Fellow position with focus on methods in political science

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) of the University of Mannheim offers

one Fellow position in social sciences
with a focus on methods in political science

There is a vacancy in the Centre’s Data and Methods Unit. The responsibilities include the initiation of own research projects and consulting services as well as support for MZES research projects. Services in the field of research on parties and elections in Europe are particularly welcome. The MZES will provide an annual budget for travel and research assistants.

Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. with an excellent dissertation in political science or a related discipline. They should have demonstrated their expertise in research on parties and elections in Europe, particularly in peer-reviewed journals. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be public sector pay scheme TV-L E13 to E14 (between 47,700 and 58,900 Euros), with additional employer benefits. The contract is of limited duration as stipulated by the German Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz), starting preferably September 1, 2018. In principle, the position can be shared.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Mannheim particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.

Applications may be submitted in German or English. They should include a cover letter, a CV (with a list of publications), copies of academic degrees (including the doctoral certificate), and one paper describing plans for research (1 page, an outline for a grant proposal) and services (1 page) to be carried out at the MZES. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. To apply online, please go to:


Information on dual career support by the University of Mannheim can be found here: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/information-for/researchers-and-teachers/living-and-working/dual-career-assistance/