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University of Tübingen: Research Associate for a Research Project

For a research project “A Life Course Perspective on Inequality Trends across Households” (Program for the Promotion of Junior Researchers, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) led by Junior-Professor Dr. Leen Vandecasteele there is a position for a

Research Associate
TVL13 (50%) 10 months
Starting date as soon as possible

The research associate will be involved in all aspects of the research project: literature review, research design, analysis of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and similar datasets.


  • Degree in Sociology or quantitative social science (Master, Magister, PhD)
  • Interest in social inequality, social mobility and life course research
  • Practical experience with quantitative social science research
  • Familiarity with statistical software (ideally Stata)
  • Good knowledge of English (reading and writing)

We offer intensive academic support and integration into the research activities of the Institute of Sociology and opportunity for further qualification.

Please send your application (preferably by email) by 07. August to:

Frau Benz
Institut für Soziologie, Wilhelmstr. 36, 72074 Tübingen

Applications should include a short CV, copies of your study results as well as a piece of your writing (for instance: thesis, essay).

For further information about the project please contact Prof. Dr. Leen Vandecasteele:

The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching positions and therefore appeals qualified female scientists to apply.

People with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

Call for Papers: Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies

Call for Papers
Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies

Theme: Organizational routines: How they are created, maintained, and changed

General process-oriented and theme-focused papers are invited


19-21 June 2014
Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes, Greece


Jennifer Howard-Grenville, University of Oregon, USA
Claus Rerup, Western University, Canada
Ann Langley, HEC Montreal, Canada
Haridimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus & University of Warwick, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Paul Dourish, Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine, USA, author of Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction
Martha Feldman, Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management, Professor of Social Ecology, Political Science, Business and Sociology, University of California, Irvine, USA
Bob Mesle, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Graceland University, USA, author of Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead

Deadline for submissions of extended abstracts: January 31st, 2014.

For more information, please see attachment or visit: http://www.process-symposium.com

University of Cologne: Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology

The University of Cologne, Institute of Sociology und Social Psychology (ISS), Chair of Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob seeks to hire a

Post Doctoral Researcher (100% position)

The two year appointment is to start on 1. September 2013. Salary will be in accordance with German civil service standards (E 13 T-L).

Further Information

Universität Tübingen: Professorship in Sociology (W3 with tenure; Chair)

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Tuebingen (Department of Sociology) welcomes applications for a

Professorship in Sociology (W3 with tenure; Chair)

to be filled as of 01 October 2013.

The incumbent will represent micro-sociological issues in research and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of gender and stratification, as well as in households and living arrangements, inter-generational relationships, and/or diversity. Candidates are expected to have a significant record of publications in internationally recognized journals, a history of high quality empirical research, educational suitability, and commitment to collaboration with existing research activity. The candidate should have advanced academic qualifications in the field of Sociology.

Disabled applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

The University intends to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching positions and therefore encourages applications from female scientists.

The deadline for applications is 03 March 2013.

Applications are to be submitted with the usual supporting documentation as well as with three publications (preferably electronic version) to the

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Josef Schmid
Nauklerstr. 48, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany

Universität Bielefeld: 9 Doctoral Positions

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) – funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments – is a joint institution of the Department of History and the Department of Sociology at Bielefeld University (Germany). The Graduate School is a learning community of doctoral researchers and invites applications for

9 doctoral positions
with a maximum duration of 3.5 years, starting 1 April 2013.

Description: We are seeking highly motivated researchers with genuine interest in an academic environment that fosters creativity through interdisciplinary exchange. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research within the doctoral programme, and in the end receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in history or sociology. The graduate school promotes research in the fields of sociology, history, political sciences and social anthropology.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in sociology, history, political sciences or social anthropology, applications from related disciplines are welcome. All information on the application process and the evaluation procedure can be found at:
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/bghs/bewerbung Applications must be submitted online by 28 October 2012.

Terms of employment: The position is a 2 year part-time appointment (65 % full-time equivalent, salary scale TV-L 13) with the option of a 1.5 year extension upon positive evaluation. The BGHS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a work-place free from discrimination.

We welcome applications by people with disabilities, however severe. We strongly encourage women and candidates with an international background to apply. In the event of equal qualification, aptitude, and professional performance, women will be given preference unless reasons specific to an individual candidate tilt the balance in his favour.

For more information, please
contact Dr. Karen Holtmann.

Academic Journal Writing Workshop for PhD students

Academic Journal Writing Workshop for PhD students
Finland, 19-23 July 2010

Publishing journal articles in peer reviewed journals in English has been an increasing trend in the academia, and is nowadays a requirement for anyone wishing to have a serious career in Sociology. The skill of article writing is however not always a part of the PhD training, furthermore, there are diverse myths on what makes a good manuscript, and how to internationalize one’s research in a meaningful way. This ESA Summer School wishes to provide a platform for both learning about this specific form of writing, and a creative and supportive environment to finalize a manuscript during the course.

The Summer School is aimed to work as an aid for PhD students struggling with an article manuscript in progress. You are welcome to apply if you currently work with a manuscript. The text can be a manuscript in the finalizing stage before initial submission, or after a review process, working with the final editing. The requirement is that you have a full text in English to work on, a draft that can be circulated among participants by June 28th 2010.

The Summer School is co-organized by the Sociology Departments of University of Turku and University of Helsinki, and the ESA. The Summer School takes place in a beautiful setting in the archipelago of Finland, the Archipelago Research Institute of University of Turku in Seili, Nauvo. The venue provides a peaceful historic environment for writing and discussions, with sea, nature, and the midnight sun.


ESA covers all costs for the course, the accommodation and all meals. Students will need to cover their own travel to Turku. There are low budget flights to Turku (SAS, AirBaltic, WizzAir) and Helsinki (all major companies, 2 hours by train or bus from Turku), and a ferry connection from Stockholm. Students must bring their own computers.

Further Information about the ESA Summer School 2010