The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking a
Senior Researcher
in Comparative/International Political Economy (m/w/d)

in the Political Economy Project Area, headed by Lucio Baccaro. We welcome applications in particular from scholars interested in comparative capitalism broadly defined and in the interaction between comparative and international political economy. For more information on the research agenda, please go to

Applicants will have completed a PhD in political science, sociology, economics, or a related discipline by the time they take up the post, and will show promise of excellence in their publication record. Excellent knowledge of English is essential. The starting date is
October 1, 2023 or an earlier date by agreement.

The position is available for an initial three-year period, with the possibility of a further three years following successful evaluation. Pay and benefits are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD EG 13; EG 14 after evaluation). We offer excellent working conditions in an internationally oriented research institute. 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 (

The Max Planck Society advocates diversity and equality. In particular we welcome applications from women and applicants with severe disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your application in English (cover letter, two- to three-page project proposal, CV, copies of your qualifications, list of publications, selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees) as a single PDF document. Applications can only be submitted via our online application tool. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2022.


Talent, creativity, and passion are qualities the Max Planck Society relies on. It welcomes and supports employees irrespective of gender, nationality, religion, disability, age, cultural background, or sexual identity. In their diversity lies the basis for the cutting-edge research conducted at over 80 Max Planck Institutes.    


Dr. Ursula Trappe
Head of Administration  
+49 221 27 67 238

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstraße 3 | 50676 Köln
Twitter: @MPIfG_Cologne

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