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Current announcement: 3 doctoral positions (65% TV-L E13)

As of 01 October 2022, the BGHS is awarding three doctoral positions (part-time 65%, salary according to remuneration level 13) in the fields of Sociology, Political Science, Social Anthropology and Didactics of Social Sciences, which are thematically represented in the Faculty of Sociology. The positions run for three years with the option of an extension for a year after successful evaluation.

The full text of the call for applications can be found here. Applications must be submitted in English by 30 April 2022 via the relevant link in the advertisement. Please also read the FAQs carefully, as you will find all important information on the application and the procedure there.


Required application documents:

  • Short profile (template)
  • Motivation letter (600 words max.) (guidelines)
  • Curriculum Vitae (1,000 words max.) (guidelines)
  • Project proposal (4,000 words max.) (guidelines)
  • University degree documents (BA degree certificate + BA transcript and MA degree certificate + MA transcript or a statement from your examination office that you have successfully completed your Master's studies. All your grades, including the grade for your Master's thesis, must be displayed in this statement.)

Please feel free to contact Dr. Sabine Schäfer for further questions (

Review procedure: transparency and equal opportunity

The BGHS selects candidates for the advertised doctoral positions using its tried and tested gender- and diversity-friendly application procedure, which guarantees a transparent and fair process and strengthens the diversity of the BGHS community. The structured and partly anonymous procedure takes place in five steps:

  1. Review of the application documents for completeness and thematic fit by the BGHS office,
  2. Expert review of the anonymised project description according to uniform criteria by lecturers of the Faculty of Sociology or by external scholars,
  3. Selection and invitation of applicants to a personal interview by the interdisciplinary selection committee on the basis of the project descriptions and reviews,
  4. Conducting the interviews by the selection committee,
  5. Decision on the allocation of the doctoral positions by the BGHS executive board.

Dates and deadlines

30 April 2022 – Deadline for applications

Mid of June 2022 – Invitations to personal interviews are sent out

End of June 2022 – Personal interviews

Mid of July 2022 – Candidates informed about the results  

1 October 2022 – BGHS doctoral positions begin


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