Career Opportunities

Doctoral Positions at the MPIfG

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), jointly conducted by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), the Department of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen, invites excellent candidates to apply for its doctoral program.

The graduate school features a unique curriculum of courses, research methods, and summer school sessions. Its research explores the social and political foundations of modern economies and examines the interrelation between economic and social action. The positions begin on October 1, 2019.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019.

For more information, see the announcement; application instructions may be found here.

Doctoral Fellowships at MaxPo

The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo) in Paris invites applications for doctoral fellowships. Fellowship recipients will work under the supervision of Prof. Jenny Andersson or Prof. Olivier Godechot and are required to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral program in sociology or political science at Sciences Po in Paris.

Applicants’ research interests should fall into the area of MaxPo’s research program, and their PhD project proposal should fit into one of the two research groups at MaxPo. We welcome original and independent proposals. Research topics should be situated in economic sociology, political economy, or economic or political history and can include:

  • The intellectual, political, and economic history of neoliberalism; elite and mass politics; the marketization of social life; concepts of democracy, politics, and progress since the 1970s; the consequences of neoliberalism;
  • Labor markets and inequality; segregation at work; team dynamics and team splits in organizations, firms, and political parties; the sociology of financial markets; the political and social consequences of economic crises.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019.

For more information, see the announcement.

Summer School on European and Transnational Rulemaking

The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) are organizing a summer school to be held at the University of Amsterdam, 8-12 July 2019 on the subject of European and Transnational Rulemaking.

Proposals are invited from PhD candidates, advanced masters students, and postdoctoral researchers interested in participating in this workshop. The workshop is open to junior scholars within and beyond the EU. The organizers reimburse up to €500 for travel and accommodation costs for a maximum of 10 accepted participants from outside Amsterdam.

For more information, see the announcement.

Doctoral Fellowships at the Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for two vacant PhD fellowships within the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and the sociology of professions, at the Department of Organization. The two doctoral fellowships are in connection with the new project “Expert Niches: How Local Networks Leverage Markets”, funded by the Velux Foundation. Information on the project can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019.

For more information, see the announcement.

Funded Opportunities for Early Stage Researchers at the University of Exeter

Two funded opportunities are available at the University of Exeter for early stage researchers as part of a project called MISTRAL, funded by a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network grant under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Successful applicants will be part of a cohort of 15 researchers working on the broad topic of social acceptance of renewable energy across 6 European universities with a range of non-academic partners.  The titles of the two Exeter based research project are: Social equity and distributive justice in renewable energy deployment and Public policy, procedural justice & participation in the low carbon transition.

The deadline for applications is 5 March 2019.

For more information about the MISTRAL project, see:

Doctoral and Postdoc Positions at the Université de Lausanne

The Swiss National Science Foundation is currently accepting application for one doctoral position and one postdoc position as part of the Bypassing the Nation State? How Swiss Cantonal Parliaments Deal with International Obligations project at the Université de Lausanne.

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2019.

For more information about the project, see:

A Host of Calls and Various Opportunities

Our resourceful friend Oleg Komlik, who runs the Economic Sociology and Political Economy blog, continues to do the community a huge service by, among many other things, aggregating interesting calls for papers and career opportunities from around the world. See the latest batch here!


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