Post-Doc Political Economy / Economic Sociology

January 31, 2022
Social Sciences, Economics, Political Economy, Sociology
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Cologne, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) invites appli­cations for postdoctoral researchers (m/f/div) in Social Science for the following project areas:

  • Political Economy (Prof. Dr. Lucio Baccaro)
  • Economic Sociology (Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert

The MPIfG offers two-year con­tracts based on the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD E 13), starting on October 1, 2022. The Institute pro­vides an attractive environment for post­doctoral researchers to pursue their own research pro­jects within the scope of the Institute’s research program.

Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of scholarly excellence, a research pro­posal outlining a project to be pur­sued at the MPIfG (up to 3 pages), and a job interview in person or via video conference. Post­doctoral researchers have their own office at the MPIfG. Post­docs must reside in the Cologne area, take their workplace at the Institute, and actively partici­pate in the intellectual life of the Institute.

The MPIfG conducts basic research on the gover­nance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empiri­cally based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by inves­tigating the interrelation between social, economic, and politi­cal action. Building on the dis­ciplinary traditions of sociology and political science, the Institute’s research program aims to combine and develop the approaches of new eco­nomic sociology and comparative and inter­national political economy.

We look forward to receiving your online application. It should be sub­mitted in English or German. Applications by e-mail cannot be considered. For further infor­mation on the program and on how to apply, please look here. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been success­ful in April 2022.

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