The Hertie School of Governance prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented approach to the School's teaching and research agenda. The Hertie School is an international centre, with a variety of first-rate academic projects and a diverse student body. The School actively engages in public debate with its wide range of events bringing together experts from academia and the world of practice. The School was founded in 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner.
The Hertie School of Governance seeks to fill the position of a
Student Assistant (m/f)
16 hours/ week
The contract duration is 1 year, starting on 1 July 2018.
The position will be affiliated with and funded by a DFG research project (project lead: Dr. Clara Weinhardt) on the impact of rising powers on pro-Southern norms of differentiation in world politics, with a focus on international trade politics. The guiding question of the project is whether the strength of rising powers adds to the power of Southern coalitions behind norms of differentiation or whether, instead, the graduation of rising powers from developing country status weakens pro-Southern norms. In close collaboration with a research team based at the University of St. Gallen (project lead: Professor Klaus Dingwerth), we plan to examine the evolution of differentiation norms in the fields of international climate politics (Common But Differentiated Responsibilities norm), international trade politics (Special and Differential Treatment norm) and possibly one additional issue area of international affairs. We expect the project to start on 01 July 2018, pending the release of funds.
• Several contributions to the DFG research project “The Rise of Emerging Powers: A Challenge to Norms of Differential Treatment for Developing Countries?”
• Assistance in the compilation and analysis of data on differentiation norms in world trade politics; possibly assistance in the compilation and analysis of data on differentiation norms in the climate regime and one other issue area of international affairs
• Literature review on project-relevant topics
• Some editing tasks
• Assistance in project management, including the organization of project Workshops
• Graduate student holding a Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor student (Bachelor’s degree obtained at latest by September/October 2018)
• Enrollment for at least the contract period
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• Good knowledge of International Relations, ideally in the areas of international norms, international trade politics, rising powers and/or North-South relations
• Ability and willingness to work in a team
• An inspiring environment for doing research at the Hertie School and the opportunity to develop own ideas
• Active participation in a research project in the field of global trade governance within the scope of the DFG research project “The Rise of Emerging Powers: A Challenge to Norms of Differential Treatment for Developing Countries?”
• Opportunity to become an active member of an international research team working on differentiation norms
Furthermore, we offer a stimulating international and diverse academic environment. The Hertie School is a vibrant academic community that emphasizes excellence in research and teaching as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. Our school has been certified as a family-friendly work environment in higher education and an equal opportunity employer (see www.hertie-school.org for further information).
Application: If we have aroused your interest, we look forward to receiving your complete application portfolio including motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates and transcripts of all relevant academic degrees, and two academic writing samples (e.g. Bachelor’s thesis, term paper or published work) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your portfolio by 30 April 2018 as a single PDF file under the heading “international trade: research assistance”. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Clara Weinhardt, Lecturer in International Relations, at email@example.com. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
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