Research Associate / Postdoc, International Politics

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
30 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2023
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 Science with a focus on International Politics offers a position as

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

starting April 1, 2023. The position is limited for 42 months. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis or equivalent).


  • Conducting scientific teaching in the field of International Relations/International Politics, including teaching interdisciplinary courses together with colleagues from International Law and International Economics (according to DAVOHS) in the study programs in “International Relations” (Bachelor and Master) offered by the Center for International Studies (ZIS)
  • Supervision of final theses (at Bachelor and Master level)
  • Collaboration in the research activities of the Chair of Political Science with a focus on International Politics 
  • administrative tasks.


  • a very good university and PhD degree in Political Science, International Relations or a comparable Social Science discipline (Master’s degree or equivalent)
  • excellent expertise in the field of International Relations & International Organizations
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German
  • Proven ability to work in teams and professional experience in academia, including teaching and university administration.


  • Solid competences in quantitative and/or qualitative methods or mixed-methods procedures 
  • Expertise at the intersection of International Politics/International Law or International Political Economy/Economics 
  • Expertise in Peace and Conflict Studies or European Integration
  • Proven interdisciplinary openness and ability to work across disciplines 
  • Pertinent publications in scholarly journals with peer-review
  • Fluency in another UN working language, particularly French or Spanish.

You will join an international, highly vibrant, family-friendly and stimulating academic environment with plenty of possibilities to realize your original ideas on research and teaching in the field of International Relations.

Any questions concerning this call for applications can be addressed to Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter, Chair of Political Science with a Focus on International Relations ( or Stefan Robel, Managing Director of the Center for International Studies (ZIS) ( 

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 (cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation) by January 5, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably as a single pdf-document via the SecureMail Portal of TU Dresden to or to TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Politikwissenschaft,. Professur für Politikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Internationale Politik, Frau Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter, 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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