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Senior Researcher (f/m/d) "Transformation of political (dis-)order"
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.
DIE's research programme „Transformation of political (dis-)order“ is looking for a
Senior Researcher (m/f/diverse) – Position number 2020-D-02
Full time 100% (39 hours/week); permanent position
Salary from € 55.000 p.a. up to € 80.000 p.a.
(German public sector tariff, up to TVöD Bund 14 depending on qualifications)
The position, located in Bonn, may be filled as of April 1, 2021.
The selected senior researcher will work on the change and stability of political orders with a focus on processes of democratization and autocratization in the Global South. In particular, we seek a scholar with expertise on international support and protection of democracy, and the effects of different regime types. Additional areas of interest are the role of political values and attitudes in political transformation, as well as the interplay between informal and formal institutions. A track record of excellent empirical research and experience in leading research teams as well as acquiring third party funding are key criteria. We also require excellent communication skills since advising policy-makers on implications of research findings, as well as building networks are substantial parts of the position. The researcher will also teach in the DIE Postgraduate Course and the Managing Global Governance School. University teaching is desirable. Personal characteristics of a good team player is essential.
Qualifications and requirements:
Excellent academic record based on a PhD, ideally in political science or other related social sciences;
An excellent academic record with international peer-reviewed publications on topics relevant for the position;
An excellent command of quantitative and/or qualitative methods; demonstrated experience with mixed-method designs is an asset;
Substantial knowledge and experience in one or more of the following issue areas: regime change (democratization and autocratization); democracy promotion; performance of political regimes; values and attitudes; social cohesion;
Research and field experience in developing countries;
Proven skills and experience in policy advice, preferably in the context of international cooperation;
Ability to build and maintain networks at the science policy interface;
Experience in teaching;
Excellent English skills (spoken and written) and good knowledge of German; good knowledge in another major international language is an asset;
Eagerness to work on an interdisciplinary team;
Excellent communication skills;
Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate („Tropentauglichkeit“).
Flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours (100%);
Possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
Trainings for further professional development;
Company pension scheme with the VBLU;
A modern and very stimulating workplace with an exciting working atmosphere.
The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.
In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference.
Applications with the position number 2020-D-02 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 15th Dezember 2020.