Postdoctoral Researcher in European politics (m/f/div)

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research center of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership. As a professional school, Hertie School faculty has a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. Our goal is to help students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterized by public debate and engagement.

The position is funded by the EU H2020 project “Integrating Diversity in the European Union” (InDivEU), Work Package “Differentiated integration in core state powers”, directed by Markus Jachtenfuchs (Hertie) and Philipp Genschel (EUI). The prospective Postdoc will join the Jacques Delors Institute at the Hertie School.

The Hertie School of Governance seeks to fill the following position as of April or May 2019:

Postdoctoral Researcher in European politics (m/f/div)

on a full time basis (40 hours/week)

The initial contract will last until 31.08.2021 with a possible extension of one year at EUI.

Your tasks:

  • Contribution to project tasks
  • Working on a dataset on differentiated integration in core state powers
  • Publishing results individually and/or jointly with other project members


Your profile:

  • PhD in Political Science
  • A Background in EU Studies, European politics or political economy
  • Strong command of quantitative methods
  • Excellent English writing skills


We offer you

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer ( for further information).



Please submit your complete application portfolio including cover letter, CV, academic transcripts and a writing sample (thesis or paper). Please also list at least two references (no letters required at this Point) by March 1, 2019. Strict confidentiality is assured.

To submit your application, please click the Apply button below.

For questions about the position, please contact Markus Jachtenfuchs, Professor of European and Global Governance, Director of Jacques Delors Institute Berlin.

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