Public Job Advertisement

45,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster (WWU). Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

The interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” (Project on the “Democratic Legitimacy of Strategic Litigation in Politics of Religion”) at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is offering a position as a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in
(salary level TV-L E13, 65%)

at the earliest possible date. We are offering a fixed-term part-time position 65% for 3 years.

Your tasks:

  • Carrying out a doctoral project in the subject area of “Democratic Legitimacy of Strategic Litigation in Politics of Religion”

  • Support in the organisation of academic events

  • Participation in academic self-administration

Our expectations:


  • A graduate degree in political science (i.e. master’s degree) or a comparable qualification

  • Demonstrable focus on political theory within the master’s degree


  • Interest in contemporary democratic theory (especially on religion, climate politics, legitimacy of judicial review, legal theory) and feminist theory

  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Team orientation, communication skills, organisational skills, ability to work independently

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application via email by 13 January 2023 at:

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Institute of Political Science
Prof. Dr. Svenja Ahlhaus
Assistant Professor in Political Theory

Your application should include the following: a short letter of motivation (one page), CV, certificates, and a copy of your master’s thesis. The application should be formatted as a single PDF file (Lastname_2023.pdf). If you have any questions or would like more information about the doctoral project, please contact Prof. Dr. Svenja Ahlhaus (