Please find below a postdoc opportunity (3 to 6 years) for those interested in links between parties, policies, and inequality (and with quantitative (content) analysis skills).
In the first project phase (3 years), the project seeks to map how parties across the OECD conceive of (in-)equality, how that has changed, and how it affects policy profiles.
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The Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (3+3 years, starting 07/2020 or later) to join the Emmy Noether research group “Varieties of Egalitarianism: Mapping the Politics of Inequality with Online Crowdcoding”, directed by Alexander Horn and funded by the German Research Foundation. Applications are open to highly motivated postdocs with a focus on parties, policies, and inequalities. The project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of parties in the politics of inequality. The group will study how parties in OECD countries conceive of (in)equality, how this has changed, and if/how these changes have affected policy profiles and (in)equality outcomes.
Together with the group leader, the successful applicant will 1) collect data on parties’ changing equality concepts, 2) carry out descriptive analyses, and 3) analyze linkages to policy strategies and various (mostly economic) inequality measures. Individually, the postdoc 4) will be responsible for one of three case studies. The position comes without teaching obligation (but the possibility to teach) and will leave room for independent research. The postdoc will join the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”, which hosts the research group together with the working group Comparative Political Economy. The funding for the research group also covers conferences and advanced methodological training for the postdoc.
Selection criteria are interest in the politics of inequality, experience with data collection, the ability to perform quantitative analyses, and a motivation to master crowdcoding. The ideal candidate has published in international journals/shows the potential to do so.
– Collect data on parties’ equality concepts
– Map how equality concepts have changed
– Study determinants of policy and inequality
– Publish with the two other group members
– PhD, e.g., in politics, economics, sociology
– Experience with large-N data collection
– Excellent quantitative methods skills
– Knowledge of statistical software (Stata, R)
– Interest in inequality/politics of inequality
– Fluency in English, ideally reading skills in German, or French, or Danish, or Swedish
– Ability to work in a team yet independently
– Vibrant research environment and team
– Funding for advanced methods training
– Salary Scale E 13 TV-L, 100% position, long-term contract
– Relocation support (2000 Euro)
– Research focus, no teaching obligation
Questions can be directed to the PI Alexander Horn via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application including a letter of motivation and a detailed CV until 12 February 2020 via our Online Application Portal, in a single PDF-file.
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