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Goethe University PhD Scholarships 2020 for International Students

At the Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University, the “Professorship of Political Science, especially Radicalization and Violence Research” seeks to fill the position of a PhD Student / Research Associate (all gender welcome) (E13 TV – G – U, 65% -part-time) starting at the 01.10.2020 for three years (possible extension for one year). 

Application Deadline: 15th August 2020

Type: PhD

Eligibility: Candidates should have a MA degree (or equivalent) in the fields of peace and conflict studies, International Relations, or political science. The PhD project pursued by the candidate should deal with terrorist groups or counter-terrorism in the MENA region or Sub-Saharan Africa. Excellent English languages ​​skills, very good Arabic or French, and a good of German, as well as substantial experience abroad are required. Profound knowledge of quantitative or qualitative research methods are an asset. 

Eligible Countries: Any

To be Taken at (Country): Frankfurt, Germany

Number of Awards: 1

Value & Duration of Award:

  • Three years (possible extension for one year). 
  • The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-GU). The research associate will be based at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and work within the research group on terrorism.
  • Responsibilities: Candidates should actively contribute to the research of the professorship in the fields of political violence, terrorism, and counter-terrorism. He * She should pursue their own research project in the field of conflict studies and with the goal to earn a PhD.

How to Apply: Applications including CV, copies of relevant certificates, short PhD proposal (3 pages) as well as a brief statement on how the candidate’s research connects to the profile of the professorship – should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt / Main until 15.08.2020 via email (please indicate reference number 16): dekanat.fb03‐[email protected]‐frankfurt.de.


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