The Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich aims to fill several research positions.
We are looking for 1 Doctoral Student (60%) and 2 Post-Doctoral researchers (75-100%) interested in joining the newly founded Professorship of Social Theory and Quantitative Methods of Prof. Dr. Heiko Rauhut.
The group is interested in theory-guided quantitative research on social norms, cooperation, experimental game theory, analytical sociology, network analysis, stochastic actor network models, sociology of science, survey methodology and statistical modeling. The positions are funded by the SNSF Starting Grant “Social norms, cooperation and conflict in scientific collaborations” (CONCISE), the SNSF project “Coevolution of prosociality and networks: A longitudinal, cross-country network survey in Swiss schools” and by the University of Zurich. Applicants should hold a MA / PhD (or should be close to completion) in Sociology or a related field (such as Behavioral or Experimental Economics, Social Psychology, Political Science, Statistics or Computational Social Science).
We are particularly interested in attracting candidates in the following 2 research areas:
1) Experimental and behavioral research on cooperation and social norms
2) Co-evolution of social networks and prosociality.
Details of these research areas and the research profile of the professorship is found at www.suz.uzh.ch/rauhut. Other research topics, especially in the areas of experimental game theory and analytical sociology, are also welcome, but should have a strong connection to the general profile of the professorship.
We offer a stimulating, dynamic and research-oriented environment. We are looking for creative, prosocial and proactive candidates. Support in teaching and research activities of the chair is expected. Post-docs are expected to support the chair in supervision of PhD and MA students and in administrative tasks. After a trial period, post-doc positions are initially limited to 3 years and PhD positions to 4 years (with an extension to max. 6 years, subject to funding).
Please send your application including a statement of interest, CV, transcripts, 2 samples of written work and 2 letters of recommendation or alternatively contact details of two referees in one pdf file until January 15th, 2018 to Heiko Rauhut via .