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The Chair in Economic and Organizational Sociology (Prof. Henning 
Hillmann, Ph.D.) at the University of Mannheim is inviting applications 
for a

Post-Doctoral Position in Historical and/or Organizational Network Analysis
(starting date: February 1, 2016).

Our team is pursuing research on empirical questions at the intersection 
of political sociology, economic history and organizational analysis, 
with an emphasis on the methodological tools of quantitative network 
analysis. Among others, we have contributed to understanding 
entrepreneurship in transition economies, the network organization of 
early modern overseas trade, and the network foundations of political 
mobilization. Our group is embedded in a dynamic and supportive research 
environment provided by the School of Social Sciences, the Mannheim 
Center of European Social Research (MZES), and the Graduate School of 
Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim.

We are seeking a motivated candidate who is committed to an innovative 
research agenda in historical and/or organizational network analysis. 
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline, 
such as economic history, organizational behavior or political science, 
among others. Successful applicants will combine a strong substantive 
background in one or more of these fields with a solid experience in 
quantitative network analysis. Ideally, this background should be 
documented by international peer-reviewed publications and a strong 
publishing potential. Programming skills in R, Python or related 
environments are an advantage. Fluency in English is a requirement.

The full-time position is available for 2 years, and may be renewed 
contingent on a successful research output. The successful candidate 
should also be committed to excellent teaching in the B.A. and M.A. 
programs in sociology (2 courses per semester). Teaching may be offered 
in English. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim 
Centre for European Social Research (MZES) are expected.

The salary is set in accordance with the German public sector scale TV-L 
(E 13, 100%). The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity 
employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case 
of equal qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase 
the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. 
Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement describing 
their research plans, teaching experience, publications and professional 
accomplishments, and two letters of recommendation. Review of 
applications will begin on November 30, 2015. Applications should be 
sent to:

University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
Prof. Henning Hillmann
c/o Kirsten Jonasson-Vree
Parkring 47
68159 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49(0)621.181.3703
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