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Dear Colleagues,
please circulate the following job advert among possibly interested students.
Kind regards
Sebastian Haunss   


At the University of Bremen the Collaborative Research Center 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” invites applications for the following academic position -under the condition of job release-

*PhD Researcher*
Salary Scale TV-L 13, part-time 65%, start date: as soon as possible.
The position is a fixed term position until December 31, 2021.
Reference number: *A9/18*

The position is part of the Collaborative Research Center "Global Development Dynamics in Social Policy" ( funded by the German Research Foundation and will be located within the project

*A04: Global developments of health care systems and long-term care systems*

/Project Description//
/The CRC comprises 15 projects and is divided into two sections. Projects in section A mainly rely on macro quantitative techniques to analyse and explain social policy dynamics in a global perspective. In the projects of section B, the mechanisms that link international interdependencies and national determinants to the spread, inclusiveness, and generosity of social policy dynamics are analysed by applying qualitative case study analyses.

Project A04, led by Heinz Rothgang, Lorraine Frisina Doetter and Sebastian Haunss, focuses on the emergence and spread of health care and long-term care systems worldwide. The main objective is to trace and explain the formation of different types of health care and long-term care systems. It addresses the question, whether and to what extent cross-national differences and similarities of these systems have been shaped by cross-national political, social, and economic interdependencies between states and by interdependencies with International Organizations.


  * Data collection and analysis on
      o transnational political exchange relations in the field of health
      o health related cultural and educational exchanges between the countries of the world
      o relations between countries and health related international organizations and transnational NGPs
  * Creation and evaluation of network models to explain similarities and differences of national health and long-term care systems worldwide.

The successful candidate will prepare a PhD dissertation thematically related to the project, to be completed by December 31, 2021.


  * M.A. Degree in one of the social sciences or related fields
  * In-depth knowledge of network-analytical methods
  * Expertise in R
  * Willingness to travel
  * Excellent knowledge of English
  * Working knowledge of German preferred (or strong interest and willingness to learn German)
  * Knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Russian

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its diversity policies and offers a family-friendly working environment as well as an international atmosphere.

The University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the positions offered. Applicants with disabilities will be considered preferentially in case of equal qualifications and aptitudes. The University of Bremen explicitly invites individuals with migration backgrounds to apply.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact PD Dr. Sebastian Haunss ([log in to unmask]).

Applications including a cover letter, CV, publication list (where applicable), copies of degree certificates, should be submitted by February 20th 2018 to:

SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen
or by email (including up to two PDF files; reference number) to: [log in to unmask]

The costs of application and presentation cannot be reimbursed.


PD Dr. Sebastian Haunss
Universität Bremen | SOCIUM - Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik
Mary-Somerville-Str. 5, 28359 Bremen
+49 421 218-58572 | | PGP Key ID: 78732002
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-12 h

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