Positions, The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen

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The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen

is establishing a new research group on legal regulations of religious diversity in modern nation-states. In comparative perspective, the research group will study the global diffusion of regulatory models; religious/secular conflicts in constitutional politics; and negotiations of religious rights in judicial arenas. Within the research group, the following positions are to be filled at the earliest possible date:

1. a post-doctoral researcher (sociology)

specializing in sociology of religion, political sociology, and/or socio-legal studies. The position is remunerated in equivalence to German civil service standards (level TVöD E13, full-time) and is to be filled for a period of two years (renewable after positive evaluation).

The candidate’s primary task is to develop and carry out research projects that closely fit within the above-mentioned field of study.

S/he is also expected to contribute to teaching in the Department of Sociology at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (2 SWS, English or German). Requirements are an excellent PhD in sociology, expertise in empirical research methods, and a publication record with articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

2. a doctoral researcher (sociology)

specialized in sociology of religion, political sociology and/or socio-legal studies. The position is remunerated in equivalence to German civil service standards (level TVöD E13, half-time) and is to be filled for a period of three years. The candidate will contribute to research projects within the above-mentioned field of study and work on her/his own dissertation. S/he is also expected to contribute to teaching in the Department of Sociology at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (1 SWS). Requirements are an excellent Master’s degree in sociology or a related discipline and solid experience in empirical research projects.

3. a (post)-doctoral fellowship (sociology) for one or a half year fitting into the program of the research group.

Requirements are a PhD (for post-doc) or an excellent Master’s degree in sociology or a related discipline.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages persons with a disability to submit their applications.

Please send your applications electronically (pdf), including your plans for research, a curriculum vitae and list of publications, by 06 January 2012, to albern@mmg.mpg.de.

For further information please contact Matthias Koenig, Max Planck Fellow and Professor at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen, at albern@mmg.mpg.de