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Two PhD Researchers
DFG Project 1342 Global Dynamics of Social Policy / Prof. Tao Liu. Part-time 65 %, Apr. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021.
Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018
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The University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for the following academic positions:
Two PhD Researchers
(Salary Scale TV-L EG 13, part-time 65 %, starting April 1, 2018. Place of work: Campus Duisburg. The positions are fixed term positions until December 31, 2021. Reference number: 70-18)
The positions are part of the new Collaborative Research Center 1342 Global Dynamics of Social Policy (SFB Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik) at Jacobs University Bremen, funded by the German Research Foundation.
B05. Dynamics of Chinese social policy: The Interplay of national and international influences
The Collaborative Research Center comprises 16 projects and is divided into two sections. Projects in section A mainly rely on macro quantitative techniques to analyse and explain social policy dynamics in a global perspective. In the projects of section B, the mechanisms that link international interdependencies and national determinants to the spread, inclusiveness, and generosity of social policy dynamics are analysed by applying qualitative case study analyses.
In project B05, led by Prof. Dr. Tao Liu and Prof. Dr. Tobias ten Brink (Jacobs University Bremen, there another Post-doc position is vacant, starting on April 1, 2018, see https://www.jacobs-university.de/jobs ), the recent social policy expansion in China is analyzed. Even though Chinese social policy has its own traditions, its emergence and expansion has always been highly influenced by external factors. The central question of this project is: How have internal and external influences influenced Chinese social policy and which were the most rele- vant mechanisms? The project addresses developments between 1990 and 2020 and focuses on three of the most important social policy fields: pension schemes, health insurance, and unemployment insurance.
Responsibilities include original research and extended fieldwork in China, data collection and interpretation in the social policy fields under scrutiny, and producing publications. One PhD researcher shall overwhelmingly be engaged in the research on the pension schemes in China, the other one shall be mainly engaged in the study on the health insurance systems in China.
- Excellent M.A. Degree in public administration, sociology or political science
- In-depth knowledge of Chinese social policy and international knowledge diffusion (not mandatory)
- Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods
- Excellent knowledge of English and Mandarin Chinese (written and spoken)
Application deadline: 28.2.2018
The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to increase the diversity of its members (see http://www.uni-due.de/diversity ).
It also aims to increase the number of women among its academic staff and therefore encourages women with pertinent qualifications to apply. Women with equal qualifications will be preferred in accordance with state equality laws. Applications of qualified disabled persons in the legal sense of § 2 para. 3 SGB IX are also welcome.
If you have any questions regarding the positions, please contact Prof. Dr. Tao Liu (email@example.com).
Applications including a cover letter, CV, publication list, copies of degree certificates, should be submitted until February 28, 2018 electronically (including up to two PDF files; reference number 70-18) to Nicole Böttcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
University Duisburg-Essen, IN-EAST, Office LE 714, Forsthausweg 2, 47057 Duisburg.
The cost of application and presentation cannot be reimbursed.