Postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Position
The Chair for Empirical Political Research at the Institute of Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship-Position in ‘Quantitative Political Science Methods’ (‚Assistant Professor‘, Full time)
for a period of max. 6 years, commencing in March or September 2018.
The ideal candidate should have a range of statistical skills, including excellent knowledge of design based causal inference methods for observational data, program evaluation techniques and/or (field-/survey-/lab-)experimental methods. She or he should have a strong interest in political science / political economy / public policy applications. A successful candidate is expected to publish in international academic journals. She or he should develop and direct projects and attract research grants.
Teaching load is 2 courses per semester.
Research projects at the chair are related to: inferential network analysis (arms trade networks), security/defense, intrastate conflicts, energy, and electoral and survey research. The chair closely collaborates with LMU's Statistics Department.
- Completed (or close to completion) PhD in political science or closely related field
- Research interests in quantitative political methodology with applications in IR or comparative political science
- Excellent knowledge of causal inference methods
- Strong organizational skills
As an equal opportunity employer, LMU particularly encourages applications from female candidates and persons with disabilities.
Applications should include:
- a CV (including a list of publications, a list of courses followed, graduate school transcripts and a list of conference presentations)
- a writing sample
- contact data/names of two references
Questions regarding the post-doctoral research position should be be addressed to Prof. Paul W. Thurner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send applications to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018