Doctoral Student A301

At the University of Bremen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Sociology and the SOCIUM - Research Institute Inequality and Social Policy we are currently searching a highly motivated and excellently qualified doctoral student (qualitative empirical social research, social network research) for a 50% position, 3 years starting March 2020

At the University of Bremen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Sociology and the SOCIUM –Research Institute Inequality and Social Policy

we are currently searching a highly motivated and excellently qualified doctoral student (qualitative empirical social research, social network research) for a 50% position, 3 years starting March 2020.

The time limitation is based on § 2 (1) WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, i.e. temporary science employment act). Therefore, candidates may only be considered who dispose of the respective scope of qualification periods according to § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

The doctoral student will be working with the research group of Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein. Our research topics include social networks, life-course, social inequality, and methods of empirical social research (qualitative and quantitative). The position includes cooperation in joint research projects, publications, and teaching (B.A. „Sociology“, Research Master Program „Sociology and Empirical Social Research”).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree, ideally in sociology or a related social science.

Desired are

  • expertise in qualitative research methods;
  • basic knowledge in social network research;
  • participation and preparation of a doctoral thesis within a mixed-methods project on multi-informant support networks;
  • advanced language skills in English, both in speaking and writing.

Salary and benefits are linked to the German employee scale TVL13 (50%). International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Betina Hollstein (betina.hollstein@uni-bremen.de).

The review process will begin on January 16, 2020. Applications and inquiries should preferably be sent electronically by 15 January 2020 with the reference number A301/19 to

Uni­versi­­tät Bremen, SOCIUM
Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik,
Verwaltung, Frau Lafferenz,
Postfach 33 04 40,
28334 Bremen, Germany

or electronically as pdf-attachment via e-mail with VC to socium-bewerbungen@uni-bremen.de

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Beside your CV and copies of academic certificates, applications must include a letter of motivation as a pdf file.

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitely welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with approximately 250 professorships and 20,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research.