PhD Fellowship in Sociology
University of Bern Department Social Sciences

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlice Fakultät Departement Sozialwissenschaften Institut für Soziologie

The professorship of General Sociology (C. Joppke) at the Institute of Sociology offers a fully funded

Ph.D. Fellowship (Sociology)

Beginning fall semester 2021 for a duration of 3 years.

Duties: The successful candidate will write a dissertation that combines social or political theory with some form of empirics. Preferred areas are political sociology, economic sociology, cultural sociology, or the sociology of law. Current research foci at the chair are migration and integration, religion, populism and nationalism, in historical-comparative perspective.

The candidate is expected to teach one own course per year, and to cooperate in teaching required courses in classical and contemporary social theory.

Qualifications: A very good master in sociology or a related discipline; good English language
competence, in speech and writing.

Deadline: Application materials must be received by July 31st 2021 for an October
1st 2021 start date.

Documents: CV; cover letter: academic transcripts; short research proposal (2-3 pages);
one writing sample; names and addresses of two referees.

Applications are to be sent electronically to: Sophie Schneider, Institute of Sociology, University of

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