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Hertie School of Governance: Director PhD (m/f/div), 15.1.

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2003 by the Hertie Foundation, which remains its major funder. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.

The Hertie School of Governance seeks to fill the following position as soon as possible:

Director PhD (m/f/div)

on a full time basis (40 hours/week)

The initial contract is for two years initially with a possibility of renewal.

Your tasks:

  • Coordinate the admissions of our PhD programmes
  • Interface with internal academics as well as external academics at area universities. This includes management of the Hertie part of multiple joint PhD programmes in the Berlin area.
  • Lead the planning of academic activities of our students, including coursework
  • Develop and implement a proactive strategy on the careers of our PhD students
  • Coordinate with Career Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Manage and assign staff
  • Take responsibility of the budget
  • Report to the Dean of Research and Faculty

Your profile:


  • PhD in a social science field, public policy, or law
  • Excellent English

Strongly Recommended:

  • Work experience on the management side of a PhD programme in a social science field, public policy, or law
  • German; if not fluent, expectation to be fluent in the first two years
  • Experience in management at an academic Institution

We offer:

A stimulating international and diverse environment in multiple areas of social science, high-quality teaching and public policy. 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 (www.hertie-school.org for further information).

Please submit your complete application portfolio including cover letter, CV, your salary expectations and your earliest starting date by January 15, 2019. Strict confidentiality is assured.

To submit your application, please click the Apply button below.

Should you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Mark Hallerberg, Dean of Research and Faculty.


Available at https://hertie-school.dvinci-easy.com/en/p/en/jobs/80/director-phd-mfdiv


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