The Junior Research Group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts” has been established in 2015 and will comprise five researchers. The research group will conduct comparative research on territorial conflicts and their backgrounds in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, especially in the area of the former Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia. Thus the project will cover a wide range of current or recent frozen/unfrozen conflict areas from Eastern Ukraine to Georgia (Abkhazia and South Ossetia), Moldavia (Transnistria), Azerbaijan (Nagorno‐ Karabakh) as well as Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Northern Cyprus and others. Methods of political science will take centre stage. Depending on the concrete research questions, additional approaches from social science and humanities will be employed as well, notably empirical methods. Innovative approaches will be encouraged. The central questions of the project are the following, to be approached from different angles:
The position is a 65% part time positon, remunerated according to the Public Service Salary Scale of the States (TV‐L), pay level E13. Please find the salary scales here http://oeffentlicher‐dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv‐l/west?id=tv‐l‐2015i&matrix=1. The final salary level depends on previous work experience.
The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is an independent, international and interdisciplinary area studies centre studying the historical and economic development of East and Southeast Europe (www.ios‐regensburg.de). Close cooperation with the University of Regensburg and other universities offers the possibility to pursue a doctorate while being employed at the IOS. The junior research group is financially supported by the “Nordbayern‐Initiative” of the Free State of Bavaria.
IOS Regensburg is an equal opportunity employer. We, therefore, specifically encourage women to apply for the job.
Applications are invited online via the IOS application tool (see: http://www.ios‐ regensburg.de/en/vacancies.html). Documents include: Cover letter, CV, lists of publications and presentations, and of teaching experience (if applicable), relevant certificates, research proposal (5 pages max.), names of two references.
For further information please contact the head of the junior research group, Dr. Tanja Tamminen (tamminen@ios‐regensburg.de).