Postdoc Position in Sociology – Social Movements

(fulltime, Salary Scale E 13 TV-L, 3 years)

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 Excellence Initiative 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.

We Offer

    • 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

Your Qualifications

    • 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

Your Application

    • 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

Interested candidates may contact Professor Sebastian Koos, for further information. We look forward to receiving your application (compiled as a single PDF file) by February 10th 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

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 ( 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 qualified (contact, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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