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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Fachbereich 8 - Sozialwissenschaften

Entgelt- / Besoldungsgruppe E 13 - Vollzeit
Kennziffer: A164/23
Bewerbungsfrist: 30.09.2023
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At the University of Bremen in Faculty 08 (Social Sciences), the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (Prof. Dr. Philipp Genschel) is offering a position in the fields of European Integration, Global Governance and/ or Political Economy, starting as soon as possible, of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
(full-time, 13 TV-L)
for an initial period of 3 years.
Reference number: A164/23

The time limit is set in accordance with § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). Accordingly, only applicants who still have qualification periods to the corresponding extent according to § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG can be considered.



  • Research in European Integration, Global Governance, and/or Political Economy.
  • Teaching (BA/MA) in the areas of European Integration, Global Governance, and/ or Political Economy (four classes of 1.5 hours/week per year).
  • Collaboration in joint grant applications.


  • Gross-salary according to the German 13 TV-L pay scale for public employees.
  • Three-year contract
  • A vibrant work environment.


  • Excellent doctorate in a social science discipline.
  • Active research interest in the fields of European Integration, Global Governance, and/or Political Economy.
  • Expertise in international and cross-national data analysis. A strong interest in quantitative methods is desirable.
  • Fluency in English. Basic German is an advantage.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams.  

Allgemeine Hinweise

The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the same.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • Cover letter (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae including contact details of two referees.
  • Certificates.
  • Job market paper or sample chapter from your dissertation.

Please send your application or by mail to

University of Bremen
Department 8 - Social Sciences
FB 8/4- Reference number A164/23
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

or electronically (one PDF-file, max. 5 MB) to fb08.bewerbungprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2023. Interviews will be held by online video call.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Professor Genschel (genschelprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de).

Application and interview costs will not be reimbursed.