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Current openings: ten doctoral positions (65%, TV-L E13) and one post-doctoral position (100%, TV-L E13)

The Research Training Group 'World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society', funded by the German Research Council (DFG), is offering ten doctoral positions and one post-doctoral position to begin 1 October 2017. A full description of the open positions is available here. Applications should be submitted to the online application portal no later than 11 June 2017 (extended deadline).


Required application documents:

  • Short profile (template)
  • Covering letter (500 words max.) (guidelines)
  • Curriculum Vitae (guidelines)
  • Project description (guidelines)
  • University transcripts (Master's certificate or a statement from your examination office that you have successfully completed your Master's studies. All your grades, including the grade for your Master's thesis, must be displayed in this statement.)

Please read the Project description guidelines for information on formal design and content as well as the Covering letter and Curriculum Vitae guidelines.

Dr. Sabine Schäfer can answer any general questions you may have about your application (