The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is one of Europe’s leading research institutes for area and comparative area studies, with a focus on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as on inter-regional and global issues. The GIGA seeks to hire a post-doc researcher in the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies. Applications are invited for a full-time position, with a contract of one year, starting in early 2013. The salary is commensurate with TVAVH / TVöD EG 13.
The successful candidate should
-hold an outstanding Ph.D. or doctoral degree in political science or another social science,
-be excited about doing research on political or social questions of relevance for Latin America that fit within the GIGA’s research agenda, in particular its Research Programme 1 or 2 (“Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems” or “Violence and Security,” respectively),
-have research experience in Latin America and/or the Caribbean and excellent research skills for theoretically guided empirical studies that impact the overarching debates in his or her field of study,
-be prepared to publish his or her research results in renowned international journals,
-be quick to adapt to a team-oriented academic environment and have a keen interest in comparative area studies, and
-be at ease communicating in English (willingness to learn German is helpful).
The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.
Please send your application (Ref.-No. GIGA-12-16) and relevant supporting documentation (CV, copy of doctoral diploma, list of publications, max. two work samples, indication of referees the GIGA could contact) to:
Stephanie Stoevesand, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies,
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: email@example.com (E-mail applications are particularly welcome.)
Screening of applications will begin on 2 January 2013.
For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage: www.giga-hamburg.de