Postdoc position with focus on methods in political science

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

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

Candidates should have completed their PhD with an excellent dissertation in political science or a related discipline within the last five years. They should have demonstrated their expertise in research on methods in political science in publications, 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 58,500 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 June 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 degree certificate), and one paper describing plans for research (1 page) and services (1 page) to be carried out at the MZES.

The deadline for application is January 5, 2018. To apply online, please go to:

Information on dual career support by the University of Mannheim can be found here: