Research fellow (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter*in) (m/f/d)

Job Code: SCD20230427

Job Offer from April 27, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) is seeking to appoint

a research fellow (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter*in) (m/f/d)

The position is for two years with an envisaged start on 1 July 2023.

Successful applicants should either work on attitudes to diversity or related practices, they would become part of a a team conducting the project “Diversity assent in urban Germany”. Good quantitative skills would be an advantage.
Alternatively, applicants should work on politics of diversity, equality, anti-discrimination and anti-racism; migration-related policy change. In line with the departmental focus, projects should relate to European contexts.

Applicants should have a degree and a PhD (at least thesis submitted) in sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, or with a related interdisciplinary profile.
Good spoken and written English is required. The working language of the Institute is English.

Position details:
Salary is based on the German collective agreement for civil servants (TVöD), level E 13.
Regular presence at the Institute is required (50%). Researchers need to reside within commuter distance of Göttingen.

The Max Planck Society is mainly funded by German Federal and State Governments (see Max Planck Institutes provide outstanding facilities, academic resources and intellectual environments for the support of independent research. Max Planck Institutes are not tied to universities. There are no teaching obligations for staff, but teaching and other forms of co-operation with universities is possible.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women across the sciences. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome, as are applications from people of any gender or sexual orientation. Following its commitment to equal opportunities employment policies, the Max Planck Society especially encourages applications from persons with a disability. Persons of any nationality can apply.

Applications should include: a cover letter describing the applicant’s career trajectory and interests, CV including list of publications, a short outline of your research interests relating to the themes outlined above (max. 500 words), and the names and contact details of three potential referees.

Deadline for all applications is 2 June 2023. We are planning to interview on 19-20 June 2023.

Please send applications to

For further details about the institute consult the website (; for the DivA-project: If you have specific questions, please contact Prof. Dr. K. Schönwälder ().


Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften,
Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

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