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PhD Student / Research Assistant (f/m/d) at the Graduate School on Political Cohesion
Technische Universität Dortmund
With more than 6,300 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University
shapes prospects for the future: The cooperation between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and
cultural studies promotes both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. And it is not
only the more than 34,500 students who benefit from that.
The Graduate School on Political Cohesion invites applications for a fixed term position as
PhD Student / Research Assistant (m/f/d)
which is to be filled for an initial period of 3 years. The duration of the post will be adapted to the aspired
qualification target. The salary follows the regulations of the collective bargaining law in salary class 13 TV-L or,
if applicable, by transitional law (TVÜ-L). This is a part-time position (60%) offering the possibility of obtaining
further academic qualifications.
FIELD OF RESEARCH:
The new Graduate School on Political Cohesion (GSPC)
combines the expertise of TU Dortmund University
and Ruhr University Bochum in an international field
of research between philosophy and political science.
Doctoral students will research the dimensions of
political cohesion in terms of conditions as well as
results of trans- and international cooperation. The
research projects will focus on the cohesion of such
collective actors as societies, states, as well as nonstate
actors. Four dimensions of justice, identity,
participation, as well as security are crucial to the
You hold a very good university degree (Master or
equivalent) in philosophy and / or political science
or a related discipline.
You are interested in interdisciplinary research
within the GSPC and beyond and are willing to
cooperate with related departments of the Faculty
of Humanities and Theology.
Very good English language skills.
Working on a research topic that is related to
political cohesion and the interdisciplinary field of
philosophy and political science, particularly in the
research area of the graduate school.
A teaching obligation does not exist.
WHAT WE OFFER:
You will work in a high-profile research environment.
You will benefit from personal development
possibilities, an international network as well as
cooperation in an interdisciplinary team of
researchers at two universities.
You will develop your communication skills by
presenting your research at workshops and at
You will receive funding for your doctoral research
project as well as for inviting short-term international
fellows to conduct joint research activities.
We explicitly note that applications of severely
disabled persons are welcome.
Applications enclosing the usual documents
(motivation statement, CV, copies of your BA/MA
degrees or transcripts where applicable) should be
sent until 4 December 2019 stating the reference
number w85-19 to:
TU Dortmund University
MERCUR Graduate School on Political Cohesion
Prof. Dr. Christian Neuhäuser / Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuck
Faculty of Humanities and Theology
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