Postdoc Position: In Sociology – Social Movements at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

Postdoc Position in Sociology – Social Movements
(full time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2023/010. The working group “Sociology – Social Movements” as part of the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” invites applications for a postdoctoral position for a duration of 36 months starting in April 2023. In principle this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The working group of “Sociology – Social Movements” led by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Koos investigates the determinants and consequences of political protest, the effects of social inequality on political participation, social solidarity and pro-social behavior. We study this in the context of social problems, such as climate change, digitalization, COVID-19 and social integration, often from an international comparative perspective.

We Offer

    Participation in cutting-edge research projects
    Initial employment is at 100 % salary scale E 13 TV-L
    Professional development opportunities
    Attractive research environment within the Cluster of Excellence
    Access to Research Funds of the Cluster
    Participation in a new, highly motivated research team

Your Qualifications

    PhD in sociology or related discipline
    Interest and experience in research on political sociology, social movements, environmental sociology, social inequality
    Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods and/or survey and experimental methods
    Ability to work constructively and effectively as part of a research team
    Excellent English writing and communication skills
    Experience with and/or willingness to contribute to publications, research projects and science communication

Your Application

    A letter of motivation
    A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
    Names and contacts of two potential references
    A paper (or chapter) from your dissertation or a recent publication

Interested candidates may contact Professor Sebastian Koos, for further information.

We look forward to receiving your application (compiled as a single PDF file) by February 10th 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

Postdoc Position: The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University 

The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women’s leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminating research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. To begin in the Fall of 2023, The VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab is now accepting applications to the two-year postdoctoral fellowship program.

Based on their expertise, the postdoctoral fellow will engage with the lab community on a variety of projects such as: implementing and evaluating interventions to increase women’s representation, persistence, and inclusion in male and white dominated learning and work environments; understanding the specific barriers faced by women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds in the workplace; creating and disseminating new approaches to create and engage change agents to accelerate gender equality.

The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Professor Shelley Correll, Lab Faculty Director and Professor of Sociology, and (by courtesy) of Organizational Behavior, and will collaborate with research scholars, staff, and PhD students affiliated with the lab. Mentorship of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be structured according to research and professional interests.

The application deadline is February 20, 2023.

Learn more about the position and requirements here.

Postdoc Position: Postdoctoral Researchers at AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Applications are invited for two 2-year Postdoctoral Research Positions at the AxPo Observatory of Market Society Polarization at Sciences Po in Paris, France, starting on 1 September 2023.

The purpose of AxPo’s research program is to bring together research in sociology, political science, and economics on multiple forms of polarization which may contribute to the fragmentation of democratic market societies. AxPo will notably focus on socio-economical and socio-political polarizations, and their interrelations.

Qualified candidates will have a background in Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or in related disciplines, i.e. History, Geography, etc.

The annual gross salary will be 40,400 €. Employment in France guarantees full access to healthcare and other social security benefits.

To be eligible, candidates must have defended – or be due to defend – their PhD between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2023. Sciences Po’s working languages are English and French, and speaking French is not a requirement for the position.

The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to undertake research within AxPo’s academic area, broadly defined. Postdoctoral researchers will participate in all academic activities organized by both AxPo Observatory and their host research center in Sciences Po: research seminars, workshops, conferences, etc., and will have the opportunity to organize meetings and workshops on subjects related to their own research.

Application deadline: January 31st, 2023

More information here

Postdoc Position: The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois

School of Labor and Employment Relations
Chicago Labor Education Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The University of Illinois invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Project for Middle Class Renewal in our Chicago office.  This is a 12 or 24-month position that begins sometime in Spring, 2023. The Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) was established in the fall of 2015 with the goal of promoting policy analysis, scholarly research and scholar-practitioner exchanges on employment related issues. The Project’s focus is broadly on job quality, employment policy, the labor market, precarious work, industries, labor unions and collective bargaining. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will contribute to PMCR’s ongoing research to advance innovative ways to measure employment quality and the labor and employment trends impacting middle and working-class families and workers.


·         Conduct high quality research on work and employment quality, industries and occupations, labor market institutions, and employment policies affecting all workers.

·         Contribute to research reports to inform policymakers, practitioners and the public.

·         Present research findings with PMCR team at national and regional conferences

·         Provide training and education for the Labor Education Program staff from the research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, such as labor and employment relations, labor economics, work sociology or social work, industrial-organization psychology, or geography/urban studies They should have a record of conducting and publishing research aligned with the PMCR’s interests. Applicants should have the demonstrated capacity to design, collect, clean, and analyze large observational, primary, and secondary datasets, such as the US Current Population Survey (CPS) with statistical software. Ability to interpret and project trends affecting workers, employment relations, the labor market, employment related policies, labor unions, and role of collective bargaining. Candidates should have well-developed quantitative or mixed methods research skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of labor unions, collective bargaining processes, labor markets, economic trends, public policies and the future of work. Strong interest in measuring job quality, including its determinants, disparities among jobs and workers and developing indexes. Experience using STATA regression tools, Qualtrics surveys, Excel, and qualitative text mining, such as DiscoverText, and conducting impact analysis using IMPLAN.

 Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Position is 100% time in our Chicago office for a period of 12 or 24 months.   To find out more about the benefits and resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community, please visit Benefits

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is early Spring, 2023, but potentially flexible.

Application Procedures and Deadline Information: 
 To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references by January 31.  For more information, contact Professor Robert Bruno, or 312-996-2491.  You may also visit for additional information.