Doctoral Research Fellow (f/m/d) in Comparative Politics (Prof. Dr. André Kaiser)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Germany,
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 15 Dec 2021

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The doctoral research fellow (f/m/d) will be integrated into the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, the Cologne Graduate School and will work in a vibrant academic environment that is also connected to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG).


• Development and completion of a PhD project related to comparative politics
• Teaching in the Bachelor/Master modules of the faculty. Courses have to be tought in German
• Representation of research activities in the national and international context


• Opportunity for PhD
• a diverse and fair working environment
• support in reconciling work and family life
• flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
• extensive advanced training opportunities
• occupational health management offers
• local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees


• Excellent Masters degree in political science with strong knowledge in comparative politics
• Profound knowledge in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
• Excellent proficiency in English and German (B2/C1 or higher)

The position is available from 01.04.2022 on a part-time basis (65%). It is limited to four years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please send your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications by email (in one pdf-file) with the reference number Wiss2111-13 to . The application deadline is15.12.2021.

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