Ph.D. Fellowship (Sociology), University of Bern


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.

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