Assistant to the Methods Summer School Coordinator of IPSA

IPSA is currently running summer schools in Social Science Methods in Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Singapore, St Petersburg and Capri, and plans to launch new Summer Schools in Antalya, Stellenbosch and Tunis.

All presently running Summer Schools are in English. Although each summer school is run by a local organizer, some coordination, assistance, and oversight is required by IPSA, principally by its Summer School Coordinator (at present Werner J. Patzelt, Technical University Dresden).

Due to the multiplication of IPSA Summer Schools, the Executive Committee of IPSA has decided to attach a team of two assistants to the Summer School Coordinator (SSC). As Bruno Cautrès (SciencePo, Paris) is currently the only assistant member of IPSA Summer School Team, IPSA is looking for one additional assistant.

Therefore we open a call for applications as Assistant to the Coordinator Summer School Team. The requirements for this task comprise the following ones:

  • teaching and research experiences in social science methods
  • experience with teaching at English-language methods summer schools, preferably at IPSA summer schools
  • knowledge of the English speaking scene of experts on qualitative and quantitative methods
  • time to get acquainted with current IPSA summer schools by teaching there - fluent English, as IPSA’s standard language of communication
  • desirable: fluent Spanish, in order to establish networks with Spanish speaking experts on methods (and in addition to those with French speaking experts on methods, maintained by Bruno Cautrès).

There is no remuneration for this position. Assistants to the SSC are not required to attend the regular EC meetings.

Those interested should send a letter of intent along with a CV and a list of relevant publications to the CRT Chair, Simona Piattoni (, and in cc: to the SSC Coordinator Werner Patzelt ( by January 14, 2019.

Special attention will be given to female applicants.

The appointment is intended for a period of two years renewable.