Salary Scale TV-L 13, part-time 65%, start date: as soon as possible.
The position is a fixed term position until December 31, 2021.
Reference number: A26/18*
The position is part of the Collaborative Research Center “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” (Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and will be located within the project “B09: The Rise, Decay and Renaissance of Social Policy in Africa”
The CRC comprises 15 projects and is divided into two sections. Projects in section A mainly rely on macro-quantitative techniques to analyse and explain social policy dynamics in a global perspective. In the projects of section B, the mechanisms that link international interdependencies and national determinants to the spread, inclusiveness, and generosity of social policy dynamics are analysed by applying qualitative case study analyses.
The PhD researcher is responsible for the research and analysis of the case of either Senegal or Uganda. To this end, the researcher will undertake archival research in Europe and Africa, conduct interviews and field research in the respective country, and provide in-depth written analyses of the case-study. S/he will cooperate with other team members in the comparative analysis of Senegal or Uganda with other cases and the preparation of joint publications. The PhD researcher will also contribute to the larger tasks of the CRC by co-organising issue-related conferences and workshops, as well as presenting research results at international conferences.
– M.A. Degree in Political Science, African Studies, Sociology, History, Anthropology or a related discipline.
– Knowledge of history and politics of Senegal or Uganda.
– Expertise in one or more of the following fields: history, politics, international relations, social policy and development cooperation of African states.
– Quantitative research skills are an asset.
– Fluency in English, both spoken and written.
– In case of an application in regards of the case of Senegal, also fluency in French.
– Willingness to conduct field research in African contexts.
The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its diversity policies and offers a family-friendly working environment as well as an international atmosphere.
Dr. Alex Veit
Postfach 330 440
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The costs of application and presentation cannot be reimbursed.