Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance

The Hertie School of Governance has issued a call for applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in global governance. Here's the call:

For its Research Cluster “European and Global Governance”, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Governance

from 1 September 2013 for a duration of 2 years, with a possible extension for another year.

The position is a 75% position. We can offer a salary of approximately €30,000 p.a. The European and Global Governance Research Cluster analyses contemporary governance institutions and processes of change beyond the nation-state from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, especially political science and law. It unites faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students and organizes joint projects, colloquia, and workshops. For more information on the Cluster and its activities, please visit the Cluster's website.

The Cluster seeks to attract a Research Fellow with an intellectual and research agenda that complements and provides links with the research interests pursued by its members. Current research at the Cluster focuses on ‘The Legitimacy of Global Governance’, and sub-projects include ‘Diversity-preserving Global Governance’ (Markus Jachtenfuchs), ‘The Legitimacy of International Courts’ (Mark Dawson), ‘The Liquid Authority of Global Governance’ (Nico Krisch) and ‘Constitutional Interfaces in Global Governance’ (Markus Jachtenfuchs & Nico Krisch).

The Research Fellow will be expected

- To engage in research related to global governance at the highest level,

- To develop a proposal for own research funding, and to contribute to the preparation of joint reseach cluster proposals,

- To provide limited organizational and administrative support to research cluster activities, and

- To teach one course per semester in a Master’s program at the Hertie School.

A successful candidate will hold an outstanding PhD in law or the social sciences, with a strong background in international/European politics or international/European law, will be fluent in English (the working language at the Hertie School), and will have a concept for a research project that is related to the cluster research described above.

To apply: Please send your application, including a CV, an outline of the research project you intend to pursue at the Hertie School (up to 3 pages), a writing sample (publication or working paper), three academic references and a cover letter stating your background, career plans and relevant experiences to Vera Jeiter at the HR Department at by 24 February 2013. The outline of the intended research project – indicating links to the research projects of existing members of the Cluster – is central to the application. Please visit for further information about the Hertie School. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer. If you should have any questions regarding the position, please contact Prof. Nico Krisch at