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Postdoctoral researcher (full-time) specialized in comparative welfare state research

Important description
The research project 'Welfare State Transformation in Small Open Economies' at the Collaborative Research Center 597 'Transformations of the State', University of Bremen (Germany) is searching for a Postdoctoral researcher (full-time) specialized in comparative welfare state research

This position offers the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment about questions of welfare state change and changes in 'statehood' more generally. Based on a mixed-method approach, the project examines the political consequences of recent welfare state
reforms in advanced democracies. We are therefore looking for a scholar with a strong interest in comparative welfare state research.

Eligibility and other criteria
Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in political science (or a related discipline) and to have a good publication record in comparative social policy. Applicants should have good knowledge of quantitative methods (notably TSCS analysis or multi-level analysis) or comparative case study methods and process tracing. Moreover, a good command of English is expected. Applicants should be team-oriented and demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue an academic career. Teaching obligation is one course per semester.
As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification disabled persons will be given priority.
The position starts February 2013 (earliest) and ends on 31 December, 2014. Payment is according to TV-L 13.
The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 'Transformations of the State' is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinsch aft) and is the first institution of that kind in the domain of political sciences in Germany. Its interdisciplinary and internationally- oriented character renders working at the CRC a stimulating research experience.

Application deadline
* 15 December 2012

Additional information, and important URL

Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications electronically (pdf-file) to
Professor Herbert Obinger
Center for Social Policy Research
University of Bremen, Germany

E-Mail: hobinger@zes. uni-bremen. de
Website http://www.state . uni-bremen. de

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