Jacobs University
is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We offer PreDegree, Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs in the Focus Areas Health, Mobility and Diversity and are committed to the professional development of specialists and managers and to knowledge transfer. Guiding principles include the highest standards in research and teaching, interculturality, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The aim is to optimally prepare talented individuals from all over the world for responsible tasks in a globalized working world. Currently, approximately 1,500 young people from over 110 nations live and learn on campus.
Jacobs University and Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences invite interested candidates to apply for the position of
Research Associate (m-f-d)
(7 positions to be filled; part-time; 25,025 hours/week; limited for 36 months)
Job ID 22~38
Jacobs University Bremen and Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 7 doctoral researcher positions in its new Research Training Group (RTG) 2513 «Social Dynamics of the Self» (SELF), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). BIGSSS is an international inter-university graduate school in the social sciences, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Successful applicants will receive a work contract for 36 months, based on salary scale E13 TV-L/TVöD (65%), at Jacobs University or the University of Bremen.
SELF will focus on investigating the interactions between individuals and their social environment, providing a platform for early-career researchers from various social science disciplines to study the self’s embeddedness in diverse social systems, ranging in complexity and dynamically changing over time. The English-language doctoral program will include a structured curriculum and close guidance by experienced researchers while at the same time fostering early academic independence and creativity by providing support for conducting, presenting, and publishing the PhD fellows‘ self-chosen research projects.
The program is characterized by interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from various fields, particularly psychology, sociology and political science. The research questions addressed in dissertation projects are envisioned to broadly correspond to seven project lines, but specific research questions are to be formulated by successful applicants. The project lines are:
Cultures of honor
Intergenerational identity development
Self-efficacy, health and well-being
Conflict between family and work roles
Social participation and (early) retirement
Individualization and social morality
Collective identities in transition
Your profile:
We invite applications from exceptional candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, or political science. Potential candidates with a degree in related
disciplines are also welcome. All accepted researchers are asked to move to Bremen for the program as presence at the institution is required.
Applicants have to demonstrate a broad thematic fit between the dissertation proposal and the outlined project lines. Up to three possibly fitting project lines can be specified in the application.
More information on the members of the RTG and project lines, BIGSSS, Jacobs University and the University of Bremen, as well as the application guidelines can be found at https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/rtg-self.
We offer:
The result counts: trust working hours for work-life balance
Individual induction, promotion and development planning
Free, extensive sports and health offers (currently under restrictions due to COVID 19)
Green campus with recreation areas
Jacobs University has extensive programs on sustainability, environmental sustainability, equal opportunities and high ethical values
If you enjoy a dynamic international working environment and like to work in a highly motivated and friendly team, you are exactly right with us! You can expect an open corporate culture with flat hierarchies as well as interesting and challenging tasks. During your induction, you will be optimally prepared for your area of responsibility.
Your application:
More information about the RTG, the list of required application materials and how to apply can be found at https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/rtg-self/admissions. Applications must be submitted online until August 15th, 2022. For additional inquiries, please check the online FAQ and feel free to contact Patricia Abicht at pabicht@bigsss-bremen.de.