Two Postdoc Fellowships for Social Scientists at the University of Mannheim, Germany

Deadline: 5 June 2011
Open to: Social scientists (sociologists or political scientists) with a Ph.D. (or equivalent)
Salary: between 43,000 and 50,000 Euros

The MZES is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Mannheim dedicated to comparative European social research and the analysis of European integration processes. It is Germany’s largest university based social-science research centre. The Centre seeks to recruit two outstanding social scientists (sociologists or political scientists) with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) for two Postdoc Fellowships in the following MZES Research Areas:

A) European Societies and their Integration

B) European Political Systems and their Integration

Positions will be awarded for two years, with the possibility for a temporary extension subject to progress evaluation. Successful candidates will receive infrastructure support from the Centre. Fellows will be expected to publish in international scientific journals, and to develop a project application for external funding in one of the six MZES research clusters.

An excellent dissertation in sociology or political sciences, submitted within the last two years, is required for this full-time employment for at least two years beginning in autumn 2011.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification and is between 43,000 and 50,000 Euros (according to public pay scheme TV-L E13), with additional employer benefits.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Mannheim particularly encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities.


Applications should be submitted in German or English and include a:

  • CV
  • copies of academic degrees (including the doctoral degree certificate)
  • a publication list, and the plans for research to be carried out at the MZES (1 page).
  • A letter of recommendation from the doctoral advisor should be sent to [email protected]

The deadline for application is June 5, 2011.

To apply online, please go HERE

For further information about the Centre, please visit the MZES website.

For more information about the positions, please contact Philip Heldmann

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  1. Hi Steve,I don’t think it’s possible to aepcpriate one’s parents until we become so ourselves.No doubt. It’s all about perspective as I look from as many angles as possible.When I jokingly mentioned “the heck with the parents” of the twins, it is not without respect I have for two adults who have gone on to raised these children, and the necessary time that they have ahead of them. It’s from perspective that such a destiny will take them a lifetime, yet here I sit looking back at all the parents we have produced from my wife and I, but now, of all the little ones that now have taken our own children’s place.With respect as parents ourselves we have become non judgmental of those other parents and their destiny. How they will raise their children and in this, full respect as well.I guess you can say that an improved wisdom and open hearts find ultimate patience with the little ones, that even in them we find some blossoming into wonderful adults too.IN some ways this is how I see the future for Stefan and Bee, as I look back on my own children, how lucky they are to bring such new life into this world.My own son and daughter in-law tried for a lot of years until they discovered something not quite right. Fertility and in vitro was the only option available to them. Our hearts went out to them and to see time past to this point, it’s hard to believe that, that time has past, as well, our own children as parents.Now we see little Sisters fighting, and a big sister to take care of them. These are the youngest of 8 grandchildren.:)Best,

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