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Associate Professorship - Political Scientist MA





Essential contact details                                                                                         




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Essential present positions in science                                                       


Associate Professorship

Leibniz University of Hanover, Institute of Political Science


Scientific Policy Advisor, Researcher, Director

Think Tank Public Policy Cooperation

[Website and institution currently under reorganization]




Scientific experience and positions                                                                                       


Associate Professorship in Political Science

Leibniz University of Hanover, Institute of Political Science (6/2016 to present)


Scientific Policy Advisor and Researcher (1/2015 to present)/Board of Directors and Director (1/2016 to present) as well as Dean/Managing Director (1/2016 to 12/2018) of the Think Tank Public Policy Cooperation, Competence Center and Expertise Hub of Digitization, eDemocracy, Modernization and Reform Policy 

[Website and institution currently under reorganization]


Associate Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Political and Administrative Science

Leibniz University of Hanover, Institute of Political Science (4/2010 to 5/2016)


Scientific Policy Advisor and Researcher, Steering Committee

Former Inposico Institute Stuttgart, Public Sector Research Center and Advisory Group, Co-Founder and predominantly Dean/Executive Director (7/2003 to 3/2014)


Associate Lecturer in Administrative and Public Management Science

Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance, Faculty of Management and Law (3/2009 to 2/2014)


Scientific Reviewer and Lecturer in Political and Social Science

Police University of Baden-Wuerttemberg, inter alia Faculty of Social Sciences (5/2011 to 8/2012 and 2008)


Associate Lecturer and Researcher in Political and Administrative Science

Excellence-University of Constance, Department of Politics and Public Administration (4/2008 to 2/2010)


Associate Lecturer in Administrative and Public Management Science

Excellence-University of Tuebingen, Institute of Political Science (4/2009 to 7/2009 and 4/2008 to 7/2008)


Associate Lecturer, Mentor and Praedoctoral/Associate Researcher in Political and Administrative Science

Open University of Hagen, Institute of Political Science (10/2006 to 3/2009). Praedoctoral Researcher/Associate Researcher (ibd.), former Department of Political Regulation and Governance (8/2003 to 12/2007)




Further professional experience, functions and memberships selected


Politics and Administration


Parliament of the State Capital StuttgartCouncilman, Member of the Council (7/2014 to present and 6/2008 to 7/2009), Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the Fraction (7/2019 to present)


Christian Democratic Union of Stuttgart: Several Managing Boards/Executive Committees. Head, Vice-Chair and Board of working committees, political associations and boards of the party (4/2002 to present). Inter alia alternate candidate for parliament, Parliament of the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, electoral district Stuttgart Neckar (elections 2011)


Government Advisor, State Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Federal Republic of Germany (predominantly). For now member of the Digitization-Area (inter alia Speaker for Europe, Federal Republic of Germany, Science and Digital-Academy). Member bwcon Special Interest Group Smart City. As a member of the ministry temporarily supporting other departments of the Ministry of the Interior, e.g. Depart-ment 3, associated Executive Staff/Operational Headquarter, and other public institutions/ministries so far, e.g. State Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Baden Wuerttemberg, Federal Republic of Germany. There, member of the Department 2. Managerial Head/Executive of large scale government projects (1/2000 to present)


After professional education/graduate studies in Public Management Science, member of the Regional Government Council/Presidium Stuttgart (different areas, several staff and line functions; to 9/1991 and 5/1994 to 12/1999), accompanied by postgraduate studies (cp. below)



Supervisory and Advisory Boards, Administrative and other Councils, Association Meetings, Managing Boards, Executive Committees, Advisory Service and so on 



Fanprojekt Stuttgart e.V.Advisor, Advisory Board Member (7/2019 to present)


Oceanergy AG, Stuttgart (formerly Berlin): Scientific Policy Advisor, Political Operations, Government Relations and Public Affairs (8/2018 to present)


Hafen Stuttgart GmbH: Supervisor, Supervisory Board Member (7/2014 to present)


Zweckverband RBB: Administrative Councelor, Administrative Council Member (7/2014 to 7/2019, since 7/2019 representative) and Advisor/Member of the Confederation/Association Meeting (7/2014 to present)


Stuttgarter Philharmoniker: Administrative Councelor, Administrative Council Member (7/2014 to present, representative)


Theater der Altstadt im Westen: Advisor, Advisory Board Member (7/2014 to 7/2019)


3MFuture Ltd., Europe and South Africa: Scientific Policy Advisor and General Manager, Division of Research, Political Operations, Government Relations and Public Affairs (8/2009 to 12/2015)


Former Wuerttembergische Staatstheater (up to date: Die Staatstheater Stuttgart): Administrative Councelor, Administrative Council Member (6/2008 to 7/2009)


Former EnBW Regional AG Stuttgart (up to date: Netze BW GmbH): Regional Advisor, Regional Advisory Board Member (6/2008 to 7/2009)


Further (partially former) Functions and Memberships (e.g. Trustee/Shareholder, 3MFuture Property Trust, South Africa, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft/DVPW, International Political Science Association/Association Internationale de Science Politique/IPSA/AISP), Board Memberships (Advisory Board and Administrative Council mandates in the area of economy and society) and 2019 Candidature for Chairman/President (e.V.) and together for Supervisor/Chairman - Supervisory Board Member (AG), VfB Stuttgart 1893



Software / IT

Comprehensive IT-knowledge (standard and special software)


Working languages perfectly written and spoken

German and English


Comprehensive teaching experience

Comprehensive educational experience in Political, Administrative and Public Management Science, taught in German and English, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses (with top marks in teaching evaluations received from students)


Scientific Policy Advisor, Speaker, Scientific Reviewer

Comprehensive experience as a Scientific Policy Advisor, Speaker and Scientific Reviewer (member of several review panels of double-blind peer refereed journals), e.g. Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol), Journal of Political Science, Nomos


Funds/grants/awards and so on

Several list places [application for a professorship] and one declined call to a full professorship, various third party funds/grants/[best paper] awards and so on




Qualification record and degrees                                                                                   


General qualification of university entrance (A-levels, Wangen im Allgäu) & graduate studies

Diploma & state examination (equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts/BA) in Public Management Science, HfPol BW (10/1991 to 4/1994)


Postgraduate studies

Magister Artium/M.A. (equivalent to a Master of Arts/MA) in Political Science (major), Psychology & Jurisprudence (minors), consolidations studies in Sociology & Philosophy, Open University of Hagen, grade 1,2 (10/1996 to 7/2003)


Doctoral studies

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD/Dr. phil. in Political Science & Administrative Science, ibd., grade 1,0/magna cum laude (8/2003 to 12/2007)


Postdoctoral studies

Doctor Habilitatus/Dr. habil. in Political Science (6/2016), Associate Professorship