Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Munich for Phd

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.

Universität München Information

Universität München Grants

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Munich for Phd Established in 1472, Universität München (University of Munich) is a for-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of München (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Bavaria. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art), Universität München (LMU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität München (LMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 547 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Application Process

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.

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