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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) at the Emmy Noether Research Group"Varieties of Egalitarianism: Mapping the Politics of Inequality with Online Crowdcoding"
University of Konstanz
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Emmy Noether Research Group
"Varieties of Egalitarianism: Mapping the Politics of Inequality with
Online Crowdcoding" (f/m/d)
(fulltime, Salary Scale E 13 TV-L, 3+3 years)
Reference Number 2019/341. Starting date between 1 July 2020 and 1 September 2020. In principle, this position can be divided into two parttime
The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and Excellence Strategy since 2007.
Applications are open to highly motivated postdocs with a focus on parties, policy, and inequalities. The project aims to contribute to a better
understanding of the role of parties in the politics of inequality. The group will study how parties in OECD countries conceive of (in)equality, how this
has changed, and if/how these changes have affected policy profiles and (in)equality outcomes.
Together with the group leader, the successful applicant will 1) collect data on parties' changing equality concepts, 2) carry out descriptive analyses,
and 3) analyze linkages to policy strategies and various (mostly economic) inequality measures. Individually, he 4) will be responsible for one of three
case studies. The position comes without teaching obligation (but the possibility to teach) and will leave room for independent research. He or she
will join the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality", which hosts the research group together with the working group Comparative Political
Economy. The funding for the research group comes from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and also covers conferences and advanced
methodological training for the postdoc.
Selection criteria are interest in the politics of inequality, experience with data collection, the ability to perform quantitative analyses, and a motivation
to master crowdcoding. The ideal candidate has published in international journals/shows the potential to do so.
Collect data on parties' - equality concepts
Map how equality concepts have changed
Study determinants of policy and
Publish with the two other group
PhD, e.g., in politics, economics, sociology
Experience with large-N data collection
Excellent quantitative methods skills
Knowledge of statistical software (Stata, R)
Interest in inequality/politics of inequality
Fluency in English, ideally reading skills in
German, or French, or Danish, or Swedish
Ability to work in a team yet independently
Vibrant research environment and team
Funding for advanced methods training
Competitive salary and long-term contract
Relocation support (2000 Euro)
Research focus, no teaching obligation
Questions can be directed to the PI Alexander Horn via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application
including a letter of motivation that explains why you want to join the group and a detailed CV until 12 February 2020 via our Online Application
Portal, in a single PDF-file. A description of the project can be found at https://t1p.de/voe-job.
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good
balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and
teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme
Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88-