Two Ph.D./Doctoral Research positions in political science/ international relations

(part-time 65%, E 13 TV-L, 2+2 years)

Reference number 2021/254. The University of Konstanz, with its Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Emmy Noether Research Group “The Foreign Relations of National Legislatures” invites applications for two doctoral researchers for a duration of two years (with a possible extension of another two years, subject to the positive mid-term evaluation by the German Research Foundation (DfG)). The starting date is 1st April 2022.

The group studies the causes and consequences of international activities and networks of national legislators. The group is led by Thomas Malang. The working language is English.

Your responsibilities

  • Collecting and processing global data on international parliamentary activity
  • Conducting research within the project’s framework
  • Participation in the Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences and writing a doctoral thesis

Your Competencies

  • A very good Master’s degree in political science, international relations, or a related field
  • Solid training in quantitative methods and statistical analysis
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

We Offer

  • A professional infrastructure for conducting research and team spirit
  • Possibility to obtain a doctoral degree in an excellent, research-oriented department
  • Extensive doctoral training within the interdisciplinary Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (GSBS)

Questions can be directed to

We look forward to receiving your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, transcript of records, and one writing example) via our Online Application Portal by 7th November 2021. We start reviewing applications on 8th November 2021 until the positions are filled.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



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