Uni Bremen: post for doctoral researcher in comp. & histor. labour law

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

Part time position for Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
Salary TV-L 13, part-time 65%, start date: as soon as possible.
The position is a fixed term position until December 31, 2025.

The position is part of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” (Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik) funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and will be located within the project A03 "Worlds of Labour. Inclusiveness and generosity of employment law" at the University of Bremen.

Project Description

The Collaborative Research Centre 1342 (CRC 1342) "Global Dynamics of Social Policy", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since January 2018, examines public social policy in a global and historical perspective. In the second phase of the CRC (January 2022 - December 2025), research will focus on how social policy programs have evolved in terms of coverage and generosity after their adoption. The CRC is divided into two project areas: Project Area A consists of six projects that examine the coverage and generosity of eight social policy areas across the globe. The eight projects of project area B examine dynamics related to coverage and benefit generosity in selected countries and regions from all continents. In an information infrastructure project, the Global Welfare State Information System (WeSIS) will be developed further.

The interdisciplinary project A03, led by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mückenberger and Prof. Dr. Irene Dingeldey, analyses the emergence, diffusion and variation of legal standards regarding the employment relationship world-wide, back to 1880. The aim is to identify different “worlds of labour”. For this purpose, legal data, collected in the data base WeSIS and other data banks, are systematically evaluated. The outcome will be a historical map of segmenting and/or equalizing employment laws, their explanation due to international interdependencies and their assessment according to criteria of integrative social policy.


Evaluation of world-wide employment law clusters, over time – in collaboration with Principal Investigator (PI).
Identification and evaluation of employment relationship components within these clusters – in collaboration with PI.
Case study concerning a geographical and/or a thematic focus – as focus of doctoral dissertation.
Completion of data-base –in collaboration with PI and PostDoc.
Doctoral dissertation as personal commitment and publications with PI and other A03-members.

First legal state exam, LLM or equivalent certificate
Interested in social sciences and interdisciplinary work
Expertise in labour law and labour relations, international experience welcome
Knowledge and experience in electronic data handling
Very good command of the English language, further languages welcome
Project location is Bremen University; working language is German (in case of non-native speaker preparedness to learn or improve German is required).
In case of information questions please do not hesitate to address Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mückenberger (mueckenb@uni-bremen.de).

The University of Bremen has received several awards from gender equity programs and offers a family-friendly working environment.

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 position offered. Severely disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are fundamentally equivalent. Applications from persons with migration background as well as international applications are expressly welcomed.

Please send your applications including a cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates with the reference number A4/22 by February 25th, 2022 to:

University of Bremen

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mückenberger

Centre for European Law and Politics (Zerp)

Postfach 330 440

28334 Bremen
or by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mückenberger, mueckenb@uni-bremen.de.

Application: Feb 25, 2022