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:

  1. Global Governance and Regional Integration
  2. Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
  3. Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

Scientific Expertise at BIGSSS

Learn more about BIGSSS' scientific expertise and thematic fields.

Postdoc Program Admissions

Are you interested in a BIGSSS Postdoc Fellowship? Learn more about our application requirements.