Post-Doctoral Researcher in Quantitative Methods (Political Text Analysis).
The goal of the research project is to develop new methods for comparing policy positions of political parties, elites, and voters in an interdisciplinary context (PIs: Nicole Baerg, Thomas Gschwend, Will Lowe, Heiner Stuckenschmidt). The post-doc is expected to actively participate in the development of new tools for political text analysis useful for analysing newspaper articles, political speeches, committee minutes, and other political texts.
The mission of the interdisciplinary Research Center (SFB 884) on the Political Economy of Reforms is to gain new insights into the success and failure of political reforms in democracies. It draws together researchers in economics, political science, and sociology at the University of Mannheim. The English‐speaking environment of the SFB offers an excellent opportunity to work in a team with a strong focus on quantitative research and international collaboration. The Center is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). More information about the Center is available at http://reforms.uni-mannheim.de.
The successful applicant should hold a doctoral degree in political science or relevant discipline with a strong quantitative background. The position will be awarded as soon as possible and funding for the position is available until December 31, 2015 with possible extension until December 31, 2017.
Salary is commensurate with experience and is at least 40,000 Euros with additional employer benefits (according to public pay scheme TV-L E13). Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV, publication list, and letter of motivation. The letter of motivation should outline the substantive research agenda of the candidate. Please send your application by May 30, 2014 to nicole.baerg at uni-mannheim.de. As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Mannheim particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.
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