Tim Büthe, Professor of Political Science & Public Policy and Chair for International Relations at
the Technical University of Munich (TUM), seeks to build a team of doctoral and postdoctoral
researchers at the Hochschule für Politik/Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP) in Munich,
Germany. Toward this end, he is inviting applications for several positions (for doctoral students
at 50% of the German E13 rate), to be filled beginning in fall/winter 2017/18. We will begin review of a first round of applications on 15 September 2017.

The IR Chair is a newly established research and teaching unit of the HfP, an interdisciplinary
institute for the study of politics and public policy, newly associated with the Technical University
of Munich, Germany’s top research university. It brings together researchers pursuing active research agendas on theoretically exciting and empirically important questions in IPE (Inter-
national Political Economy), focused on the politics of inter-/transnational economic relations.

Analytical skills and the capacity for increasingly independent social scientific research will be
key selection criteria. Successful applicants will be expected, above all, to develop and pursue
their own research within the overarching research agenda of the IR Chair. We welcome
research proposals on any IPE topic but are especially interested in applications focused
– Regulatory politics and the governance of global markets
– Competition law and policy (see http://www.competitionpolicy.net)
– International or comparative aspects of health policy, esp. electronic medical records
Doctoral students and postdocs at the IR Chair are also expected to participate in ongoing
research projects, make increasingly independent contributions to teaching at the HfP, and
become active participants in the intellectual life of the HfP-affiliated Center for Doctoral and
Postdoctoral Studies.
To apply, please send the following materials via email to ir-chair@hfp.tum.de:
• cover letter, indicating inter alia when you hope to start if we can offer you a position;
• current CV (curriculum vitae);
• a preliminary research proposal (in English; typically 2-6 pages in length) for a research
project you hope to carry out in the context of this dissertation or postdoctoral fellowship;
• transcripts providing specific information about all of your university-level coursework
and/or a list of courses that is informative about your substantive and methodological
preparation, including the level at which each course was taken and the grade obtained;
• if not readily apparent from the official transcripts: documentation of all degrees obtained
(typically in political science or related social sciences incl. possibly law);
• a research paper or other analytical writing sample (in English or German; for postdoc
applications preferably a published article);
• 2 letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral or
postdoctoral research, respectively (in English or German).

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