Pre-Doc Researcher / Research Assistant (50 %)

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University of Münster
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The Institute of Political Science (IfPol, Prof. Bernd Schlipphak) at the University of Münster (Germany) invites applications for the position of a

Pre-Doc Researcher / Research Assistant (50 %)

The post is part-time (19 hours and 55 minutes a week) on a fixed-term contract for 3 years, preferably starting at October 1, 2018. Salary will be paid according to remuneration level 13 of the wage agreement for public service in the federal states (TV-L E 13). The post-holder will have the opportunity to do his / her PhD and to conduct his / her own research within the profile of the research unit.

Main tasks of the post-holder include support in research and teaching, especially 1) in applying for external funding), 2) in the publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals and 3) in teaching courses on (quantitative) methodology, political psychology or political communication. Each semester, one course (two teaching hours per week) has to be taught by the post-holder.


  • (Completed) Master in Political Science (or a related subject, such as Social Psychology, Communication Studies, etc.) with a final grade that is above average
  • Research interest in the fields of Political Psychology or Political Communication
  • First experience in conducting and/or analyzing quantitative data as well as experience in the use of the respective software (SPSS / Stata / R)

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications including a motivation letter, CV, copies of degree certificates, and a short outline of a potential PhD project (1-2 pages) should be submitted electronically (single PDF file) by June 23, 2018 to Prof. Dr. Bernd Schlipphak: