The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, research unit Global Sociology, is seeking to appoint one Research Fellow (f/m/x) within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS). The position entails fulltime (39 hours/week) employment for three years, starting preferably on 01 August 2022 (subject to approval).
We are hiring a post-doctoral research fellow to join the project “Varieties of Diversity Scripts,” led by Prof. Yasemin Soysal (WZB), Prof. Gülay Çağlar (Freie Universität), and Prof. Kathrin Zippel (Freie Universität). Theoretically, the project investigates the relationship and tensions between equality, meritocracy, and diversity. Empirically, it aims to identify and map cross-national diffusion and patterns of diversity scripts as conveyed in universities’ official websites and documents, complemented by in-depth case studies of selected universities. We are seeking applicants with research interests in global diffusion of ideas and institutions, higher education, science, meritocracy, and diversity.
The position is embedded within the Global Sociology unit (led by Yasemin Soysal) at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, which is a publicly financed research institution that conducts theory-based and problem-oriented social science research (http://www.wzb.eu/en). The Global Sociology research unit is also part of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Scripts” (SCRIPTS), which analyses the contemporary controversies about the liberal order from a historical, global, and comparative perspective (http://www.scripts-berlin.eu).
Equally well-qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. We value diversity and welcome all applications regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The WZB explicitly encourages women and persons with a migrant background to apply.
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Please send us your online application in English (consisting of a letter of motivation, including a detailed description of how your background, expertise, and experiences fit with the advertised position; a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a writing sample; copies of relevant certificates; and your PhD certificate – the doctoral thesis is expected to have been at least submitted by the start of the position) by no later than 09 June 2022.