Postdoc position in joint FAU/ V-Dem project on academic freedom (30 months)

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FAU’s Institute of Political Science in Erlangen will hire a postdoc for 30 months to contribute both empirically and theoretically to a better understanding of the research sector’s role in democratization and autocratization processes. A human rights related research focus is particularly welcome. Remuneration will be based in accordance with the German public pay scale TVL 13.

Submission of application documents (motivation letter, CV, transcripts, research proposal, writing sample) by email to Silvia Krönig ( The application deadline is May, 12 2024. The postdoc is expected to start, ideally, in October 2024, but earlier/later starting dates are also an option. If you have substantive questions about the Academic Freedom Index, please contact Lars Lott (

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