Postdoc-Position at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Deadline: 11 November!)

The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space is pleased to announce a position as postdoc researcher (75 %) in the Volkswagen-funded research project „New regional formations: rapid environmental change and migration in coastal regions in Ghana and Indonesia” to be coordinate by Research Unit 4 “Regeneration of cities”.

The position will be funded for 12 months (+ 4 month) beginning January 1, 2016

Fields of activity:

  • Empirical research on the role of the Ghanaian and Indonesian diaspora in Europe and the US
  • Contribution to the theoretical debate on migrant regimes, migrant trajectories and diaspora research with a focus on environmental issues
  • Organizational support for the sub-project on migration
  • Presentation of papers at international conferences
  • Publications


  • PhD in the field of social geography, urban studies or migration
  • Sound knowledge in the field of migration and integration
  • Strong motivation to work in a cooperative and flexible team environment
  • Experience with qualitative research and intercultural skills
  • Fluency in German, English and a third language, preferably Ewe, Indonesian, or Italian


The position offers:

  • A highly stimulating, high profile research group with international focus
  • Excellent institutional environment with manifold opportunities for international
  • cooperation
  • Salary corresponding to TVL 13

Please send you application with the reference number 4215 until November 11, 2015 via snailmail to: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung, Personalstelle, Flakenstr. 28-31, D - 15537 Erkner Applicants from outside of Germany are requested to send their application as a PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The IRS is explicitly admitted to the principle of equal opportunities. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped people will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.

The IRS supports the reconciliation of work and family life and was certified as a family oriented employer in 2015.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Felicitas Hillmann Tel. ++49 (0)3362/793-232 (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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