We are seeking a

Head
for our Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS)

to begin on 1 July 2019 or the next possible date.

The position is full-time and runs until 31 December 2022, subject to finalisation of funding from Stiftung Mercator and the German Foreign Ministry.

The Center’s researchers, management and other staff will form a Research Division at SWP. The Center’s purpose is to conduct and communicate applied research on the internal, external and security policies of modern Turkey.

In addition to its own research, the Center will establish a network cooperating closely with other European and Turkish think tanks and university departments focussing on Turkey, and coordinate dialogue processes.

Responsibilities

  • Academic and administrative leadership of the Center/Research Division
  • Research planning, development of members’ research profiles
  • Establishment of a network of European institutions working in the field of policy consultation on Turkey and its region
  • Management of research and communication projects developed and implemented in collaboration with European partners
  • Communication of research findings
  • Budget responsibility
  • Own research and consultation in the field
  • Communication of the Center’s research and dialogue topics to specialist audiences and the public


Profile

  • Outstanding university degree and doctorate in political science, economics, or a relevant social or regional science
  • Relevant publications and a prominent academic reputation in the field would be advantageous
  • Research and/or practical experience in Turkey or the region
  • Deep knowledge of European and German relations with Turkey
  • Experience in research-based policy consultation would be advantageous
  • Experience in designing and implementing track 1.5 dialogue processes would be advantageous
  • Convincing ideas and proposals for the Center’s topical and methodological orientation
  • Experience in executive positions and personnel management
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Fluency in German, English, Turkish and/or other regional languages would be desirable
  • Willingness to combine own research with administrative activities


Salary according to Group 15 of the German civil service salary scale (Entgeltgruppe 15 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 (cover letter, letter of motivation, CV, certificates and testimonies, relevant referees) bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org. The deadline for applications is 15. April 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.

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We are seeking a

Deputy Head for our new Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS)

to begin on 1 July 2019 or the next possible date.

The position is full-time and runs until 31 December 2022, subject to finalisation of funding from Stiftung Mercator and the German Foreign Ministry.

The Center’s researchers, management and other staff will form a Research Division at SWP. The Center’s purpose is to conduct and communicate applied research on the internal, external and security policies of modern Turkey.

In addition to its own research, the Center will establish a network with other European and Turkish think tanks and university departments focussing on Turkey, and coordinate dialogue processes.

Responsibilities

  • Representation of Head of Division
  • Establishment of a network of European institutions working in the field of policy consultation on Turkey and its region
  • Coordination of cooperation within the network; project development, oversight and evaluation, especially for research projects developed and implemented in collaboration with European partners.
  • Coordination of planning and preparation of exchanges with funding providers
  • Budget responsibility
  • Coordination of the network’s external representation, development of new information and presentation formats
  • Supervision of guest researchers
  • Own research and consultation in the field


Profile

  • Outstanding university degree and ideally doctorate in political science, economics, or a relevant social or regional science
  • Relevant publications and a prominent academic reputation in the field would be desirable
  • Research and/or practical experience in Turkey or the region
  • Deep knowledge of European and German relations with Turkey
  • Experience in research-based policy consultation would be advantageous
  • Experience in designing and implementing track 1.5 dialogue processes would be advantageous
  • Profound knowledge of the state of European research on modern Turkey and its region
  • Experience in project development and management
  • Very good verbal and written communication
  • Fluency in German and English; knowledge of Turkish and/or other regional languages would be desirable
  • Willingness to combine own research with administrative activities


Salary according to Group 14 of the German civil service salary scale (Entgeltgruppe 14 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 (cover letter, letter of motivation, CV, certificates and testimonies, relevant referees) bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2019.

Please collate the documents in one 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.


We are seeking a

Project Coordinator
for our Center for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS)

to begin on 1 July 2019 or the next possible date.

The position is full-time and runs until 31 December 2022, subject to finalisation of funding from Stiftung Mercator and the German Foreign Ministry.

The Center’s researchers, management and other staff will form a Research Division at SWP. The Center’s purpose is to conduct and communicate applied research on the internal, external and security policies of modern Turkey.

In addition to its own research, the Center will establish a network cooperating closely with other European and Turkish think tanks and university departments focussing on Turkey, and coordinate dialogue processes.

Responsibilities

  • Support Head of Center in establishing the Center, strategy development and programme planning
  • Independent administrative oversight and coordination of projects and programmes in the fields addressed by the Center
  • Participation in the Center’s publicity work
  • Coordination of the Center’s collaboration within SWP
  • Coordination of the Center’s collaboration with European think tanks and universities
  • Monitoring of research projects, project budgeting according to financial planning
  • Preparation of interim and final reports, communication with funding providers
  • Participation in preparing working procedures and funding applications
  • Conception, organisation and execution of internal and external conferences, seminars, workshops and consultations relating to research projects


Profile

  • University degree in political science, law, economics or a relevant social science
  • Extensive experience in designing, implementing and advancing projects
  • Ideally knowledge of policy-oriented Turkey-related research
  • Experience in administrative tasks and understanding of administrative procedures
  • Sound knowledge and experience in monitoring and reporting
  • Confidence in using MS-Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the internet, willingness to learn other software applications
  • Very good written and spoken German and English
  • Independent, structured, analytical and proactive working style, great dependability, as well as resilience, initiative, and teamwork skills
  • Confident and engaging manner


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 (cover letter, letter of motivation, CV, certificates and testimonies, relevant referees) bewerbungen(at)swp-berlin.org. The deadline for applications is 15. April 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.

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Call for Applications

IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellowship Program 2019 at SWP Berlin

The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin is awarding two fellowships to post-doctoral students and experienced researchers from Turkey.

German-Turkish relations are of key importance to the future of both countries as well as for Europe and the European Union. This is why, the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabanci University and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) with the support of Stiftung Mercator foundation have established a partnership in the field of academic promotion in order to contribute to the consolida-tion of German-Turkish and Turkish-European relations.

Relevant research fields include European-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic policy, Turkish foreign and security policy and climate change in a European-Turkish context.

Applicants have to prove extensive research experience and significant publications. Thy will execute an independent research project and might collaborate with SWP colleagues. Research results will appear in the form of peer-reviewed SWP publications. The working languages are English and/or German.

Fellowships will be granted for a period of twelve months (2019-2020). Unless the fellows are required to travel to complete their individual projects, they are encouraged to reside in Berlin for the duration of their fellowship. Fellows will receive a monthly grant of € 2,800.00 net and an additional budget for research trips.

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

  • A cover letter;
  • A CV including a list of academic publications;
  • Copies of relevant academic transcripts and/or diplomas (no translations needed);
  • A written proposal containing the description of the applicant’s project. This proposal must include:

    • Discussion of the research/project topic, relevant research questions/project objectives and an ex-planation of the academic and political relevance of the project;
    • An overview of the state of research in the field;
    • An overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to be applied in the project (if relevant);
    • A bibliography;


    The proposal should not exceed five pages (2 cm margin, 1.5 spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font).


IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellows will be selected by a jury of experts. In choosing applicants, the jury will place particular emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Academic and professional merit based on the applicant’s publications and work experience;
  • Academic and political relevance of the applicant’s project to the relevant research fields;
  • Coherence and feasibility of the applicant’s project;
  • Value of the project’s public outreach dimension;

The deadline for 2019/2020 fellowship applications is 1st January 2019. Please send your complete application by email to:

Ms. Tannas Michel, IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellowship Coordinator
email: tannas.michel(at)swp-berlin.org
Tel.: +49 30 88 007 333

All applicants will receive a notice of receipt by email. Applicants are responsible for submitting complete applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further details, please see the IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellowship Program Website: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/projects/turkey-in-the-international-system/introduction/

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