Postdoc position in Bielefeld

We offer a three year postdoc position at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, as part of a project on the "The Institutionalization of Rankings", funded by the German Research foundation.

The researcher will be part of a team tracing the history of rankings in science/higher education and professional sports. We are particularly interested in when and how rankings were published and received in public discourse, studying these processes drawing on discourse analytical methods. The Postdoc position will be primarily responsible for the analysis of discourses revolving around rankings in professional sports from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.

While the job posting is in German, we encourage non-German native speakers to apply for the position.

If you are interested in the position or would like to know more about it please contact Tobias Werron (

Date: 10. April 2019 14:00 - 09. May 2019

Project: "The Institutionalization of Rankings", German Research Foundation
Institution: Faculty of Sociology Bielefeld University

Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Tobias Werron
E-Mail Address:
Telephone: +49 521 1063974