Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellows, GIGA Hamburg




The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines this regionspecific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint

two Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Applications are invited for full-time positions, with a contract of 12 months, preferably starting 1 June 2016. The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.

The successful candidates will:

‐ have the opportunity to complete one or more major publication projects (such as the finalisation of a book manuscript or papers in leading international journals) in his/her field of excellence and pursue a targeted publication strategy;

‐ be an integrated member of one of the Regional Institutes and at least one of the Research Programmes at the GIGA;

‐ participate in and contribute to a stimulating international and interdisciplinary community of researchers.

Your qualifications:

‐ Outstanding doctorate in the social sciences, economics, or related fields

‐ Research outputs with clear prospect of top-quality publications ‐

Excellent academic record fitting GIGA’s research agenda, demonstrated by publications in renowned peer-reviewed journals and/or leading publishing houses

‐ Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative methodological skills as well as theoretical competence

‐ Successful record in third-party funding acquisition is an asset

The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.

Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at and send it with your full application (Ref.-No. GIGA-16-05) including relevant supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, credentials, list of publications naming status of submitted texts, two work samples, and a concrete work plan for the time at the GIGA explicitly stating expected output) to:

Frederike Aumann, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany Email: (email applications are particularly welcome).

Screening of applications will begin on 9 May 2016. For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage ( or contact Julia Kramer (email:, phone: +49 (0)40 – 42825-540).

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