The research area Migration and Diversity combines sociological, political science and social-psychological perspectives to study how societies cope with immigration and the increased cultural and religious diversity resulting therefrom. A keen focus is on the role of policies and institutions. Immigration policies, citizenship, assimilation requirements, church-state relations, and the welfare state are among the policies and institutions of core relevance to the research area. The current research outputs and projects include the integration of immigrants along various dimensions (political, socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects), the reactions of native populations to immigration as well as the impacts of immigration and diversity on social trust, cooperation and solidarity in society at large. The research area further includes the examination of both structural and cultural conditions and motivations that induce decision-making processes of potential migrants in their countries of origin.  In particular, the main focus is on migrants from predominantly African countries.

The research area is divided into the research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization and the research group International Citizenship Law (ICL). The objective of the research is to increase the current state of research regarding policies and institutional effects in the areas of migration and diversity.

The research group International Citizenship Law (ICL) mainly focuses on issues arising in relation with the granting of citizenship against the background of global migration. In essence, the project seeks to formulate international standards for naturalization and for granting citizenship for migrants. The research outcome can serve as a basis for future reforms in international law, EU law, and national legal systems.

Projects within the research area are mostly cross-nationally comparative, and include quantitative, qualitative, as well as (quasi-)experimental research methods.

Job description

The Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) seeks to fill three positions in its Democracy and Democratization research unit (Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel). We are seeking

three student assistants (m/f/x)

Application deadline
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Contact

Roxanne Bibra
manifesto-jobs [at] wzb.eu

Job description

Im Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) werden grundlegende gesellschaftliche Fragen aus der Perspektive eines breiten Fächerspektrums erforscht. Die Projekte sind oft langfristig angelegt und meist international vergleichend. Die WZB-Forschung richtet sich an die wissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeit, wird aber für Experten und Praktiker in Politik, Wirtschaft, Medien und Gesellschaft aufbereitet.

Application deadline
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Contact

Frau Ursula Noack
E-Mail: buero.admingf [at] wzb.eu

Job description

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB Berlin Social Science Centre), research department Institutions and Political Inequality IPI(Director: Professor Macartan Humphreys) seeks to hire

A Predoctoral Research Fellow (f/m/x)

starting on 1 August 2019 for the duration of two years. The appointment is made at 100% of the regular working hours (currently 39 hours/week).

Application deadline
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Contact

application-ipi [at] wzb.eu

Job description

Das Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH sucht für die Geschäftsstelle des Rates für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten (RatSWD) möglichst zum 01.07.2019 und befristet bis zum 31.10.2020 im Umfang von 19 Wochenstunden

eine/n studentische/n Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d).

Application deadline
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Contact

Mathias Bug
bewerbung [at] ratswd.de

Job description

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center’s research area International Politics and Law, Research Group ‘Governance for Global Health’ (Head: Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter), seeks

two Student Assistants (f/m/x).

Application deadline
Friday, 31 May 2019
Contact

Sandrine Frideres
sandrine.frideres [at] wzb.eu

Job description

Das WZB schreibt für die Zeit ab Herbst 2019 für erfahrene Journalistinnen und Journalisten Stipendien im Rahmen des Journalist-in-Residence-Programms aus. Für eine Dauer von sechs Wochen bis drei Monaten können die Stipendiaten im Dialog mit den Forscherinnen und Forschern eigene Recherchen verfolgen.

Application deadline
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Contact

Dr. Harald Wilkoszewski
Leiter Kommunikation
Telefon: 030 25491 509
harald.wilkoszewski [at] wzb.eu