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Call for Applications: Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack

2 Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows at the Department of Social Sciences of HU Berlin; Scientific services for research in the field of comparative political science, democracy research, rule of law and constitutional politics; contribution to the research project „Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack“.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Department of Social Sciences


2 Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows with 2/3-part-time-employment - E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding limited until 30.06.2023)


Job description: Scientific services for research in the field of comparative political science, democracy research, rule of law and constitutional politics; contribution to the research project „Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack“; tasks for own scientific qualification (dissertation: if possible, the topic of the respective doctoral thesis should be closely connected to the project, in which a data set on populist-authoritarian attacks on judicial independence in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe will be compiled and comparatively analysed by applying fuzzy-set-QCA and subsequent case studies; applications for the structural doctoral program of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences or a comparable program are welcome)

Requirements: Completed university degree in social sciences or law (preferably with above-average results); very good knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods; professional interest in the field of comparative democracy/autocracy research and the
research project’s topic in particular; excellent English language skills; good German language skills and knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage; very good organizational and communication skills; conscientiousness; independence; ability to work in a team


Please submit your application (including cover letter, CV, 2-4-page description of previous research interests or - if already available - a doctoral exposé, and relevant certificates) until October 21 2020, and quoting the reference number DR/171/20, to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably via E-mail as one PDF-file (max. 10 MB) to sowituco@hu-berlin.de.


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