Methods Center


Open Positions at the Methods Center

There are currently two open calls for applications at the Methods Center. We are looking for 2 PhDs (m/f/d, E13 TV-L, 75%) for the DFG funded research project “Dynamic Latent Variable Models and Network Models”. The positions are each limited to three years.

Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, publications/conference talks) should be sent in electronic form as a single PDF to Prof. Augustin Kelava ( by January 31, 2024.

Please find further information here.

Doctoral students Prof. Augustin Kelava

Completed doctorates

  • Tim Fabian Schaffland (June 2021)
  • Kevin Fischer (examined; January 2018)
  • Ulrich Ludewig (October 2018)
  • Marlene Deja, née Schmidt (June 2018)
  • Pascal Kilian (July 2018)
  • Sven Rieger (examined; January 2018)
  • Sebastian Grissmann (April 2017)
  • Petra Haas, né Bugl (February 2017)
  • Thomas Lösch (January 2017)
  • Samuel Merk (June 2016)
  • Deborah Schnabel (May 2015)
  • Stephanie Kuhn (June 2013)
  • Julia Klug (examined; 2011)

Academic awards

  • Pascal Kilian: Doctoral thesis award of the Tübingen School of Education, 2019
  • Deborah Schnabel: Doctoral thesis award of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Tübingen, 2016
  • Holger Brandt: Gustav A. Lienert-Preis (Dissertation award), Quantitative Section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), 2015

Academic careers

Doctoral students of Prof. Ursula Offenberger

Complete doctorates

Anna Reinhardt (May 2022)

Promotion at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences