Research Associate / Postdoc, Political Science

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
10 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. 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 special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Institute of Political Science, the Chair of Political Systems and Comparative Politics is seeking to fill a position, subject to the availability of resources, in the Horizon 2022 research network "REconfigurin EU DEMOcracy Support? Towards the sustained demos in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood (REDEMOS)" from January 1, 2023 a position as a

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

until June 30, 2025. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis). 

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


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


  • very good university degree and doctorate in the field of political science or a related (sub)discipline 
  • profound knowledge in the field of Eastern European Studies, as evidenced by doctoral dissertation and publications 
  • very good command of at least one Eastern European language
  • very good command of English
  • a high degree of independence, commitment and team spirit.
  • Knowledge of EU democracy policy 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 candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents and the job ID "REDEMOS" by December 9, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the SecureMail Portal of TU Dresden by sending it as a single pdf document to 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. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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