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Student Assistant (80h/month) (m/f/d) Limited to 2 Years, Research Project Peripheral Liberalism • Cluster of Excellence "Contestation of the Liberal Script"

News vom 11.12.2020

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DEADLINE: 04.01.2021

The Junior Research Group is looking for a student assistant for the Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)".

SCRIPTS examines the current debates on the model of liberal democracy and market economy from a historical, global and comparative perspective. It combines Berlin's expertise in the social sciences and regional studies, and collaborates with research institutions in all regions of the world and practical institutions from politics, culture and society.

The research group 'Peripheral Liberalism' investigates the genesis and political influence of liberal thought in countries of state socialism in the 1970s to 1990s.

Area of Responsibility:

  • Support of the tasks of the junior research group
  • Assistance with the organization of workshops and conferences
  • Research (literature and sources)
  • Assistance for the preparation of teaching


  • At least 2 completed semesters in history
  • Familiarity with topics and approaches of global history, the history of (state) socialism, and (neo-)liberalism
  • Initial experience in project management or science administration
  • Good computer skills (content management, MS Office)
  • Independent and team-oriented working style
  • Experience in social media; high communication skills
  • Fluency in English (oral and written at least level C1) and knowledge of at least one of the project-relevant languages (Russian, Chinese, Spanish)

Further Information
Applications should be sent with relevant documents, stating the identification number, in PDF format (preferably as one document) electronically by e-mail to Dr. Tobias Rupprecht: tobias.rupprecht@fu-berlin.de or by mail:

Dr. Tobias Rupprecht
Head of Research Group 'Peripheral Liberalism
Cluster of Excellence 'Contestations of the Liberal Script
Edwin-Redslob-Str. 29
14195 Berlin

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