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Call for Applications

Three short-time fellowships of three months each for post-docs and other experienced researchers

Reflecting on the even growing significance of Turkey for stability, wellbeing and security of its own region but also for Europe, SWP together with Stiftung Mercator and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs opted for establishing CATS, the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies. CATS is expected to base its policy advise on its own independent academic research in a large variety of issues, from domestic developments in Turkey to the assessment of Turkey as a decisive regional and an emerging global player.

Applications may focus on economic, societal and political developments in Turkey as well as on Turkey’s policy towards its immediate and wider neighbourhood as well as towards international organisations. The list of possible topics include - but is not limited to - Turkey’s relations with the EU, NATO, the UN, Turkey’s policy towards the Balkans and the Middle East, and its relations with the US, Russia and China as well as Africa.

The grands amount at monthly 2 800 Euros and are available between September and December 2019.

Applications must be submitted in the form of a single PDF document and contain the following documents in English or German:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including a list of academic publications
  • Copies of relevant academic transcripts and/or diplomas (no translations needed)
  • A short proposal stating the subject and the methodology of the intended research. The proposal may not exceed 2 pages in length.

     

    The deadline for application is set at the 1st of August 2019.

    Please e-mail your complete application bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org.

    In the scope of the selection process we will store and process your application data. Our Privacy Policy for Applications explains how we collect, process and use personal data. You can at any time withdraw your consent to SWP processing your data by writing to bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org.

    To send us your application in encrypted form please use this PGP Public Key.


     

    We are seeking

    Academic researchers for our Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS)

    to begin on 1st of October 2019 or the next possible date

    The positions are full time and run until 31th of December 2022.

    Reflecting on the even growing significance of Turkey for stability, wellbeing and security of its own region but also for Europe, SWP together with Stiftung Mercator and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs opted for establishing CATS, the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies. CATS is expected to base its policy advise on its own independent academic research in a large variety of issues, from domestic developments in Turkey to the assessment of Turkey as a decisive regional and an emerging global player. 

    Parallel to its own research, the Centre aims at close cooperation with European and Turkish think tanks and envisions the coming into being of a European network of policy related scholarship on Turkey. Additionally, new channels for policy dialogue shall be established on a bilateral and European level.

    Applicants are expected to engage in individual and collaborative research. Research topics shall take into account challenges for German, European and Turkish policy and shall be pinned down in consultation with the head and the co-researchers of the Centre. The list of research fields include – but is not limited to – Turkey’s relations with the EU, NATO and the UN, Turkey’s policy towards the Balkans and the Middle East, and its relations with the US, Russia and China as well as Africa.

     

    Profile:

    • Outstanding doctorate in political science, economics, or relevant social or regional studies
    • Relevant publications and academic reputation in the field
    • Research and/or practical experience in Turkey or the region
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication
    • Fluency in German and/or English as well as in Turkish and/or other regional languages like Arabic, Russian, Serbian/Croatian
    • Experience in researche-based policy consultation would be advantageous

     

    Salary according to Group 13 of the German civil service salary scale (Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD (Bund), Tarifgebiet West, Leistungen des öffentlichen Dienstes).

    We welcome applications from disabled people, who will be given preference in case of equal suitability. We promote gender equality and particularly encourage applications from women.

    Please e-mail your complete application documents (single-sided letter of motivation, CV, certificates and testimonies, relevant referees, list of publications) bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org. The deadline for applications is 30th of June 2019.

    Please collate the documents in a single PDF file.

    In the scope of the selection process we will store and process your application data. Our Privacy Policy for Applications explains how we collect, process and use personal data. You can at any time withdraw your consent to SWP processing your data by writing to bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org.

    To send us your application in encrypted form please use this PGP Public Key.