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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty VI - Institute of Sociology / Methods of Social Research

Research Assistant (PostDoc) - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 2nd qualification period (Habilitation)

part-time employment may be possible

Work­ing field:

  • Collaborating with and supporting the research area’s professor in research and teaching;
  • teaching independently (4 semester hours per week for full-time) and supporting the research area’s professor in developing and implementing courses in the areas of methods of social research and social inequality;
  • supervising bachelor (BA) and master (MA) theses independently;
  • doing research independently in the field of methods of social research (qualitative and quantitative methods, process-oriented methodology, statistics) as well as in one of the research area’s substantive research field’s;
  • publishing research results in scientific publications and at conferences;
  • collaborating in the research area’s administrative tasks, especially related to teaching and organizing/planning examinations;
  • willingness to apply for, manage, and conduct externally funded projects;
  • willingness to write a “Habilitation” (post-doctoral thesis) on a topic in one of the research area’s research field’s.


  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent) in sociology;
  • doctorate in sociology, completed at the time of signing the work contract;
  • profound knowledge in social science methodology, documented by academic publications (e.g. on process-oriented methodology, methods of sociology of work, organizations and the economy; methods of spatial research; methods of gender research);
  • profound knowledge in qualitative methods, documented by publications (e.g. biographical research, social science hermeneutics, qualitative content analysis);
  • profound knowledge in quantitative methods, documented by publications (e.g., cluster analysis, hierarchical linear multilevel analysis (HLM), structural network analysis);
  • experience in using SPSS, UCINET, Unipark, MAXQDA and Atlas.ti, Citavi and Endnote;
  • experience in teaching methods of social research;
  • experience in scientific publishing in German and English;
  • interest in the research area’s research fields, especially in the Collaborative Research Center “Re-Figuration of Spaces” (SFB 1265) and the “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS);
  • organizational and coordination skills;
  • initiative, communication and teamwork skills and willingness to work in a team;
  • profound knowledge of German and English (fluent in written and oral skills).
Desired additional requirements:
  • Experience in teaching introductory courses to methods of social research (mandary courses, 1st/2nd semester Bachelor);
  • experience in supervising bachelor (BA) and master (MA) theses;
  • experience in organizing and planning teaching (e.g., planning courses, organizing and planning exams);
  • knowledge in sociology of innovation and science, documented by publications;
  • knowledge in sociology of work, organizational sociology and economic sociology, documented by publications;
  • knowledge of social inequality research (e.g., “class,” “gender”), demonstrated by publications;
  • experience with third-party funded projects (e.g., experience in applying for third-party funding, in designing or implementing research projects);
  • leadership experience (e.g., experience in directing student teaching/research assistants);
  • experience organizing scientific events (e.g., workshops, sessions at conferences);
  • experience as a scientific editor (e.g., edited volumes, special issues of journals).

How to ap­ply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, copies of references) only by email to Prof. Dr. Nina Baur (

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät VI, Institut für Soziologie, FG Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung, Prof. Dr. Nina Baur, Sekr. FH9-1, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, 10587 Berlin