Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Köln | Germany www.mpifg.de
Senior Researcher in the Area of Economic Sociology
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne is seeking a social scientist with a research focus in economic sociology for a research project
on private wealth, headed by Professor Jens Beckert. The project is funded by the Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The position
is available from October 1, 2020 or by agreement. For more information about the project, please go to
Applicants are required to have completed a PhD in sociology, political science, or economics, and show promise of excellence in their publication record. Expertise
in quantitative methods and creating databases is also essential, as is an excellent command of German and English.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue a habilitation and to teach at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political
Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE, imprs.mpifg.de). The position is available for an initial three-year period, with the possibility of a further three years
following successful evaluation. Pay and benefits are based on the German public sector pay agreement (TVöD-Bund).
The Max Planck Society is committed to improving the opportunities for women
in science. We support our employees in achieving work and family life balance. We are also committed to employing more people with disabilities.
The closing date for applications is February 28, 2020. Please apply online by going to
https://jobs.mpifg.de, where you will be asked to upload your application
as a single PDF file. Your application should include a two-page statement explaining your interest in the research project and topic, a CV, copies of your qualifications, a list
of publications, a selected journal article, and the names and addresses of two referees.
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