Postdoctoral Positions┋Interdisciplinary Research Group on Statehood and Democracy

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS)  is about to establish an interdisciplinary research group on Statehood and Democracy and invites young scholars from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, anthropology, economics, etc. to apply. Most welcome are historical, historical-sociological, or at least historically informed projects that focus preferably on the southern countries of Europe and

  • analyze the relationship between the state, society, and the economy with a special emphasis on the emergence and transformation of fiscal structures and/or
  • deal with the structure and the functioning of state administrations with respect to their legal, professional, infrastructural, and legitimizing aspects and/or
  • highlight the political and intellectual context of the transformation of statehood and
  • approach the questions addressed with a well-designed methodology and theoretical sensitivity in order to grasp the often tense relationship between the state and democracy.

We explicitly encourage applicants to submit project outlines which have been written specifically for this call for applications and thus may propose rather tentative hypotheses and arguments.

The salary for postdoctoral positions (three years with the possibility of an extension for two more years) ranges from 3,700 to 4,800 € per month before taxes (depending on experience).

Applicants for the postdoctoral positions must have completed their PhD.

Applications for admission to the research group independent of applying for a stipend or a postdoctoral position will also be considered. Guest researchers, who must be self-supporting, are welcome to stay for a period of up to one year.

Application date
21 Nov 2015
3-5 years
Europe Germany
Humanities History Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
€ 288.000