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Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) Social Cohesion in the EU
The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-orientated approach to the school's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The school actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.
The project “Cohesion in Europe - Perceptions and Fields of Action (PerzepEU)” investigates how cohesion is perceived in the EU and how it can be strengthened under conditions of high political and institutional heterogeneity. In four work packages, the project firstly examines the determinants of perception of cohesion in Europe, with a special focus on the perception of socio-economic factors; secondly, the role of different types of welfare states in the perception of cohesion; thirdly, in comparison with Canada, Switzerland and the U.S., the patterns of transfer mechanisms for cohesion in federal systems; and fourthly, in a practice-oriented work package, the different policy instruments for improving cohesion in and between EU member states. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (subject to final approval).
Doctoral Researcher (f/m/div) - Social Cohesion in the EU
The contract is for 26 hours/week and shall commence as of 01 December 2020. The position is limited for three years.
Research as part of the working package on social and fiscal transfer mechanisms in multilevel systems with the aim of completing a PhD according to the regulations of the structured PhD Programme in Governance at the Hertie School under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jachtenfuchs
Conduct research / expert interviews with relevant actors during extensive research stays in Canada, the U.S., Switzerland, Brussels, and Florence
Prepare scientific publications and conference presentations, coordinate with the other working packages of the project
Excellent academic track record and a completed graduate degree in political science or sociology
Solid training in social science methods
An excellent command of English; French and/or German is an advantage
Please submit your application (including a CV, cover letter and relevant certificates) by using our online application form. The deadline for full consideration is
01 November 2020.