BIGSSS Postdoc Program
Advance Your Academic Career in an Interdisciplinary and International Environment
BIGSSS offers a postdoctoral program in the vivid environment of an interdisciplinary graduate school with a strong international research network.
The aim of the BIGSSS Postdoc Program is for our postdocs to produce a significant scientific output (e.g. to publish a journal article or book, write a grant proposal, organize a conference or workshop).
BIGSSS postdoc positions are paid in line with TV-L E13, start on September 1st, and may be taken up for a period up to 24 months. The program provides our postdocs with the opportunity, resources, and support to:
- present their research at international conferences and build up international networks,
- disseminate their research finding in scientific publication outlets
- write grant proposals,
- organize a conference or workshop,
- teach and supervise,
- participate in transferable skills training (e.g., didactics, media, career) and establish a mentoring relationship with senior faculty.
In return, BIGSSS expects its postdocs to engage with the BIGSSS PhD-fellows (discussion, mentoring, supervision), and to actively participate in BIGSSS courses (doctoral colloquium, lecture series) as well as academic and social events. Postdoctoral fellows should conduct English-language research projects and have full professional proficiency in English.
BIGSSS postdocs conduct research projects which fit into one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields: