PhD position at DeZIM on the topic of Solidarity in Diversity

The SOLiDi consortium and Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM) e.V. are looking for a talented and motivated researcher to join the International Training Network and write a PhD on solidarity in diversity.

Scientific objectives

Representativeness of people with experience of migration, discrimination or racism in public administration is of key importance for facilitating solidarity in diversity. This project focuses on the efforts of various actors to assure that the workforce in public administration and other key institutions in Germany mirror the socio- demographic composition of the German society, and that migrants and their descendants and BIPoC people in Germany are adequately represented in the political decision-making processes. This project’s objectives are to map the actors involved in this field, understand their roles and strategies, and analyse the relationship between diversity, solidarity, political participation and representativeness.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • You perform independently scientific research within a collaborative international research consortium. ▪ You deliver written reports of your research on a regular basis.
    You prepare a doctoral thesis on the topic of solidarity in diversity to be submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You support the valorization of research results into tangible deliverables.
  • You participate in, and contribute to, scientific meetings and conferences, presenting your research to the scientific community.
  • You actively participate in outreach activities aimed at promoting your research to a wider audience.
  • You collaborate with the other members of the consortium to advance your research and training.
  • You participate in the tailor-made training programme.
  • The selected candidate will take part in the following planned secondment:
    • academic secondment to the Stichting Universiteit voor Humanistiek (the Netherlands); and,
    • non-academic secondment in BKMO – Bundeskonferenz der Migrantenorganisation (Germany).

For more information on the role and on how to apply please click here.