Senior Researchers in Comparative/International Political Economy

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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
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The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking senior researchers in comparative/international political economy to join two of its project areas. The Political Economy of Growth Models, which is headed by Lucio Baccaro, welcomes applications in particular from scholars interested in comparative capitalism broadly defined, while scholars interested in European economic and social integration are encouraged to apply to the Research Group on the Political Economy of European Integration project area, headed by Martin Höpner. For more information on the research
agendas in both project areas, please go to > Research.

Applicants are required to have completed a PhD in political science, sociology, or economics, and show promise of excellence in their publication record. Excellent English is

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE, The positions are for an initial three-year period, with an option of a further three years following successful evaluation.

We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute. Pay and benefits are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD-Bund).
The Max Planck Society is committed to improving the opportunities for women in science and explicitly encourages women to apply. We support our employees in achieving work and family life balance. We are also committed to employing more people with disabilities and encourage such applicants to apply.

Applications are welcome until November 30, 2019. Please apply online by going to, where you will be asked to upload your application in English as a single PDF file. Your application should include a cover letter, a two- to three-page project proposal, a CV, copies of your qualifications, a list of publications, a selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees.

Dr. Ursula Trappe
Head of Administration