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 University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German ExcellenceInitiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.
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.
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
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
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
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised (https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/equal-opportunity/). We also support working couples through our dual career programme.Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately quaiified (contact email@example.com, + 49 7531 88-4016).