Five Doctoral Scholarships and Two Postdoctoral Positions at Hamburg Institute for Social Research
Five Doctoral Scholarships and Two Postdoctoral Positions – Interdisciplinary Research Group on Statehood and Democracy
The Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) is about to establish an interdisciplinary research group on Statehood and Democracy and invites young scholars from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, anthropology, economics, etc. to apply. Most welcome are historical, historical-sociological, or at least historically informed projects that focus preferably on the southern countries of Europe and
a) analyze the relationship between the state, society, and the economy with a special emphasis on the emergence and transformation of fiscal structures and/or
b) deal with the structure and the functioning of state administrations with respect to their legal, professional, infrastructural, and legitimizing aspects and/or
c) highlight the political and intellectual context of the transformation of statehood and
d) approach the questions addressed with a well-designed methodology and theoretical sensitivity in order to grasp the often tense relationship between the state and democracy.
We explicitly encourage applicants to submit project outlines which have been written specifically for this call for applications and thus may propose rather tentative hypotheses and arguments.
Doctoral scholarships amount to 1,400 € per month (two years with the possibility of an extension for one or two more years); the salary for postdoctoral positions (three years with the possibility of an extension for two more years) ranges from 3,700 to 4,800 € per month before taxes (depending on experience).
Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung
Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
Applicants selected for an individual job interview will also be asked to attend an obligatory workshop. The interviews and workshop will take place on 2 and 3 March 2016 in Hamburg; please save these dates. The HIS will reimburse applicants for travel and accommodation expenses incurred.