BIGSSS Postdoc Program in Field C

Advance Your Academic Career in an Interdisciplinary and International Environment

BIGSSS currently offers a postdoc position at BIGSSS Thematic Field C "Changing Lives in Changing Sociocultural Contexts" at Jacobs University.

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).

The postdoctoral position is paid in line with payment regulations of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and funded until 31. Dec. 2018, with a possibility to be prolonged to an overall duration of 24 months.

The program provides our postdocs with the opportunity, resources, and support to:

  • advance their academic careers in the vivid environment of an interdisciplinary graduate school with a strong international research network,
  • 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.

Please find all information on application requirements below!


To apply for the postdoc position in BIGSSS Field C, please

  1. download the Postdoc Field C call for applications,
  2. make sure to submit all required documents listed in the application materials,
  3. submit your application as described in the offical Jacobs University job advertisement.

Equal Opportunities

BIGSSS welcomes diversity and promotes equal opportunities.