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Expert in Qualitative and/or Mixed Methods Wanted

We currently have a postdoc job opening at the BIGSSS Methods Center! We are looking for an expert in qualitative and/or mixed methods:

BIGSSS Postdoctoral Fellow to the Methods Center (m/f)

Full-time, initially limited until December 31st, 2018

Job ID JU-17-07

Your responsibilities:

In addition to his or her own research goals, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in methods of empirical social research at different levels of sophistication, with a specific focus on qualitative and/or mixed-methods approaches to social and behavioral science studies. He/she will support the Methods Center Coordinator in tasks related to the organization of BIGSSS methods courses, the provision of methods software tools, and the provision and storage of data used or obtained in doctoral research. In close cooperation with the BIGSSS Methods Center Coordinator, the Department of Psychology and Methods in the Focus Area Diversity at Jacobs University Bremen, and the Methods Center of the SOCIUM at University of Bremen, he/she will develop a service infrastructure of Methods and Data for social sciences research at Bremen.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a social science discipline represented at BIGSSS;
  • Teaching and research experience in the above-mentioned methods fields;
  • Responsible, self-motivated, able to work independently and in teams;
  • Fluency in English, the language of instruction and communication at BIGSSS; an excellent working knowledge of German is an asset;
  • Successful candidates should be ideally available to begin immediately

Your application:

For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Klaus Boehnke.

Applications should include single PDF attachments containing a letter of motivation, copies of certificates and diplomas, curriculum vitae, a record of teaching, and the names and addresses of two referees.

Please send your application stating the Job ID, your availability and your salary expectations as a pdf document via email to The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Our ambition is to boost young careers, and thus, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from these researchers. Female scholars are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. We are looking for highly motivated, creative and communicative employees with a keen interest in working in an international and dynamic environment. Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information please check the complete job posting.