Research Assistant (PostDoc) in Insti­tute of Soci­ology / Research Train­ing Group Technische Universität Berlin, Insti­tute of Soci­ology / Research Train­ing Group Germany

Research assist­ant (PostDoc) - Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible
under the reserve that funds are gran­ted

Work­ing field:

The pos­i­tion involves organ­iz­a­tional tasks related to the advance­ment of the­ory and meth­od­o­logy in innov­a­tion research. The holder is fur­ther to pur­sue a research pro­ject (postdoc) of her or his own related to the topic of the research train­ing group (RTG) for the pur­pose of habil­it­a­tion or oth­er­wise acquir­ing the qual­i­fic­a­tion neces­sary for appoint­ment to a ten­ured pro­fess­or­ship; par­ti­cip­ate in design­ing and imple­ment­ing the research train­ing group’s study pro­gram; con­duct sem­inars as part of the elect­ive pro­gram; sup­port and mentor the RTG’s doc­toral can­did­ates; par­ti­cip­ate in devel­op­ing an “innov­a­tion soci­ety” work­ing group to advance the innov­a­tion soci­ety thesis; par­ti­cip­ate in integ­rat­ing the RTG’s vari­ous activ­it­ies and pro­jects and coordin­at­ing the “Innov­a­tion Soci­ety” work­ing group; and assist in mat­ters related to qual­ity assur­ance and eval­u­ation of the RTG.


The applic­ant is required to have suc­cess­fully com­pleted doc­toral stud­ies in soci­ology or another social sci­ence with a dis­ser­ta­tion related to the topic of the RTG; a pro­nounced interest that is reflec­ted in pre­vi­ous pub­lic­a­tions; exper­i­ence in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary col­lab­or­a­tion and uni­versity-level teach­ing; excel­lent know­ledge of the the­or­et­ical and meth­od­o­lo­gical found­a­tions of innov­a­tion research; and pro­fi­ciency in Ger­man.


Please address your ques­tions con­cern­ing the applic­a­tion to the coordin­ator Susann Schmeißer:

How to ap­ply:

Please sub­mit your applic­a­tion, not­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber and includ­ing the usual doc­u­ments (a six-page pro­posal out­lining your research pro­ject, your CV, a list of your pub­lic­a­tions and teach­ing exper­i­ence, a copy of your doc­toral cer­ti­fic­ate, your three most import­ant aca­demic art­icles, and the names of two ref­er­ences), to the speaker of the research train­ing group, Dr. Arnold Windeler, by e-mail at or by reg­u­lar mail to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent – , Fak­ultät VI, Insti­tut für Sozi­olo­gie, Prof. Dr. Arnold Windeler (Sprecher des Graduier­ten­kollegs), Sekr. FH 9-1, Fraunhofer­str. 33-36, 10587 Ber­lin.


To ensure equal oppor­tu­nit­ies bet­ween women and men, app­li­ca­ti­ons by women with the requi­red qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons are expli­citly desi­red.

Qua­li­fied indi­vi­du­als with disa­bi­li­ties will be favo­red.


Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gi­nal docu­ments will not be retur­ned.

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