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Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d, E13 TV-L, 100%)

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities, well respected for its international, innovative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. In recent years, the university has been very successful in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative. The Department of Sociology, Chair for Microsociology Professor Pia Schober, is seeking a

Postdoctoral Researcher

(German public sector pay scheme E13 TV-L, 100%)

for the duration of 3 years with possible extension to begin in October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will work on the research project "Parental gender socialization across diverse families: Interdependencies with sex hormones, family processes and socio-political context" funded by the German Research Foundation. At the same time, the position also offers the possibility for independent research and requires teaching of one course each term in English or German. The Chair of Microsociology offers a friendly, constructive, and international research and teaching environment.

Candidates are expected to have an excellent academic background, hold a Ph.D. in sociology or related social science disciplines and have research and teaching interests in family sociology or a related field. Particularly relevant research fields include: 

  • gender and social inequalities across the life course
  • intergenerational transmission processes within families
  • work-family balance and family policy 

Candidates should have experience in applying advanced quantitative methods, in particular longitudinal data analysis. Excellent English language skills are required and German language skills are desirable. We expect candidates to demonstrate very good writing and presentation skills, evidence of personal engagement, ability to work autonomously, and a team-oriented and cooperative working style.

Send your electronic application in English or German to: svitlana.benzspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de. Scanning of applications will start on July 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The application should include: (1) a cover letter stating why the candidate is a good fit for this position, (2) a full academic CV, (3) degree certificates or transcripts, (4) an example of scientific writing (a published journal article or submitted manuscript) and (5) two names of references (with contact information; no letters of recommendation needed at this time).

If you have any further queries, please contact Professor Pia Schober via email: pia.schoberspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de.

The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of their age, religion or else. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants.

The employment will be arranged by the administration of the University of Tübingen.