[PolPsy-DEU] [Extern] Job advertisement: PhD student in DFG-funded research project (3+1 years, 65% FTE) at Chemnitz University of Technology

Arndt Leininger arndt.leininger at phil.tu-chemnitz.de
Mo Jul 18 13:14:48 CEST 2022

Dear colleagues,

In my DFG-funded project “Polarization through and in referendums: 
mapping polarization within and beyond the party system.” (PolRef), 
there is a vacancy for a

*Researcher (m/f/x) (65%, pay group 13 TV-L)*

for the duration of 3 years (+ 1 additional year after successful 
interim evaluation of the project) to be filled at the earliest 
opportunity (ideally 1 October 2022).

I would be very grateful if you could refer suitable applicants to the 
advertisement. The deadline for applications is 21/07/2022. I am looking 
for a person with an interest in empirical-quantitative research in 
comparative politics or political sociology.

Work responsibilities include:

  * Contributing to theoretical conceptualization and empirical analysis
    in work package 1 "Mapping polarization through and in referendums
  * Data collection and cleaning, merging and analysis of existing data
    sets on referendums and political polarization
  * Participation in the supervision of student assistants
  * Publication of research results and their presentation at national
    and international meetings and conferences
  * Participation in the reporting and administration of the project

I expect the successful applicant (m/f/d) to pursue a PhD within the 

Applicant's profile:

  * A university degree in the field of political or social sciences or
    in a comparable discipline
  * An interest in research in comparative politics and political sociology
  * An interest in the topics of direct democracy or polarization
  * Solid knowledge of quantitative methods and statistical software
    (preferably R, alternatively Stata, SPSS or others)
  * Very good knowledge of English, knowledge of German would be an
  * A self-reliant way of working and willingness to take responsibility
    within a team

What I offer:

  * Promotion of your own research activities and further scientific
    qualification by financing participation in summer schools,
    workshops and conferences.
  * The chance to find your way into the international scientific
    community with a highly topical research question
  * Flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile working within

More information can be found in the full announcement: 
(scroll down for English text)

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Many thanks and greetings

Arndt Leininger, PhD

Assistant Professor for Political Science Research Methods
Chemnitz University of Technology
+49 (0)371 531-33357 | www.aleininger.eu |  @a_leininger
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