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Doctoral Position in the Research Group "Sociology of Public Finances and Debt"
Published(113 days ago)
Deadline for applications(22 days ago)
International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)Köln
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Köln | Germany imprs.mpifg.de
Two Doctoral Positions in the Research Group "Sociology of Public Finances and Debt"
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) offers qualified
graduate students an attractive research environment at the International Max
Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), a PhD program offered jointly with the Department of Management,
Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and the
Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
In 2019 the MPIfG will establish a new research group on the "Sociology of Public Finances and Debt ". For this group we are seeking two doctoral students, starting in October 2019.
The research group, led by Dr. Leon Wansleben, will contribute to the expanding
field of sociological research on budgetary politics, the influence of financial
market actors on governments, moral discourses around public indebtedness,
and the political-economic forces behind expansions of public debt.
International cooperation is a feature of the day-to-day work of the IMPRS-SPCE. The students, many from abroad, benefit from stays at IMPRS-SPCE partner institutions in
various countries, where they meet leading scholars in their fields. With its unique curriculum of seminars, colloquia, and summer schools, and the opportunity to contribute
actively to the intellectual life of the MPIfG and the two partner universities, the School creates an environment in which students can build essential professional skills
and make the best possible start to a research career.
Candidates with a two-year master's degree or equivalent qualification in sociology,
political science, political economy, or related fields are welcome to apply. Applications from candidates with prior knowledge in economic sociology are particularly welcome.
All candidates are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing an academic
career. Doctoral degrees are usually awarded by the University of Cologne and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Students at the IMPRS-SPCE may also
acquire a French doctorate by entering the joint doctoral program (cotutelle de these) with Sciences Po in Paris.
The positions begin on October 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted from
December 10, 2018 and must be submitted by February 28, 2019. For program details and an online application form, please see
Dr. Susanne Berger
Research Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
+49 221 27 67 254
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