Funded Doctoral Positions (65%) at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”

The Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation, Policies” invites applications for doctoral positions (part-time 65%, pay scale TV-L E13, 1+3 years), starting October 2021.



The Cluster includes researchers from political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, psychology, law and education studies. The Cluster’s researchers investigate inequality in areas such as education, income and wealth, and participation rights. They study how people perceive these inequalities, how they lead to collective mobilization, and how political actors respond to them.

The Cluster offers doctoral positions to highly motivated graduates with an outstanding Master’s degree or equivalent, obtained in a field which is relevant to the Cluster’s research agenda. PhD candidates will pursue their doctoral research projects independently or as part of a project team in one of the Cluster’s many and diverse research projects.

Accepted applicants are initially funded for one year. After the successful defence of their research proposal, funding is extended for a further three years. Accepted applicants will be enrolled in the newly established Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences according to their main discipline and will specialise in “Inequality”.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that promotes equal opportunity, diversity, and a healthy balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women and gender minorities working in the fields advertised. For more, see: Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply and will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact: +49 7531 88-4016).


Deadline: 15 April, 2021


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