich in Germany, 2017

The Chair of Political Systems and European Integration, Department of Political Science (GSI), University of Munich (LMU), invites applications for postdoctoral Research Fellowship for a period of three years, commencing on 1 July 2017.

The Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science (GSI) is one of the leading political science institutes in Germany. With his nine professorships and more than 50 members of staff, he covers all core areas of political science, from political theory to the comparison of political systems and international relations to the methods of political science, both in research and teaching.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral Research programme.

Study Subject: The research will focus on global refugee policy and the strategies of international bureaucracies (UN system organisations like UNHCR or UNRWA, regional IOs like the EU or AU, and other relevant IOs) to mobilise resources for their work in this field. The successful applicant will be responsible for independent field research in several case studies, working in close collaboration with Prof. Klaus H. Goetz, a second postdoctoral fellow as well as the project’s research assistant(s). She or he will co-operate with more than a dozen researchers in the Research Unit.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

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Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship

  • Applicants must have a PhD (or proof of successful viva voce) in political science, public administration or international relations as well as proven expertise in international organisations and/or global refugee policy. An excellent command of English, the project’s working language, is necessary. Specialised methodological training (qualitative/quantitative) and experience in international field research are an advantage. Proficiency in Arabic (for field research) and other UN languages is an asset.
  • LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to reside in Munich.

Nationality: German applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD (or proof of successful viva voce).

English language Requirements:  An excellent command of English, the project’s working language, is necessary.

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How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two referees who may be approached after short listing. Applications should be addressed to Professor Klaus H. Goetz and sent via email by February 28, 2017 to Dr. Ronny Patz ( Dr. Patz will also be available for any questions regarding the project.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is February 28, 2017.

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