We are recruiting doctoral researchers in Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. The positions commence on March 1, 2021.
We seek applications from excellently qualified and highly motivated young researchers in Economics, Philosophy and Political Science. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a research-oriented Master’s program in Economics, Philosophy or Political Science or in an interdisciplinary Master’s program involving these disciplines. The Master’s program should be closely related to the graduate program. On completion of the Master’s degree (including a Bachelor's degree) applicants must have reached the equivalent of 300 ECTS points. The Master’s degree must have been awarded by a recognized university or equivalent institution of higher education.
Applicants must have an excellent command of English. This will be verified during the interviews with shortlisted candidates.
You will find all relevant details on how to apply below.
Applicants with a background in Economics please contact Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber at anke.gerber"AT"uni-hamburg.de, applicants with a background in Philosophy please contact Prof. Dr. Matthew Braham at matthew.braham"AT"uni-hamburg.de, and applicants with a background in Political Science please contact Prof. Dr. Vera Troeger at vera.eva.troeger"AT"uni-hamburg.de for further enquiries.
- Tabular curriculum vitae
- Copies of degree certificate(s) and transcripts of record for previous studies (Bachelor and Master).
- Personal statement that outlines the candidate’s general academic interests and the fit with the graduate program “Collective Decision-Making”.
- Two academic reference letters.
- Substantial academic writing sample of about 5000 words (e.g. an excerpt of the candidate’s master’s thesis or a term paper).
- Outline of a research project the candidate would like to pursue (about 1000 words).
Submission of Application
All application documents must be sent in one single pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org( cdm.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de) by December 10, 2020. Reference letters may be sent separately to email@example.com( cdm.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de).
Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview on the basis of the submitted application documents. The final selection will be made after personal interviews with all shortlisted candidates. An essential part of the interview will be a requirement for the candidates to give a short presentation on a topic related to the graduate program "Collective Decision-Making" which will be set by the selection committee.
Is the financial support a scholarship?
No. You will be an employee of Universität Hamburg, which includes all social, healthcare, and pension contributions and benefits.
Is there family support?
Yes. As an employee of Universität Hamburg you will receive statutory family subsidies as part of your salary depending upon your marital status and number of children. You will also be entitled to statutory maternity and parental leave. Universität Hamburg is a certified "Family Friendly University" and offers day-care and kindergarten facilities. As a committed equal opportunities employer the university has established a Family Office to answer enquiries and provide support for parents and those who have to care for relatives.
Do I have to be present on campus?
Yes, unless there are restrictions due to Corona. As an employee of Universität Hamburg you are expected to be present on campus (except if you are on an official research visit abroad).