Ph.D. Fellowship

The professorship of General Sociology (C. Joppke) at the Institute of Sociology offers a fully funded Ph.D. Fellowship immediately effective, for the duration of 3 years.

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, and 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 theory. The candidate should also be ready to collaborate in the procuring of external funding.
A very good master in sociology or related discipline; good English language competency, in speech and writing.
Applications are screened immediately, until the position is filled (it is recommended to apply by the end of April; interview-based selection is likely to be in May, but may also be earlier, depending on the fit of the application). Employment is expected to commence by September 2021 at the latest.
CV; academic transcripts; short research proposal (2 pages); writing sample; names and addresses of two references.
Applications are to be sent electronically to: Sophie Schneider, Institute of Sociology, University of Bern,