Doctoral Positions (f/m/d) at the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality"
University of Konstanz
Doctoral Positions at the Cluster of Excellence
“The Politics of Inequality” (f/m/d)
(part-time 65%, pay scale TV-L E13, 1+3 years, starting date: October 2021)
The Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation, Policies” (see
inequality.uni.kn) includes researchers from political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, psychology,
law and education studies. The Cluster’s researchers investigate inequality in areas such as education,
income and wealth, and participation rights. They study how people perceive these inequalities, how they
lead to collective mobilization, and how political actors respond to them.
The Cluster offers doctoral positions to highly motivated graduates with an outstanding Master’s degree or
equivalent, obtained in a field which is relevant to the Cluster’s research agenda. PhD candidates will
pursue their doctoral research projects independently or as part of a project team in one of the Cluster’s
many and diverse research projects (see inequality.uni.kn/research/projects/). Accepted applicants are
initially funded for one year. After the successful defence of their research proposal, funding is extended for
a further three years. Accepted applicants will be enrolled in the newly established Graduate School of the
Social and Behavioural Sciences according to their main discipline and will specialise in “Inequality”.
All applications should be submitted via the GSBS website. The deadline for application is 15 April
2021. Candidates interested in applying for the advertised positions should indicate their main
discipline and their interest in the Inequality Specialisation in both the statement of purpose and on
the electronic application form.
Pre-selected applicants for the advertised positions may be asked to submit a 3-4 page research proposal
and invited to an interview in the first half of May.
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that promotes equal opportunity,
diversity, and a healthy balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we
strive to increase the number of women and gender minorities working in the fields advertised. For more,
see: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/equal-opportunity/. Persons with disabilities are
explicitly encouraged to apply and will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact: +49 7531 88-