Postdoc (f/m/d) for the Program Area "Transnational Politics"
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), member of the Leibniz Association
The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) is a foundation under public law. With over 80 employees, PRIF is currently the largest peace and conflict research institute in Germany.
Our Program Area III "Transnational Politics" is, as of July 1, 2020, seeking
a PostDoc (m/f/d) (100%)
in salary scale E 13 TV-H, for three years (under the terms of the WissZVG).
Your responsibilities include:
Development, fundraising, and implementation of a research project on topics of transnational social move-ments, protest and resistance in international politics, conflict and democracy in global governance;
participation in the work of the research department and publication activities for PRIF's current research pro-gram "Coercion and Peace", in particular with regard to societal conflicts and/or the effects of transnational phenomena on societal cohesion;
maintenance and further development of the Institute's local, national and international networks.
In addition, we expect involvement in the further development of the research agenda of PRIF, willingness to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis and to communicate research results to the political and social public as well as participa-tion in the committees of PRIF's self-administration.
The applicant should fulfill the following requirements:
At least a very good doctorate in political science, sociology or another relevant discipline;
proven research focus in the field of social movement or protest research and/or on transnational conflicts about democracy and governance;
good knowledge of current academic debates in this topic area;
good knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative social science methods;
international experience in the context of research stays and/or field research.
Very good command of English, spoken and written, as well as competent handling of standard office software are prerequisites. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite,
but it is expected that the applicant shows willingness to try to acquire German language skills within the next one to two years.
PRIF is a winner of the Total E-Quality award and seeks to promote work/life balance.
In the case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference.
Please send your application documents including a motivation letter, a complete CV, certificates and an outline of your research project of not more than three pages by April 13, 2020 via e-mail to
bewerber(at)hsfk.de. Please include the position code (Kennziffer) 3.5. Unfortunately, application expenses cannot be reimbursed.