Postdoc Position in Sociology - Social Movements

We invite applications for the position of a

Postdoc Position in Sociology - Social Movements

(full time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2023/010. The working group “Sociology – Social Movements” as part of the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” invites applications for a postdoctoral position for a duration of 36 months starting in April 2023. In principle this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The working group of “Sociology – Social Movements” led by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Koos investigates the determinants and consequences of political protest, the effects of social inequality on political participation, social solidarity and pro-social behavior. We study this in the context of social problems, such as climate change, digitalization, COVID-19 and social integration, often from an international comparative perspective.

We Offer

  • Participation in cutting-edge research projects
  • Initial employment is at 100 % salary scale E 13 TV-L
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Attractive research environment within the Cluster of Excellence
  • Access to Research Funds of the Cluster
  • Participation in a new, highly motivated research team

Your Qualifications

  • PhD in sociology or related discipline
  • Interest and experience in research on political sociology, social movements, environmental sociology, social inequality
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods and/or survey and experimental methods
  • Ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Experience with and/or willingness to contribute to publications, research projects and science communication

Your Application

  • A letter of motivation
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
  • Names and contacts of two potential references
  • A paper (or chapter) from your dissertation or a recent publication

Interested candidates may contact Professor Sebastian Koos, for further information.

We look forward to receiving your application (compiled as a single PDF file) by February 10th 2023 via our Online Application Portal.