Associate researcher / postdoctoral fellow, work in political science with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a university of excellence, is one of the most important and dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, it is today a leading university with a global vocation and rooted in the region, as it focuses on the great challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a particularity, facilitating interdisciplinarity and the transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in education, research, technology and administration. The objective is to promote and develop their individual abilities while allowing everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD, diversity is an essential characteristic and quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who wish to commit their achievements and productivity to the success of the entire institution.

At Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Political Sciencesthe Chair of Political Systems and Comparative Politics is seeking to fill a position, subject to resource availability, in the Horizon 2022 research network “REconfigurin EU DEMOcracy Support? Towards the sustained demos in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood (REDEMOS)” from January 1, 2023 a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

until June 30, 2025. The employment period is governed by the Fixed-Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility of obtaining an additional academic qualification (e.g. an habilitation thesis).

The objective of the Horizon Europe REDEMOS project is to develop a new concept of democratic cooperation between the EU and the countries of the eastern neighbourhood, which above all takes greater account of the local population and the non-governmental level. The network has a strong representation of practitioners and researchers from Eastern Europe. The project, based at TUD, will focus on the interplay of EU democracy promotion and political conditions and dynamics in selected Eastern European countries.


  • Scientific research activities with the aim of developing concepts as well as policy recommendations based on theory and empiricism
  • preparation of policy documents
  • publication of results and presentation at scientific congresses
  • support at scientific events
  • collaboration with network partners.


  • very good university degree and doctorate in the field of political science or a related (sub-)discipline
  • in-depth knowledge in the field of Eastern European studies, as evidenced by the doctoral thesis and publications
  • very good command of at least one Eastern European language
  • very good command of English
  • a high degree of autonomy, commitment and team spirit.
  • Knowledge of EU democratic politics desirable.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. We welcome applications from applicants with disabilities. If more than one applicant is found to be equally qualified, persons with disabilities or equivalent status under German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given priority for employment.

Please submit your complete application including the usual documents and the job ID”REDEMOS” by December 9, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the central mail service of the university applies), preferably via the SecureMail portal of TU Dresden by sending it as a single pdf document to [email protected] or to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Frau Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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