Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




PhD position on international organizations/ administration

Dr. Steffen Eckhard


PhD position on international organizations/ administration (Pay Scale TV-L 13; 65%)

The Chair of Empirical Theory of Politics, Department of Political Science (GSI), University of Munich (LMU), invites applications for a PhD position for a period of three years. The salary scale is TV-L E13 with a working time of 65%. The earliest starting date should be on 1st September 2017 (or as early as possible thereafter).


We are looking for candidates with an interest in comparative empirical research on international organizations. The candidate will be part of the DFG-Research Unit “International Public Administrations” (details at: and contributes to a project focused on the design, politics, and policy-making impact of evaluation in international organizations. She or he will develop a dissertation project which should be linked to international organizations/ bureaucracies. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Dr. Steffen Eckhard as well as the project’s research assistant(s) and co-operate with more than a dozen researchers in the Research Unit.


Applicants must have an above-average master’s degree in political science, ideally with a focus on public administration, public policy analysis, or international relations. Previous work on international organizations is desired. An excellent command of English, the project’s working language, is expected, as well as proven specialized methodological skills (qualitative/quantitative) and willingness to travel (conferences, field research).

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.


Applications should include a meaningful cover letter specifying your research interests, methodological background, and (rough) ideas for a PhD project, a CV, a copy of the academic transcripts, and the names of two references. Please send your application in one PDF document via email by 31st Mai 2017 to Dr. Steffen Eckhard ( Dr. Eckhard will also be available for any questions regarding the project.