Postdoctoral Position at the University of Konstanz

Postdoctoral Position in Political Science (Salary Scale 13 TV-L/100 %) available as part of a project studying the political impacts of modern information technology. The project is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Sofja Kovalevskaja Award). The research group works at the intersection of political science and computer science. The working language is English. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions.

The start date is 1 October 2014 or by agreement. The position is available initially for one year, with the possibility of a two-year extension.

We are looking for candidates with a strong research background in political science and a solid training in quantitative and computational methods. The position involves some teaching (4 hours/week), starting in the spring term 2015.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in Political Science and a publication record in the area the group works in. Skills in statistical software (preferably, in R) are required. Experience with database technology is a plus.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz encourages applications from people with a disability. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49(0)7531/88–4895).

The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained from: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc .

To apply, please send a letter of motivation that details your research interests, a CV, your three most important academic articles, and copies of the relevant degree certificates and grade transcripts (if applicable) including reference number 2014/147 electronically to Karin Becker:
karin.becker@uni-konstanz.de . Please include two letters of reference, or have them e-mailed to the same address. Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. Nils B. Weidmann via e-mail: nils.weidmann@uni-konstanz.de or by phone: + 49(0)7531/88–5676.

Deadline is September 10, 2014

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