Vacancy: PhD Research Associate at the Brandt School
We are seeking a PhD Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher MitarbeiterIn) for Prof. Kemmerling‘s chair in International Development and Public Policy. The position is part-time, i.e. 20h per week and limited to a maximum of four years. Payment follows the German collective bargaining agreement for public services (TV-L E13(50%)).
You can download an English translation of the official call for applications here and the legally binding German version here.
Here is the full text of the job description:
PhD position at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt
What? We are seeking a PhD Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher MitarbeiterIn). The position is part-time, i.e. 20h per week and limited to a maximum of four years. Payment follows the German collective bargaining agreement for public services (TV-L 13(50%)). The University of Erfurt aims to improve equality opportunities. People of all gender identities may apply, and we especially encourage women to apply. The same holds for people with disabilities.
When? The anticipated starting date is 1st of August 2019. The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2019.
Where? The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt is the oldest Policy School in Germany. It has one of the most diverse student bodies of all degrees in Germany, with students from all world regions. The Brandt School focusses on interdisciplinary education and research in the fields of development, entrepreneurship, conflict studies and international and global public policy. It brings together academics and practitioners and acts as ‘petri dish’ for exploring new ideas in policymaking. As a PhD Research Associate, you will work with Prof. Achim Kemmerling, currently the director of Willy Brandt School and Gerhard Haniel Chair in International Development and Public Policy.
What will I have to do?
- Collaborate in the field of public policy, specifically labour market, social and fiscal policies, as well as international efforts to fight poverty and inequality such as official development assistance (no specific regional focus)
- Research, teaching (one seminar per semester) and administration: contributing to ongoing research projects and new research proposals, organizing classes and evaluating students, supervising MA theses, participating in administrative meetings.
- While you are employed at the University of Erfurt you will be expected to develop and defend your own PhD thesis.
What conditions do I need to fulfil?
- MA degree or equivalent in social sciences, public policy or economics with excellent grades
- Knowledge of social science research methods and design, especially in the fields of (quantitative) content analysis, statistics, mixed methods or the willingness to acquire this type of knowledge.
- Applicants need to fulfil all prerequisites defined in German employment law (specifically, Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) and the general conditions as detailed in paragraph 5 of the Thüringer Hochschulgesetz.
- German is not a prerequisite, but a willingness to acquire some basic language skills is.