Senior Researcher in Political Economy

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a senior researcher in political economy with a substantive focus on the analysis of growth models; social blocs and social coalitions undergirding growth models; and/or the politics of macroeconomic policy.

The successful candidate will be part of the Political Economy Research Group headed by Prof. Lucio Baccaro. For more information about the group’s research agenda, please go to > Research.

Applicants are required to have completed a PhD in political science, sociology, or economics, and show a promise of excellence in their publication record. Excellent English is essential. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE, The position is for an initial three-year period with an option, following a successful evaluation,
for another three years.

We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute. Pay and benefits depend on qualifications and are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD-Bund).
The Max Planck Society aims to increase the share of women in academic positions. It supports all employees in achieving work and family life balance and has been certified by the “berufundfamilie” audit. We are committed to employing more handicapped individuals and explicitly encourage them to apply.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file at by March 2, 2018. Your application should include a cover letter, a 2-to-3-page project proposal, a CV, copies of your qualifications, a list of publications, a selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees.

Contact: Dr. Ursula Trappe