The MZES is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Mannheim dedicated to comparative European social research and the analysis of European integration processes. It is Germany’s largest university- based social-science research centre. The Centre seeks to recruit two outstanding social scientists (sociologists or political scientists) with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) for two Postdoc Fellowships As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Mannheim particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities. Applications should be submitted in German or English and include a CV, copies of academic degrees (including the doctoral degree certificate), a publication list, and the plans for research to be carried out at the MZES
Positions will be awarded for two years, with the possibility for a temporary extension subject to progress evaluation. Successful candidates will receive infrastructure support from the Centre. Fellows will be expected to publish in international scientific journals, and to develop a project application for external funding in one of the six MZES research clusters. An excellent dissertation in sociology or political sciences, submitted within the last two years, is required for this full-time employment for at least two years beginning in autumn 2011. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification and is between 43,000 and 50,000 Euros (according to public pay scheme TV-L E13), with additional employer benefits.