Call for a Postdoc Position

Application Deadline: 28.12.2023

As part of the Research Training Group 2951 "Cross-border Labour Markets: Transnational Market Makers, Infrastructures, Institutions", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the following position is available at the Faculty of Sociology (conditional on funding approval).

  • ID: Wiss23748
  • Start: 01.04.2024
  • fulltime
  • salary according to Remuneration level 13 TV-L
  • fixed-term

The Research Training Group 2951 "Cross-border Labour Markets" is jointly run by Bielefeld University and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Starting from April, 1st, 2024, it offers a postdoc researcher position for a 5 year period of time at the Faculty of Sociology of Bielefeld University. The position gives the successful applicant the opportunity to conduct their own research project, within the confines of the RTG research programme, within an inspiring international and interdisciplinary intellectual environment. The RTG investigates cross-border labour markets with an emphasis on their transnational embeddedness, and concentrates on the questions of under which conditions and how they emerge and on the role transnational 'market makers' (such as states, multinational corporations, or intermediaries), transnational infrastructures (such as means of transportation, accomodation, or social networks), and transnational institutions (rules and regulations, visa and border regimes, recognition of qualifications, or industrial relations) play in this regard. For more details on the RTG, its research programme and participating researchers, please consult the RTG webpage ( 

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