Deadline 15 August|

Location: Germany; Berlin|

Study Area: Political sociology and social policy|

Group leader:  Prof, Dr Hanna Schwander|

Duration: 5 years


Development and conduct of own P.H.D project at the political sociology and Social policy working group

Teaching of 3 courses over the academic year in the Bachelor/ Master programs of the Department of Social sciences


  • Master degree in political science, sociology, economics or related discipline
  • Strong ability and motivation to pursue an academic career
  • Interest in theory-driven empirical research on political sociology, social policy or comparative political economy
  • Knowledge of qualitative or quantitative methods
  • Good command of German and English, both spoken and written

Offers and Benefits

  1. A salary that aligns with the Tariff system of the State Berlin (65%, E 13-TV- LHU)
  2. Opportunity to pursue a PHD within the political sociology and Social Policy group
  3. Participation in the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGGS), with offers advanced methodological and substantive training as well as professional development
  4. A dynamic and vibrant research environment
  5. A research position in the heart of Berlin, one of the most exciting European Cities

The position starts November 2020 or upon agreement

How to Apply

 Interested candidates should submit their application in one PDF file- including cover letter, CV, letter of motivation, Examples of their academic work, for instance their academic work, for instance, a seminar paper or their master’s thesis, copies of relevant certificates and contact details of two academic references should be included on the application.

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