Post-doc Fellowship Competition

The BIGSSS Post-doc Program:

The BIGSSS post-doctoral competition is open to candidates who received a doctorate in political science, sociology, psychology, or related social science disciplines e.g. law, economics or mass communication within the last three years, or who can be expected to finish prior to commencing their Post-doc stay.

The Post-doc positions are paid in line with TVL E13 and may be taken up for a period ranging from 6 to 24 months. The positions are full-time and subject to social insurance contribution. BIGSSS also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. All fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence.

Successful applicants to the Post-doc program will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields.

Diversity and Anti-Discrimination:

BIGSSS believes that diverse backgrounds and ideas are crucial to academic excellence. Therefore, BIGSSS welcomes and promotes diversity and ensures equal opportunity and inclusion for all of its members regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age or (dis-)ability. More information and contact details of our Equal Opportunities Officers can be found here.

Application Deadline:

Please note that we do not have vacant Post-doc positions in 2016.

Email inquiries about the application process should be sent to Or you may call the admissions officer, Hannah Hammerschmidt, at 0049 (0) 421 200 3956.

If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions after carefully reading the website.