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As part of the Research Training Group 2951 « Cross-border Labour Markets: Transnational Market Makers, Infrastructures, Institutions », funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the following 11 positions are available (conditional on funding approval) at the

Bielefeld University, Faculty of Sociology and Faculty of Economics and University of Duisburg Essen, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Sociology and Faculty of Economics as Doctoral Researcher (Pay group 13 TV-L, 75 %)

The Research Training Group (RTG) « Cross-border Labour Markets » is a joint programme of Bielefeld University and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Starting from April, 1, 2024, it offers a total of 11 positions for doctoral researchers (a maximum of 6 positions at both Bielefeld University and the University of Duisburg-Essen). The positions give successful applicants the opportunity to conduct their own research projects, within the context of the RTG research programme, and complete a doctoral dissertation within an inspiring international and interdisciplinary intellectual environment. The RTG investigates cross-border labour markets with an emphasis on their transnational embeddedness, with a focus on the conditions for the emergence of cross-border labour markets, encompassing the roles that transnational ‘market makers’ (such as states, multinational corporations, or intermediaries), transnational infrastructures (such as means of transportation, accommodation, or social networks), and transnational institutions (rules and regulations, visa and border regimes, recognition of qualifications, or industrial relations) play in this regard.

Applicants are asked to review the research profiles of the participating faculty members and to name in their cover letter and in order of preference three possible supervisors for their proposed project.

  • Bielefeld University / Osnabrück University. For supervisors located at Bielefeld University or Osnabrück University, please apply through this application portal: Apply now
  • University Duisburg-Essen. For supervisors located at the University Duisburg-Essen, please apply through this application portal: Apply now

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