Research Position (Postdoc) Insecurity and Conflict Research
For the development of a long-term research area, we are looking for a PhD researcher with proven social psychological and/or sociological contributions to research on the relationship between insecurity and inner-societal conflicts. In our endeavor we analyze how groups in conflict situations deal with insecurity, such as political polarization, extremism or discrimination. How is uncertainty used, how is security gained, and how are conflicts managed? To this end, we work closely with the Digital History, so that processes in digital networks and virtual contexts as well as questions of modeling, algorithmization and digitalization also play a role.
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) is a central academic institute at Bielefeld University. It offers a research environment for interdisciplinary theory development and empirical research on politically and socially relevant conflict and violence phenomena. The project is led by Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick.
In the context of this project, your tasks are the conceptual collaboration on empirical research questions in the thematic area of insecurity and conflict. You will participate in the development of an interdisciplinary focus of research. To this end, you will work on current states of research and systematically contribute this knowledge to the research group. You will participate in the development of joint proposals and publish thematically relevant papers together with the research group.
Employment is conductive to scientific qualification.
- salary according to Remuneration level 13 TV-L
- befristet (36 months) (§ 2 (1) sentence 2 of the WissZeitVG; in accordance with the provisions of the WissZeitVG and the Agreement on Satisfactory Conditions of Employment, the length of contract may differ in individual cases)
- internal and external training opportunities
- variety of health, consulting and prevention services
- reconcilability of family and work
- constant place of work (Bielefeld) without travel activities
- flexible working hours
- job ticket for regional public transport network
- supplementary company pension
- collegial working environment
- open and pleasant working atmosphere
- exciting, varied tasks
- academic degree (e. g. Master) in humanities or social sciences or rather in a relevant discipline preferably with a focus on Social Psychology, Sociology, Social or Educational Science
- very good, completed PHD in humanities or social sciences preferably in Social Psychology, Sociology, Social or Educational Science
- broad methodological competence in quantitative and qualitative research
- very good knowledge in empirical social research (survey, experimental research, network analysis)
- expertise in one or more of the following fields: acculturation and migration research, prejudice and discrimination research, research on radicalization and political polarization
- experience in conducting empirical research projects in interdisciplinary collaboration
- interest in and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team on site in Bielefeld
- very good German and English skills (written and spoken)
- independent, autonomous and committed way of working
- strong organisational skills
- cooperative and team-oriented work attitude
- strong communication skills
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application deadline: 13.07.2022