Fellowship on Migration and Integration

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

One Fellowship on Migration and Integration
in the MZES Research Department A
»European Societies and their Integration«

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 the largest university-based research institute for the social sciences in Germany.

Your tasks:

  • You will develop your own research projects in the research areas of migration and integration and you obtain grant funding, e.g. from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • You will publish your research results in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • You will teach one seminar every semester (2 hours per week).

What we are looking for:

  • You hold a relevant PhD in the social sciences and have published in this context in renowned international journals.
  • Relevant project experience and research on European societies in international context, broadly conceived, would be an advantage.

What we offer:

  • One full-time position, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (public sector pay scale E13 or E14, 52-79,000 euros per year) with additional employer’s benefits. We aim to offer a contract running for three to six years, depending on the provisions of the German Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia and on the relevant underlying conditions.
  • Your own budget for conferences, student assistants etc., currently 6,000 euros per year.
  • A research institute with excellent researchers, many opportunities for exchange with them, extensive support from the institute’s infrastructure. This includes the institutes IT unit, its PR and library as well as its data and method unit. The latter consults MZES projects in four areas: 1. Surveys (survey design, survey methodology including experiments and survey data analysis); 2. Secondary data (micro, macro and geodata, including data management plans); 3. Data analysis (including causal inference and data visualisation); 4. Computational Social Science (including text analysis, network analysis, machine learning).

If the personal requirements are met, the position will be filled in accordance with the German Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG), ideally starting on 1 June 2023.

The position is generally suitable for job sharing. The employment relationship is subject to the provisions of the collective agreement for public service employees of the German Länder (TV-L).

The MZES and the University of Mannheim aim to increase the number of women in academia and therefore explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Applicants with disabilities are treated with preference given comparable qualification.

If you have any questions regarding equal opportunities and diversity at the MZES, please contact: mzes-equal-opportunities [at] uni-mannheim.de

We look forward to receiving your application including a cover letter, CV, copies of academic degrees/certificates/diplomas (incl. doctoral certificate and/or doctoral thesis examiner report), a list of publications, and a 1-page concept for a research project for which you plan to obtain grant funding preferably in digital form in a single pdf file.

Deadline: 1 March 2023

Please send your documents to
mzes-direktorat [at] uni-mannheim.de

For more information on the MZES, visit www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de
If you have any questions, please contact
the head of Department A
Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling: +49 621 181-3391
helbling [at] uni-mannheim.de
the Managing Director,
Dr. Philipp Heldmann: +49 621 181-2865
philipp.heldmann [at] uni-mannheim.de

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