Position Available

The Cluster of Excellence 2060 “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering a three-year part-time position as

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E13, 65%)

within the research project “EXC 2060 B3-39 - Cross-Organizational and Cross-National Differences in Religious Accommodation” under the direction of Ines Michalowski.

This fixed-term position is scheduled to start on 1 December 2020 and will run for 36 months. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E13), the salary for the position starts at approximately 1688€ (net) per month during the first year. The regular working hours for this 65% position amount to 25 hours and 53 minutes per week.

The Cluster is an interdisciplinary research association with a thematic focus on the dynamic power of religion as a driving force behind political and social changes. Disciplines involved include: history, political science, sociology, Catholic and Protestant theology and law, Islamic studies and theology, Jewish studies, Egyptology, classical and early Christian archaeology, philosophy, philology, art history and ethnology. For more information on the structures and research outline of the Cluster, please refer to http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en .

Standard duties:

  • participation in the research project “EXC 2060 B3-39 - Cross-Organizational and Cross-National Differences in Religious Accommodation”
  • active involvement in the graduate school program

Research associates are expected to pursue their own academic career (doctoral thesis) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position. To facilitate communication and collaboration within the graduate school, support will be provided for applicants who are not proficient in German to attend German language courses.

Qualifications, knowledge and experiences:

  • a master’s degree in sociology or related disciplines with above-average results
  • a research interest in the sociology of religion, migration or organization
  • good language skills in English and Spanish or French
  • good basic knowledge of qualitative or quantitative empirical research methods and willingness to further improve these skills

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, relevant certificates, a one-page summary of the applicant’s master thesis and contact details of two researchers who can provide a letter of reference upon request. Please send all documents via email, preferably in a single PDF attachment, by 30 September 2020 to:

Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski
Institut für Soziologie
Scharnhorststraße 121
48151 Münster

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof Michalowski by email.