Jobs at MPI Cologne

Senior Researcher in Quantitative Methods
as part of the Political Economy Research Group
headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a senior
researcher with excellent skills in quantitative methods and substantive research
interests in political economy or economic sociology.
The successful applicant should have in-depth knowledge of quantitative research
methods, especially with regard to the design and analysis of large surveys. Familiarity
with topic modeling and other techniques of quantitative analysis of textual
data is a plus. The successful candidate will be part of the political economy
research group headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro. For more information about the
group’s research agenda, please go to > Research.
Applicants are required to have completed a PhD in political science, sociology,
economics, or statistics, and show a promise of excellence in their publication
record. Excellent English is essential.
The position is for an initial three-year period with an option, following a positive
evaluation, for another three years. The successful applicant will have the
opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max
Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
(IMPRS-SPCE, Involvement in the methods training program
at the MPIfG is expected.
We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute.
Pay and benefits depend on qualifications and are based on the German
public sector pay agreement (TVöD Bund).
The Max Planck Society aims to increase the share of women in academic positions.
It supports all employees in achieving work and family life balance and has
been certified by the “berufundfamilie” audit. We are committed to employing
more handicapped individuals and explicitly encourage them to apply.
Please submit your application as a single PDF file at by March 2,
2018. Your application should include a cover letter, a 2-to-3-page project proposal,
a CV, copies of your qualifications, a list of publications, a selected journal
article, and the names and addresses of two referees.


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Bergen, 1 assoc prof, 1 postdoc

Happy new year everyone!

Here come two comparative politics position in Bergen, but I guess this can be interesting for comparative political economists as well.

One (1) Associate Prof position:
. Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway
. Full-time
. Tenured/permanent contract
. Salary: 568,600 – 623,500 NOK (gross annual)
. Good welfare benefits and pension fund (incl. enrollment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund)
. Good working conditions
. The position is not profiled and open to all specialisations in Political Science
. To some extent, this position corresponds to an “open rank” position as early career scholars with postdoc experience will be considered, whilst senior scholars can be upgraded to Full Professor within their first year of employment.
. Job add and further details can be found here.
.. For more information, please contact the Head of Department of Comparative Politics:
. Deadline: 28.January.2018
One (1) Postdocs:
. Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway
. Full-time
. 4 year contract
. Salary: 490,900 to 517,700 NOK (gross annual)
. Good welfare benefits and pension fund
. Good working conditions
. The postdoc will have a specialization in Multi-Level Governance (understood in a broad way) linked to a project led by Professor Anne Lise Fimreite
. Job add and further details can be found here.
. For more information, please contact the project’s Principal Investigator:
. Deadline: 28.January.2018
Please feel free to disseminate these opportunities further.

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PhD Position in Antwerpen

This comes from Arlo Poletti:

Dear ECPR colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a PhD researcher position at the Department of Political Science at the University of Antwerp in Flanders, Belgium. We have a vacancy for a PhD researcher in the project ‘Maintaining Multilateralism: the politics of dispute initiation at the WTO’. The supervisors are Prof. Dr. Dirk De Bièvre (Universiteit Antwerpen) en Prof. Dr. Arlo Poletti (University of Trento, Italy). The project is funded by the Flanders Research Foundation FWO and provides for a fully funded PhD grant for 4 years, plus research and conference funding.

We would be very grateful if you could encourage your best MA students to apply.

Further details on the project as well as on the application procedure are available at:

The deadline is 31 January 2018.

Please contact us if you have any further questions: and


Dirk and Arlo

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Job at Oxford University (assoc. prof.)

For details see here.

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Job at Lund University

This comes from Johannes Lindvall:

I would like to draw your attention to a job opening at Lund University, Sweden. We are currently recruiting an Associate Senior Lecturer in comparative politics. An Associate Senior Lectureship is an attractive four-year position for junior scholars, with lots of time for independent research (and after three and a half years, an Associate Senior Lecturer may apply for promotion to a Senior Lectureship, which is a permanent position).

 The Associate Senior Lecturer position will be affiliated with a large research project on public services in comparative and historical perspective, on which I am collaborating with Ben Ansell in Oxford.

 For more information and a link to the application, please go to

 I would like to emphasize that although this position is affiliated with an externally funded research project, it is our policy that all project members are free to choose their own research questions and methods, as long as they contribute to the project’s general goals.

 There is also an open position for a PhD student in the same project. If you know any bright students who have recently completed or are about to complete their master’s programs and who are interested in pursuing a PhD, please suggest that they apply via

 Don’t hesitate to write to if you have any questions. Apologies for cross-posting.

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Section at ECPR conference 2017

The Standing Group is running a joint section (no.8) together with the SG on Welfare State Reforms at the annual conference in Oslo.


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Assistant Prof. in IPE at LSE

For full details see here:

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