The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) invites applications for an open position as leader of the junior research group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts”
(public pay scale TV‐L E 14) on a full‐time basis. The appointment will be initially for 3 years starting as soon as possible.
The junior research group “Frozen and unfrozen conflicts” has been established in 2016 and comprises four researchers (1 postdoc researcher, 2 doctoral students, 1 position in Digital
Humanities) in addition to the group’s leader. The research group conducts comparative research on territorial conflicts and their backgrounds in the area of the former Soviet Union
and the former Yugoslavia (http://www.ios‐regensburg.de/en/research/frozen‐andunfrozen‐conflicts.html).
The main tasks of the leader of the junior research group are:
- guidance of the junior research group
- own research and publications (possible within a habilitation project)
- organization and management of academic events
- implementation of knowledge transfer measures
- support of young scholars at IOS
Prerequisites for the job are:
- an excellent PhD in political science or a cognate discipline (completed since no more
- than 8 years)
- excellent knowledge of English and at least basic knowledge of German
- relevant research experience
- international visibility
- convincing research plan
Experience with supporting young scholars as well as the knowledge of an East or Southeast European language are assets for the application.
Furthermore, we expect:
- a willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation
- the use of comparative perspectives
- management experience, the ability to work in a team and strong communication skills
The appointment is initially limited to 3 years, with the possibility to prolong for another 3 years in case of excellent achievements. In the long term, IOS plans to develop its own
The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) is an independent, international and interdisciplinary area studies institute researching the historical, economic
and political development of East and Southeast Europe (www.ios‐regensburg.de). Since January 1, 2017, IOS is member of the Leibniz Association. Close cooperation with the
University of Regensburg and other universities offers the possibility to pursue a habilitation while being employed at IOS.
IOS Regensburg is an equal opportunity employer. It is a strategic aim of IOS to increase the number of women in senior management positions.
Applications are invited online via the IOS application portal, see: http://www.iosregensburg.de/en/vacancies.html
Documents include: cover letter, CV, lists of publications, conference presentations and talks, list of courses taught, relevant certificates, research
proposal (5 pages max.), PDFs of two published articles, and two references.
Deadline for applications: February 27, 2017
Appointments for interviews will be scheduled most likely in calendar week 12.
For further information please contact the director of IOS, Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer: brunnbauer@ios‐regensburg.de or the head of administration, Angelika Zausinger: