Offer 359 out of 439 from 13/07/22, 14:19


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty VII - Institute of Sociology/ Theory of Modern Societies

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (prae doc, PhD candidate)

part-time employment may be possible

Working field:

Research and teaching in genereal sociology (primarily in the areas of interaction, communication, knowledge and visuality) and qualitative methods
  • teaching courses in German and English in the bachelor´s and master´s Sociology programs covering 4 course hours per week
  • involvement in research activities of the Chair (Fachgebiet), including the video lab
  • organizational tasks
  • contribution to activities by the Institute of Sociology
  • mentoring students
  • completing a doctorate in a research area coverd by the academic chair (The position is intended for candidates wishing to complete a doctorate. Some of your working time may be used to work on your doctorate. You must be willing and able to successfully complete a doctorate in a research area covered by the academic chair.)


  • successfully completed university degree (Diplom, Master or equivalent) in sociology
  • practical knowledge of qualitative methods of empirical social research
  • very good knowledge of ethnography and video analysis
  • very good understanding of general sociology
  • very good understanding of a broad range of Sociological Theory, in particular also communicative constructivism, the sociology of knowledge, and the fundamentals of the sociology of space
  • sufficient language proficiency to teach classes in both German and English is expected
  • willingness to conduct independent scientific work
  • willingness to actively contribute to the academic chair´s research work in the areas of sociological theory, communication, and knowledge
  • experience abroad is desired
  • teaching experience (including tutorials) is an advantage
  • additional requirement: ability to cooperate and work in a team

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents as well as a two-page exposé of your planned doctorate to Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch only by email (single pdf file; max. 5 MB) to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät VI, Institut für Soziologie, FG Allgemeine Soziologie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch, Sekr. FH 9-1, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, 10587 Berlin