Fellowship MZES Research Department A

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) of the University of Mannheim offers

one Fellowship in the MZES Research Department A:
»European Societies and their Integration«

The Centre seeks to recruit an outstanding social scientist as a Research Fellow to work in Research Department A »European Societies and their Integration«. Successful candidates are expected to publish in international academic journals. They should develop and direct projects in one of the department’s three research areas and attract research grants.

MZES Research Fellowships provide junior researchers, preferably with previous postdoctoral experience, with an opportunity to pursue independent research within the framework of the Centre’s Research Programme. Previous Research Fellows frequently moved to full professorships at other universities.

In addition to the resources of the University, MZES supports its Research Fellows with an annual budget for travel and research assistance, a dedicated IT department, an internal Data and Methods Unit, an extensive Centre library, support from project management offices, and a public relations officer. Research Fellows are usually required to teach two hours per week at the University’s School of Social Sciences.

Candidates should have completed their PhD with an excellent dissertation in Sociology or a related discipline. We expect publications, particularly in peer reviewed journals. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be public sector pay scheme TV-L E13 to E15 (between 44,000 and 59,000 Euros), with additional employer benefits. The contract is of limited duration as stipulated by the German Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz), starting preferably September 1, 2018. In principle, the position can be shared.

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

Applications may be submitted in German or English. They should include a cover letter, a CV (with a list of publications), copies of academic degrees (including the doctoral degree certificate), and plans for research to be carried out at the MZES (1 page outline for a grant proposal). The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. To apply online, please go to:


Information on dual career support by the University of Mannheim can be found here: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/information-for/researchers-and-teachers/living-and-working/dual-career-assistance/