Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Transformations 2017-2018, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Publish Date: May 17, 2017

Deadline: Jun 15, 2017

Bavarian School of Public Policy/ TUM School of Governance

Visiting Post-Doc Fellowship in Global Transformations 2017-2018

The Bavarian School of Public Policy (BSPP) at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Governance (TUM GOV) invites applications for a Visiting Post-Doc Fellowship in Global Transformations for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship is motivated by the observation that we live in an age of dramatic environmental, political, social, and technological transformations, which raise many important governance challenges. Some transformations will be gradual, others quite disruptive, and many will have a global reach. Some of these transformations are causing public policy problems, others are the source of potential solutions.

This fellowship aims to enable outstanding scholars at any-post-doctoral stage of their career to focus on researching political and/or policy-relevant aspects of such major transformations. We especially welcome research proposals focused on the interaction of politics and technological change and with a potential for collaboration with our faculty members. BSPP/TUM GOV invites applications from candidates from any relevant discipline, including political science, public policy/administration, history, economics, business/management studies, sociology, cognitive psychology, philosophy, communications, computational science, environmental studies, law and engineering.

The BSPP/TUM-GOV Fellow will ordinarily be expected to conduct the fellowship from October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Applications for shorter fellowships will also be considered, but we expect a minimum stay of four months. The selected fellow will be employed at TUM and offered a salary (E13/E14 TV-L, depending on the qualification) for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows will be expected to teach one course related to their research, aimed at students in our new Master of Science in "Politics & Technology" program and to take an active part in the intellectual activities of the BSPP/TUM GOV.

Applications are welcome from scholars coming from outside the Technical University of Munich at any post-doctoral stage of their career. Applicants are required to hold a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application.

To apply, please send the following materials to before the end of the day (CET) on Wednesday, June 15, 2017:

  • Cover letter explaining the motivation for the application
  • Current curriculum vitae (with a maximum of 10 pages, including a list of major publications
  • A research proposal of no more than 3,000 words. Where applicable, this should include plans for collaborations with members of the host institution, BSPP/TUM-GOV
  • A short teaching proposal
  • A journal article length writing sample

Candidates who already hold positions at academic institutions will also be required to submit a statement about their home institution’s policy with regard to sabbatical pay.

Additional information, including possibly letters of recommendation, may be requested during the selection process. For inquiries, please contact Professor Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt at We expect to announce the outcome of the selection process toward the end of July 2017.

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