Research Fellow (post-doc) (f/m/x)

Job description

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center is offering a position for a

Research Fellow (post-doc) (f/m/x)

at the Center for Global Constitutionalism headed by Professor Dr. Mattias Kumm. The position is to be filled full-time (currently 39 weekly hours) from 1 January 2020 until 31 August 2021.


  • Research on comparative, European or international constitutional law or the history and theory of constitutionalism within the research program of the Center of Global Constitutionalism.


  • Excellent Doctoral degree preferably in Law, possibly in Political Science or Political Philosophy,
  • Background and research orientation in themes related to Global Constitutionalism,
  • International research experience,
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team,
  • Good time- and self-management,
  • Structured and analytical work style,
  • Good communication skills.

Salary: In accordance with German Public Service Collective Agreement Pay Scale we offer up to TVöD EG14, depending on qualifications, experience and specific allocation of tasks.

Equally well-qualified disabled persons will be given priority.

The WZB expressly invites women and people with an immigrant background to apply.

Candidates are kindly requested to submit an application with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of certificates as well as contacts of two referees and a one to three-page outline of the research proposal in electronic format in ONE PDF-FILE - we can only accept applications with one attachment! - by 16 September 2019 to:

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH

Hilde Ottschofski

Reichpietschufer 50

10785 Berlin

email: ottschofski [at]

Application deadline

Hilde Ottschofski
email: ottschofski [at]

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