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Postdoctoral Research Fellows (f/m/d) Cluster of Excellence »The Politics of Inequality«
The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.
The Cluster of Excellence „The Politics of Inequality" (EXC 2035) is supported within the
framework of the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments. Our researchers
investigate the political conditions under which inequality is created and the effects it has in
various areas, especially with regard to education, employment and opportunity structures.
The Cluster invites applications for
Postdoctoral Research Fellows (m/f/d)
(Payscale TV)L E 13, on a fulltime basis)
for a duration of 12 months each. The earliest starting date for Fellows is 1. October 2019.
In principle, each position can be divided into two part-time positions.
Applications are open to excellent postdoctoral researchers (minimum requirement: doctoral
thesis submitted) with a keen interest in the Cluster's concepts and lines of research. We are
looking for individuals who are expected to have a strong impact on the field of inequality
research in the years to come. We encourage open-minded candidates interested in
interdisciplinary research with the ability to actively seek collaborations beyond their own
Fellows will become members of the Cluster and associated to an University department.
They will actively participate in all Cluster activities, and will receive a research allowance to
finance conference travels and research assistants.
To apply, please submit the following documents:
Proposal for a research project to be pursued during the fellowship. This should include
information on the research question(s), methods, potential follow-ups of the project. The
feasibility and relevance of the project and its fit with the Cluster's interests should be
explained. The proposal should not exceed four pages in length.
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
Certification of a completed doctoral degree or submitted thesis (the latter to be issued by
the main doctoral advisor).
Applicants must name two potential referees for us to contact.
The application may include a short letter of motivation describing your reasons why
becoming a Fellow would be especially helpful to your career and research, as well as to the
Online Application Form
Please collect your application documents in one PDF file.
To submit your application, please use the online application platform at:
https://www.exc.uni-konstanz.de/ungleichheit/ueber-uns/ausschreibungen/postdoctoral-research-fellows-mfdiv/Application deadline: May 15th, 2019.
For further information, please contact the Managing Director, Jessica Haase
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +49 7531 88C4878
For more information on the Cluster, please visit: http://inequality.uni.kn.
The University of Konstanz is committed to equal opportunities, diversity, and a good balance
between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the
number of women in research and teaching.
Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if
appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88D4016). To find out how the University of
Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career programme, please visit: