Research Associate (m/f) - Educational Governance

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An interdisciplinary focus and policy orientation distinguish the School’s research agenda. Internationally recognized academics make up the core faculty. Together with visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students they cover a broad spectrum of issues in their teaching and research. First-rate publications and a broad range of research projects and cooperation with partner institutions in Germany and abroad are further marks of research at the Hertie School.  

For the Assistant Professorship of Educational Governance, held by Prof. Dr. Lukas Graf, the Hertie School of Governance is looking for a part-time

Research Associate (m/f) - Educational Governance

The contract duration is three years, starting as soon as possible but no later than September 2018. The successful candidate will become a member of the Hertie School’s new research group on educational governance. The position (50-65%) is intended for candidates close to finishing their PhD or early postdocs interested in advancing their research profile and in jointly developing a project proposal for third party research funding in the field of educational governance.

Your profile:

  • Motivation to study current challenges to education systems such as those posed by social inequality, migration, privatization, digitalization, Europeanization or globalization.
  • Interest in analysing interactions between key public and private actors in education systems and the dynamic interplay between contemporary developments in the governance of education systems and labour markets.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following research fields: comparative political economy, economic or educational sociology, comparative education, institutionalism or organizational theory.
  • Advanced methodological training, including qualitative (e.g., process tracing, document analysis, expert interviews) and/or quantitative methods.
  • Motivation to contribute to research, teaching and outreach activities in the field of educational governance at all levels of skill formation (including vocational training and higher education).
  • Ability to pursue theory-driven empirical research. Reliable, structured and precise working style. Analytical skills and the capacity for increasingly independent social scientific research of highest quality.
  • Very good command of English, both spoken and written. Good command of German is a plus. 

The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. We offer a stimulating international and diverse research and teaching environment in multiple areas of the social sciences and public policy. Our school has been certified as a family friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer (see for further information).

We will begin review of a first round of applications on 15 February 2018. Applicants should send their full application (preferably in English, alternatively in German) – including an extended letter of motivation (indicating relevant experiences and research interests), CV, three examples of their academic work (e.g., publications or paper/book chapter manuscripts), copies of certificates and transcripts of all relevant academic degrees and two academic reference letters to applications[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

If you should have any questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Dr. Lukas Graf (graf[at]hertie-school[dot]org).

  • Lukas Graf , Assistant Professor of Educational Governance