Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 30.01.2020

2 Positions Research assistant (predoc) (m/f/d) 65% part-time job

Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften - Institut für Soziologie, Berlin

Bewerbungsfrist: 24.02.2020

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2 Positions Research assistant (predoc) (m/f/d) 65% part-time job Limited to three years Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU Reference code: Comparative Survey 2020


Freie Universität Berlin is seeking to employ two pre-docs for the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS).

SCRIPTS analyzes the contemporary controversies about the liberal order from a historical, global, and comparative perspective. It connects the academic expertise in the social sciences and area studies in Berlin, collaborates with research institutions in all world regions, and maintains cooperative ties with major political, cultural and social institutions [].
The two positions will be part of a research group developing, implementing and analyzing a comparative survey in at least 15 countries from all regions of the world as well as doing related research.

Job description:
Successful applicants will primarily fulfill three tasks: (1) Contribute to the success of the comparative survey project with the goal of determining the extent to which the liberal script is embraced and contested by individuals living in different countries and regions of the world and how differences between countries and within countries can be explained. (2) Participate in the work of the research group comparing elite and citizen evaluations of the liberal script. (3) The work on the project entails the opportunity to complete a doctoral thesis which is thematically closely connected to the research interests of the group and SCRIPTS.

Degree (M.A. or similar) in Sociology, Political Science, Economics or related disciplines


  • Excellent degree (M.A. or similar) in Sociology, Political Science, Economics or related disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one statistical software package (Stata, R, etc.)
  • Additional methodological skills and experiences (e.g., computer-assisted quantitative text analyses, web scrapping, programming or experimental methods)
  • Excellent English skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods and research designs
  • Expertise in survey research related to the subject of SCRIPTS
  • Very good knowledge of the theme of SCRIPTS and related theories
  • Willingness and capacities to engage with the international and interdisciplinary SCRIPTS team.

For more information, please contact Dr. Heiko Giebler (head of the research group).

Please send your application in ONE pdf document and with reference code to the job code (Comparative Survey 2020). Materials should include: Cover letter (max. 2 pages and without photo); (academic) CV; first ideas for a PhD thesis related to the research group (max. 3 pages); university degree certificates (ideally with track records); names and contact details of two referees as an e-mail to Dr. Heiko Giebler: makrosozpolsoz.fu-berlinde

or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Soziologie
Dr. Heiko Giebler
c/o Prof. Jürgen Gerhards
Garystraße 55
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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