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Doctoral Researcher Position (f/m/d)

Doctoral Researcher Position (f/m/d)

The department of social sciences / SOCIUM at Bremen University invites applications for a doctoral position (f/m/d) (65%). The position will be filled for a period of three years. Annual salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be in accordance with the German public sector pay

Salary level 13 TV-L (65%), with the reference number A64/20

for a duration of three years, starting at the next possible date.

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 University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with 320 professors, 19.500 students and a full-spectrum of academic disciplines is one of Europe’s leading research universities and maintains close cooperation with international universities and non-university research institutions in the region. The promotion of young researchers is a core element of Bremen's research strategy.


The position will be within the department “Life Course, Life Course Policy and Social Integration” of the SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, in the newly established working group “Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis” headed by Prof. Dr. Wiebke Schulz. The working group focuses on issues related to dynamics of inequality in life course trajectories of men and women, in particular regarding educational and occupational outcomes. Another important focus is the intergenerational reproduction of inequalities, e.g. how the family of origin shapes the early and later life inequalities in e.g. abilities, educational and occupational attainment.

The position includes developing independent research projects as well as teaching (3 hours of teaching/ 3 SWS) in English or German. The successful candidate will participate in ongoing research projects and is expected to pursue a dissertation.


  • Excellent academic background; a Masters degree  in Sociology or neighboring fields
  • Interest in one of the following research fields is expected: stratification, life course, family and quantitative methods
  • Very good quantitative methods skills (e.g. longitudinal and multilevel methods) 
  • Very good English language skills are required.


Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae; a 1-2 page Cover Letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the position, why they think they are a good fit, what research skills they have, and an indication of what they might like to pursue as a dissertation topic; and a copy of the Master's Degree or a note indicating completion plans.

Applications should be submitted as one combined Adobe pdf document with the reference number A64/20 and no later than 8th April, 2020 to

Universität Bremen,

SOCIUM - Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik,

Verwaltung, Frau Lafferenz,

 Postfach 33 04 40,

28334 Bremen, Germany

or by mail to:socium-bewerbungen@uni-bremen.de


For more information, see our website (https://www.socium.uni-bremen.de/home/en/?) or contact (Prof. Dr. Wiebke Schulz wschulz@uni-bremen.de).

Erstellt am 12.03.20 von Rebekka Rosner