Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Research fellowship position(s) in International Relations

Prof. Dr. Berthold Rittberger / Prof. Dr. Bernhard Zangl


The chairs of ‘Global Governance’ (Bernhard Zangl) and ‘International Relations’ (Berthold Rittberger) at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU) invite applications for up to two

research fellowship position(s) in International Relations.

The position can be filled either with one post-doctoral research fellow (100%, TV-L E13 remuneration scale or A13 as "Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit") or with two pre-doctoral research fellows pursuing a doctorate (each 50%, TV-L E13 remuneration scale).

Your Responsibilities

  • Conducting a self-designed doctoral or postdoc project with a focus on international institutions (including the European Union) that relates to one of the main research interests of the two chairs.
  • Participation in joint research projects and activities of one of the two chairs.
  • Teaching two classes per semester (5 ‘semester hours’) for post-doctoral fellows, or one class (2,5 ‘semester hours’) per week for pre-doctoral research fellows.
  • Support the chair in tasks of academic self-government.

Your Profile

  • You have obtained an excellent Master-degree or doctoral-degree in Political Science.
  • You have a distinct interest in the scientific study of international relations in general and international institutions (including the European Union) in specific.
  • You have a good understanding of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
  • You are motivated to conduct your own research whilst contributing to a dedicated team.

Our offer
Your salary will be based on the TV-L specifications (E13). For post-doctoral fellows the position will be filled as a full-time position (40.1-hour work week). Weekly work time for "Beamte auf Zeit" (A13) is 40 hours a week. For pre-doctoral fellows pursuing a doctorate, the position will be filled as a part-time position (each 20.05-hour work week).

The successful applicant(s) are expected to start on April 1st, 2019 for an initial period of 3 years.

Your workplace will be centrally located in Munich and can be easily reached by public transport. Applications from persons with disabilities will receive preferential treatment when they are otherwise equally qualified. Women are particularly encouraged to apply for the position.

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates of your Bachelor, Master and (when applicable) PhD degrees
  • Research proposal for a doctoral or post-doctoral research project (3-5 pp.)

Please send your application as a single pdf-document to: before February 10, 2019.