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Call for Applications for Post-doctoral position at the Chair of International Organizations and Public Policy.

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The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Chair in International Relations (Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese) invites applications for the following position:

Academic Staff Member, Requisition No.: 303/2020

The position is available from April 1st, 2020. The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13). The position is for 40 hours per week (100% of a full-time contract). This is a temporary position limited to a term of three years in accordance with Section 2 subsection 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

Core duties:

  • independent research and active participation in and support of the research program at the Chair 
  • support in applying for external research funding
  • teaching BA and MA modules in English and German
  • student supervision at BA and MA level


  • completed MA studies in a relevant discipline (e.g. politics, preferably with a focus in international relations)
  • completed PhD (preferably within the past three years)
  • we expect an expertise and interest in theory-driven empirical research and expertise in (qualitative and/or quantitative) social science methods
  • excellent English skills
  • a background in academic institutions is beneficial, so are first peer-reviewed publication(s) and teaching experience at BA and MA level

We offer:

  • The possibility to pursue independent research and participate in a highly motivated, supportive and collegial team, which is widely connected in the IR community 
  • The possibility to pursue further academic qualification (e. g. Habilitation)
  • The opportunity to participate in training at the Potsdam Graduate School (e.g. teaching certificates, research management seminars)

Under the laws of the federal state of Brandenburg, employees under this contract are permitted to dedicate at least 33% of their contract time for their scientific qualification. The University of Potsdam strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

The number of teaching hours complies with the applicable provisions of the Teaching Obligation Ordinance (Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung, or LehrVV) of the federal state of Brandenburg as well as the teaching load regulations approved by the Senate of the University of Potsdam: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin01/projects/verwaltung/docs/Dezernat3/Merkblatt_LehrVV.pdf

Applications should include a motivation letter, academic CV, an outline of research plans (up to 2 pages), and one writing sample. All application materials should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese, Universität Potsdam, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, August-Bebel-Str. 89, 14482 Potsdam. Please sent your files in one pdf to lsio.sekretariatuni-potsdamde and refer to the requisition number: 303/2019. Please note that the deadline is 29th January 2020.

The English translation is provided for information purposes only. The German version is the official version and binding. You can find it here.