Research Associate in Political Science/Political Economy/Methodology § 28 Subsection 1 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the research associate’s own academic work.

The research associate can take part in the doctoral training program “collective decision making” and needs to acquire skills in quantitative empirical data analysis (if necessary) to write a doctoral dissertation in political science or political economy on a topic related to the research interests at the chair of comparative political science, particularly gender and politics, climate politics or sustainable fiscal politics, electoral competition, gender and representation.

Also topics in political methodology, such as natural language processing of political texts, endogeneity, pooled and panel data analysis, or causal inference are possible.

Active participation in research events organized by the chair (colloquia, seminar series) is required.

The position involves teaching of tutorials for basic courses in political science and specialized courses in comparative politics or quantitative methods as well as the supervision of students in seminars. The teaching load is 2 hours per week.

Presence in Hamburg is required except for research related absences.

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

  • Master’s degree in a research-oriented Master’s program in Political Science, Economics or in an interdisciplinary Master’s program with a strong focus on Political Science or Economics, in particular political economy
  • on completion of the Master’s degree (including a Bachelor’s degree) applicants must have reached the equivalent of 300 ECTS points
  • the Master’s degree must have been awarded by a recognized university or equivalent institution of higher education
  • Research associates must have an excellent command of English
  • Research associates should be well trained in formal and/or quantitative empirical political science and/or economics and should have knowledge of the programming languages Python and R

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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