2-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position (Political Science/Political Psychology)

At the Research Group of Political Sociology and Political Psychology of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern (Switzerland), we currently seek to fill a 2-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position (24 months) from 1 February 2023 (or by agreement). You will contribute to an ongoing research program that examines the links between crises, emotions and both political as well as social foundations of democracy (political trust, democratic support, tolerance, affective polarization, conspiracy beliefs, etc.). The program is conducted by Professor Markus Freitag.

You will develop joint research ideas broadly related to the above-mentioned topic. An emphasis lies on the collection of experimental data (funding is available for large-scale data collection efforts) that will be published in top international journals.
  • Excellent Ph.D. in political science
  • Excellent publication record (i.e. publications in international journals or prestigious presses or demonstrate the potential thereof)
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative methods (esp. survey experiments)
  • Experience in at least one of the following research areas: Public opinion and political behavior, political sociology, political psychology
  • Strong command of English
We offer
  • Opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research and produce high-quality research output
  • Dynamic and vibrant research environment
  • Freedom to develop own research ideas
  • Excellent stepping stone for future academic careers
  • Financial support for conferences
  • An internationally highly competitive salary
Further information about our research group can be found at: https://www.ipw.unibe.ch/about_us/people/prof_dr_freitag_markus/index_eng.html. Informal inquiries are welcome (markus.freitag@unibe.ch).
Applications (letter of motivation including own research interests / ideas, CV incl. list of publications, copies of degree certificate(s), the two best publications / chapters of the dissertation / the names of two references should be mailed as one pdf file by December 16th, 2022 to Professor Markus Freitag (markus.freitag@unibe.ch).

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