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Date Posted:  February 17, 2021
Application Deadline:  March 10, 2021

Duration and Starting Date: 5 year duration, starting as soon as possible
Position:  Two 5-year Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin research- and teaching area Political Theory is seeking to fill two positions as Postdoctoral Researchers (full time) for up to 5 years.


  • Conducting research and teaching, with an emphasis on systematic Political Theory or the History of Political Thought;
  • supporting the development and internationalization of the research and teaching unit of Political Theory through publications, the organization of lecture series, workshops and conferences, third-party funding initiatives etc.;
  • coordinating the international fellowship program of the research unit;
  • taking part in the academic self-administration;
  • The position entails the opportunity for further scientific qualification (habilitation)


An excellent doctoral degree in Political Science or a related field, especially in the field of Political Theory and the History of Political Thought is mandatory. The desireable criteria include:

  •     Profound expertise in research and teaching
    • (1) either in the field of systematic political theory, for example on questions of democratic theory or critical social theory;
    • (2) or in the field of the history of political thought, for example research on the concept of freedom, the history of ideas of colonialism or revolution;
  • Engaging with intersectional perspectives, especially with queer-feminist and/or postcolonial critique
  • Creative research agenda which is linked to international scientific debates (demonstrated e.g. through high-level publications in peer-reviewed journals)
  • Experience and commitment to academic teaching, didactic competences
  • Very good command of English, both in writing and in speaking; knowledge of Germanis an asset
  •  Strong organizational skills and ability to work autonomously; intellectual enthusiasm and open-mindedness
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and accommodating of diverse views

Salary is approximately 4300€ per month according to salary group E13 TVL. For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the English version of our website.

Applications should include a motivation letter, your CV including two academic referees, a draft of your teaching and research ideas for one of the two fields mentioned above (2500 above), academic certificates and one research article in English. The application deadline is March 10, 2021. Please submit your application quoting the reference number AN/029/21 via email as one PDF file (max. 5MB) to Prof Dr. Christian Volk:

Date Posted:  November 11, 2020
Position:  University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security is part of a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

As a part of the joint-initiative, we invite applications for up to six postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Applications can be found here.

The residential fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C. for a 12-month term in line with the 2021-22 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021.

If there are any questions, please contact: Marie Thiveos ( at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.