The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und
Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, peace and security, globalisation and development, and global orders and foreign policies.
The successful candidate will work at GIGA’s new Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL) under the lead of Prof. Amrita Narlikar, Dr. Christian von Soest, and Apl. Prof. Jann Lay, funded by the Federal Foreign Office.
DigiTraL will analyse the political drivers and consequences of the global digital transformation with a focus on diplomacy and statecraft. The research will study the related global developments and include perspectives and actions of countries, companies, and citizens from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Tasks will further include:
· Coordination of DigiTraL
· DigiTraL-related research and publication agenda
· Conducting theoretically grounded empirical-analytical research using the latest comparative methods, preferably quantitative methods, related to one or several of the following three fields:
· Knowledge transfer and outreach activities, such as writing policy briefings, staff exchange, workshops, and events
Applications are invited for a full-time position, with a contract of 3 years, starting as soon as possible. The salary is commensurate with EG 13/14 TV-AVH / TVöD.
Part-time options will be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate.
Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes the equality of all genders.
Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/career/) and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-21-10) including relevant supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, credentials/diplomas/certificates, names and contact details of two references, list of publications, max. two work samples, concept note [max. 2 pages] on your potential contribution to DigiTraL) as one PDF (except for the completed GIGA application form) to:
Florian Helfer, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA),
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Email: email@example.com (email applications are particularly welcome).
Screening of applications will begin on 12 July 2021.
For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage (www.giga-hamburg.de) or
contact Julia Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org).