Doctoral Researcher in Sociology

University of Munster


The Chair of Sociology of Religion at the Institute of Sociology in the Faculty of Educational and Social Science at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill the post of a

Doctoral Researcher (m/f/x),
(salary level TV-L E13, 50%)

The position is available from 2 March 2020 at the earliest. This part-time, fixed-term post is available for a period of three years. Currently, the regular working time for half-time (50%) employment is 19 hours and 55 minutes per week.

Job Description
The doctoral researcher will teach 2 hours per week and will contribute to a research project on organization-specific approaches to the negotiation of secularity from an internationally comparative perspective. The post provides the opportunity to complete a doctoral dissertation in sociology.


  • a master‘s degree in sociology
  • a research interest in the field of sociology of religion
  • good basic knowledge in qualitative or quantitative methods of empirical research and a willingness to further improve these skills
  • excellent English written and communication skills and a willingness to learn German
  • additional language skills are welcome

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please submit your application (one single pdf-file) by 5 January 2020. The application should contain a motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates, a one-page outline of ideas for your dissertation and one recommendation letter. Please address your application to:

Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski
Institut für Soziologie
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Scharnhorststraße 121
48151 Münster

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